Milborne Port churches

Photo Gallery of Church Events

Photo Gallery of Church Events

Below is a list of photos of special events in the Benefice.  Click on any item to see a summary with links to a slideshow.

Monday 6 May 2024

Goathill Duck Race 6 May 2024

Goathill Duck Race 6 May 2024

The annual Goathill Duck races were held on 6th May 2024 on a cloudy bank holiday afternoon, with the threat of rain which fortunately came later than expected.  The recent weather meant that the river was higher than usual. 

Cream teas were served and many people attended including Bishop Michael and his wife. There were eight races with 60 ducks in each race. People paid £1 per duck in each race, the winners given a prize.

Saturday 3 February 2024

Snowdrop Coffee Morning February 2024

Snowdrop Coffee Morning February 2024

The Snowdrop Coffee Morning was held on 3 February 2024 at Keepers Lodge, Brook Street, Milborne Port, by kind permission of Drs Holden and Salkeld.  Visitors were able to view snowdrops in the garden and coffee, tea and biscuits were served.

A raffle was held with lots of prizes. The funds raised were for St Peter’s Church, Goathill.

Friday 24 November 2023

Christmas Lights switch on

Christmas Lights switch on

For the first time, the Christmas LIghts Switch On took place in and around St John’s Church. There were stalls and Wayne's Barbecue outside, mulled wine etc in Church House and Santa's Grotto, children’s stories and craft activities in the church.  The school choir provided some musical entertainment in St John's Church.

Saturday 30 September 2023

Open Day Art Exhibition

Open Day Art Exhibition

This year's Open Day was an art exhibition showing pictures and other artwork from people living in or near Milborne Port.

Saturday 15 July 2023

Milborne Port Church Fete 2023

Milborne Port Church Fete 2023

With very high winds and rain forcast the fete was held in St John's church.  A large number of visitors filled the church where most of the stalls were located. Church house was, as usual, used for tea and cakes and the barbecue was located just outside Church House where there was some shelter from the wind and rain.

Sunday 7 May 2023

Coronation Tea, 7 May 2023

Coronation Tea, 7 May 2023

The Coronation Tea was held on Sunday 8th May in Church House. A plentiful supply of cakes plus sandwiches were consumed with sparkling wine.

Monday 1 May 2023

Goathill Duck Races 1st May 2023

Goathill Duck Races 1st May 2023

The annual Goathill Duck races were held on 1st May 2023 on a sunny bank holiday afternoon.  Cream teas were served and many people attended including Bishop Michael and his wife. There were several races with 55 ducks in each race. People paid £1 per duck in each race, the winners given a prize.  The event raised a whopping £675 for Goathill Church.

Friday 25 November 2022

St John's Christmas Tree Festival 2022

St John's Christmas Tree Festival 2022

St John's Christmas Tree Festival was held from Friday 25th November to Saturday 3rd December2022. A total of 31 trees were donated by The Spirit of Milborne Port and decorated by church and local organisations.

The theme was Christmas Carols and visitors were invited to decide which carol was depicted by each tree.

£190.44 was collected and this was shared between St John's, The Spirit of Milborne Port and Foodshare.

Saturday 24 September 2022

St John's Open Day exhibition of childhood memories

St John's Open Day exhibition of childhood memories

St John's Open Day took place on 24th September 2022. The theme was childhood memories and there were several exhibits comprising photographs and items from childhood.  During the day coffee and tea were served and the day ended with 'Pimms and Hymns'.

Saturday 23 July 2022

St John's Summer Fete 2022

St John's Summer Fete 2022

St John's Summer Fete took place on 23 July on the church lawn.  It was well attended and, unlike last year, it was dry but windy. These photos show some of the stalls and visitors.

Saturday 26 March 2022

Prayer Corner for Ukraine in St John's Church

Prayer Corner for Ukraine in St John's Church

A prayer corner has been created in the Gethsemane Chapel in St John's Church in support of Ukraine. Also a Ukrainian flag is flying on St John's Church Tower.

Saturday 9 October 2021

Open Day 'Silver Linings of Lockdown'

Open Day 'Silver Linings of Lockdown'

Milborne Port villagers were asked to display their creations during lockdown.  This slideshow includes some of the many that were displayed in St John's Church on 9th October 2021.

Sunday 22 August 2021

Sarah's Last Sunday on 22 August 2021

Sarah's Last Sunday on 22 August 2021

Sarah's last Sunday in the Benefice was on 22 August 2021. She moved to Lyme Regis and was licensed as Team Vicar of the Golden Cap Benefice on 7th September. These photos, taken by Sarah Mumford, show Sarah receiving a gift from the Benefice, with the two churchwardens.

Saturday 30 November 2019

Christmas Tree Festival 2019

Christmas Tree Festival 2019

The Christmas Tree Festival was held on 29 to 31 November 2019 in St John's Church, Milborne Port. The trees were donated by Spirit of Milborne Port and decorated by organisations and businesses in Milborne Port.

Saturday 26 October 2019

St John's Pumpkin Festival October 2019

St John's Pumpkin Festival October 2019

St John's, Milborne Port, held its first Pumpkin Festival on 26th October 2019. Carved and painted pumpkins from the local primary school and parishioners decorated the church. A selection are shown here.

Friday 9 November 2018

Poppies for the Armistice 2018

Poppies for the Armistice 2018

Over 1,000 woollen poppies were knitted or crocheted by members of St John's congregation and displayed in St John's church during November 2018, to mark the centenerary of the Armistice.

Saturday 21 July 2018

Church Fete 2018

Church Fete 2018

Photos of the Church Fete held at St John's Church, Milborne Port on Saturday 21 July 2018 and included a hat decoration competition and children's entertainer as well as the usual stalls.

Saturday 14 July 2018

Zambia 40, July 2018

Zambia 40, July 2018

A celebration of 40 years of the link between the diocese of Bath & Wells and Zambia, including a service in the cathedral followed by entertainment and picnic in the Bishop's Pace grounds.

Sunday 8 July 2018

Church Barbecue, July 2018

Church Barbecue, July 2018

A barbecue held as part of the Zambia40 celebrations.

Saturday 15 July 2017

Church Fete 2017

Church Fete 2017

A few photos of St John's Church Fete which took place on 15th July 2017.

Saturday 24 September 2016

Wedding Dresses at Open Day 2016

The Open Day at St John's, Milborne Port on 24 September 2016, featured a collection of over 40 wedding dresses kindly loaned by members of the congregation and cocvering every decade from the 1930s to the present day.  Photos of some of them can be seen here.

Sunday 31 July 2016

Farm Service at Golden Valley Farm, 31 July 2016

Farm Service at Golden Valley Farm, 31 July 2016

On 31 July there was a Farm Service at Golden Valley Farm for the whole Benefice.  A few photos can be seen here.

Saturday 16 July 2016

Church Fete 16 July 2016

Church Fete 16 July 2016

Photos of the Church Fete held at St John's Church, Milborne Port on Saturday 16 July 2016.