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Music
“Sing joyfully unto God our strength; make a cheerful noise to the God of Jacob”.
These words from the book of Psalms encapsulate something of what we understand about the place of music in worship. Here in the Parish of Dartmouth, music is integral to two of our Sunday services – the 11 a.m. Sung Eucharist and 6.30 p.m. Choral Evensong or Compline – and also for many weddings, funerals and memorial services, and occasional weekday festivals.
For almost 14 years we had an unauditioned SATB parish choir, now numbering some 25 singers, which rehearses each week and sings wherever the service is being held: St Clement’s, St Petrox or St Saviour’s. The choir also sings, from time to time, at St George’s, Dittisham and at St John-the-Baptist’s Roman Catholic Church, here in Dartmouth. Both newcomers to our parish and holiday-makers who are accustomed to singing in their home church choirs, are warmly invited to sing with the choir; regular visiting singers from as far afield as Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire have sung with us over many years.  Accompanied by any one of three highly accomplished organists, who also play splendid organ preludes and concluding voluntaries, we lead our fellow members of the congregation in singing hymns, worship songs, psalms, canticles, anthems and congregational Eucharistic settings from a wide range of composers and musical genres.

Weekly rehearsals are held on Friday evenings from 7.15pm until 9.00pm at St Saviour's Church during the winter and St Clement's Church in the summer. New members are always welcome, just come along!

Our churches are also very much involved in local musical events, hosting concerts by Dartmouth Orchestral Society, Britannia Choral Society, the Britannia Royal Naval College Volunteer Band and Dartmouth Rock Choir, to name but a few!
During Dart Music Festival St Saviour's is one of the principal indoor venues and our Regatta Recitals have become a regular feature of the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta.



Having begun with the Psalmist, who better for a closing quotation than the great Martin Luther?
“I place music second only to theology.”
Hon. Music Minister: Christopher Helyer: email:  topher.jah44@gmail.com   01803 839 506 and 07814 971 151

Altar Servers
There is a small team of servers in the parish who assist the priest at the altar at all main services and who are responsible for ensuring that the altar is prepared, candles are lit and everything is ready for the Eucharist, and also that everything is cleared away properly after the service. Contact Jill in the parish office: email: office@parishofdartmouth.co.uk  01803 835540

Flowers
We are lucky to have some excellent volunteer flower arrangers who produce beautiful displays each week (outside of Advent and Lent). The main contacts are;
St Clement's - Sadie Flanagan (01803 839643)
St Saviour's - Margaret Probyn (01803 834684)
St Petrox - Cathy Bond (01803 833771)

Social events
St Clement's Church hosts a Men's Breakfast Club 'The Anchormen' (men only!) on the third Monday of the month from about 8.15 until 10.00am when the men enjoy a full English breakfast with all the trimmings, read the papers and discuss life in general before dispersing to get on with the business of the day.  On Thursdays coffee is served after the 9.30am Said Eucharist and during the winter months, light lunches are available from 12 until 1.30pm



Various other social events are held throughout the year including our summer family barbecue, harvest and epiphany lunches, as well as Children's Workshops at Easter and Christmas. The social committee meets regularly, new members are always welcome, for more information please contact Father Will: 01803 414767
email:
frwill@hazlewoodhq.co.uk 



Getting involved
If you are interested in any of our activities, please contact the organisers listed or the parish office: email: office@parishofdartmouth.co.uk  (01803 835540)
 

 

Bellringing
The parish ringers are fun-loving people of all ages who come together to keep the bells ringing out loud throughout our beautiful town, ringing at St Clement's, St Petrox and St Saviour's.

Practice night is Monday at St Clement's from 7.00pm and Wednesday in St Saviour's at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome, ringers, non-ringers, visitors and new learners alike.

The Tower Captain is Tim Chapman: email: tadpole44@btinternet.com  01803 833754
The Ringers have a Facebook page click here to see it  where you can follow their events and activities.

 

 


Community
The Anglican Church has always sought to serve God through the life of the community. Here in Dartmouth we try to do that through involvement in all aspects of local life, including Christians Together in Dartmouth and District and the Dartmouth Food Bank.

St Clement's Church Hall is available for private parties and is used on a regular basis by many local groups. For more information on availability and prices please contact Lydia Guy: email: lydsatnumber6@aol.com  01803 832312

Southford Schoolrooms is owned by St Saviour's Church and is leased to the Dartmouth Pre-School. For more information see: click here  check out their face book by clicking here, or email: dartmouth.preschool@hotmail.co.uk  01803 834449

 

Office: Saint Saviour's Church, TQ6 9DL, Dartmouth, Devon, United Kingdom
01803 835540 e-mail
office@parishofdartmouth.co.uk