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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. In Dartmouth, where we are blessed with a large and dedicated band of choristers, 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.  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 7.00pm 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!
Hon. Music Minister: Christopher Helyer: email:  topher.jah44@gmail.com   01803 839506 and 07814 971 151

The small but enthusiastic choir at St George's is always keen to encourage new members.  They meet once a month in The Red Lion to practise over a cup of coffee.  For further information, including discussions about wedding music please contact Helen Woodman: email:  helenwoodman26@gmail.com   01803 722441

Our churches are also very much involved in local musical events, St George's holds a charity concert each year on St George's Day and St Saviour's often hosts 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.”

Altar Servers
We have a team of experienced and committed servers, especially in Dartmouth 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 benefice office: email: office@dartmouthanddittisham.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) and are also the main contacts for wedding flowers:
St Clement's -
St George's - Gail Moseley (01803 722633) email: gailatdeedas1@gmail.com
St Saviour's - Margaret Probyn (01803 834684)
St Petrox - Cathy Bond (01803 833771)

Social events
On Thursdays coffee is served after the 9.30am Said Eucharist at St Clement's and during the winter months, light lunches are available from 12 until 1.30pm



Various other social events are held in the benefice throughout the year including summer cream teas and family barbecue, harvest suppers and epiphany lunches, Spring, Advent and Christmas bazaars 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 the office on 01803 835540
email: office@dartmouthanddittisham.co.uk 



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

 

 

Bellringing
Bellringers are fun-loving people of all ages who come together to keep the bells ringing out loud throughout our benefice.
Dartmouth 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. Dartmouth Tower Captain is Tim Chapman: email: tadpole44@btinternet.com  01803 833754
In Dittisham practice is every Tuesday at around 5.00pm though this can vary, new ringers are always welcome, for information contact Michael Olliff-Lee on 01803 722557 email: michael.ollifflee@gmail.com


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, the Dartmouth Food Bank, Sea Sunday celebrations, local Regattas and much more.

The Parish Church Hall near St Clement's 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@dartmouthanddittisham.co.uk