Archbishop of Canterbury's Mission Weekend

A Diocesan wide mission weekend is to take place from 9-11 June with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

Archbishop Justin is coming to meet with young people, students, volunteers and communities to share the good news of Jesus’ love.

See details of the weekends events and programme below. See College of Evangelist's events here.

Rhythm of Prayer

Every Church in the Diocese has a part to play: we are all invited to take part in a 'Rhythm of Prayer' in preparation for this time of intentional evangelism. 

It is really important that the whole Diocese unites in prayer, asking God to be at work before, during and after this really special weekend. There will be opportunities to pray during the weekend itself. Do make use of these daily prayers (link coming soon), put together by Revd Nigel Done (Diocesan Director of Ordinands) and Revd Tony Monds (Bishop's Chaplain) in your personal prayers as well as in Sunday worship. 

Week 1- Transforming Conversations

Week 2- Transforming Communities 

Week 3- Transforming Lives 

Week 4- Making Jesus Known

The full document can be found here.


Archbishop Justin will visit a variety of places across the Diocese during the weekend.

Weekend Programme-


Morning- MOD Lyneham- Meeting with trainees and chaplains.

Afternoon- Archbishop Wake CE School, Blandford Forum- Meeting with children, staff and governors.

Evening- Church of the Good Shepherd, Rossmore, Poole- Meeting with Gypsy and Traveller Community.


Morning- Admiralty Hotel, Portland- Breakfast with local business leaders.

Early Afternoon- Weymouth Seafront- Walk led by Bishop Karen.

Afternoon- Hope House, Weymouth- Youth and local volunteers to join in the blessing of Hope house and community fun day.

Evening- Resound Youth Event, St Mary's Longfleet Poole- Youth to engage together.


Morning- Erlestoke Prison- Communion and service held with regular attendee's.

Early Afternoon- Celebration of Community Hubs, St Michael's Larkhill- Local volunteers and community hub users to gather for lunch.

Afternoon- All are welcome in joining us in a Celebratory service in the Cathedral Close, SP1 2EJ on Sunday 11 June, starting to gather from 3.30 and the service will conclude just before 5. Please feel free to join in person or via Youtube live stream. Please do invite parishes as well as your local community to this event, as well as sharing on Facebook and Twitter. 

College of Evangelists events

Information surrounding the weekend's events from the College of Evangelists

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