On behalf of the people of the Dassett Magna Parishes I warmly welcome you to our website and hope that in due course we will have the pleasure of meeting you in person. We are a community of faith rooted in the love of God. We believe worship is not just found in prayer, it’s something expressed in everything we do.
Faith is often referred to as a journey and we welcome all individuals seeking God’s love. Whether you are new to the area or have lived here for some time; you are new to faith: you have been away and are coming back; or you are just wanting to explore your faith you are assured a warm welcome.
The Dassett Magna Group of Parishes are Avon Dassett with Fenny Compton, Burton Dassett, Farnborough and Gaydon with Chadshunt.
Our church family is richly diverse, with people of different ages and backgrounds coming together to worship and serve together. We strive to make our churches a place of acceptance, peace and joy for all. Get in touch to find out more or join us for a service.
We expect to find God in Church and in our private prayer but have you ever wondered where he is the rest of the time?
If we open our eyes we can se him.
If we open our ears, we can hear him.
If we open our hearts, we can know him. God is not far from any one of us, for in him we live and move and have our being.
I find God in places of worship, on a mountainside, in the faces and actions of other people and even when I'm doing the washing up! God is everywhere around and within us. If we choose we can meet with God every minute of every day.
As we enter another COVID-19 lockdown many are experiencing anguish and despair with an underlying fear of the unknown, that sense that the familiar has gone for ever. It hasn’t. We need to remember that there is a glimmer hope on the horizon — the vaccines. Over the last year we have learned a great deal about ourselves, our communities, our strengths and weaknesses, and have discovered a resilience and creativity we probably never knew we had.
May the world be freed of this virus;
may the vaccine be successful;
may those who are sick recover;
may those who grieve be comforted;
may those who are exhausted in caring for the sick be given new reserves of energy;
may those who maintain the necessities for our daily life be kept safe;
may those who fear for their livelihood, the economy and the future find hope.
May God lighten the darkness
and his love and grace lead us with hope to better times. Amen.
Stay safe. We’ll get through this together. Rev’d Nicki
The churches are usually open daily from early morning to late afternoon. We welcome all ages and backgrounds for personal prayer. Unfortunately due to the COVID19 Pandemic the churches are only open for Sunday service.
SERVICES IN CHURCH
Worship and Prayer is key to our faith in Dassett Magna. We have several different churches which offer a number of different services to allow you to worship with the community either in church or online. Our service rota includes daily prayer, Holy Communion, Individual Prayer, and more.
We look forward to worshiping with you.
At Dassett Magna we are passionate about sharing the christian faith with children and young families. We seek to help children to understand more about God's love for them through working with our local primary schools and running our LEGO Club and Tots and Toddlers.
CONNECT TO OUR LIVE ONLINE SERVICES VIA ZOOM OR ACCESS THE ONLINE SERVICE SHEETS USIING THE LINKS BLEOW.
Marrying in church is personal, meaningful and spiritual just as you want it to be. Churches are special and unique places to get married in – the prayers, promises and the whole service of celebration become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond.
At Christening you are baptised with water and the Holy Spirit. It is the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family.
Confirmation is the opportunity to profess your faith before God and his people.
The church will always be there to help you through one of life's most difficult times. A Church of England Funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as its needed.
What's it all about ?
Who is Jesus ?
Whether you are new to faith,
have been away and are coming back,
or you are just wanting to explore your faith,
the bible is a good place to start to answer that question.
Whatever your preferred reading matter the bible is full of interesting stories about, love and hate, good and evil, war and peace.
It is made up of 66 books but don't feel you need to read it in one go - you can read it in bits.
This video will give you a good summery of the bible and explain who Jesus is.
Maintaining our church buildings and supporting the ministry of the church.
In the UK the church does not receive government or council money, so church giving is what pays for our vicar and other ministry costs, and for the upkeep of our historic church buildings.
The regular giving and donations you make to your local church makes a difference. In many villages it can help to keep the doors open.
“The person who gives freely gains more and more; A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." (Proverbs 11:24).
There are various ways you can donate. We pass a collection plate during services and electronic giving is also available.
Click the link below
to learn more.
Reverend Nicki Chatterton
Burton Dassett Vicarage