Serving the churches of Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole

Churches Together in Dorset

Individual churches in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole may be members of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, and one of the four national ecumenical organisations, through their national denomination or organisation.

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DORCAS DorsDorset Church and Societyet Church and Society


DORCAS ( Dorset Church and Society )was until verey recently the ecumenical body charged, under Churches Together in Dorset, to focus upon social responsibility, action and justice matters.

DORCAS has served a valuable role in the past as a networking group, to exchange information and share in public ventures.

DORCAS now hopes to move to a more strategic role. The interplay between denominations , IBEX ( which makes connections between the Churches and the economic world, to contribute to the local and wider economies on behalf of the Churches through chaplaincy work and involvement in bodies such as Local Strategic Partnerships and the voluntary Sector, to inform and challenge the Churches on economic and related matters, encouraging the practical applicationof a Christian faith ) and JPIT ( Joint Public Issues Team ) will be very important in this.