The Dominican Laity are men and women of all ages who feel that by attachment to the order of St Dominic with its traditions and ideals, they can improve their Christian living and so be better able to help others whatever their needs. We are a very small group in Weymouth. Currently, there are other fraternities in England in Ashhurst (Southampton), Brixham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Hastings, Hawksyard – in – Lichfield, Leicester, London, Manchester, New Forest (Lymington), Newcastle–upon–Tyne, Oxford, St. Marychurch (Torquay), Stone, and Walsingham
LIFE is a National Charity which supports vulnerable pregnant women and mothers with young families. The National Website can be reached by clicking here The Weymouth and District LIFE Group was formed in 1981 and provides free outreach services to the local community. For example:
Child loss support. We organise a 'Precious Memories Gathering' - a service held every year for those parents who have lost a baby or a child. at St Mary's Church Weymouth in the Spring.
We provide financial supprt to Bournemouth LIFE Flats which are run by LIFE Housing
On the Friday before the First Sunday in Advent we hold a special service for Nascent Human Life, an hour of Prayers and Readings from 10 am begore Mass at 11am. all are welcome.
LIFE Fertility Care is a team of medical, nursing and FertilityCare trained professionals providing (for married couples only)
Infertility treatment - medical support to natural conception
Recurrent miscarriage support
LIFE Education The LIFE Education Programme responds to the need, requests and requirements of educational establishments across the country to present the pro-life ethos.
Zoë’s Place Hospices – A sister charity to LIFE Zoë’s Place Hospices offer palliative, respite and terminal care for babies/infants aged from birth to five years old. We afford each individual respect and dignity regardless of gender, race, culture, religious beliefs or disability. There are now three hospices around the country, situated at Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Coventry. They can all be reached via this link
Charity Shops National LIFE now runs a number of charity shops around the country supplying good quality second hand baby and children's clothes, toys and equipment and also adult clothes and books.
The Weymouth LIFE charity shop is situated on the Esplanade, near King George’s Statue and is always grateful for donations. We also need volunteers to help run the shop. Even one half day per week would be most welcome!
The shop telephone number is 01305 761477
LIFE Blog The LIFE Charity now runs a blog which has useful topics for discussion. Find it from a link on the website or you can access it directly by clicking this LIFE Blog link
Useful Telephone Numbers:
LIFE Head Office; 01926 312 272 and 01926 336 497 (also LIFE Housing, LIFE Fertility Care)
National Help Line: 0800 915 4600 (toll free from Land Lines only)
Text: LIFECARE + your message
To: To 88020
Website: Life Charity
We are a lively group of about 30 members. Our main aim is to raise money for CAFOD and other charities and to achieve this we organise at least one fund–raising activity per month. Our activities last year included a monthly coffee morning with cakes and bric–a–brac, two Auctions, St Patrick’s Night, a Quiz Night, a Sea Front Stall and other events.
We find that most of these events have a social character to them which we feel benefits the parish and the local community. Coming events are advertised well in advance in the Parish Newsletter.
We are also involved in issues such as Live Simply, Fair–trade, and Trade Justice. We also organise the Family Fast Day collections.
To download the minutes of the most recent meeting, please click here. More information can be obtained from the Secretary:
John Jenkins, e-mail:
The Prayer Group meets on Thursdays at 7.30pm at St Augustine's Hall (always advisable to check newsletter first).
We have been meeting together for many years. So many people have come and been blessed by the Lord. We meet to praise Him, to know Him better and allow Him to use us to bring His good news to others. We have put on Life and the Spirit Seminars, Alpha and Lenten Talks. All are most welcome.
The aim of the group is to bring social justice and the friendship of true charity to all those in need.
There is no need which is outside of our concern – be it sickness or disability, mental or physical; family problems, social or economic; loneliness in old age: the alcoholic, the drug addict, the social misfit.
Our work is the Gospel message in action
I was hungry, I was thirsty, I was a stranger, I was naked, I was sick, I was in prison.
Meetings take place once per month on the last Thursday – visits to clients are normally weekly.
Weymouth and Portland has had a Catholic Youth Club for thirty years.
Open to young people from the age of ten, it helps to bridge the gap between our Catholic Primary School and Secondary Schools, allowing young Catholics to meet in an informal setting.
The Club is run by adult volunteers and meets every Sunday evening in term time at St Joseph’s Church Hall. Contact Nancy Brook or Matthew Wilkins (Tel: 01305 784349) for more details.
Activities are organised in advance and take place in the Church Hall or outside venues.
Events and residential weekends with other young people from around the deanery are