Holy Trinity and St Marys Church DodfordThis architecturally outstanding church is, spiritually and culturally, at the heart of a small scattered community in Dodford, Bromsgrove. Distinct from the urban area, the village has a strong sense of community reflected in the church congregation, attendance being relatively high for a parish of only 700 people.
Services are broad based ranging from Book of Common Prayer, through Common Worship, to informal Family Services with one form held each Sunday. Currently looked after by a retired clergyman, and financially well placed, this church will require little assistance in the short to medium term from the Bromsgrove parish itself although attached as a joint benefice.
Although size limits the range of church based activities, varied events are organised including a fete, harvest festival, fundraising evenings and the like. A young people’s workshop meets three times a year and enjoys strong links with the village primary school. This has led to innovative monthly family worship which is well attended by all ages.