Welcome to our church

 Reg Portman Sept 14
St. Faith’s is part of the Borderlink Group of eight Parishes.

The Group monthly magazine is called The Link, which contains everything you need to know about our parishes, services and coming events.
Copies are available in all our churches and Dorstone’s Front Room

The Rector is the Reverend Dr. Anand Sodadasi

Rev’d Anand is always available to visit anyone who would take comfort from seeing him.  He will offer home communion to those who wish to receive it. However, he can’t do this if no-one tells him!

To contact Clergy, churchwardens or members of the Parochial Church Council click

Revd. Anand
Wonderful news that Anand has found the new Parish of Icknield Way near Cambridge – so suitable for his many and varied skills..  Those who have dealt closely with him know that he has a deep and sincere faith, and a wish to develop worship, especially in the areas of music and working with young people. The new parish has got two for the price of one, as Shaila is a qualified Lay Reader with extensive qualifications in Theology.  So we wish both of them every success and happiness in their new adventure.

Changes to Services
After Anand leaves, the service order will change each month, depending on the availability of visiting clergy to take Holy Communion.  Please look at the service rotas in the magazine or on the notice boards to check.

Sunday Services

2nd July (First Sunday) 3rd Trinity –  9.30a.m. Morning Prayer DIY

SUNDAY 9th JULY – 10.30 a.m. Group Service in St Faith’s.
This will be Anand’s last service in the Borderlinks Parishes and will be followed by BRING & SHARE LUNCH in the Village Hall, to say farewell to Anand and Shaila.
Tea and Coffee will be provided, but if you would like wine, please bring it with you.
Everyone most welcome!!
16th July (Third Sunday) 5th Trinity –  NO SERVICE

23rd July (Fourth Sunday) 6th Trinity – 6p.m Evening Prayer DIY.

30th July (Fifth Sunday) 7th  Trinity – 10a.m. Deanery Service – Choral Eucharist – Dore Abbey

Opening Times

The Church is open every day from 9.30am and closing at 5.30pm in summer and 4pm in winter. There are leaflets for self guided tours, inside and out.
A series of local walks leaflets with maps are available to buy for £1

Church Thefts
Several local churches have been badly damaged during recent break-ins at night, and items stolen.  PLEASE keep an eye and an ear open whenever you are near St Faith’s and let us know if you see anything suspicious.
Sylvia Corrick, The Lawns, Dorstone / tel. 550564 / sylviacorrick@hotmail.co.uk
Penny Platts, The Fold, Dorstone, HR3 6BE / tel. 550150 / pennyplatts@outlook.com

Parochial Fees 2017

For  summary of fees for funerals, marriages, register searches  and grave stones  Click
For full details of fees Click 


An audit of the memorials and tombstones was carried out in 1991.monumental-inscriptionsThis is always available inside the church for those researching family histories.
Baptisms and Burials Registers date from the year 1733.
Marriage Registers date from 1755.