A SPECIAL 'quiet Christmas' service is being held at a Dorchester church for people who would struggle to sit through a full service.

The event will be held at United Church, in South Street, from 3pm on Friday, December 3.

A spokesperson said: "This is a short 30 minute service with familiar carols and readings. It is aimed at people who have recently been bereaved, can be confused in the present, but have good memories of Christmases past, for those who find sitting or concentrating for a long time difficult and all their carers and friends."

Everyone is welcome. The service will be followed by tea and Christmas fare.