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Updated ListingImportant ListingSAVE THE DATE: 14 June 2015
Join the Bishop in a pilgrimage from Old Sarum to the Cathedral to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta – a document that changed the world.

Updated Listing16-22 November
Prisons Week
Restorative Justice Week
Interfaith Week
More here

Updated Listing Friday 21 November
Ladies Night at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Please note that the Ladies Night has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies to anyone affected by this.
Contact the Parish Office: 01202 764420, office@st-aldhelm.com.

Updated Listing Saturday 22 November, 10am-1pm
Christmas Craft Fare at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Please note that the opening times for the Fair are now 10am-1pm. Buy your Christmas gifts. Refreshments will be available and the entrance fee is just 50p for adults. Children are free.
Contact the office: 01202 764420 or office@st-aldhelm.com.

Updated Listing Sunday, 23 November, 3pm
‘Sing for Advent’ at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
Come and sing hymns and songs, old and new, to get in the mood for Advent.
Contact Eve Homer: 01202 882270, admin@canfordparish.org, www.canfordparish.org.

Updated Listing Thursday 27 November, 10am-12noon
Sale of Fair Trade Gifts in the Parish Centre, Blandford Forum
Cards, toys, incense, baskets, jewellery etc. will be available to buy as well as refreshments.
This is ex Set Fair for Trade stock (sold in aid of the Parish Church Cupola Project) & will be available at bargain prices so bring your friends & family.
Contact Louise Moogan: louise@bfpc.org.uk.

Updated Listing Thursday 27 November, 1.15pm
Lunchtime Concert at Blandford Forum Parish Church, DT11 4AD
Concert by Bryanston School.  Entry is free but donations to the Cupola Project will be welcome.
Contact Barbara Curtis: barbiecurtis@hotmail.co.uk.

Updated Listing Sunday, 30 November, 6:30pm
‘From Darkness to Light’ at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
An Advent meditation in words and music to set the scene for the weeks leading up to Christmas. All are welcome.
Contact Eve Homer: 01202 882270, admin@canfordparish.org, www.canfordparish.org.

Updated Listing Saturday 6 December, 3pm
A talk by Paul Martin (of BBC's ‘Flog It!’) at St Mary's Church, Calne
Event run by FOSM - the Friends of St Mary's Church in Calne.
Paul will be talking about his TV work and also the designs of Arts & Crafts artist C R Ashbee, some of whose work can be found in St Mary’s.  Paul will NOT be doing antiques valuations. Poster here.
Contact Alison Meardon: alison.meardon@sky.com.

Updated Listing Saturday 6 December, 7.30pm
Big Little Theatre School, St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT

A Celebration of Musical Theatre with a Hint Of Christmas! £5 Advance tickets or £7 on the door.
Info: 01202 764420 or office@st-aldhelm.com.

Updated Listing 6-24 December
The 12th Shining Branches Christmas Tree Festival at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Opening Ceremony is at 6pm Saturday 6th December and then open every day from 10am to 8pm until Christmas Eve. Over 65 real decorated trees with this year's theme: ‘Our Christmas Story.’ Free Entry.
Info: 01202 764220, office@st-aldhelm.com.

Updated Listing Monday 8 December, 7.30pm
St Aldhelm's Orchestra Christmas Concert at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
This very popular concert fills up very quickly so arrive early. There will be a retiring collection.
Contact Ray Beverley (07921 030212) or office@st-aldhelm.com.

Updated Listing Thursday 18 December, 7.30pm
Advent - Chanukah Celebration at The Murray Muscat Centre, Bournemouth BH1 1PW
With candle lighting and traditional food. Admission £4 to include refreshments
Click here for a poster to display
Details: ccjbaw@gmail.com.

Updated Listing Sunday 21 December, 6.30pm
Carols by Candlelight at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
A traditional celebration of Christmas through carols and readings in the atmospheric ancient church at Canford Magna. The evening is mostly illuminated by candlelight.
Contact Eve Homer: 01202 882270, admin@canfordparish.org, www.canfordparish.org.

 

November 2014

Updated Listing16-22 November
Prisons Week
Restorative Justice Week
Interfaith Week
More here

Tuesday 18 November, 7.30pm
“I am the Lord who heals you”: an evening with Martin Cavender and Alison Morgan of ReSource
at St Mary’s Church, Dorchester, DT1 2LZ
Worship, teaching and prayer. Martin Cavender is the Director of ReSource, Alison Morgan is a well known author and speaker. Martin and Alison work all over the country, bringing support and encouragement to local churches and regional groupings. Come and find out more about what God is doing among his people today. Admission free – retiring collection.
More details from Rosemary Bassett (01305 262615) or Jane Culliford (01305 264360).

Important ListingTuesday 18 November, 7.30pm
'Bishops (male and female) - tick. What next for women (and men) in the church?'
at St James' Southbroom, Devizes
With Hilary Cotton, following on from the Diocesan Celebration on 16 November in Salisbury.
In ten years' time it will feel normal to have female and male bishops. But what else needs to happen for the church to shed its male-dominated image, culture, and theology and become a place of hope and welcome for today's women?  In wider society women have made enormous progress in public life and influence, and yet are still dealing with everyday sexism. Looking at both of these arenas, what challenges might we put to the church, and how might we step up as women, in this next stage of the church's life?
Hilary Cotton is Chair of WATCH (Women and the Church) and for ten years has been a mover and shaker in the campaign for the Church of England to appoint women as bishops. Her passion is to get more women leading - from wherever they find themselves. She is a coach, facilitator and trainer, continually exploring what having life in all its fullness means.
Info from the church office: 01380 723891.

Tuesday 19 November
'Fantastic Acts':
an exciting production at the D'Urberville Hall, Wool, by Riding Lights Theatre Co. Tickets £10. Sold out last time.
Local contact for more details :01929 288318.
Main Contacts: 01904 613000 or www.ridinglights.org.

Thursday 20 November
Celebration of Interfaith and Prisoners Week:
‘Lock-in’ at HMP/YOI Portland
Footprints' Dorset and South Somerset Manager Jo Wells is participating in this along with representatives of various different faiths, including Canon Roly Riem. They will spend a night in prison and go through the process that those on remand or convicted criminals endure and experience. A brave and challenging undertaking!
Sponsor Jo here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/joannnawells1 
Sponsor Roly here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rolyriem
Details: jenny@footprintsproject.co.uk.

Friday 21 November, 6.30pm
Ladies Night
at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Includes handbag exchanges and purchases, (please bring yours along), stands of interest, a fun evening, canapés and wine included in your £10 ticket.
Contact the office (01202 764420, office@st-aldhelm.com) or Julie Leigh (julie@whiteegret.eu).

Friday 21 November, 7pm
Major Sir Michael Parker
at Dinton Hall
Britain’s leading Royal and Military Pageant master, originator and producer of large scale royal, civilian and military events. This “irreverent look  behind the scenes” will tell us what really happened as ‘it all went terribly wrong’ (to which the Queen replied “What fun!”).
Since leaving the Army in 1971, Sir Michael’s glittering and uniquely unusual career has seen him responsible for over eighty national occasions in this country and major national events in Australia, Antigua, China, Germany, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Italy, Jordan, Oman, Spain, Saudi Arabia and USA.
Producer of The Royal Tournament for twenty seven years and of the British Army’s renowned Berlin Tattoo -  the two most ambitious Tattoos in the world -  he moved on to produce The Wembley Military Musical Pageant with over two thousand military musicians, the Edinburgh Tattoo for three years and The Royal Military Tattoo 2000 on Horse Guards Parade. Just before retiring, he produced ‘Music on Fire!’ at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for three years and events for the “Not Forgotten Association” in Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, Greenwich and the Tower of London.
Foremost amongst his major national events are the Silver Jubilee Celebrations for HM The Queen in 1977, the Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Buckingham Palace in 2002 and the late Queen Mother’s 90th & 100th Birthday Celebrations.
He has raised over £11 million for Charity. Besides his evident honours and awards, he is a Knight of The Order of St. John, a Military Member of the Order of The British Empire (MBE) and a Grand Officer of The Order of Al-Istiqlal (Jordan).
His book, “It’s All Going Terribly Wrong!’, describing him an accidental showman, was published in Autumn 2012. Sir Michael has kindly agreed to sign books.
Sir Michael is generously giving his time in support of St George’s Church Fovant.
Save the date! New website: www.aflutterinfovant.org.
Poster here; Raffle Prize list here.
Queries to Paul Cordle: pcordle@churchwards.com.

Updated Listing Saturday 22 November, 10am-1pm
Christmas Craft Fare at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Please note that the opening times for the Fair are now 10am-1pm. Buy your Christmas gifts. Refreshments will be available and the entrance fee is just 50p for adults. Children are free.
Contact the office: 01202 764420 or office@st-aldhelm.com.

Saturday 22 November, 10am-3pm
‘Woodbine Willie’
at St. John the Baptist Church, Batheaston BA1 7ES
WW1 Chaplain Extraordinary, Poet, Prophet and Passionate Seeker after Truth. Come and learn more from the Revd Andrew Studdert-Kennedy, Woodbine's grandson. Keynote address; original film footage; workshop on peacemaking for our time; WW1 Poetry; share your photos and war memories; presentation on how war has changed our language.
Coffee & tea on tap; soup & rolls available at lunchtime. Free admission – but a donation on the day will help cover expenses. The church has disabled access & facilities.
All inquiries, please ring 01225 421580 or email bernina@uwclub.net.

Saturday 22 November, 10am
Tedington Stir-up Coffee Morning
at Edington Priory Church
Does your bear dare to parachute from the church tower?  Bring him along to try.
Admission £1.50 for coffee and a home made biscuit, children free.
Come and stir the pudding, make a wish, and take some pudding home in your own bowl to cook for Christmas. Preserves, pashminas and pudding to purchase. Tombola. Come and join us! In aid of Edington Priory Church.
Further information: A Brooks, 01380 871797.

Saturday 22 November, 10am-4pm
Christmas Craft Fair
at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Refreshments will be available all day.
Contact the office: 01202 764420, office@st-aldhelm.com.

Saturday 22 November, 2.30pm
‘Celebrating 40 Years of STETS' ministry’
at St Thomas Church, Salisbury SP1 1BA
STETS is inviting past students and staff, and other supporters, to join them for a celebration communion service marking 40 years of STETS' ministry. This service will also be an opportunity to say farewell to outgoing Principal David Holgate as he moves on.
Contact Annette Young: www.stets.ac.uk/stets40

Saturday 22 November, from 5pm
Talent Show
at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
There will be a Talent Show held in church for children and adults, with different age categories to suit. Registration/ Rehearsal is at 5pm on the day: proceedings start at 6.30pm. The show is being organised by children of the parish and is in aid of the Living Stones Fundraising for church and parish centre improvements.
Contact Karen Lloyd: karen.lloyd5@yahoo.co.uk.

Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm
‘A Dramatised Reading of the Book of Revelation’
in Sherborne Abbey
This exciting production is accompanied by much beautiful and stirring music, enhanced with light and sound effects. Book the date in your diaries! We look forward to seeing you. Admission is free but we welcome your donations. Poster 1 is here; poster 2 is here.
More information can be given by James and Jane Craw by telephone 01963 251527 or by email jane@jubileecottage.plus.com.

Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm
Mill Singers in Concert
at Blandford Forum Parish Church, DT11 7AD
North Dorset's male voice choir, directed by Peter Lattimer, sing a variety of songs for your entertainment.  Refreshments - wine, soft drinks and nibbles - will be available.  Entry to the concert is free. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Cupola Project.
Contact Chris Curtis: www.cupolaproject.org.uk, 01258 456367.

Updated Listing Sunday, 23 November, 3pm
‘Sing for Advent’ at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
Come and sing hymns and songs, old and new, to get in the mood for Advent.
Contact Eve Homer: 01202 882270, admin@canfordparish.org, www.canfordparish.org.

Important ListingTuesday 25 November, 12noon
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
begins in Salisbury Cathedral
The global start of the campaign during the Mothers’ Union monthly service. Prayer together for the change that is needed to end violence against woman and girls, and to send a strong message of support and solidarity. Participation of Mothers’ Union members and non-members is very welcome. More info here.
Contact Ann Howard: 01380 723189, ahoward.mu@googlemail.com.

Tuesday 25 November, 7.30pm
The Dauntsey Choral Society presents ‘The Four Coronation Anthems’ by Frederic Handel
Music, Readings and Poetry at Edington Priory Church in celebration of the Kingdom Season and the climax of the Church’s Year. Conductor: Chris Totney.
Retiring Collection in support of church funds and CALM, Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Movement, a children’s charity based in Swindon and Dauntsey’s School’s chosen charity for 2014-15.
Further information: Chris Totney, 01380 814545.

Wednesday 26 November, 12.30pm: BU and AUB Chaplaincy Lectures
‘Every Picture tells a Story - New Testament Paintings’
at Student Hall, Bournemouth University BH12 5BB
With the Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings.
Free buffet lunch, talk at 1pm, finished by 2pm. Please park at the front of the University.
Contact Canon Dr Bill Merrington: 01202 965383, bmerrington@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Updated Listing Thursday 27 November, 10am-12noon
Sale of Fair Trade Gifts in the Parish Centre, Blandford Forum
Cards, toys, incense, baskets, jewellery etc. will be available to buy as well as refreshments.
This is ex Set Fair for Trade stock (sold in aid of the Parish Church Cupola Project) & will be available at bargain prices so bring your friends & family.
Contact Louise Moogan: louise@bfpc.org.uk.

Updated Listing Thursday 27 November, 1.15pm
Lunchtime Concert at Blandford Forum Parish Church, DT11 4AD
Concert by Bryanston School.  Entry is free but donations to the Cupola Project will be welcome.
Contact Barbara Curtis: barbiecurtis@hotmail.co.uk.

Thursday 27 November, 7.30pm
‘One World Forum’
at St John's RC Church, Beaminster DT8 3EL
Prof Sir Ghillean Prance will give an illustrated talk about 'The Biological Evidence for Climate Change'. The speaker is well known for his contact with the Eden Project, was director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and chair of A Rocha.
Contact Peter Glanville: 01308 458283, becarter52@hotmail.com.

27-30 November
Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival
at St James’ Church, Kingston
Music Performances:
Thur 27th Nov  12.00-4.00 
Fri 28th  Nov  10.00-4.00
Sat 29th Nov 10.00- 4.00
Sun 30th Nov 10.00- 4.00
Christmas carols; seasonal refreshments; free admission!
Details from Judy Forgan: judyforgan@hotmail.co.uk.

Saturday 29 November, 10am-12noon
Christmas Coffee Morning
at Shaw School Hall, SN12 8EH
Homemade cakes and preserves, tombola, lucky dip for the children, games, 'trash and treasure', quality second hand books, and freshly brewed coffee or tea. The Grand Christmas Draw will be made at 11.45 am. Proceeds to the churches of Atworth, Shaw and Whitley.
Contact Dianne Briggs: clive.briggs@btopenworld.com.

Saturday 29 November, 10.30am-3pm: Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain & Ireland
“There are no strangers”: Reflections with Merton for Advent
at St Peter’s Church Centre, Winchester SO23 8RY
This informal day will include Elizabeth Holmes’ reflections on engaging with Merton now, an act of worship, lunch, and a chance to meet and talk. All are welcome. Cost: £26 (£21 for members) includes a hot lunch & refreshments.
Elizabeth Holmes is a writer, teacher and lecturer, currently undertaking a PhD in her spare time on Thomas Merton’s monastic theology and interreligious dialogues. Her interest in Merton began when she picked up a copy of one of Merton’s journals in the bookshop of Worth Abbey, and one thing led to another! www.thomasmertonsociety.org.uk
Contact Fiona Gardner: fiona@chiltonbath.co.uk.

Saturday 29 November, 10.30am-2pm
St Thomas' Christmas Fair
at St Thomas' Church Hall, Ensbury Park  BH10 5BN
Christmas Fair with all the usual stalls, Grand Raffle, games for children, Father Christmas.
Entrance 30p at the door.  Children go free. Refreshments available.
Contact Barbara Clark: 01202 772640 or bkclark@ntlworld.com.

Saturday 29 November from 11am
50th Anniversary of Consecration
at Holy Trinity Church, Blackdown DT8 3LE
Holy Trinity was destroyed by fire in 1961 and subsequently rebuilt and was reconsecrated on 29 November 1964. There will be an exhibition of the life of the church and its parishoners in the village hall (also DT8 3LE) from 11.00am, lunches (pre book please) will be served from 12.30pm. Bishop Graham will be leading a service of celebration at 3.00pm in the church following which we will serve teas in the village hall. All are welcome to join us. Contact Philip Hardwill: 01460 30661, philip@hardwill.freeserve.co.uk.

Saturday 29 November, 11am-1.30pm
The Wilton Parish Church Christmas Fayre
For the first time this year there will be Santa's Grotto in addition to a variety of Craft, Card and Gift Stalls, Christmas Themed Tombola, Raffle, Face Painting and lots more. Refreshments will be available; Lunches will be served between 12noon and 1.30pm. Free admission. All welcome!
Contact Nora Millward: noramillward121@live.com.

Saturday 29 November, 2-5pm
A Magical Christmas Market
at St Mary’s Church, Lytchett Matravers
Come and visit our magical market atmosphere inside and (hopefully) outside the church with fairy lights, candles and delicious Christmas smells and tastes. Something for all the family including Father Christmas, Carol Singing, Lucky Dip, Advent Wreaths, Name a Bauble, Christmas food, Christmas Quiz, Children’s activities, Books, toys, Tombola, Craft, Cards and more. Join in the fun and add some sparkle to our Christmas Market by dressing up as a Christmas character. All ages welcome and judging will take place at 4:30 inside the church. www.smlm.co.uk
Contact Debbie Phipps: debbiejphipps@btinternet.com, 01202 632858.

Updated Listing Sunday, 30 November, 6:30pm
‘From Darkness to Light’ at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
An Advent meditation in words and music to set the scene for the weeks leading up to Christmas. All are welcome.
Contact Eve Homer: 01202 882270, admin@canfordparish.org, www.canfordparish.org.

Sunday 30 November
‘The Gift of Christmas':
concert at Christ Church, Shaw SN12 8EH
The highly accomplished  Bath based choir CitySound return to Shaw Church for this Christmas concert, accompanied by special guests 'Enceladus'.  Tickets £10 adults (children and family concessions) on the door or telephone Dianne on 01225 708840. Proceeds to the ‘Spend a Penny’ fund for a much needed toilet in the church.
Queries to Dianne Briggs: clive.briggs@btopenworld.com.

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December 2014

Monday 1 December: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘Supporting The Homeless – Helping People To Rebuild Their Lives’
with Mark Horsford, Chief Executive of Michael House.
A two-course members’ dinner (£14.50) is served at 7pm; coffee at 8pm; lecture at 8.10pm.
Attendance at lecture only: Hotel charge of £2.50 plus WTA charge of £2.00 for non-members includes coffee at 8pm. Annual subscription: £14.00 (£26.00 for married couples).
Further information from John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

2-7 December
Christmas Tree Festival
at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury.
The church will be full of decorated Christmas trees, nativity scenes and live music provided by local choirs and instrumentalists. Light refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Entry to the Festival is free; please give generously to charity.
2-6 December opening hours are 10am-6pm
7 December opening hours are 12noon-6pm.
Last entries half an hour before closing.
There will be a special St Thomas's Church Christmas Tree Festival service at 11am (not 6pm) on Sunday 8 December. The tree festival and the church doors will close at 6pm.
On 8 December, the normal 10.15am and 6pm services will not take place.
Info and A4 posters: email dctf@stthomassalisbury.co.uk.

Thursday 4 December, 6pm
Silent Night Carols
at The Bob Lucas Stadium, Weymouth
This Christmas, sports fans, carol singers and choirs all over the country will help communities remember a remarkable World War 1 event as peace broke out in the trenches. There was no fighting for 24 hours, enemies sang the much-loved Christmas carol, Silent Night, and ventured out across No Man’s Land to exchange gifts. Some even played football.
To mark the centenary of the 1914 Christmas Truce, Refresh and the Churches of Weymouth and Portland invite you to join them for a Silent Night Carols event, to celebrate Christmas with regular supporters and members of the local community in unique surroundings.
Lots of people from the community will be playing their part in what promises to be a lively mixture of carols, music, drama, readings and prayers. Children from local schools will help make it an occasion to remember.
There will be no charge for entry but a collection will be taken for the work of the Salvation Army, Help the Heroes and Tearfund’s work with refugees fleeing conflict in Syria.
Alongside the concert there is the opportunity to join eat some seasonal nibbles at the club’s Café.
Contact Anni Douglas: 07809 467717, annidouglas@gmail.com.

Friday 5 December, 7pm
‘The Christmas Truce’
at All Saints Church Westbury, BA13 3BT
The third Great War Talk of 2014 presents the unofficial Christmas Truce when the two armies celebrated the great Christian event in a freezing and desolate landscape of destruction. The presentation begins at 7:30pm and ends at 9pm, with wine/tea/coffee at 7pm and in the break. Tickets at the door.
Tony Coutts-Britton: 01373 302148.

5-7 December
Christmas Tree Festival
at St Denys, The Minster Church, Warminster
5 December 10am-4pm: concert by Minster School Choir at 7pm. Tickets in advance from church office or on the door.
6 December 10am-5pm: includes Father Christmas.
7 December 11am-3.30pm: Festival Carol Service at 4pm.
Refreshments and entertainment throughout the Festival. Admission by donation.
Contact Sylvia Short: sylviaandphilip@virginmedia.com.

Updated Listing Saturday 6 December, 3pm
A talk by Paul Martin (of BBC's ‘Flog It!’) at St Mary's Church, Calne
Event run by FOSM - the Friends of St Mary's Church in Calne.
Paul will be talking about his TV work and also the designs of Arts & Crafts artist C R Ashbee, some of whose work can be found in St Mary’s.  Paul will NOT be doing antiques valuations. Poster here.
Contact Alison Meardon: alison.meardon@sky.com.

Updated Listing Saturday 6 December, 7.30pm
Big Little Theatre School, St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT

A Celebration of Musical Theatre with a Hint Of Christmas! £5 Advance tickets or £7 on the door.
Info: 01202 764420 or office@st-aldhelm.com.

Updated Listing 6-24 December
The 12th Shining Branches Christmas Tree Festival at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Opening Ceremony is at 6pm Saturday 6th December and then open every day from 10am to 8pm until Christmas Eve. Over 65 real decorated trees with this year's theme: ‘Our Christmas Story.’ Free Entry.
Info: 01202 764220, office@st-aldhelm.com.

Updated Listing Monday 8 December, 7.30pm
St Aldhelm's Orchestra Christmas Concert at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
This very popular concert fills up very quickly so arrive early. There will be a retiring collection.
Contact Ray Beverley (07921 030212) or office@st-aldhelm.com.

Wednesday 11 December, 6pm
BU, AUB, AECC Carol Service
at St Peter's Church, Bournemouth
Contact Canon Dr Bill Merrington: 01202 965383, bmerrington@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Thursday 11 December, 6.30pm
Carol Concert
at St Marys Church, Dorchester
With the Bishop of Salisbury. Readings by Kate Adie and Minette Walters, and others involved in Criminal Justice. Wine and nibbles served after. Booking form here. Tickets £15 available from jenny@footprintsproject.co.uk.

Saturday 13 December, 7.30pm
‘Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Messiaen’
at St Mary's Church, Sturminster Marshall BH21 4BU
Olivier Messiaen's ‘La Nativité du Seigneur’ performed by Dr Sally Plowright on the Organ.
Enjoy some festive fayre whilst listening to this 20 century masterpiece which tells the story of Christ's birth. Tickets on the door - £6.
Contact Mrs EM Jones: 01258 857076.

Sunday 14 December, 6.30pm
Carol Service
at St Andrew's Church, Okeford Fitzpaine DT11 0RF
Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Contact Keith Bradley: k.bradley5@btinternet.com.

Sunday 14 December, 7pm
‘A Festive Dickensian Evening’
in Easterton Village Hall
Victorian supper, drinks, cash bar and a delightful presentation of dramatised Dickens' readings by Chester House Productions.
“A completely professional performance”… “A delightful evening”... “...We wanted more”!
For tickets – (£12.50 adults, £5 for children) call Carol - 01380 813563.

Updated Listing Thursday 18 December, 7.30pm
Advent - Chanukah Celebration at The Murray Muscat Centre, Bournemouth BH1 1PW
With candle lighting and traditional food. Admission £4 to include refreshments
Click here for a poster to display
Details: ccjbaw@gmail.com.

Friday 19 December, 7.30pm
Concert by Candlelight
at St Andrew's Church, Okeford Fitzpaine DT11 0RF
A candle lit concert will be given by both the ‘Dulcima’ and ‘Gravellers’ singing groups, who will be entertaining us with a mixture of festive, contemporary, jazz and Barber Shop pieces.
Light refreshments will be available in the Village Hall from 6.30pm. Cost of ticket for the concert is £7.
Contact Mike Wood: mike@nutmegcottage.net.

Updated Listing Sunday 21 December, 6.30pm
Carols by Candlelight at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
A traditional celebration of Christmas through carols and readings in the atmospheric ancient church at Canford Magna. The evening is mostly illuminated by candlelight.
Contact Eve Homer: 01202 882270, admin@canfordparish.org, www.canfordparish.org.

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January 2015

Monday 5 January: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘Christadelphians: People of the Book?’
with Mike Riley, Trustee of Winton Christadelphian Church.
A two-course members’ dinner (£14.50) is served at 7pm; coffee at 8pm; lecture at 8.10pm.
Attendance at lecture only: Hotel charge of £2.50 plus WTA charge of £2.00 for non-members includes coffee at 8pm. Annual subscription: £14.00 (£26.00 for married couples).
Further information from John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

Wednesday 7 January 2015
Question Time hosted by Kate Adie,
in HMP/YOI Portland.
Advance details: jenny@footprintsproject.co.uk.

Sunday 25 January
World Leprosy Day

Click here for how to get involved

Monday 26 January 2015, 10am
The Annual Holocaust Memorial Day
for Dorset students at Lytchett Minster School, BH16 6JD
To all Heads of History, RE and Six Forms of Dorset Secondary and Middle Schools: if you are interested in students from your school attending this event, please e-mail living.judaism@ntlworld.com by Friday 21 November. Briefing sheet here

Wednesday 28 January, 12:30pm: BU and AUB Chaplaincy Lectures
‘Oceanography, Climate Change and Christianity - God's Story and the Earth's Story’
at Student Hall, Bournemouth University BH12 5BB
With Mericv Strokosz of the Faraday Trust.
Free buffet lunch, talk at 1pm, finished by 2pm. Please park at the front of the University.
Contact Canon Dr Bill Merrington: 01202 965383, bmerrington@bournemouth.ac.uk.

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February 2015

Important ListingSunday 1 February 2015
Education Sunday 2015

Monday 2 February: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘The Role of the Local Authority in the Teaching of Religious Education in Schools’
with Cllr Stephen Chappell of Bournemouth Borough Council.
A two-course members’ dinner (£14.50) is served at 7pm; coffee at 8pm; lecture at 8.10pm.
Attendance at lecture only: Hotel charge of £2.50 plus WTA charge of £2.00 for non-members includes coffee at 8pm. Annual subscription: £14.00 (£26.00 for married couples).
Further information from John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

Wednesday 11 February, 12:30pm: BU and AUB Chaplaincy Lectures
‘Understanding Hinduism Today’
at Student Hall, Bournemouth University BH12 5BB
With Shemil Matthew.
Free buffet lunch, talk at 1pm, finished by 2pm. Please park at the front of the University.
Contact Canon Dr Bill Merrington: 01202 965383, bmerrington@bournemouth.ac.uk.

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March 2015

1-6 March
Holocaust Memorial Week
www.hmd.org.uk 

1-6 March
‘Hero of Rwandan Genocide’
at the Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester
As one of the top schools in the UK for teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide, the Thomas Hardye School will be hosting Dr Carl Wilkens during a short lecture tour of the SW of England during the school’s Holocaust Memorial Week 2015. Dr Wilkens was the Director of the aid agency ADRA during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and saved the lives of over 200 orphans at the Gisimba Orphanage, as well as numerous others, after refusing a US presidential order to evacuate Rwanda in April 1994. Since the genocide, he has devoted his life to genocide prevention, human rights promotion and the development of genocide education.
Dr Wilkens is keen to engage with as many people as possible during his March 2015 tour. Requests for interviews, lectures and appearances should be made through Kevin Matthews at the Thomas Hardye School: kmatthews@thomas-hardye.net.

Monday 2 March: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘Living Through Holy Week with St Luke: An Interactive Meditation’
with Michael Beesley of St Peter’s Church, Parkstone.
 A two-course members’ dinner (£14.50) is served at 7pm; coffee at 8pm; lecture at 8.10pm.
Attendance at lecture only: Hotel charge of £2.50 plus WTA charge of £2.00 for non-members includes coffee at 8pm. Annual subscription: £14.00 (£26.00 for married couples).
Further information from John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

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April 2015

Monday 13 April: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘Towards an integrated ecology - the wisdom of Francis of Assisi for today's world’
with Brother Samuel SSF of Hilfield Friary.
A two-course members’ dinner (£14.50) is served at 7pm; coffee at 8pm; lecture at 8.10pm.
Attendance at lecture only: Hotel charge of £2.50 plus WTA charge of £2.00 for non-members includes coffee at 8pm. Annual subscription: £14.00 (£26.00 for married couples).
Further information from John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

Saturday 25 April 2015
Fit for Life
A conference encouraging parishes to use health, fitness and sport for mission.
More details to follow.

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May 2015

Monday 11 May: Bournemouth William Temple Association
The Bishop of Basingstoke
will represent the Bishop of Winchester.
A two-course members’ dinner (£14.50) is served at 7pm; coffee at 8pm; lecture at 8.10pm.
Attendance at lecture only: Hotel charge of £2.50 plus WTA charge of £2.00 for non-members includes coffee at 8pm. Annual subscription: £14.00 (£26.00 for married couples).
Further information from John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

22-25 May
‘Wheels of Time’ Flower Festival
at The Minster Church of St Cuthburga, Wimborne Minster BH211EB
The first major Flower Festival for 5 years will take place in Wimborne Minster over the Spring Bank Holiday in May 2015. It will include a Floral Carpet, a number of large tableaux and numerous arrangements prepared by local Flower Clubs and the Minster's own arrangers. www.wimborneminster.org.uk
Contact Mrs Christine Oliver: 01202 888703, olivers.wimborne@tiscali.co.uk.

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June 2015

Updated ListingImportant ListingSAVE THE DATE: 14 June 2015
Join the Bishop in a pilgrimage from Old Sarum to the Cathedral to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta – a document that changed the world.

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Charity concerts in aid of Iraqi Christians
There are currently some 80,000 displaced Christians, and there is significant need as the freezing winter months approach. Carl Bahoshy offers organ concerts in aid of Iraqi Christians In Need (ICIN). Sample repertoire here.
For more information, visit www.icin.org.uk,
Email c.j.bahoshy@googlemail.com 
Or ring 07732 155612.

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