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...are usually updated on Mondays.

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Important Listing = Important/ diocesan

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March 2015 | April 2015 | May 2015 | June 2015 | September 2015 | October 2015 

The very latest updates are:

Updated ListingWednesday 4 March, 7.15pm
‘A Canadian Encounter: Reflections on Attending a Summer School for Indigenous North American Christians’
at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
With Mark Manterfield. Details 

Updated ListingMonday 9 March, 7.30pm
A concert of Sacred Music
by Salisbury Cathedral Choir (Men & Girls) at St Mary's Church, Broughton Gifford
Adults £8, concessions £6. Children up to age of 11, free. All proceeds to our link diocese of Kadugli and the Nuba Mountains, in Sudan.
Tickets available from Christopher Fielden (01225 782509).

Updated ListingThursday 12 March, 10am-4pm
Fresh Expressions in Dorset
training day in Dorchester with Michael Moynagh and Bishop Graham. Poster here; apply here 

Updated ListingFriday 13 March, 7pm
Concert of solos and choral music
at St Mary’s Church, Wingfield (near Trowbridge)
Given by musicians from Monkton Combe Senior School.
Poster here. Tickets £8 to include wine and nibbles from David Robinson, 01225 769018.

Updated ListingMonday 16 March, 7pm
A dramatised recital of St Mark's Gospel
at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
How good is your memory? Could you memorise 16 chapters of a book, approximately 11300 words long? That’s what Canon Gerald Osborne, rural dean of Pewsey, has done with the Gospel of Mark. Not only that, but he delivers this fast paced, action packed Gospel in a dramatised recital lasting about 2 hours. Unbelievable? Come along and listen for yourself! Retiring collection for the Salisbury-Sudan Link and Bible Society.
Inquiries: admin@canfordparish.org or ring 01202 882270.

Updated ListingSunday 24 May, 12noon
Country Fair
at Shapwick, DT11 9LA
Village fair to raise funds for amenities for St Bartholomew's Church as part of the Voice of Shapwick and St Bartholomew's Community Project. Venue: the village Green. Entry: £2 adult, children free. Attractions include the Black Sheep band, skittles, stalls, dog show, children's games, tea tent, Pimms and beer tents. All welcome.
Inquiries to Anne Tillin: annetillin@aol.com.

 

Current events

Until 25 March
Salisbury Cathedral Lent Programme
Click here for a preview

Until 27 March, 12:15-12.50pm
Lent Friday Lunchtime Concerts
at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury
Click here for the poster

Fridays during Lent (until 27 March), between 12.30 & 1.45pm
Lent Lunches
at Loders, The Close, Salisbury
Homemade soup and sandwiches served in aid of the Salisbury-Sudan Medical Fund. Come and enjoy a warm welcome whilst contributing to a very good cause. Re-newed greetings cards also on sale during most lunches. No booking necessary.
Inquiries to Madeleine Tarrant via 01722 340058 or 07773 740789.

Until 28 March
‘Embracing Life’
at Sherborne Abbey
Lithuanian artist Birute Nomeda Stankuniene displays Biblical and life-affirming art, inspired by childhood faith under Soviet occupation. Opening hours Monday – Sunday: 8am - 4pm. Entrance to the Abbey and the exhibition is free. Story here 

Until Thursday 18 June
Magna Carta Lecture Series
at Salisbury Cathedral with Sarum College
Join us for a series of lectures exploring the importance of Magna Carta then and now. All lectures take place in the Cathedral, with optional seminars the following Saturday morning at Sarum College. Tickets via 01722 424800, courses@sarum.ac.uk or on the door. More details 

 

March 2015

Until 6 March
Holocaust Memorial Week
www.hmd.org.uk 

Until 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.

Updated ListingWednesday 4 March, 7.15pm
‘A Canadian Encounter: Reflections on Attending a Summer School for Indigenous North American Christians’
at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
With Mark Manterfield. Details 

Friday 6 March, 5.30pm
'Where is the Holy Spirit in the collapse of the Arab Spring?'

Professor Mary Grey launches her new book 'Spirit of Peace: Pentecost and Affliction in the Middle East' at Sarum College Bookshop, Salisbury. Free entry.
RSVP by email [info@sarum.ac.uk] or phone 01722 326899. More details 

Important ListingSaturday 7 March
Where’s the Justice?

The Iona Community in the South West of England is organising a day conference in Exeter, ahead of the General Election, for anyone who would like to take part. Details here: www.exeter.anglican.org/events/wheres-justice.

Saturday 7 March, 10.15am-5.30pm
Friends of the Cathedral Music Annual Gathering
at Salisbury Cathedral
This year’s events include a special tour of the new Magna Carta exhibition, Eucharist service, an illustrated talk by Clive Marriott, Head Master of Salisbury Cathedral School, tea in Sarum College and the opportunity to hear the Cathedral choir rehearse, concluding with Evensong at 17.30
For further information, contact Graham Melling on 01935 83463.

Sunday 8 March, 11.30am-1pm
Magna Cantata auditions
at Salisbury Cathedral
Wanted! Young acting and singing talent for a brand new musical for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. You will be performing alongside professional soloists, artistic and music directors backed by a choir of 200 children in this one off opportunity. Ages 12-18.
To register for this audition, please email events@salcath.co.uk.

Updated ListingMonday 9 March, 7.30pm
A concert of Sacred Music
by Salisbury Cathedral Choir (Men & Girls) at St Mary's Church, Broughton Gifford
Adults £8, concessions £6. Children up to age of 11, free. All proceeds to our link diocese of Kadugli and the Nuba Mountains, in Sudan.
Tickets available from Christopher Fielden (01225 782509).

Updated ListingThursday 12 March, 10am-4pm
Fresh Expressions in Dorset
training day in Dorchester with Michael Moynagh and Bishop Graham. Poster here; apply here 

Friday 13 March, 10am-4pm
'Something Understood - an approach to Lent with George Herbert'

A Wiltshire Churches Together Quiet Day at St George’s Harnham with Canon Jeremy Davies.
Enjoy the peace of this ancient church, close to the river and the water meadows where George Herbert walked. Bring your own lunch – drinks provided. The Old Mill at Harnham is nearby if you forget your lunch!
Contact Liz Overthrow to book:  liz.overthrow@btinternet.com, 01380 722404.

Friday 13 March
The Alabaré Annual Sleep Out in Salisbury and Trowbridge
Raising essential funds to support the homeless using Drop-in Centres in Salisbury and Trowbridge. Users come from all walks of life, benefitting from hot meals and drinks, clothing and washing facilities.  Just as important is the practical, non-judgemental support and advice available on health, housing, employment and training. The Drop-in Centres are funded entirely through the generosity of individuals and organisations but, faced with a greater number of vulnerable adults calls on the service are increasing.
In the last three years, some 370 willing supporters, many from local churches, schools, businesses and community groups, have experienced what it is like to sleep outdoors in winter on the cold, hard ground of the Cathedral Cloisters or at the United Church, Trowbridge. One night is long enough - what if you faced it night after night?  On average, homeless people die 30 years before the national average. Even more tragic, homeless people are considerably more likely to commit suicide than the general population.

 

Friday 13 March, 6.30pm
Film - Open Bethlehem
at the Studio theatre, Ashley Road, Salisbury SP2 7TN
A big film about a little town, spanning seven years and revealing beauty and strife under occupation. "One of the most remarkable and moving documentaries I have seen. The tragedy of the Palestinians encapsulated in one town: Bethlehem" - Jon Snow. Cash bar from 6.30pm; film at 7.30pm. Tickets £7 each.
Inquiries to Barbara Hickman (01722 349740) or Angela Ames (01722 322542).

Friday 13 March, 7-10pm
Quiz Night and Fresh Fish & Chip Supper
at St Francis' Church, Salisbury
Team bookings of 8 are welcome: £12.00 a ticket. The event includes a 'Servant Auction'. To donate a one-off service such as gardening, cooking, ironing, IT advice or a taxi run, please contact Tara Hibbs as below. To book your tickets, or for more information please contact Tara in The Bridge office on 01980 655521 or office@the-bridge.org.uk.

Updated ListingFriday 13 March, 7pm
Concert of solos and choral music
at St Mary’s Church, Wingfield (near Trowbridge)
Given by musicians from Monkton Combe Senior School.
Poster here. Tickets £8 to include wine and nibbles from David Robinson, 01225 769018.

Saturday 14 March, 9.30am - 4pm
‘The Battle to be a Christian Man!’
at the Lantern Church, Merley
Wimborne Deanery presents a day for men from across the area with Guest Speaker
Glynn Harrison and James Ray & Andy de Feu as seminar speakers. Ticket - a tenner (including Hog Roast lunch & refreshments). Poster here.
To book, contact info@thelanternchurch.org or 01202 887733.

Saturday 14 March, 10am-12noon
Fairtrade Fortnight Coffee Morning
at Prama Fair, Blandford Forum DT11 7PX
Enjoy a cup of Fair Trade tea or coffee and browse a selection of Fairtrade gifts and homeware.
Inquiries to Barbara Curtis: 01258 499094, pramafair@pramacare.co.uk.

Sunday 15 March, 9.30am
Mothering Sunday Service
at Canford Magna Parish Church BH21 3AF
Beginning with 'Breakfast' (bacon rolls etc) in the Canford Magna Centre, next to the Church, followed at 10am with a family communion service during which all ladies will be presented with a floral gift.
Inquiries to Mrs Eve Homer: admin@canfordparish.org.

Updated ListingMonday 16 March, 7pm
A dramatised recital of St Mark's Gospel
at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
How good is your memory? Could you memorise 16 chapters of a book, approximately 11300 words long? That’s what Canon Gerald Osborne, rural dean of Pewsey, has done with the Gospel of Mark. Not only that, but he delivers this fast paced, action packed Gospel in a dramatised recital lasting about 2 hours. Unbelievable? Come along and listen for yourself! Retiring collection for the Salisbury-Sudan Link and Bible Society.
Inquiries: admin@canfordparish.org or ring 01202 882270.

Saturday 21 March, 10am-4pm
Vocations Day

Is God calling you? Discuss possibilities at Church House, Salisbury SP1 2QB
Leaflet here 

Saturday 21 March, 4pm
Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion
 at St John the Baptist, Pewsey SN9 5DL
An opportunity to perform Stainer's much-loved oratorio, conducted by Chris Totney. Singers must provide their own music copy. Rehearsal at 4pm. Performance at 8pm. Please bring your own sandwiches. Tea and coffee provided. Cost £5 per singer. Donation requested to watch performance. Please RSVP by Thursday 19 March.
Inquiries to Chris Totney: christotney@gmail.com or 01672 562886.

Saturday 21 March, 7.30pm
JS Bach's St John Passion
at Salisbury Cathedral
With Salisbury Musical Society and Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra, conducted by David Halls.
The St John Passion was written during Bach’s first year as director of church music in Leipzig and first performed on Good Friday 1724. Bach's new employers had stipulated that he should 'so arrange the music that it shall not last too long, and shall be of such a nature as not to make an operatic impression, but rather to incite the listener to devotion'. The work falls in two halves and consists of recitatives and choruses narrating the Passion of Christ, as told in the Gospel According to St John, as well as arias reflecting on the action, and chorales using words and tunes familiar to the congregation. The St John Passion was long seen as a poor relation to the later and better-known St Matthew. In recent years, however, its popularity has grown, as both performers and audiences have come to recognise its dramatic power and intense pathos.
Tickets £20.00, £15, £12 and £8 from the Playhouse Box Office (01722 320333), at the door or online at www.salisburyplayhouse.com.

Tuesday 24 March
Mentoring
at the DEC, Wilton
Inspire and equip people to see mentoring as a tool to use in working with
young people. Click here for the page

Saturday 28 March, 7.30pm.
'Choral Classics for Easter'
at St Christopher's Church, Winfrith Newburgh
With the Briantspuddle Singers. Conductor: Rob Dishington. Organist: Sam Hanson. Mozart’s Sparrow Mass and Sancta Maria Mater Dei; Haydn’s Te Deum in C; Schubert’s Mass no 3 in B. Tickets £10 available on the door, via 01929 554055 or mail@briantspuddlesingers.co.uk.

Palm Sunday 29 March, 6.30pm
JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion
at Romsey Abbey, Hampshire
A complete performance on period instruments given by The Bishop’s Consort, led by Theresa Caudle and Fran Turner with Hugo Hymas (Evangelist), Bruce Saunders (Christus) and singers and players directed by David Stancliffe.
Admission is free, and Programmes will have a complete text and translation.
There will be a retiring collection to defray the expenses of this performance, and for the
Abbey’s link with community development projects in the Province of Burundi.
Poster here 

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April 2015

Good Friday 3 April, 7pm
St Matthew Passion
at the Lighthouse, Poole
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus; Southern Sinfonia Baroque; Ticket prices £36, £30, £25, £20, £15. Poster here.
Inquiries and bookings: 0844 406 8666, www.lighthousepoole.co.uk.

Saturday 11 April, 7pm
'Life in Parliament: two eminent Parliamentarians in conversation'
at Dinton Village Hall, SP3 5EB
The Rt Hon Sir George Young Bt CH MP, former Cabinet Minister, Chief Whip and Leader of the House with Sir Peter Jennings CVO, Serjeant at Arms, 1995-1999. Chaired by Bruce Parker, former BBC News and Current Affairs presenter.
Please join us for what will be a fascinating insight into the workings of Parliament and what goes on behind the scenes. Tickets £12, to include wine, light refreshments and canapés. Limited spaces: book early! In support of St Margaret of Antioch’s Church, Chilmark and St George’s Church, Fovant. Poster here 
Inquiries to Patrick Middleton: 01722 716231, mimanora@aol.com.

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.

Important ListingSaturday 18 April, 10am-12.45pm
‘Partnership through Prayer’: the Sudan Link Deanery Partnership Day
at the DEC, Wilton
There will be presentations from linked deanery group members followed by an open forum. Tea and coffee are available on arrival, mid-morning and lunchtime. There is no admission fee, but a donation on the day towards the running costs would be welcome. If you would like to attend, please contact Graham Melling by telephone or email. The staff at the DEC need to know the approximate number of attendees so that the room and refreshments can be organised. If attendees bring a packed lunch then extra time can be spent sharing information with other Deaneries until 1.30pm. Poster here.
Graham Melling’s contact details are 01935 83463 or email ghmelling@gmail.com.

20-23 April
‘Crossing Boundaries’: The On Fire Mission Annual Conference 2015
at High Leigh Conference Centre
Christ-Centred Ministry for a People on the Edge; Renewal in the Spirit through Word & Sacrament. Speakers: the Revd Dave Tomlinson and Margaret Sentamu. Guest speaker: the Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds.
More details from Rosemary Bassett 01305 262615 or www.onfiremission.org.uk.

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

2015.04 Child Sexual Exploitation, Slavery and Human Trafficking Conference Brochure
Important ListingTuesday 28 April, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Child Sexual Exploitation, Slavery and Human Trafficking Conference at Sarum Academy, Salisbury
With the Bishop of Salisbury and speakers from Tearfund. 
Click here for a letter from the Bishop. Click here for the brochure

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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.

Saturday 16 May 2015
Chorister Award Examinations:
venue TBC
Examination session for Choristers entering for the Dean's and Bishop's Award to Choristers. Main page here. Please confirm by 13 April 2015.
Contact David King: awards.sdcfg@salisbury.anglican.org.

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.

Updated ListingSunday 24 May, 12noon
Country Fair
at Shapwick, DT11 9LA
Village fair to raise funds for amenities for St Bartholomew's Church as part of the Voice of Shapwick and St Bartholomew's Community Project. Venue: the village Green. Entry: £2 adult, children free. Attractions include the Black Sheep band, skittles, stalls, dog show, children's games, tea tent, Pimms and beer tents. All welcome.
Inquiries to Anne Tillin: annetillin@aol.com.

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June 2015

Important ListingSAVE THE DATE: Sunday 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.

Saturday 20 June, 9.30am-5.30pm
Choral Workshop
at the Priory Church, Edington BA13 4PG
World-famous choral composer Bob Chilcott will run a day's workshop on his St John Passion (CD out in March). A fun day of hard work will end with a run-through performance with Festival singers taking the solos. Full information and application forms available online from www.edingtonarts.org/whats-on/chilcotts-st-john-passion. Please book by 1 May!
Inquiries to Anne Curtis: music@edingtonarts.org.

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September 2015

Saturday 19 September 2015
Chorister Award Examinations:
venue TBC
Examination session for Choristers entering for the Dean's and Bishop's Award to Choristers. Main page here. Please confirm by 15 August 2015.
Contact David King: awards.sdcfg@salisbury.anglican.org.

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October 2015

Important ListingSunday 11 October 2015
'Church, State, Freedom': the Diocesan Choral Festival 2015 at Salisbury Cathedral
A celebration of Magna Carta with music by Stanford, Ley and Llewellyn, conducted by David Halls. Choirs rehearse at 3pm (arrive 2.30).
Festival Service (all are welcome) starts at 6pm.
Briefing here
Page here

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Iraqi Christians In Need

Charity concerts in aid of Iraqi Christians
There are currently some 80,000 displaced Christians, and there is significant need in the freezing winter months. 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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