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by Michael Ford last modified 26 May, 2017 05:52 PM

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Updated Listing Sunday 28 May to Sun 4 June: Thy Kingdom Come
St Andrew’s Church in Nunton will be open from 8am to 8pm daily for anyone to access the prayer space in the Lady Chapel in the south aisle. There will be a prayer meeting between 6-7pm for anyone who wishes to attend.
Inquiries to Helen Atkinson via .

Updated Listing Thursday 1 June, 3.30pm: Authors and Books
Hymn Writer Timothy Dudley-Smith at Sarum College, SP1 2EE
He will be talking about his work and his new book 'A Functional Art: Reflections of a Hymn Writer'. The RSCM singers will be performing a selection of his 400 hymns. Free entry. Tea and Cake!
More details
Please RSVP via or 01722 326899.

Updated Listing Thursday 1 June, 6 for 6.30pm: Milton Abbey Events
Heritage Lottery Success: an open evening at Milton Abbey, DT11 0BZ
You are invited to join us at The Abbey to learn more about our activities and development plans for the future and possibly support us in this. One way in which many people have been involved is via stewarding and acting as Abbey guides. All former stewards are invited to this evening reception, but this is open to all. During the evening, the programme of refurbishment will be explained with an illustrated presentation. There will also be a brief outline of the ways in which you can be involved in events and programmes at the Abbey.
Briefing here 
We are planning to provide refreshments and should be grateful if you would let us know via our web site www.miltonabbey.org if you plan to attend. Thank you.

Updated ListingImportant Listing 1-7 June: National Events
Volunteers Week
Lots of opportunities to celebrate all our volunteers.
http://volunteersweek.org

Updated Listing Saturday 3 June 7-9 pm: General Election
Hustings at Christ Church, Warminster.
At this time of a General Election, Churches Together in Warminster is again organising an evening event. Each candidate will be invited to speak uninterrupted before the event is opened up for questions from the floor and response by candidates.
To chair this event the Bishop of Ramsbury, the Rt. Rev, Ed Condry has agreed to be present. At the time of this report all the prospective candidates have been invited.
All are warmly invited to attend.
Inquiries to Karen Woollard via .

Updated Listing Sunday 4 June, 2.30pm
‘Songs and Snacks’ at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
A recital by three talented pupils of the Guildhall School of Music, to help towards their musical futures.
Harriet Burns and Siân Dicker* (Sopranos) with Krystal Tunnicliffe (piano) have a programme of favourite music, mostly very light-hearted and with some crowd pleasers. They plan to give out goody bags of snacks on arrival to be enjoyed throughout the performance!
Entrance free – retiring collection.
Inquiries to Julia Taylor via .
[*Local girl Siân Dicker won the Welsh Young Singer of the Year competition.]

Updated Listing Sunday 4 June, 6.30pm
Devizes Deanery Summer Service at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
In the Taizé style. Informal – but choirs (unrobed) will be very welcome.
Hope to see you there.
Inquiries to Julia Taylor via .

Updated Listing Saturday 10 June, 9.30am-5.30pm: Edington Arts
Edington Arts Choral Workshop at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
There’s still time to sign up for this year’s Edington Arts Choral Workshop. We’ve received over 60 applications so far from all over the south of England, so don’t delay!
The workshop will be a fantastic day for anyone who loves Handel: the music to be rehearsed is his showpiece ‘Dixit Dominus’. Not only that, but the workshop will be taken by Andrew Carwood, one of the country’s leading choral directors, (he is Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral and has his own Consort, The Cardinall’s Musick), whose expertise is matched only by his wit and humour. The five soloists are all previous or current members of the Edington Festival’s choirs; Philippa Murray and Anna Ramell, sopranos, Ben Sawyer, alto, Andrew Hayman, tenor, and Michael Hickman, bass.
The day will run from registration at 9.30 through to 5.30, and friends and families are invited to join the singers for tea at 3.30 and to listen to the final session from 4.15 (no charge).
Places are £20 (£10 for full time students), plus £2 for music hire.
Application forms can be downloaded from the Edington Arts website, www.edingtonarts.org, or phone Anne on 01380 831454 or email her on .

Updated Listing Tuesday 13 June, 12.30pm: Sarum Concern for Israel Palestine
Palestinian Concert by Sama' at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
"Sama' comprises 4 musicians who are current and past teachers from the renowned Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. They will play classical and contemporary Middle Eastern music. The concert is presented by Sarum Concern for Israel Palestine.
Tickets £10 via 01722 349740.
Further info at www.sarumconcern.org or via Carry Gloyns (01794 390482, ).

Updated ListingImportant Listing 16-18 June: National Events
All across the country people are joining together to take part in the Great Get Together. This is a national street party being organised by the Jo Cox Foundation in honour of Jo Cox. It is a chance to get together for street parties, picnics, sports days or other events. It's a chance for the biggest street party since the Jubilee, to make a statement: 'There is more that unites us than divides us.' Near Neighbours invites you to hold a Great Get Together in your community.
Visit the CUF website

Updated Listing Tuesday 13 June, 7.15pm: Bible Events
Open Evening for Prospective Part-time Students at Trinity College Bristol, BS9 1JP
Learn more about how our Tuesday night part-time programme could enrich your ministry and Christian life through a deeper study of the Bible.
If you’d like to attend the event or if you have any questions, please contact Jo Norman, , 0117 968 0253.

Updated Listing Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June, 1-5pm
Secret Gardens of Mere, Wiltshire BA12
The Friends of St Michael's Church and the Mere Garden Club will have 12 open gardens in Mere, showing a variety of gardens, new and established, large and small.
Teas will be served at 2 venues. Tickets/ maps are available from Mere Library or Mrs P Isom on 01747 861776 or at the Mere Clocktower on the day. £5 per adult, accompanied children free.
Inquiries to Mrs A Dethick via 01747 863498.

Updated Listing Saturday 8 July, 9.30am-1pm: Bible Events
‘The Big Picture: Understanding and Using the Bible’ at Cholderton Village Hall, SP4 0DW
Session 2: The challenges of interpretation – what does the Bible say and what does it mean? Using the Bible to shed light on life today, using the area of work as an example.
Organised by Bourne Valley Churches.
To book a place or for more information, contact the Revd Wendy Pugh on or 01722 501443.

Updated Listing Tuesday 11 July, 7pm: Milton Abbey Events
St Benedict’s Day Celebration at Milton Abbey, DT11 0BZ
This evening service of Worship will not only celebrate St. Benedict’s day, but also provide an introduction to new ways in which you can enjoy a closer relationship with us through becoming a Member of the Abbey Community. We hope you will wish to join us.
Briefing here 
www.miltonabbey.org

Updated Listing Saturday 29 July, 10am-4pm
Leigh Food Fair and Classic Cars at Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HL
Taste and buy some of the best food supplied by local Dorset Producers. Display of Classic Cars and Motorbikes. BBQ. Children's activities. Entry Adults £2. Children Free. Proceeds to St Andrews Church Leigh, The Hub and other charities.
Plenty of Free parking. No need to book, just attend!
Inquiries to Elizabeth Turnbull via 01935 873846 or .

Updated Listing Sunday 20 August to Sunday 27 August: Edington Arts
The Edington Festival at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
Director: Richard Pinel
Theme: The Beatitudes
Friday Requiem Mass: Gabriel Fauré
Commissions from Robert Walker and Piers Kennedy.
Further information from 01380 830512 or .
More details in due course. Check www.edingtonfestival.org

Updated Listing Saturday 7 October, 12noon: Edington Arts
Crispian Steele-Perkins, virtuoso trumpet concert at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
The international virtuoso trumpeter, Crispian Steele-Perkins, accompanied by organist Ian leGrice, will perform a varied programme of ancient to modern trumpet classics. Part of the Edington Arts concert series.
Inquiries to Sue Lowery via www.edingtonarts.org

Updated Listing Friday 1 December, 7pm: Advent and Christmas, Edington Arts
Advent Concert at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
The choir of New College, Oxford conducted by Tim Wakerell will sing an evening of Advent music across the centuries. The choir of around 30 voices includes trebles and they are among the most celebrated choirs in the UK. Previous Advent concerts have sold out: please book by Thursday 30 November.
Inquiries to Sue Lowery via . www.edingtonarts.org

Updated Listing February 2018: Pilgrimages
In the footsteps of St Thomas, South India
In collaboration with the tour company ‘Soul of India’ we have put together an itinerary based on the Footsteps of St Thomas in India. The tour is set in the south of India beginning in Chennai (Madras) moving on to Pondicherry and Madurai where we will visit an amazing Temple complex, and finishing in the western seaport of Cochin and an opportunity to spend a day cruising on the waterways of Kerala.
Inquiries to the Revd Lesley McCreadie via .

 

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May 2017

25 May-4 June 2017
Archbishop Justin and Archbishop Sentamu invite you to be part of 'Thy Kingdom Come', joining with the family of God the Father to pray 'Come Holy Spirit', that we may be effective witnesses to Jesus Christ. Full details: www.thykingdom.co.uk.

Important Listing Thursday 25 May-Sunday 4 June
Pilgrims in the Vale - Pilgrimage 2017 in the Blackmore Vale, North Dorset DT10
The Pilgrim Parishes are holding their annual pilgrimage coincident with the Archbishops invitation to join in the worldwide prayer event, 'Thy Kingdom Come'. Pilgrims will walk in the name of Jesus, worship together in local churches and share food and fellowship. Full programme of local walks and events will be in parish churches from 23 April. Visit www.pilgrimparishes.btck.co.uk or search for 'Pilgrim Parishes' on Facebook.
Please register your interest by 8 May 2017.
Inquiries to Ruth Allen via 01258 861397.

Friday 26 May, 7.30pm: General Election
Hustings for the North Dorset Constituency
 at Verwood Methodist Church, Vicarage Road, BH31 6DR.
More information from 01202 822212 or .

Friday 26 May, 7.30pm: General Election
Hustings for the Mid Dorset and North Poole Constituency 
at Wimborne Minster Church, BH21 1EB.
More information from owengwyneth@btinternet.com

Saturday 27 May, 7.15 pm: Charity Events
Classics on Your Doorstep at South St, Wilton, SP2 0JS
With Sapori Vocali in aid of The Bridge youth project. Including excerpts from Mozart, Handel and Delibes.
Tickets £15 in advance from 01980655521 or www.saporivocali.com /£18 on the door.

Tuesday 30 May, 7.30 pm: General Election
Hustings for the Marlborough Constituency 
at St Mary's Church, Marlborough, SN8 1JE.
More information from andrewsk1959@btinternet.com.

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June 2017

Until 4 June 2017
Archbishop Justin and Archbishop Sentamu invite you to be part of 'Thy Kingdom Come', joining with the family of God the Father to pray 'Come Holy Spirit', that we may be effective witnesses to Jesus Christ. Full details: www.thykingdom.co.uk.

Thursday 1 June, 10am-4pm
Connections Conference at Holy Trinity Church, Claygate KT10 0JP
Resourcing the local church for Seniors' Ministry
“Extraordinary ... I encourage you without hesitation to attend this conference” 
- Justin Welby
Full details and booking here 

Saturday 3 June, 7pm: General Election
Hustings for the South West Wiltshire Constituency 
at Christ Church, Weymouth Street, Warminster, BA12 9NS.
Chaired by the Bishop of Ramsbury.
More information from Karen Wollard on 01985 216067. 

Saturday 3 June, 7pm: General Election
Hustings for the North Dorset Constituency 
at St James' Church, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HG.
By Churches Together in Shaftesbury and Gillingham. Chaired by the Bishop of Ramsbury.
More information from
 - you can also suggest questions there.

Sunday 4 June, 12.30-4pm: Pentecost, Churches Together
CTS Pentecost Sunday Picnic at Salisbury Cathedral
Churches Together in Salisbury invite you to the Cathedral Grounds for a Pentecost Picnic.
This will be an opportunity to gather together as the body of Christ in Salisbury. Come and meet friends from other churches you've not seen for a long time; bring a picnic and enjoy being together.
Jesus said "I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counsellor to be with you forever - the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:16–18
Poster here.
www.salisburychurches.org

Sunday 4 June, 6pm
Devizes Deanery Summer Service at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
In the Taizé style.
Inquiries to Julia Taylor via .

Monday 5 June, 7pm: General Election
Hustings for the North Dorset Constituency 
at Blandford Forum Parish Church, Market Place, DT11 7AD.
More information from
.

Monday 5 June, 7.30 pm 
Canterbury Tales: Celebrating Women's Priestly Ministry at The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL.
25 years ago this year the C of E voted to allow the priestly ordination of women. In celebration, Sherborne Insight is welcoming. This event is with the Revd Nelva Moss; Book online here or via Sherborne Parish Office on 01935 812 452.

Wednesday 7 June: Charity Events
'coffee+JAZZ' at St Mary's Parish Church, Bridport DT6 3NW
The next sessions are on 22 July, 19 August and 23 September.
Inquiries to Barry Gibbs via .

Friday 9 June, from 9.45am: WW1, Christians Aware Study Periods
‘Remembering’ at St Mary’s Church, Powerstock, West Dorset
The Bishop of Salisbury will be the keynote speaker.
The parish of Powerstock decided to mark the centenary of WW1 by calling for volunteers to adopt and research each of the First World War deceased, with a view to the self-publication of a book, A Dorset Parish Remembers. The following year, the same treatment was given to those lost in WW2. The whole endeavour was a remarkable community effort.
The Bishop of Salisbury will deliver the keynote address, with other speakers on the subject of Monuments and Memorials, as well as various contributors to the book.
Lunch and loos are available in the pub opposite the church. The session will conclude with ecumenical communion, followed by a pub social. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments to the latter!
Invitation and briefing here 
Leaflet here 
Programme here 
A registration fee of £3.50, payable at the door, will cover administrative costs and refreshments.
Please pre-register with Ed Standhaft via 01297 442427 or .

Saturday 10 June, 9.30am-6pm: Edington Arts
Choral workshop with Andrew Carwood at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
This is the much coveted chance to spend a day in the company of Andrew Carwood as he takes us through Handel's masterpiece, Dixit Dominus.
Our soloists, Eloise Irving, Anna Ramell, Ben Sawyer, Andrew Hayden and Tom Bennett, are all hugely talented singers who are or have been members of the choirs at the Edington Music Festival. There is information about the work, and our soloists and accompanist, on the Edington Arts website. Applications are still open, and you can download an application form from the website. 
The day will run from registration from 9.30am, through to the final session starting at 5 which will be an informal but complete, adrenalin-fuelled run-through which all friends and family are very welcome to attend.
For those unfamiliar with Andrew’s claim to musical fame, he is one of the most versatile musicians around, and a renowned raconteur. He was appointed in 2007 as the first non-organist Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral for 1200 years; he is Director of his own consort, The Cardinall's Musick, is an acknowledged expert in music of the 16th and 17th centuries, has been guest conductor with many of the UK's leading international vocal ensembles including The Tallis Scholars and the Orlando Consort, and has also had a busy career as both soloist and ensemble member with The Tallis Scholars, The Sixteen and others. He also directed the Schola at the Edington Music Festival between 1998 and 2010.
Everybody welcome. Please book by 9 June!
Inquiries to Anne Curtis via 01380 831256, www.edingtonarts.org, or .

Saturday 10 June: Summer Events
St Peter’s Parkstone Summer Fayre at Ashley Cross Green, Poole BH14 8UF
Now a tradition on the second Saturday in June. The Mayor of Poole will open the 99th Fayre and this year promises to be another family fun day with fairground attractions, sideshows, children’s activities, plants, china, jewellery, books and food stalls to ensure there is something for everyone. Put the date in your diary now!
Advance details from Clive Deakin via .

Saturday 10 June, 10am-3.30pm: Churches Together, Quiet Days
'Resting in God' at St Katharine’s Church, Savernake SN8 3BG
Leader: The Revd. Sam King, Minister of Calne Baptist Church
St Katherine’s is a hidden treasure set in the middle of the beautiful Savernake Forest. Come and open your heart and mind in prayer and stillness. Bring your own lunch – drinks provided. A Wiltshire Churches Together Quiet Day.
Poster here
Info and booking via liz.overthrow@btinternet.com or 01380 722404.

Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm
'All the Queen's Men' at St Michael the Archangel, Mere BA12 6DS
Every summer Queen Elizabeth l travelled about the shires in stately pageantry to be hosted and entertained by members of the aristocracy. With little notice and chaos ensuing, it was said that to have the dainty footfall of the Queen through one’s home was like a whirlwind, a comet and a plague of locusts all rolled into one!
As part of the Mere Festival of Flowers and Music, 'All the Queen’s Men' is a fictionalised account, written by Deborah Mackay, of one of these visitations. For this entertaining evening of words, with music by composers from Byrd to Weelkes, the Farrant Singers (conducted by Andrew Mackay), are joined by Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Reiko Ichise (viola da gamba) and Melanie Ferris (narrator).
Inquiries and bookings via Jane Waddington on 01722 324731.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June, 1-5pm
Netherbury Open Gardens in Netherbury, Beaminster DT6 5LX
Ten varied and lovely gardens open, including 3NGS. Delicious home-made lunches and teas. Plant stalls and tombola. 
Entry, valid for both days, £7. Children under 13 free. Parking available.
Inquiries to Anne Peck via .

Monday 12 June, 9.30am-3 pm
Bourne Valley Churches Quiet Day at St Andrew's, Boscombe, Wiltshire SP4 0AB
A short retreat: a chance, in companionable solitude, to seek to hear God more clearly. Refreshments will be provided, but participants are requested to bring their own packed lunch.
Further information: contact the Revd David Coates on . Numbers will be limited, so please book early if you wish to attend.

Thursday 15 June
Persians in Anglican Congregations
, St George's, Leeds, LS1 3BR
A growing number of people from Shi'a Muslim backgrounds in Iran and neighbouring countries are becoming Christians in the C of E and more widely. This national gathering by the C of E Presence & Engagement Programme, is open to all Anglican clergy who have welcomed Persians into their churches.
£10 donation to cover catering costs. Details here. Book here.

16-18 June: National Events, Church Urban Fund
The Great Get Together
Churches, faith groups and community organisations are being invited to team up with Church Urban Fund’s Near Neighbours programme to host street parties, picnics and bake-offs in tribute to the late MP Jo Cox.
Briefing here

Saturday 17 June: Bible Events
‘Concrete: Standing Firm in a Changing World’ – the Precept Ministries UK National Conference at the Methodist Church, Salisbury SP1 1EF
Tommye Hammel (former Director of Training at Precept Ministries International, USA) is speaking and we are inviting people to join us for a day of teaching, worship and resourcing.
Please feel free to use and/or print the flyer, card or poster. There is also a PowerPoint slide here.
If you have any questions or would like to talk, please call us on 01722 770028.

 Saturday 17 June, 6.30pm (rehearsal at 4.30pm)
Diocesan Confirmation Service at Salisbury Cathedral
Inquiries to Sally Ruffer via bishop.admin@salisbury.anglican.org or 01722 334031.

Important Listing Sunday 18 June, 2-5pm: Salisbury-Sudan Link Events
The Bishop's Summer Fete 2017
The Summer Fete takes place at South Canonry, courtesy the Bishop and Mrs Helen Holtam, in aid of Salisbury Sudan Medical Link. We look forward to your terrific support as usual. Our stalls will need a wide range of goods including bric-a-brac, cakes, books and plants but, in addition, if anyone would like to help sell raffle tickets before the event, we would be most grateful as they make a very valuable contribution.
If you can help, please contact Madeleine Tarrant via  or 01722 340058.

Monday 19 June, 9.45am-4pm: BRF, Quiet Days
'The Contemplative Minister' at Launde Abbey, LE7 9XB
A BRF Quiet Day with the Revd Ian Cowley
On this day we will consider some of the reasons why many contemporary clergy are under such pressure and some are experiencing burn-out. Do we need to radically rethink our model of ministry? During this day of reflection, Ian will help us to explore how we can recapture the contemplative heart of ministry. This Quiet Day is not just for church leaders, but for anyone who wants to live and minster from a place of contemplation.
Ian Cowley is an Anglican priest and, before retirement, was Coordinator for Vocations and Spirituality in the Diocese of Salisbury. He is the author of 'The Contemplative Minister', which was published by BRF in 2015.
£30.00 (including lunch).
To book, you can telephone us on 01865 319700 or go online here.

Monday 19 June, 7.30 pm 
Canterbury Tales: Celebrating Women's Priestly Ministry at The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL.
25 years ago this year the C of E voted to allow the priestly ordination of women. In celebration, Sherborne Insight is welcoming. This event is with the Revd Preb Angela Berners-Lee; Book online here or via Sherborne Parish Office on 01935 812 452.

Thursday 22 June, 5 pm
Choral Evensong, Tour and Drinks Reception
 at St Alban's Abbey, AL1 1BY
Friends of The Anglican Centre in Rome and their guests are invited to a tour and drinks reception with an address by the Very Revd Jeffrey John, Dean of St Alban's, after Choral Evensong.
£10. Those intending to be present please inform

Friday 30 June, 9.30am-4 pm: Youth Discipleship
‘Discipleship Challenge’ at St Paul's, Salisbury, SP2 7QW
With Rob Davies (Freedom in Christ Ministries Executive Director); Jess Regart (Freedom in Christ Ministries Next Generation.
A full-day interactive workshop for those wanting to explore what discipleship means for 18 -35 year olds in today's culture.There will be lots of opportunity to chat, ask questions, debate and reflect on your own discipleship approach.
Flyer here 
Tickets and further information from www.ficm.org.uk/dcTour2017.

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July 2017

3-6 July
Clergy Conference at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 1AU
Inquiries to Tina Fox via .

Saturday 8 July, 9.30am-1 pm
The Big Picture: Understanding and Using the Bible at Cholderton Village Hall SP4 0DW
Session 2: The challenges of interpretation – what does the Bible say and what does it mean? Using the Bible to shed light on life today, using the area of work as an example.
Organised by Bourne Valley Churches. For more information, contact the Revd Wendy Pugh on
wkpugh@aol.com or 01722 501443.

Saturday 22 July: Charity Events
'coffee+JAZZ' at St Mary's Parish Church, Bridport DT6 3NW
The next sessions are on 19 August and 23 September.
Inquiries to Barry Gibbs via .

Saturday 22 July, 7-9pm: Bellringing
6-bell practice at Lychett Matravers.
Special Methods will be Plain and Little, St Clements, Kent TB and Double Oxford - in that order. Also your choice of Doubles; from Plain Hunt, Slow Course methods, Grandsire, etc.
Inquiries via dcacbr@gmail.com.

Saturday 29 July, 10am-4pm: Charity Events
12th Leigh Food Fair & Vintage/ Classic Car Display at Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HL
Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. The Stallholders will include:- Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, Chocolate Arthouse, Dorset Pie Company, Devon Fishcakes, Fussels Fine Foods, James’s Cheeses, James’s Forager Spirit, Lavender Blue Food Company, Liberty Cakes, Little Groves Nursery, Meat Free Martha, Olives‘n’Stuff, Oxfords’ Bakery, Reads Coffee Roasters, Percy’s Bakery, Simply Sprinkle, Somerset Cider Brandy Co., Tim Hurren’s Icecream Trike, White Post Gate Honey, Wraxall Wines, Wriggle Valley Beer, Wyld Meadow Farm, and Yarty Cordials. 
A variety of interesting Veteran/Classic cars & motorbikes will be on display. 
Barbecued Hamburgers & Sausages, Refreshments, Ice cream, Beer and Cider will be here! Entertainment includes children’s activities.
This is proving to be a very successful show, AND will, of course, be in our amazing Village Hall. Please spread the word to your friends and relations – it really is a day NOT to be missed.
Proceeds go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub, Yeovil and St Andrew’s Church, Leigh and other charities. Sponsored by Greenslade Taylor Hunt.
Adults £2, children under 15 Free
Contact: Elizabeth Turnbull on 01935 873846 or .
www.leighfoodfair.co.uk

Saturday 29 July – Wednesday 9 Aug 2017
Music and the Expressive Arts: A study visit to Southern India
A unique 12-day journey of learning through the South Indian state of Karnataka. The aim of the trip is to learn about the rich musical traditions that take place in this part of India, to learn about the expressive arts that link to music in India and will also explore elements of India’s changing and developing cultural geography. Full details here.

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August 2017

Saturday 19 August: Charity Events
'coffee+JAZZ' at St Mary's Parish Church, Bridport DT6 3NW
The final session is on 23 September.
Inquiries to Barry Gibbs via .

ADVANCE NOTICE: Sunday 20-Saturday 27 August
The Edington Festival at Edington Priory Church
Theme: The Beatitudes.
Save the date: more details in due course!

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September 2017

Saturday 16 September, 9.30am-4pm: RSCM Events
Come and Sing Workshop with John Rutter at Portsmouth Cathedral, PO1 2HH
Poster here 
Tickets available via Eventbrite.
Early bird pricing until 31 May.
Free for RSCM Child members ranging up to £22 for non-RSCM adults. No tickets available on the day. Doors open at 9.30am

18-22 September: Bellringing
Learn to Ring Week at Tulloch, Roybridge PH31 4AR
Are you struggling to get enough ‘rope-time’ in your home tower? 18 places are available @ £50 per head for 5 days of total immersion in the fun of ringing. ART registered tutors will lead students through bell handling, change ringing in hand and working with a simulator to produce ringers fit for the 21st century. We will liaise with your local tower for easy integration when you get home. 
2 peals of bells, a simulator, handbells, patient & friendly ART tutors and no neighbours – all add up to a winning combination.
5 days of concentrated handling/ listening/ rounds/ theory & vocabulary – what better way to spend a week? We will provide a light lunch of soup/ sandwiches & all day tea & coffee. Accommodation available locally, we can make recommendations but you must book your own.
Download a poster
For more info & to book your place please see www.tullochbells.com.

Saturday 23 September: Charity Events
'coffee+JAZZ' at St Mary's Parish Church, Bridport DT6 3NW
Inquiries to Barry Gibbs via .

Saturday 23 September, 7-9pm: Bellringing
6-bell practice at Abbotsbury.
Special Methods will be Plain and Little, St Clements, Kent TB and Double Oxford - in that order. Also your choice of Doubles; from Plain Hunt, Slow Course methods, Grandsire, etc.
Inquiries via dcacbr@gmail.com.

25-29 September: Bellringing
Improve Your Ringing Week at Tulloch, Roybridge PH31 4AR
Can you ring a bell unaided but want to polish your handling? Perfect your raising & lowering, work on your call changes, understand ropesight & work towards plain hunt. Learn about plain bob & what it means to dodge. Fancy a go on handbells? We can help.
18 places available for a week of intensive tuition covering handling, hunting and bob doubles. Learn to ring handbells. Perfect your striking with a simulator.
For £50 pp we will provide a week of patient tuition, easy to ring bells & friendly support – extend your horizons at Tulloch. Light lunch and all day tea & coffee provided. Accommodation available locally, we can make recommendations but you must book your own.
This is an opportunity to get on track with the best team sport/ performing art/ mathematical puzzle in the UK.
Download a poster
For more info & to book your place please see www.tullochbells.com.

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October 2017

 ADVANCE NOTICE: Saturday 7 October 
The next Sudans Day at Shaftesbury School. Please make a note in your diary!

Important Listing Saturday 7 October
Mission to the Muslim World: a conference at St John’s Church, Wimborne
To educate, equip, motivate and network Christians to reach Muslims with the Gospel.
Save the date!
Email with queries via .

Saturday 7 October
Matins and Evensong for Licensed Readers at St Marylebone Parish Church, London, NW1 5LT
Annual training event organised by the Prayer Book Society on effective use of the Book of Common Prayer in worship.
£27 including lunch. Tickets from 0118 984 2582 or pbs.admin@pbs.org.uk Further information here.

Friday 20 October, 7-9pm: Churches Together
'Reformation 500- Moving On' at Market Lavington Community Hall, SN10 4DG
Wiltshire Churches Together invite you to an evening to inform and come together. Light refreshments from 7pm, Speakers from 7.30pm.
Key Speakers:
The Revd Dr Anna Claar Thomasson-Rosingh, Director of Studies, Centre for Formation in Ministry, Sarum College.
The Revd Michael Robertson, Ecumenical Officer on the Commission for Dialogue and Unity, Clifton Diocese.
For more details, contact Liz Overthrow via .

Saturday 28 October, 11am-4pm: RSCM Events
Singing Day with John Rutter
Put this date in your diaries now!
Further details later.

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November 2017

 Saturday 4 November, 6.30pm (rehearsal at 4.30pm)
Diocesan Confirmation Service at Salisbury Cathedral
Inquiries to Sally Ruffer via bishop.admin@salisbury.anglican.org or 01722 334031.

Saturday 18 November
Big Sing Day with Noel Tredinnick in Milton Abbey
Followed by a Songs of Praise Celebration.
Details to follow!

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December 2017

Saturday 16 December, 7-9pm: Bellringing
6-bell practice at Martinstown.
Special Methods will be Plain and Little, St Clements, Kent TB and Double Oxford - in that order. Also your choice of Doubles; from Plain Hunt, Slow Course methods, Grandsire, etc.
Inquiries via dcacbr@gmail.com.

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