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by Michael Ford last modified 22 Sep, 2017 02:37 PM

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Updated Listing Saturday 30 September, 7pm: Harvest
The Friends of St Peter’s Harvest Barn Dance at St Peter’s Church, Parkstone
Music and caller; ploughman’s supper and soft drinks; BYO wine.
Adults £12.50, Child £4.50, Friends of St. Peter’s £11
Tickets available from the Parish Office: tel 01202 749085.

Updated Listing Sunday 1 October, 10:30am: Harvest, Pets
Harvest Festival Service at St Michael the Archangel, Mere BA12 6DS
Officiated by Bishop Nicholas Holtam.
Pets are welcome to join the service. Followed by Harvest Lunch in the Grove Building at 12noon.
Tickets: Adults £7, Children under 12 £4. See www.stmichaelsmere.org.uk for further details.
Please book by 28 September.
Inquiries to Sherry Dixon via .

Updated ListingImportant Listing UPDATED: Saturday 7 October, from 9.15am: Sudan Link
'God is our refuge*': the Sudans Study Day 2017 at Shaftesbury School
Ian Woodward and Robert Hayward report on their recent visit, with stories about our Lent appeal. Tim Morris the former ambassador talks on “A Challenge for Diplomacy”, and Tish Mason talks about the Flame visit to Aweil. We have reports of link visits to Rokon and Khartoum, and an update on the work of Education and Medical link, and much more, including stalls from Charities working in the Sudans. This event is not to be missed - a great way to learn about the present situation in the Sudans, and how we link with our brothers and sisters there.
Poster here; Programme here 
Booking: email or tel 01963 23726 (numbers help us), or book on the day.
*Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

Updated Listing Sunday 8 October, 3pm: Pets
Pet Service at St Mary's Church, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DB
The first pet service at St Mary's. A relaxed & informal service for all pets and their owners, followed by refreshments for all. Please ensure that all pets are appropriately controlled.
Inquiries to the Revd Kirsty Wells via .

Updated Listing Thursday 12 October, 9.30am: Wellbeing
The Happiness Course: leaders’ training at St Christopher's Church, Southbourne BH6 5DW
This training day will equip you to run the Happiness Course, developed by Livability to support churches in having meaningful conversations about happiness and wellbeing in their communities. It is based on scientific research, ancient wisdom and real life experience.
Details and booking here 

Updated Listing Saturday 14 October, 10.30am-3.30pm: Charity Events, Environment
'Care for Our Common Home': the Wimborne Minster EcoFair on the Minster Green outside the Minster Church.
With stalls, live music, activities and lunch there will be something for everyone!
The EcoFair supports the work of Hilfield Friary, a Franciscan community in West Dorset which focuses on living simply, generously and joyfully. The Friary is the first community in the UK to be given an Eco Church Gold Award in recognition of their ecological lifestyle which includes the growing and sourcing of their food, the energy used (predominantly biomass and solar), the use of transport (electric car, bicycles and public transport), the care and conservation of habitat and wildlife, concern for social justice and their education programme.
Stalls will have information and activities from a variety of local and national organisations concerned about the earth and the way we are looking after it. Music will be provided by local schools and a ukulele band. For those around between 12noon and 1.30pm there will be ‘Loaf’ lunches (Local, Organic, Animal-friendly, Fairtrade). No charge; all welcome.
More details from the Minster Parish Office via .

Updated Listing Saturday 21 October, 10.30-12.45: Bible Study
‘Reading Through Mark’ at Manvers St Baptist Church, Bath
The Gospel of Mark is the main Gospel in the new lectionary beginning on Advent Sunday 2017. Canon Chris Burdon will lead this study morning as we reflect on Mark and his significance for our times. Event run by Modern Church South West Group.
Details and RSVP 

Updated Listing UPDATED: Saturday 28 October, 11am-5pm: RSCM Events
John Rutter Singing Day at Edington Priory, BA13 4QN
Poster and booking form here 

Updated Listing Monday 6 November, from 7pm: Bournemouth William Temple Association
'Walking the Labyrinth' at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
With the Revd Dr Sally Welch, Vicar of Charlbury with Shorthampton and Area Dean of Chipping Norton.
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Season Programme here 
Further information from John Newbold.
Tel: 01202 761749 
E-mail:  
Website: www.williamtemple.org.uk

Updated Listing Monday 4 December, from 7pm: Bournemouth William Temple Association
'Son of Joseph, Son of God' at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
With Dr David Catchpole, Emeritus Professor of Theological Studies at the University of Exeter and Scholar in Residence at Sarum College, Salisbury.
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Season Programme here 
Further information from John Newbold.
Tel: 01202 761749 
E-mail:  
Website: www.williamtemple.org.uk

Updated Listing UPDATED: Wednesday 6 December: Advent and Christmas, Charity Events
Footprints Carol Concert at St Marys Church, Dorchester
With Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, His Honour Judge Peter Johnson, Joanna Davis and real life experiences told by our clients.
Inquiries via .

Updated Listing Monday 8 January, from 7pm: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘Brexit, Trump & Popularism - What do they tell us about the Human Condition?’ at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
With the Ven Antony MacRow-Wood, Archdeacon of Dorset.
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Season Programme here 
Further information from John Newbold.
Tel: 01202 761749 
E-mail:  
Website: www.williamtemple.org.uk

Updated Listing Monday 5 February, from 7pm: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘Contemporary Apologetic - In Defence of God’ at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
With the Revd Angela Tilby, Canon Emeritus of Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford.
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Season Programme here 
Further information from John Newbold.
Tel: 01202 761749 
E-mail:  
Website: www.williamtemple.org.uk

Updated Listing Monday 5 March, from 7pm: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘We believe in Life before Death’ at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
With Mr David Pain, Director of Supporter and Community Partnerships at Christian Aid.
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Season Programme here 
Further information from John Newbold.
Tel: 01202 761749 
E-mail:  
Website: www.williamtemple.org.uk

Updated Listing Monday 9 April, from 7pm: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘Restorative Justice - a Biblical Solution?’ at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
With Mr John Newbold, Licensed Lay Minister and Retired Solicitor.
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Season Programme here 
Further information from John Newbold.
Tel: 01202 761749 
E-mail:  
Website: www.williamtemple.org.uk

Updated Listing Monday 14 May, from 7pm: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘God’s World - Who Cares?’ at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
With Mr David Morgan, Chair of the Diocesan Environmental Groups for both Salisbury and Winchester Dioceses.
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Season Programme here 
Further information from John Newbold.
Tel: 01202 761749 
E-mail:  
Website: www.williamtemple.org.uk

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September 2017

Important Listing Until Wednesday 4 October
Creationtide
Prayers and reflections as we care for Creation.
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Until 25 September: Photography, Refugees
Sam Ivin’s ‘Lingering Ghosts’ at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
This photographic exhibition displays hand-scratched portraits of those seeking asylum in the UK, living in a state of limbo as they await news of their application for month or even years. Sam’s work focuses on social issues and the people connected with them and includes stories to offer a more personal understanding of his subjects. Free and open daily from Saturday 19 August to Monday 25 September. 
Full details

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.

Important Listing Saturday 23 September
Our next Vocations Enquiry Day at Rowde Village Hall
Discover your call from God. Save the date!
Info & registration here

Saturday 23 September: Charity Events
Oxfam Devizes 50th Anniversary in Saint John’s Parish Rooms, Devizes SN10 1NP
2017 sees the 50th anniversary of Oxfam in Devizes. To mark the occasion, the charity will be holding a get together, with afternoon tea and cake. The Mayor will be there to meet volunteers as will Mark Allum of the Antiques Roadshow who will be happy to look at collectables brought along on the day to give a little background, and an idea of value.
Contact the church office via 01380 724389 or .

Sunday 24 September, 6-7.30pm: Charity Events, Harvest
Purbeck Quire in 'A Celebration of Harvest' at St Mary's Church, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6BS
The fundraising team says: "Purbeck Quire is a charity that raises funds for disadvantaged children so they can experience the joys of music. Our church will be decorated for harvest, so relax and listen to a celebration of harvest through song. Entrance is £5, which includes refreshments, pay on the door. Proceeds from the event will go towards the upkeep of the church. See you there!"
Inquiries to Debbie Phipps via .

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.

Thursday 28 September, 12noon: Book Events, Chaplaincy
'A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy' at Sarum College Bookshop, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Offering a practice-based theological reflection on chaplaincy, this book examines the current significance of chaplaincy within the ministry of the church. 
More info. Free, refreshments provided.
RSVP by phone 01722 326899 or email .

Thursday 28 September, 7.30pm
'Giovanni Bellini’s St Francis: A New Understanding' at St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster DT9 6NS
An illustrated presentation and talk by Graham Welstead, formerly Director of Art at Bancroft’s School, Essex.
Poster here 
Free entry; refreshments served afterwards.
Further details:  or 01935 872 414.

Friday 29 September, 7pm
‘Birds and Beasts: the Wildlife of Botswana’ at the Pavilion, Seend SN12 6NS
An illustrated, fun talk by Maureen Allchin. 
Tickets: £12.50 (to include an African themed meal, licensed bar and raffle) from Len (01380 828513) or Tina (01380 727139).

Important Listing UPDATED: Saturday 30 September, from 10am: Reformation 500, Churches Together
Churches Together in Dorset Quiet Day at Holton Lee, Poole BH16 6JN
As we remember the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s challenge about the need for change, Clare Downing (Moderator of the United Reformed Church Wessex Synod) will help us consider how God might be calling us as individuals, members of churches and part of our local community to be re-formed in our time.
More details here
Inquiries to Katja Babei via .

Saturday 30 September, 10am-3pm: Clergy Events
Clergy Partner Day with Esther Ministry at St Mary the Virgin, Dorchester DT1 2HL
A day for clergy partners to get together and get to know each other. Guest speaker Rowena Cross, a clergy wife who runs Esther Ministry. She will help us think about our gifts, calling and life as clergy partners. Free to all Salisbury diocese partners of clergy.
Inquiries to Georgie Menzies via  or 07795 833374.

Saturday 30 September, 4pm: Reformation 500
Reformation Remix at Milton Abbey, 
Milton Abbas DT11 0BZ
Dai Wooldridge, Sound of Wales and Bible Society invite you to join a whistle-stop tour of the Reformation, covering hundreds of years of church history. This engaging musical drama presentation is suitable for all members of the family and provides a humorous, yet punchy history of the Reformation and the surrounding personalities and events. Entry is free.
Flyer here 
Inquiries to 01258 881235.

Saturday 30 September, 4-6pm: Charity Events, Young People
Bemerton Heath Bike Hub Launch Party at St Michael's Community Centre, Bemerton SP2 9LE
A chance to look round an innovative off-grid eco facility as well as hear some stories, see some video presentations and enjoy some bike-related activities, drinks and nibbles.
Flyer here 
Inquiries to Robin Imeson via 07730 874543 or .

Important Listing Saturday 30 September, 5.30pm: Lay Ministry
Choral Evensong with the Admission and Licensing of Lay Ministers at Salisbury Cathedral
All welcome. Any clergy wishing to robe please contact Judy Anderson via .

Saturday 30 September, 7.30pm: Edington Arts
‘Clarinet Maestros’ at Edington Priory Church
Ken Peplowski and Julian Stringle (Clarinet) with Craig Milverton (Piano)
The Priory Church is fortunate in being able to host this penultimate concert of a national tour. 
Tickets may be bought, when available (£15 to include a glass of wine and ‘nibbles’) from Maggie Atterbury (01380 830452). The Deanery News will announce their availability. In the meantime, do put a note in your diaries - this will be a concert not to be missed!

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October 2017

Monday 2 October, from 7pm: Bournemouth William Temple Association
'Travellers and Gypsies' at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
With the Revd Jonathan Herbert of Hilfield Friary.
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time. 
Season Programme here 
Further information from John Newbold.
Tel: 01202 761749 
E-mail:  
Website: www.williamtemple.org.uk

Friday 6 October, 9.15am-4.10pm: Older People
Pan Dorset Funders Forum* Conference on Ageing Well in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester DT1 1RR
Exploring what is currently happening to older people across the area and nationally; inform funders about local needs; possible collaboration between funders and voluntary organisations.
This is an opportunity to be influenced by new perspectives, share your knowledge and network with a whole range of other organisations.
Agenda, workshops, and info on speakers here 
To book for the conference, there is a £13.25 charge. Please go to this link. The deadline for bookings is noon on Wednesday 27 September 2017.
If you require further information or have a query, please contact Christopher Beale () or Caroline Richards ().

Friday 6 October, 7.30pm: Charity Events, Music
The Kennet Accordion Orchestra at Saint Matthew's Church, Rowde SN10 2NB
A musical extravaganza raising funds for repairs to the church organ.
Adults £7.50, Children £2 (to include refreshments).
Inquiries via 01380 859646.

Updated ListingImportant Listing UPDATED: Saturday 7 October, from 9.15am: Sudan Link
'God is our refuge*': the Sudans Study Day 2017 at Shaftesbury School
Ian Woodward and Robert Hayward report on their recent visit, with stories about our Lent appeal. Tim Morris the former ambassador talks on “A Challenge for Diplomacy”, and Tish Mason talks about the Flame visit to Aweil. We have reports of link visits to Rokon and Khartoum, and an update on the work of Education and Medical link, and much more, including stalls from Charities working in the Sudans. This event is not to be missed - a great way to learn about the present situation in the Sudans, and how we link with our brothers and sisters there.
Poster hereProgramme here 
Booking: email  or tel 01963 23726 (numbers help us), or book on the day.
*Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

Important Listing Saturday 7 October: Mission
Mission to the Muslim World: 'Who is my Neighbour?' at St John’s Wimborne, BH21 1AE
With Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
What do we need to know? How do we engage? How can we prepare? All these questions explored, plus a choice of three workshops run by Dr Ian Kirby, Dr Georgina Jardim and Imtiaz Khan.
Refreshments will be provided on the day but please bring your own lunch.
Info and booking 

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.

Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm: Edington Arts
Crispian Steele-Perkins concert at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
International trumpet virtuoso Crispian Steele-Perkins and organist Ian leGrice will perform a varied concert of classical and contemporary music, including Mozart, Handel, Haydn, Goodall and Bacharach. Crispian will also give a demonstration of the techniques of playing an original non-valved instrument.
Inquiries to Anne Curtis (01380 831256) or www.edingtonarts.org

Saturday 7 October, 7 for 7.30pm: Harvest
Harvest Supper at Chapmanslade Village Hall
Come and join us as we celebrate harvest in the traditional way with good food and good company. We look forward to seeing you there.
Bring your own drinks (glasses provided). 
£7 for adults and £3 for children.
Tickets and further details available from Anne Good (01373 832505) or Phil Jefferson (01373 832845).

Sunday 8 October, 7.30pm: Music Events
The Courtesan’s Gaze: A concert of music by Barbara Strozzi (1619–1677) and her circle at St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster DT9 6NS
Sung by sopranos Hannah Ely and Lucy Cox of the Fieri Consort with music on Baroque guitar and theorbo (Toby Carr) and harp (Aileen Henry). 
Barbara Strozzi lived a life of high musical achievement and scandal in the Venice of the seventeenth century. A prolific and successful published composer in her own time, she was also said to have acted as courtesan at musical and intellectual meetings where “clothes were optional”. This concert of duets composed by Strozzi and her contemporaries, Monteverdi and Cavalli, will explore her reception and whether the scandal surrounding her was justified.
Poster here 
Tickets £14, available from John Summers:  or 01935 872 414.

Important Listing Monday 9 October, 11.30am-2pm: Ministry 4 Mission, Chaplaincy
The first Salisbury Chaplaincy Hub meeting in Riverside House, Salisbury SP2 7ED.
Details and contact here.

Monday 9 October, 7 for 7.30pm: Charity Events, Homelessness
'A Street Cat named Bob': a screening of the film at St Paul’s Church Centre, Salisbury SP2 7QW.
The heart-warming true story of a rough sleeper and his cat Bob.
Poster here 
All profits to Salisbury Trust for the Homeless.
For tickets (£5) or more information, please phone Graham on 01722 333873.

Monday 9 October, 7.30-9pm: Sherborne Insight
'I think, therefore I am?' at the Digby Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3NL
Jon Riding, in addition to his role as the coordinator of the Insight Programme at the Abbey, has for almost 30 years lead a ground breaking research team working in computational linguistics for the Bible Societies. He is also a theologian at Sarum College where he tutors ministry candidates and teaches biblical languages. Much of his work for the Bible Societies is in building computer systems that can learn about language for themselves.
Info and booking
Inquiries to Jon Riding via 01935 816779 or .

Thursday 12 October, 7pm
Ladies' Night Out at St Peter's Church, Parkstone BH14 0NN
'Travelling Trends’ ladies' fashion show. A fun evening with the opportunity to try on and buy High Street clothes at bargain prices. All ages catered for (but not children), current stock. Arranged by St Peter's Mothers’ Union and St Peter’s Social Committee in aid of South Sudan and St Peter’s Church.
Please book your seats by 30 September!
Inquiries to Janet Everett via .

Friday 13 October, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm): Music Events
The Choir of the Western Wynde in concert at Saint Mary’s, Steeple Ashton BA14 6EN
Director Graham Dalby, Organist Steven Hollas, Soloists Eleanor Coton & Beth Thomas (soprano) Ed Coton (Tenor) and Graham Case (Bass).
Candlelit Tudor, Elizabethan and Victorian and 20th century music in the lovely parish church of Steeple Ashton.
Coronation Anthem ‘I Was Glad’ (complete with Vivats) and ‘Hear My Words, Ye People’ (Sir Hubert Parry)
Interval – wine or soft drinks.
Tickets £15.00 (children no charge) via 01225 753175 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/384234.

Saturday 14 October, 9.30 for 10am: Churches Visitor & Tourism Association
‘Welcoming Pilgrims and Visitors in the 21st century’: the CVTA Conference and AGM, University of York YO10 5DD
The Conference is being promoted jointly by CVTA and the York University initiative referred to as ‘Christianity and Culture’.
Key addresses during the day will be given by the Ven Anne Dawtry, Archdeacon of Halifax and Ms Jill Baker, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference. There will be plenty of opportunity for briefer presentations by organisations and individuals promoting their areas of interest.
Registration commences at 9.30am with a 10am start. A booking form can be found here
The cost to CVTA members is £25 and to non-members £35. Details of payment are on the booking form. Parking at the University is free and there is a good bus service from the city centre.
Inquiries to Canon John Brown via .

Important Listing Saturday 14 October, 9.30am-4pm: Women's Events, New Wine
Equip: a women's conference at St Paul's Salisbury, SP2 7QW
You are invited to join Arianna Walker and Laura Ryder from Mercy UK, in association with Safe Haven. There will be worship from the regional New Wine Worship Team.
Using real life stories and anecdotes, Arianna's message of hope and transformation inspires Christians from all walks of life to live free and stay free. Drawing from personal ministry based experiences, Laura is passionate about equipping others to live free and stay free. 
Mercy UK is a Christian charity committed to educating leaders, equipping individuals and empowering churches. It runs free of charge residential homes for young women with life controlling issues, delivers pastoral leadership training days for church leaders and 'people helpers' and produces discipleship resources for individuals, church groups and prisons. New Wine is a network of churches working together to change the nation through a network of church leaders, National Gatherings, training events and resources.
Flyer here 
Ticket Price: £22 or £18 (if purchased before 16 September)
Group Rates (10+): £17 each (if purchased before 16 September) or £20 each
Lunch, tea & coffee provided
New Wine Regional Celebration
To follow this women's conference there will be a New Wine Regional Celebration which is a free, open to all event hosted at St Paul's. Arianna Walker will speak at this event, which starts at 7.30pm. 
To find out more information about this event, contact Kim Ryalls via .

Important Listing 15-22 October 
Thank Your Vicar Week.
Download free resources here

Tuesday 17 October, 7.30pm: Charity Events, Music
The Osiligi Troupe of Maasai Warriors at All Saints Church, Durrington SP4 8AL
The troupe's music is mesmerising to hear and fascinating to watch. This is an opportunity to experience and enjoy the diverse culture of the Maasai. Crafts and wares will be available to purchase. Admission free: retiring collection.
An unforgettable event! Not to be missed.
Inquiries via 07817 197594.

Friday 20 October, 7-9pm: Churches Together, Reformation 500
'Reformation 500 – Moving On' at Market Lavington Community Hall, SN10 4DG
October this year marks 500 years since the protest of Martin Luther, Doctor of Theology, against the practice of indulgences by proclaiming 95 Theses touching on questions of grace, repentance and forgiveness. The discussions spread across Europe and eventually led to what is called the Counter-Reformation in the Catholic Church.
How do we mark this anniversary? 
The 500th anniversary of Luther's action provides a significant opportunity for churches to
• Strengthen relationships with one another
• Deepen reconciliation between us, for the sake of our witness to the gospel
• Promote reflection on what reformation means for us today
Reformation 500 – Moving On is an evening of learning and discussion giving an opportunity to reflect on these things. 
Key Speakers: 
Revd. Dr. Anna-Claar Thomasson-Rosingh, Sarum College
The Revd. Michael Robertson, Ecumenical Officer on the Commission for Dialogue and Unity, Clifton Diocese.
Light refreshments from 7pm, Speakers from 7.30pm.
Please publicise and tell your friends about this event and come and join in the discussion and reflection. 
Further details from Liz Overthrow, Secretary, Wiltshire Churches Together, via  or 01380 722404.

Updated Listing Saturday 28 October, 11am-5pm: RSCM Events
John Rutter Singing Day at Edington Priory, BA13 4QN
Poster and booking form here 

Important Listing Sunday 29 October
Bible Sunday 2017
www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/bible-sunday

Saturday 29 October, 7 for 7.30pm: Harvest
Harvest Supper at Corsley Reading Rooms
Come and join us as we celebrate harvest in the traditional way with good food and good company. We look forward to seeing you there.
Bring your own drinks (glasses provided). 
£7 for adults and £3 for children.
Tickets and further details available from Claire da Costa (01373 832113) or Laura Gates (01373 832825).

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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.

Monday 6 November, 7.30-9pm: Sherborne Insight
'Feeling Mortal' at the Digby Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3NL
One of the inescapable realities of being human is death. Christianity is sometimes accused of denying this reality but in fact sees death not so much as an ending but a new beginning. The Revd Andrew Edwards MA has for many years been chaplain to a Children's Hospice and is better qualified than most to reflect on the encounter of the human being with approaching mortality.
Info and booking
Inquiries to Jon Riding via 01935 816779 or .

Friday 17 November, 7pm: Charity Events, History
‘Escape or Die’ - an illustrated talk by Paul Cordle in Dinton Village Hall, SP3 5EB
Personal courage, a cool head and bluff characterised King Charles II during his escape after the Battle of Worcester in 1651, the last battle of the Civil War on English soil. On the run for six weeks, and passing through Mere and the Nadder Valley, he eventually made it to freedom.
Insights into this fascinating and multi-layered escape story will be given, in aid of three Nadder Valley churches, by history enthusiast Paul Cordle in an illustrated talk using paintings and images of that turbulent time. 
Tickets will be available from 1 September from Gray Gilbert. Tel 01722 714254 or e-mail .

UPDATED: Saturday 18 November, from 10am: Milton Abbey, RSCM Events
The Big Sing with Noel Tredinnick at Milton Abbey, DT11 0BZ
Cost: £10. Music provided, + tea/coffee.
Poster here; low-ink version here.
Please apply! Application form here.
The Big Sing is followed by 'Fill the Abbey with Praise' at 4pm.
Poster here.
All welcome!
Inquiries to Heather Waldsax via .
Noel is Organist and Director of Music at All Souls Church, Langham Place, where he formed the now world-renowned All Souls Orchestra. As well as leading Prom Praise events around the UK and overseas, Noël makes regular visits to the USA to lecture and conduct, which have included leading music for missions organised by The Billy Graham Organisation. He has contributed to many hymn and songbook publications, is Chairman of the Jubilate Group and has also been involved in the Music in Worship Foundation and the Archbishops’ Commission on Church Music. Over many years, Noël has worked with the BBC, becoming a familiar face on ‘Songs of Praise’, specialising in getting the most from choirs around the country in the shortest possible time! In 2002 he received an honorary Lambeth Doctorate of Music and in 2009 a Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music.
Suitable for anyone aged 9 to 99 who enjoys singing! Whatever your church denomination or level of singing experience, we hope you will come and enjoy sharing your gifts with others in this time of learning, fellowship and worship and that you will be inspired with many ideas to take back to your choir or church.

Important Listing Saturday 25 November, 10am-4pm: Fresh Expressions, Mission
On the Road: the 2017 National Anglican Conference at the Belfrey, York
Full details and booking on Eventbrite

Monday 27 November, 7.30-9pm: Sherborne Insight
'Made in the Image' at the Digby Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3NL
With Amy Orr-Ewing, Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA).
Dorothy L Sayers is best known as the creator of suave sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, but she was also one of the finest Anglican theologians of the 20th century. Sayers challenged the patriarchal church of her day to broaden its understanding of what it means to be human, male and female and in her book 'Mind of the Maker' used the creative process in the arts and literature to illuminate theology and vice versa.
Info and booking
Inquiries to Jon Riding via 01935 816779 or .

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December 2017

UPDATED: Friday 1 December, 7pm: Edington Arts, Advent and Christmas
Choir of New College Oxford: Advent Concert at Edington Priory Church BA13 4QN
The acclaimed choir of New College, Oxford, will be giving Edington Arts' very popular Advent Concert. This 30-strong choir, including trebles, is one of the most celebrated in the UK, with a timbre and style which are instantly recognisable.
Directed by Deputy Organist Tim Wakerell, while Robert Quinney is on sabbatical.
Further details to follow – but tickets are already selling!
Inquiries to Anne Curtis (01380 831256) or www.edingtonarts.org

Updated Listing UPDATED: Wednesday 6 December: Advent and Christmas, Charity Events
Footprints Carol Concert at St Marys Church, Dorchester
With Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, His Honour Judge Peter Johnson, Joanna Davis and real life experiences told by our clients.
Inquiries via .

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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January 2018

Important Listing 18-25 January 2018
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2018

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