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Red asteriskSaturday 6 September, 11am-3pm
Annual Chirton BBQ and Car Boot Sale

Children’s activities include a Bouncy Castle, Fishing for Ducks, Hoop-La, tossing balls into buckets and other “fairground” entertainment. All are encouraged to bring items for the Bring and Buy Stall, although mains powered electrical goods cannot be sold at this event.
Profits will go to the Church of St John the Baptist Chirton, an 1170 church in need of continual upkeep.
Details via 01380 848170 or churchwarden@riskman.plus.com.

Red asteriskTuesday 9 September, 7.30pm
‘Beginning NT Greek’
at Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ
Reading the New Testament in the language of the Apostles. A ten week course of evening classes, "Beginning NT Greek". Small, friendly group, no knowledge of Latin or any other language needed. We read fragments of the NT right from the start. More details here: http://tinyurl.com/pcd6jvw. Book on-line or contact the Parish Office to book your place.
Contact Jon Riding: 01935 812452, insight@sherborneabbey.com, www.insight.sherborneabbey.com.

Red asteriskThursday 11 September, 6.30-8pm
Magna Carta Launch Event
at Salisbury Cathedral
Join us after Evensong for a drink, learn more about Magna Carta and hear about the many new ways you can volunteer with us in this prestigious year.
Please RSVP to Jo Pike as soon as you can!
j.pike@salcath.co.uk

Red asteriskThursday 11 September, 7.30pm
‘Beginning Biblical Hebrew’
at Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ
The Old Testament forms the context out of which grows Christianity. The Hebrew view of the world is shaped by both history and language. This ten week course "Beginning Biblical Hebrew" introduces the Hebrew language. Knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required. We read fragments of the OT from the first week. More details here: http://tinyurl.com/p9mbcah. Contact the Parish Office: 01935 812452, insight@sherborneabbey.com, www.insight.sherborneabbey.com.

Red asteriskThe date of the Footprints AGM has been changed from 11 September to WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER AT 3.30 PM
It will be in Dorchester: if you would like to come or know of others that would be interested to be invited, please contact Jane Barkes: jane@footprintsproject.co.uk.

Red asteriskFriday 12 September, 7.30pm
‘Energy Efficient House’: an illustrated talk by Jeremy Harris
in Fovant Village Hall
Jeremy’s house is more than energy efficient—it is a “Passive House”. This means that it actually produces all the energy that it needs to run everything—and more! The details of how this is achieved and the story of the actual building of the house are extremely interesting—especially to those of us who are concerned about reducing mankind’s dependence on fossil fuels. Tickets £3. Poster here.
Contact Beryl Paton: 01722 714343.

Red asteriskSaturday 13 September, 10am-4.30pm
Beautiful Burial Ground’
at Durweston Village Hall
Caring For God's Acre are running a conference and workshops, featuring specialists in natural and built heritage. Poster here; booking form here. www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk.
To book, contact Caring for God’s Acre: 01588 673041, info@cfga.org.uk.

Red asteriskSaturday 13 September, 10.30am-1pm
'Making Our Voice Heard on Climate Change'
at Bouverie Hall, Pewsey SN9 5QE
A half day conference for people and groups. Free entry. Details here.
RSVP to Edward Glennie: edglennie@hotmail.com, 01793 872578.

Red asteriskSaturday 13 September
'Life Abundant - Celebrating Catholic Witness in the Church of England'
at Southwark Cathedral
This day festival is organised by Anglican Catholic Future and shows something of the contribution a renewal of the Anglican Catholic movement can make to enriching the rich diversity of the Church of England, enhancing its mission and witness to the Gospel in today’s society. Poster here; booking form here.
Twitter: @AngCathFuture
Facebook: AnglicanCatholicFuture
Contacts: Jeremy Davies (jeremy@theoldchapelfarley.co.uk) or Stephen Srikantha (stephen.srikantha@kcl.ac.uk).

Red asteriskSaturday 13 Sept, 7.30pm
An Evening of Folk Music and Story Telling
at the Post Graduate Centre, Poole Hospital BH15 2JB
With internationally renowned Irish folk singer, songwriter and story teller Colum Sands. He makes a welcome return to Poole for another evening of music and humour. Listen to Colum at www.columsands.com. Support act: The Rock Shandies. Admission: £10. A fundraiser in aid of Poole Africa Link. Tickets only available in advance.
Contact Declan McConville: 01202 661869, mcconville@ntlworld.com.

Red asteriskFriday 19 September, 7pm
An Evening of Worship with Dave Bilbrough
at St Mary’s Church, Devizes SN10 1DS
Free entry. Poster here. Contact tel: 07828 041152.

Red asteriskSaturday 27 September, 9.30am
‘Street Life’ prayer gathering
in Southampton, for those involved in or interested in street prayer ministry.
Click here for a visual

Red asteriskSaturday, 27 September, 7pm
The Galliard Trio
in Compton Bassett Church
The Trio will be making a welcome return to the area, two years after their last concert.
Since 1981, the Trio has given concerts throughout the south of England, donating its services for charities and good causes such as the Churches Conservation Trust, Cheshire Homes and NSPCC, establishing a fine reputation for programmes of great variety.
This is partly because of the different combinations of instruments available (Andrew Morris, flute; Martin White, oboe and cor anglais; Alex Forshaw, harpsichord and bassoon) and partly because of the Trio’s arrangements of music from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Galliard Trio’s website is here; YouTube clip here.
The programme includes works by composers as diverse as Mozart, Haydn, Handel, Shostakovich and the French twentieth century composer Ibert.
Tickets are £10, including a glass of fizz. Proceeds towards maintaining and restoring St James’ Church. Tickets can be obtained by calling 07763 581688.

Red asteriskSaturday 4 October, 2-4pm
Green Energy Day
at Downton Memorial Hall
Find out about solar panels, wood burning stoves, ground/ air source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting, loft/ wall insulation and much more.  Calculate your Carbon Footprint or make your own smoothie with the famous ‘Smoothie Making Bike’! Poster here
Info via www.downtongreengroup.org.uk

Red asteriskSaturday 4 October, 7.30pm
‘A Joyful Organ Concert’
at Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury, SN8 2HB
Celebrating the restoration of the very special organ at Holy Cross Church. The concert will be given by James O'Donnell, the celebrated organist and master of the choristers at Westminster Abbey. Tickets £30, £20, and £10.
Contact Emma Harding: emma@livinginthecity.com.

Red asteriskSaturday 11 October, 9.30am-6pm
Bath Cantata Group Workshop
at Saint Stephen’s Church, Bath BA1 5SX
The workshop on Durufle’s Requiem will be led by Neil Moore, the regular conductor of Bath Cantata Group, who conducted Elgar’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ to great acclaim earlier this year. Bath Cantata Group is Bath’s longest running choral chamber group and will celebrate its 60th anniversary this season. If you are aged 18+, come along and sing this masterpiece; one of the most moving religious works of the 20th Century.
Website: www.bathcantatagroup.co.uk.

Red asteriskSaturday 18 October, 9.30am
‘Street Life’
event in Southampton, for those involved in or interested in street ministry.
Click here for a visual

Red asteriskSaturday 18 October, 7.30pm
Pewsey Belles Ladies’ Choir
at All Saints' Church, Burbage SN8 3AG
Singing a wide range of classical and popular songs. Also featuring 'Pewsey Bluebelles', a close harmony group singing jazz favourites. Tickets £9 (to include a glass of wine or soft drink) available from Barry Smith 01380 860593 or Janet Hartwell 01672 810839. Proceeds to the construction of a health clinic in south Sudan, and to the Pewsey Belles."
Contact Janet Hartwell: jhartwell@haineandsmith.co.uk.

Red asteriskSunday 19 October, 6pm: Salisbury Diocesan Choral Festival Group
Choir Festival
at All Saints Church, Westbury
The conductor will be David King; the organist will be Chris Totney.
Contact Roger Bishton: roger.bishton1@btinternet.com.

Red asteriskWednesday 22 October, 3.30pm
Footprints AGM
in Dorchester
If you would like to come or know of others that would be interested to be invited, contact Jane Barkes: jane@footprintsproject.co.uk.

Red asteriskSaturday 25 October
'New Dimensions of Mission Together’:
Churches Together in Dorset’s Mission Forum at St Nicholas Church Centre, Corfe Mullen
The Revd Steve Chalke will lead the day. Spaces are limited so if you are interested in this exciting topic, pre-booking is highly recommended. Flyer here; website here.

Red asteriskSunday 1 February 2015
Education Sunday 2015

 

September 2014

Friday 5 September, 7pm
Gary Grant
at Pewsey Vale School
Come and hear the real ‘Toy Story’ of how he left school with one O level and now has a chain of 90 toy stores nationwide. Posters here.
Contact the Revd Mark Windsor (01672 564265, markwindsor923@btinternet.com) or the Revd Robert De Berry (01672 562907, robertdeberry42@gmail.com).

5-7 September
High Quality Contemporary Craft Fayre
on the West Lawn of Salisbury’s Cathedral Close
Craft makers with a strong local heritage element will be exhibiting in marquees with professional display shells and lighting and with heritage exhibitors outside.
Craft Makers: 85 of the UK’s top designers and makers will be exhibiting their works;
Heritage Exhibitors: 15 local exhibitors, including the Cathedral’s renowned stonemasons, will be running demonstrations and interactive workshops for both children and adults.
A ‘Not for Profit’ event – the organisers (Salisbury Rotary & Chamber Community Group with Salisbury Cathedral as a partner) are volunteers and are unpaid. Any surplus made will be used for charitable purposes locally with an amount set aside to ensure this event can be repeated in the future.
Other craft & heritage events planned to link in include during the weekend:
Art & Craft Trail around Salisbury (to include Fisherton Mill, Young Gallery, local artists’ galleries, etc);
45 minute Heritage Tours conducted by Cathedral Guides going out from the cathedral into the town through St Ann Gate and the main gate;
Paint Off competition being run by Plain Arts (Salisbury) in The Cloisters.
Plain Arts (Salisbury), Fisherton Mill, Art Centre, Salisbury X-mas Market, Cranborne Fair, and Fisherton Mill are involved in the event as arts & crafts partners. Plain Arts are running a “Paint Off” in the Cathedral Cloisters and Fisherton Mill will hopefully co-ordinate both the selection process for the craft makers and an Art/Craft/Heritage Trail during the weekend.
Approximately 4,000 visitors expected.
Tie-ins with Farmers’ Market, various restaurants offering Craft style/themed meals and other activities, including Cream Teas and ‘Freerunning’ demonstrations on the West Lawn.
Info and tickets from www.salisburycraftfayre.org or event organisers David Clayton (07940 836152) or Kevin Flynn (07725 649758).

Friday 12 September, 7.30pm
‘A Pilgrim’s Journey: Upper Kennet to Santiago de Compostela’
with Martin Palmer, in the church of St Katherine & St Peter, Winterbourne Bassett.
Martin is Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, a religious historian, writer, translator and broadcaster.
RSVP by 12 August: 01672 861786, office@upkennet.eclipse.co.uk.

12-14 September
WW1 Flower Display
in St Bartholomew’s Church, Royal Wootton Bassett, depicting organisations as they were in 1914.
Contact Margaret Green: cliveggreen@waitrose.com.

Black AsteriskSaturday 13 September, 10am-6pm: Charity Events
Ride+Stride:
Wiltshire and Dorset Churches Sponsored cycle/walk. Choose your own route, visiting churches and raising money for your own church and your county Historic Churches Trust.
Contact Charles Graham (ctg100@hotmail.com) for Wilts and Anna Butler
(anna-butler@hotmail.co.uk) for Dorset.

Saturday 13 September, 11am-4pm
The Big Farm Day Out
at Riverbourne Farm, Laverstock
Last year, over 1000 people attended the first-ever BFDO event. This year, it’s even bigger! Giant Inflatables, Tractor and Trailer Rides, Arts & Crafts Barn, Games & Competitions, Children’s Soft Play Area, Prayer Barn, Cream Teas, Ice Creams & Barbecue (Charged).
Event organised by Churches Together in Salisbury. Flyer here; YouTube clip here.
Contact Sandra Featherstone: church.office@stpaulssalisbury.org.

13 and 14 September
Berwick St John Country Fayre

Berwick St John holds its bi-annual Country Fayre in September two weeks following the Dorset Steam Fair. The Fayre is run by a few Directors and a dedicated team of Committee members, with the entire local community and village residents getting involved. 100% of the profits goes to The Stars Appeal. www.berwickstjohncountryfayre.co.uk
Contact Richard Pocock (rjbpocock@btinternet.com) or Louise Hall (louise_t_hall@yahoo.co.uk, 01747 828272).

Black AsteriskSaturday 13 September, 10am-4.30pm
‘The Beautiful Burial Ground’ Conference
at Durweston Village Hall, Dorset
Simple ways to create a haven for wildlife, for heritage, for people: for everyone who cares about the management of burial grounds. Limited places. £15 includes lunch & refreshments. Poster here; booking form here; Education Pack details here. www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk
Contact Caring for God’s Acre: 01588 673041, info@cfga.org.uk.

Friday 19 September, 7pm: Marnhull Concerts
Peter Stevens organ recital
at St Gregory's Church, Marnhull
Peter is assistant organist at Westminster Cathedral and former organ scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Entry £5 or £6 per head, payable at the door. Proceeds go towards building improvements.
Details via marnhullstgregs.music@gmail.com, www.dorsetcalendar.com and www.marnhullmessenger.org.uk.

Black Asterisk21 September
Peacemaking Sunday
This year, Peacemaking Sunday falls on the same day as the UN International Day of Peace. Resources packs are available. Details here

Black Asterisk21-27 September
World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel 2014
For 2014, the theme of the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel (WWPPI) will be "Let my people go!" (Exodus 9:1). Each day will focus on one sub-theme relating to a particular category of prisoners including:
1. 1948, 1967 and Jerusalem prisoners
2. Child prisoners and arrests of minors
3. Administrative detention
4. Sick prisoners
5. Conscientious objectors
6. Families
On Sunday 21 September, the opening day of the week, churches around the world will be invited to worship and pray using a special liturgy developed by Palestinian Christians. In keeping with the intent of the week to “Pray, Educate, Advocate”, resources are now being prepared to assist congregations, community groups and individuals to sponsor meetings, protests, study groups, videos, exhibitions, campaigns and other innovative ways to observe the week. These resources will be distributed in advance of the week through a variety of social media.
The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) will work with various Palestinian-based groups including the Jerusalem Inter-Church Centre, the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme for Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), Kairos Palestine, Addameer, Hurryat, Defense for Children International, Palestine, New Profile and others to build a Palestinian coalition for observance of the week. In 2014, PIEF will also encourage partners in the Global South - Latin America, Africa and Asia – to participate in events.
PIEF invites churches, Christian ecumenical organizations, civil society groups, inter-faith coalitions, student movements, current and former members of EAPPI and individuals around the world to join this effort and demonstrate visible solidarity concerning an issue that has important implications for human rights throughout the world.
For churches this is an especially important opportunity to respond in action to the Amman Call, which articulates the cries for solidarity from our Palestinian sisters and brothers. The Amman Call includes this critical plea: “Enough is enough. No more words without deeds. It is time for action.” More details here

Monday 22 September, 7.30pm
‘Christianity and Global Finance’
at Digby Church Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
Jacob Rees-Mogg has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Somerset since the 2010 general election and prior to his election as an MP he set up his own company, Somerset Capital Management in 2007. As a practising Catholic, hedge fund manager and supporter of zero hours contracts he is well placed to consider the compatibility (or otherwise) of Christian Ethics and Global Finance.
Jon Riding, Insight Programme Coordinator: www.plenumorganum.org.uk/wp_test/jacob-rees-mogg

Tuesday 23 September, 7pm
‘War, Truth and Literature: the 2014 Bishop’s Debate’
at Marlborough Town Hall
From Homer to ‘Call of Duty’, we’re told war is an adventure. Should recruiting officers tell the truth? With Gen Allan Mallinson (ret’d); Sgt Simon Harmer (Royal Army Medical Corps), Dr Colin Irwin (conflict resolution expert) and the Very Revd June Osborne (Dean of Salisbury and Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire). Free admission; refreshments.
Contact Rosemary Cook: rcook@pheasant-cottage.com, 01672 810129.

Saturday 27 September
Rowan Williams
at St Marys Church, Marlborough
Dr Williams will be looking at the contrasts between different poets' views of the First World War - Wilfred Owen, David Jones and the army chaplain, Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy: what were the crises the war provoked in them (crises of faith and hope)? What were the doors opened to new understandings of the human condition?
The former Archbishop has been an outspoken force for justice and fairness in our society, with particularly strong views about the evils of war. He was once arrested for singing psalms as part of a CND protest and more recently expressed his disgust at British policy on Iraq. We are especially thrilled to host him here as Marlborough was the town where Siegfried Sassoon spent his formative years.
Contact Andrew Studdert-Kennedy (andrewsk1959@btinternet.com) or Kay Newman (kaynewman@clara.co.uk).

Monday 29 September, 7.30pm
‘Faith and Parliament’
at Digby Church Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
Rose Hudson-Wilkin is an Anglican vicar in Hackney who also holds the roles of Speaker’s chaplain to the House of Commons, priest vicar at Westminster Abbey and chaplain to the Queen. Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, she has been tipped as likely to be among the first cohort of women bishops in the Church of England.
In her role at Parliament she is at the heart of the political process and well-placed to offer a glimpse not only of the day to day realities of Parliament but also to offer us a unique perspective on how Faith and Politics interact at the heart of our political system.
Contact Jon Riding, Insight Programme Coordinator: www.plenumorganum.org.uk/wp_test/faith-and-parliament

Tuesday 30 September, 7.30pm
‘Our Magna Carta’: an illustrated talk by Robert Key
at St Mary’s Church, West Moors BH22 0JF
What did it actually say? Why does it matter to us and to the world? What really happened to King John? Refreshments; retiring collection for the Trussell Trust. Parking available at Memorial Hall car park. All welcome.
Contact Gillian Clarke (gillianmaryclarke@hotmail.com, 01202 894913) or Jenny Winslade (jennywinslade@hotmail.co.uk, 01202 876628).

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October 2014

Throughout October
Hunger for Justice
One of Christian Aid’s main focuses over the coming year will be on climate change and the impact this is having on the world’s most vulnerable people. Churches across the region are invited to sign up to a weekend of action in October. Poster here

Monday 6 October: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘Judea, Samaria and the Ends of the Earth: Cross Cultural Mission in Modern Britain’
with the Revd Paul Bradbury, Pioneer Minister for Central Poole.
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.

Tuesday 7 October, 12noon-12.30pm: Marnhull Concerts
Stephen Binnington (St Gregory’s, Marnhull) organ concert
at St Gregory’s Church, Marnhull.
Organ Recitals are advertised at www.organrecitals.com. Info: marnhullstgregs.music@gmail.com.

Black AsteriskSaturday 11 October: Diocesan Events
'Compelled by Love': the Annual Sudan Day
at Shaftesbury School
"For the love of Christ compels us...Christ died for all so that they who live might no longer live for themselves..." 2 Cor 5:14,15"
Application forms available soon. Click here for the advance poster.

Saturday 11 October, 10am-4pm
‘Living Prayer: that we may live life to the full’
at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester DT1 1RR
Dorset Meditators (Affiliated to the World Community for Christian Meditation in UK) invite you to join them on a day of reflection led by Eileen McDade.
Contact Maggie Hooper: 07720 056310, maggiehooper@hotmail.com.

Saturday 11 October, 7pm: Marnhull Concerts
Stephen Binnington organ recital
at St Gregory's Church, Marnhull
Entry £5 or £6 per head, payable at the door. Proceeds go towards building improvements.
Details via marnhullstgregs.music@gmail.com, www.dorsetcalendar.com and www.marnhullmessenger.org.uk.

Monday 13 October, 10am-4pm
'Pilgrim' author Stephen Cottrell,
Bishop of Chelmsford, at Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, www.dorchester-abbey.org.uk
Many parishes are already using Pilgrim, the major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. Pilgrim aims to help every local church create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day. www.pilgrimcourse.org
Bishop Stephen will explore how churches are already using these books with enquirers and new Christians. ‘The Creeds’ and ‘The Eucharist’ will be available.
This event is aimed at diocesan representatives who are involved in mission, lay ministry, education, as well as training at all levels including CME, IME and Reader training.
Also invited: parish representatives (clergy, discipleship group leaders, Churchwardens, LLMs) with experience of running Pilgrim groups and willing to share feedback. Free lunch.
Contact Allison Ward: pilgrim.promotion@churchofengland.org.

Saturday 18 October
Marnhull Community Event
at St Gregory's Church, Marnhull
Free entry; donations very welcome.
Details via marnhullstgregs.music@gmail.com, www.dorsetcalendar.com and www.marnhullmessenger.org.uk

Sunday 19 October, 3pm: Marnhull Concerts
Choral Evensong
with St Gregory’s Church Choir
Info: marnhullstgregs.music@gmail.com.

Black AsteriskSaturday 25 October, 10am-4pm: Churches Together, Mission
'New Dimensions of Mission Together’
at St Nicholas Church Centre, Corfe Mullen
The Revd Steve Chalke MBE is a Baptist Minister at the cutting edge of Mission, founder of the Oasis Trust, and an international speaker. Cost: £6, including refreshments and lunch.
For advance booking please contact Katja Babei, County Ecumenical Officer, Churches Together in Dorset: katjactd@gmail.com, 07500 984705.

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November 2014

Monday 3 November, 7.30pm
‘Faith in the Public Square’
at Digby Church Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
With Nick Spencer, Director of Studies, Theos Think-Tank.
The Theos think-tank was set up in 2006 with support from leading churchmen including the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.
Theos believes you can’t understand the modern world without understanding religion. It seeks to inform the debate about the place of religion in society, challenging ill-informed thinking through our research, events and media comment.
In his talk this evening Nick will address the increasingly complex question of religious freedom in the UK and in the light of this what role Faith should have in British Politics.
Contact Jon Riding, Insight Programme Coordinator: www.plenumorganum.org.uk/wp_test/771

Monday 3 November: Bournemouth William Temple Association
‘From the Faith of Muhammad to the Religion of Islam: The Most Intriguing Story Ever Told?’
with Martin Holst, former lecturer at The University of St Mark and St John.
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.

Monday, 10 November, 7.30 pm
‘The Politics of Paradise’
at Digby Church Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
Frank Field has been the MP for Birkenhead in Merseyside since 1979 and a Privy Councillor since 1997. He is a practising Anglican, a former chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust, and a member of the Church of England General Synod. He is a member of the advisory board of the free-market think tank Reform. He has been a vocal critic of governments of all colours.
The title of his talk this evening is taken from his book published in 1987: The Politics of Paradise: A Christian Approach to the Kingdom. We look forward to hearing his insights on how Faith can inform Politics.
Contact Jon Riding, Insight Programme Coordinator: www.plenumorganum.org.uk/wp_test/the-politics-of-paradise

11-21 November 2014
A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
with the Revds Pat Clegg and Beth Bailey
An eleven day pilgrimage of encounter and engagement based in Nazareth, Nablus and Bethlehem. Engage with our own faith story and tradition; actively seek encounters with local communities and those working towards peace with justice; listen to their stories and offer support. A journey like no other. Full details via www.mccabe-travel.co.uk/choose-a-pilgrimage/holy-land.html (scroll to November 2014) or Pat Clegg: pat@clegg1.demon.co.uk.

Black AsteriskSaturday 15 November
‘Fragrance’: a Day Conference for women of all ages
at St Paul’s Salisbury
Join together for fellowship, fun and spiritual refreshment. Keynote Speaker: Christine Perkin from St Mark’s Battersea Rise. Workshops during the afternoon. More information about booking for the day will be on the St Paul’s Church website from August.
www.stpaulssalisbury.org/women

Tuesday 18 November, 7.30pm
‘I am the Lord who heals you’
at St Mary's Church, Dorchester
An evening with Martin Cavender and Alison Morgan of ReSource.
Contact Rosemary Bassett (01305 262615) or Jane Culliford (01305 264360).

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!
Queries to Paul Cordle: pcordle@churchwards.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.

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January 2015

Monday 5 January 2015: 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.

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February 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.

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March 2015

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.

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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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