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by Michael Ford last modified 25 Apr, 2017 09:24 AM

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Updated Listing Saturday 29 April, 7.30pm: Mental Health Awareness, Charity Events
‘Reflections’: a concert in aid of Dementia UK at St Joseph’s Wool, BH20 6DU
Featuring Grace Loveless (mezzo soprano), Matthew Clarke (piano), John Barclay (MC’ing and poetry)
Tickets £10.
Poster here 
Inquiries to Sue Bartlett via .

Updated Listing Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May, 10am-4pm: Arts Events
and Saturday 29 April, 7pm
Red Post Arts Weekend at St Nicholas Church, Winterborne Kingston DT11 9BE
Music and visual arts. Paintings, prints, artists’s books and cards from Keith Parrott, Jo Field and three generations of the Shepherd family - Joy, Dominic and Nooka. Display of Work by Kingston Art Group. Music throughout the day.
Concert by local musicians on Saturday evening at 7pm.
Poster here 
Free entry - refreshments - donations to Red Post Benefice.
Inquiries to Justin Pottinger via .

Updated Listing UPDATED: Sunday 30 April
Godparents’ Sunday
Ideas and resources here 

Updated Listing Wednesday 3 May, from 6.30pm
The Church in the World at the Spark Conference Centre, Southampton SO14 OYN
Malcolm Brown, Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Archbishop’s Council, will speak on how the Church relates to the everyday world, with insights from the changing approaches to Industrial Mission.
Poster here 
Refreshments from 6.30pm; talk at 7pm. Suggested donation: £5. This is a memorial lecture for Julian Eagle, IM pioneer in this region, organised by IBEX: the Church in the Economy.
Contact Val Potter via 01305 264416 or .

Updated Listing Thursday 4 May, 7 for 7.30pm: Sarum Concern for Israel/Palestine
Two Films at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
‘The Forgotten: Palestinian Refugees in the Lebanon’
‘Children in Chains: Abuse of Palestinian Children in the Israeli Military Court System’
Followed by discussion with Jon Pullman, filmmaker.
Retiring collection; Palestinian goods for sale.
Further information: www.sarumconcern.org.

Updated Listing UPDATED: Saturday 6 May, 7.30pm: Edington Arts
The Welsh Sinfonia Wind Quintet in concert
at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
The Welsh Sinfonia Wind Quintet is composed of the Wind Principals from Wales' leading chamber orchestra, an innovative and talented ensemble which has played two very successful and enjoyable concerts at the Wiltshire Music Centre last year and this. Like the Principals from the Orchestra of St John, they are highly talented and experienced chamber ensemble players, who will explore with gusto music written for their more unusual instrumental combinations. French horn, bassoon, oboe, clarinet and flute offer an infinite variety of sound, which has excited composers from Haydn to Ibert.
Their programme for this concert at Edington Church includes Divertimenti from Haydn and Malcolm Arnold, early Hungarian dances by the 20th century Hungarian composer Ferenc Farcas, a Quintet in E flat by the late 18th/early 19th century Czech composer Anton Reicha, three short pieces by the 20th century French composer Jacques Ibert - jazzy, folksy tuneful stuff with more than a hint of Gershwin and a bit of Vaughan Williams - two of Britten's Metamorphoses for solo oboe, a Rossini quartet, and three shanties by Malcolm Arnold.
Tickets are available from Christine Laslett on 01380 831256 or by emailing , at £20 front nave, £15 rear nave, and £10 sides.

Updated Listing Friday 12 May, 7.15pm: Books and Authors
David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
David will be launching his new book, ‘The Pattern of our Calling: Ministry today, yesterday and tomorrow’. Relevant to all in ministry. Copies of David’s book will be on sale on the night at a reduced price. Free entry, refreshments provided.
Full details here 
RSVP to or 01722 326899.

Updated Listing Friday 12 May, 7.30pm
Rossano Sportiello at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
Maggie Atterbury is delighted to announce a return visit from popular jazz pianist, Rossano Sportiello. Interval drinks and snacks will be available.
Tickets, priced £12, can be obtained by contacting Maggie on 01380 830452.

Updated Listing Friday 12-Monday 15 May: Evangelism
Dougie March: From Prison to Preacher
Dougie has been in seven prisons for violence as a part of the Newcastle United football hooligan gang. He is now transformed and changed through Jesus and is an international preacher. Come and meet Dougie and hear his amazing story!
Friday 12 May, 9am: 90.1 Hope FM
Friday 12 May, 11am-2pm: street preaching in Bournemouth Square
Saturday 13 May: teaching evangelism at Parkstone URC and street preaching in Poole centre (2-3pm)
Sunday 14 May: family football and talk at St Gabriel’s, Turlin Moor (4-6pm)
Monday 15 May, 11am-1pm: street preaching in Boscombe
Poster here 
Info via 07587 853985.

Updated Listing Saturday 13 May, 7pm: Charity Events
An Evening with the Famous ‘Vicar of Baghdad’, Canon Andrew White at Parkstone Christian Centre, BH14 0JW
Worship band and retiring collection for Canon White’s work with reconciliation ministry.
Poster here 
Inquiries to Aneta Slowik via .

Updated Listing Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm
Mozart Requiem at St Mary's Beaminster, DT8 3BA
The Beaminster Singers with Music Director Hilary Kenway
Poster here 
Tickets and details online at www.beaminstersingers.org.

Updated Listing Saturday 20 May, 2-5pm: Charity Events
The Secret Garden: Open for Charity at Hilfield Friary, Dorchester DT2 7BE
The National Garden Scheme is celebrating 90 years of open gardens raising money for charity. Come along and enjoy a wonderful afternoon at Hilfield!
Tea and cake; dogs welcome.
Adults £5, children free.
More info at ngs.org.uk.

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

Updated Listing UPDATED: 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 .

Updated Listing 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.

Updated Listing 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

 

April 2017

Wednesday 26 April, 7.30pm: Rural Renewal
The Filling Station at the Radnor Hall, Bodenham SP5 4EQ
Speaker: Grace Turner, from Firelighters UK. Her talk is entitled ‘Journey to Power’.
Refreshments from 7.30pm, then worship teaching and prayer till 9.30pm.
To find out more about the national organisation visit www.TheFillingStation.org.uk or contact us at .

Friday 28 April-Monday 1 May: Taizé Events
‘Hidden Treasure’: Taizé in Birmingham for those aged 16-35
In cooperation with the local churches of the city, the international and interdenominational Taizé Community will be leading a young adult gathering in Birmingham over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend.
A regular common prayer for all participants will be at the heart of the weekend. Brother Alois, prior of the community, will speak at some of the evening prayers.
In 11 host neighbourhoods of the city, people of different churches are working in teams to prepare accommodation and the morning programme for participants. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, there will be workshops, forums and visits, on a wide variety of subjects.
Main page here 
Publicity and flyers here 

Saturday 29 April, 8.30-10.30am: MenUnited Events
Big Breakfast at Trowbridge Rugby Club, Hilperton BA14 6JB
Guest Speaker: the Rt Rev Dr Alan Smith, former member of the Youth Group at St Thomas’ Church in the 1970s and currently the tenth Bishop of St Albans. 
For Lent 2006, while he was Suffragan Bishop of Shrewsbury, he committed himself to living on the Minimum Wage. He is author of a stream of books, and has sat on many influential committees within the Church of England. Among his hobbies are theatre, gardening, walking and skiing.
More info in the MenUnited Newsletter.
This Breakfast should prove very popular, so please book your place early!
Tickets are £8.50. Pay at the door, but places must be booked beforehand - up to Wednesday 25 April.
Booking implies payment. Cancellations can only be made before the 25th.
Book by e-mail () or by phone (01225 571375).

Important Listing Saturday 29 April, 9.30am-12.30pm: Sudans Link Events
'You are always in my heart*' Sudans Deanery Links Day 2017 at Shaftesbury School
Hear updates on Sudan and our links at Diocesan-wide and Deanery levels, plus an open forum on getting money out there.
Tea and coffee available—if you bring a packed lunch, extra time can be spent sharing information with other Deaneries until 1.30 pm.
Poster here
*“I thank my God for you every time I think of you, and every time I pray for you, I pray with joy… you are always in my heart” (Ephesians 1: 3,4,7).
Book via , or phone 01963 23726.

Saturday 29 April, 2pm: Family Worship Events
‘Duggie Dug Dug Goes Wild!’ at Pewsey Vale School, SN9 5EW
(Bring your own cushion)
Poster here 
Tickets £2.50 each from members of the clergy or .

Saturday 29 April, 7.30pm
Apollo5 A Cappella Quintet at Longbridge Deverill Church
The acclaimed London-based a cappella quintet, praised for their purity of sound and for their engaging and entertaining performances, will perform a range of sacred and secular classical, retro jazz and pop. 
Tickets: £15
Details at www.deverillsfestival.com.
Tickets via 01985 844385 or .

Updated Listing Sunday 30 April
Godparents’ Sunday
Ideas and resources here 

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May 2017

Monday 1 May
St Philip & St James’ Church in Chapmanslade will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the church and the consecration of the churchyard.
Our village church will be celebrating its 150th anniversary on Monday 1st May. We are planning an afternoon “Songs of Praise” service, which will be led by the Bishop of Ramsbury. This will be followed by cake and a cup of tea in the village hall. We hope all the village will join in the celebration.
Do you have any treasured memories of the church that you could share with us, or photographs of Sunday School outings, weddings or christenings? An exhibition is being planned by the village history group and anything you could lend us will be much appreciated (and carefully looked after).
Inquiries to Keith Muston at .

Tuesday 2-Thursday 11 May: Pilgrimages
A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, led by Revds Simon Evans and Jonathan Foster.
Travelling with McCabe Pilgrimages, staying in Jerusalem and Tiberias, we will be visiting many sites in and around the Old City of Jerusalem as well as Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus, Caesarea Philippi, Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes and sailing on the Sea of Galilee. We will also visit a couple of Christian-founded charities, a School/Orphanage and a Rehabilitation Centre, to see their work.
Inquiries and bookings via  or .

Important Listing Thursday 4 May, 10.30am-4pm: Social Justice
Feeding Our Future at the Innovations Centre, Exeter EX4 4RN
A day conference on poverty, hunger, and the future of food. Speakers include Bishop Tim Thornton, theologian Sam Ewell, and others.
Workshops include ‘beyond foodbanks’, ‘community food systems’, ‘using church resources for food’, ‘addressing food and fuel poverty’, ‘children and food matters’, and more.
Poster here 
£15 including lunch and drinks.
Inquiries and bookings via Joanie Harris: , 01392 294940.

Friday 5 May, 7pm: Charity Events
Chamber Music Concert at St Martin's Church, Shipton Gorge DT6 4NA
Baroque chamber music concert by Rossignol, a distinguished ensemble playing their Sherborne Festival programme. Works by Scarlatti, Locatelli. Tickets £10 to include wine during the interval. Proceeds towards church repairs.
Inquiries to Hugh King: 01308 898511, .

Saturday 6 May, 10am-1.30pm
The Churches Together Mission Forum at Wimborne Minster, Wimborne BH21 1HT
The theme of the Forum will be 'Bamboo Faith: Growing the Church in Uncertain Times.' The keynote speaker will be Howard Mellor. Howard and his wife Rosie have recently returned from 5 years of serving the Methodist Church in Hong Kong. Howard was previously the Principal of Cliff College.
Coffee will be served upon arrival. The Forum will be followed by a brief AGM and a light lunch. There is no charge for this event.
Inquiries to Katja Babei via .

Saturday 6 May, 10am-4pm: Song & Hymn Writers Foundation
Hymn Writers Workshop at St Paul’s, London W1U 3HW
With Noël Tredinnick, Martin Leckebusch, Joel Payne and Roger Peach
A day of insight, practical training and fellowship for composers and lyricists alike.
In addition to the main sessions, the day will split into two tracks. 'Music' is led by renowned composer, arranger and conductor Noël Tredinnick. 'Words' is led by one of the UK’s leading contemporary hymn writers, Martin Leckebusch. Together with Resound Worship’s Joel Payne & Jubilate’s Roger Peach, they will draw on their experience in church music ministry and the writing and publication of countless hymns and songs, as they deliver presentations and practical workshops. There will also be an opportunity for writers to receive feedback on their own work.
The day is intended to be accessible to the beginner whilst also providing the more experienced with tools and encouragement to improve their craft. Refreshments provided but delegates should bring their own lunch, or use one of the many outlets nearby. Registration & coffee from 10am; programme begins at 10.30am.
Flyer here
Tickets £21. Online booking and further information are available at www.jubilate.co.uk/events. Or book by post: 49 Snells Nook Lane,
Nanpantan, Loughborough LE11 3YA. Please make cheques payable to ‘Song & Hymn Writers Foundation CIO’ and enclose an SAE.
Bursaries are available; please contact us for more details via  or 01509 558467.

Important Listing Saturday 6 May, 2.30pm: Prayer Events
Intervene17: a day of worship and intercession for Dorset at Dorchester Football Stadium
This is a call to intercession for the people who live in our beautiful county. Wherever you live, from Shaftesbury to Portland, or from Ringwood to Lyme Regis; we invite you to join us in the Dorchester Football Stadium to spend the day worshipping God and crying out to him for Dorset.
More details here 
Watch the YouTube video here 
Follow the Twitter hashtag #intervene17 for up-to date-info.
Inquire via 07899 737540, 01305 777673 or email .

Saturday 6 May, 7pm
An Evening with Fiona Castle at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hilperton BA14 7RJ
We are delighted to welcome Fiona Castle to Hilperton in May. She is an international speaker and writer, and is the widow of the well- known entertainer Roy.
Since Roy’s death from lung cancer in 1994, Fiona’s anthologies have inspired, comforted and encouraged her readers on life’s journey. We now have the opportunity to hear her speak and everyone is welcome.
Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this event, but there will be a retiring collection towards the heating fund for a replacement boiler, which will ensure that the church is comfortable for all those who come in through the doors next winter.
This is an evening not to be missed!
Please contact Marilyn Stubbs (01225 753118) for any queries.

Updated Listing Saturday 6 May, 7.30pm: Edington Arts
The Welsh Sinfonia Wind Quintet in concert at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
The Welsh Sinfonia Wind Quintet is composed of the Wind Principals from Wales' leading chamber orchestra, an innovative and talented ensemble which has played two very successful and enjoyable concerts at the Wiltshire Music Centre last year and this. Like the Principals from the Orchestra of St John, they are highly talented and experienced chamber ensemble players, who will explore with gusto music written for their more unusual instrumental combinations. French horn, bassoon, oboe, clarinet and flute offer an infinite variety of sound, which has excited composers from Haydn to Ibert.
Their programme for this concert at Edington Church includes Divertimenti from Haydn and Malcolm Arnold, early Hungarian dances by the 20th century Hungarian composer Ferenc Farcas, a Quintet in E flat by the late 18th/early 19th century Czech composer Anton Reicha, three short pieces by the 20th century French composer Jacques Ibert - jazzy, folksy tuneful stuff with more than a hint of Gershwin and a bit of Vaughan Williams - two of Britten's Metamorphoses for solo oboe, a Rossini quartet, and three shanties by Malcolm Arnold.
Tickets are available from Christine Laslett on 01380 831256 or by emailing , at £20 front nave, £15 rear nave, and £10 sides.

Monday 8 May, 7pm or 8.10pm: Bournemouth William Temple Association
With the Bishop of Winchester or his Representative.
The Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues. Programme here.
Dinner for members (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time. Annual subscription: £14 (£26 for couples). Monthly non-member charge: £2. Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £15. Hotel charge for attendance at lecture only: £2.50 (to include coffee at 8pm).
Further information from John Newbold via 01202-761749 or jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

8-14 May
Dying Matters Awareness Week
Every year the Dying Matters coalition holds an Awareness Week.
Suggestions, advice and resources are available here.

Important Listing Thursday 11 May, from 6.30pm: Social Justice
‘Children’s Chance – Question Time’ at the Guildhall, Salisbury
With Bishop Nicholas, MPs Frank Field and John Glen, and Jill Kirby. Chaired by Children’s Chance President Andrew Harvey.
Come and join the debate about child poverty and lack of opportunity: causes, consequences and solutions. Doors open from 6.30pm; bar open from 6.45pm; main event at 7.30pm.
Flyer here 
Tickets and further information from www.childrenschance.co.uk.

 Saturday 13 May, 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.

Sunday 14 May, 11am-4-30pm: Charity Events
Minterne Open Day at Minterne House, Dorchester DT2 7AR
An event in aid of St Andrew's Church and the RNLI with a variety of stalls, cream teas, plant stall and a demonstration by the world longbow champion! You can also walk around the wonderful garden at Minterne House.
Adults £5, children free. 
Inquiries to Heather Smith via 01300 341711 or .

16-18 May: RSCM Events
'Strengthen for Service: manage and maintain your music'
at Rocknell Manor Farm, Westleigh EX16 7ES
An ideal course if you’re in training, in the early years of your ministry, or in a time of transition. Led by the RSCM’s Head of Ministerial Training, Revd Helen Bent. 
Full board: £265/ £280. Flyer here

Thursday 18 May, 7.30pm: Council of Christians and Jews
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism in the UK, at Bournemouth Reform Synagogue, Bournemouth BH1 3PA
Rabbi Wittenberg will talk about his book 'My Dear Ones', which weaves together the strands of an ancient rabbinical family with the history of Europe during the Second World War. My Dear Ones takes us on a tumultuous journey throughout Europe and the United States and tells the moving story of a family whose lives hang by a silken thread but whose faith in God remains unshakeable throughout.
He was born in Glasgow in 1957 to a family of German Jewish origin with rabbinic ancestors, read English at King’s College Cambridge (1976-9). After two years teaching and social work in Israel and England he took a PGCE at Goldsmith’s College, London, trained for the rabbinate at Leo Baeck College London, receiving ordination in 1987, and continued his studies to gain a further rabbinic qualification from his teacher Dr. Aryeh Strikovsky in Israel. He is rabbi of the New North London Synagogue and has taken a leading role in the development of the Masorti Movement for traditional non-fundamentalist Judaism in England. 
Further information here 
Event poster here 
£3 admission includes refreshments.
For more information, email .

Saturday 20 May, 2.30pm: Charity Events
Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches May Fayre at Corsley Manor Farm, by kind permission of Claire and Chris da Costa.
Stalls include Plants, Cakes and Produce, Raffle, 50/50 Club Draw, and Cream Teas. Children’s Games and Activities.
Want to run your own stall? A limited number of pitches available. Pay us £10 and keep the profit you make or donate it to your favourite charity. Contact Phil, on 01985 8328845, for details. 
Donations of produce, cakes, tarts, jam, bedding plants, perennials etc gratefully received. A fun afternoon for the whole family, raising funds for our parish churches.
If you can help, contact Judith (01985 832803) or Stella (01985 832230).

Sunday 21 May, 3pm
Young Organists' Platform Concert at Edington Priory, BA13 4QN
Come and hear the organists of tomorrow from across the Diocese perform on Edington Priory's magnificent new Harrison and Harrison organ.
Poster here 
Admission free with retiring collection. www.pipeup.org.uk.
Inquiries to Chris Totney via 01672 562886 or .

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.

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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 

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: Christians Aware Study Periods in the South West
‘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!
More info 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 .

Updated Listing 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 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 .

 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: 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.

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July 2017

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 – 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

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 .

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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