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...are usually updated on Mondays.

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Important Listing = Important/ diocesan

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

The very latest updates are:

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

Updated ListingSaturday 31 January, 7pm
Quiz for Bikes
at Shaw School Hall, SN12 8EQ
Fish and Chip supper with quiz evening to raise funds to purchase bicycles for ministers in Sudan to travel around more easily. All are welcome to come along and join us for an enjoyable and light-hearted evening out to brighten the January gloom. Only £6 per person including supper.
Inquiries to Margaret Beament: 01225 899302.

Updated ListingSaturday 31 January, 7-9pm
Bellringing practice
at St Mary's Charminster
Grandsire Caters and above, and London S Royal if we get enough, which we did last time.
Inquiries: dcacbr@gmail.com.

Updated ListingSunday 1 February, 1.30-2.30pm
Winter Blues? Come along and join a scratch choir
from Harnham Junior School and then sing at our Community Christingle service 3-3.45pm. Tea and cake provided in between! Venue: Harnham Junior School Hall, Saxon Rd, Harnham.
Email the Revd Becky Roberts via reverendbecky@gmail.com, or ring 01722 333564.

Updated ListingTuesday 3 February, 2.30pm
Snowdrop Service
at Blandford Church
There will be readings, hymns & prayers to remember loved ones. Everyone welcome. Refreshments afterwards.
For more information, please see the church website at www.bfpc.org.uk or contact Jill Cuss (01258-456260, office@bfpc.org.uk).

Updated ListingSaturday 7 February, 3pm onwards
Dorset County Association of Church Bellringers AGM
in Preston
Ringing 3pm.
Service 4pm.
Tea 4.45pm approx.
AGM 5.30pm approx
Please email dcacbr@gmail.com to give an indication of numbers for tea.
Other news items have been posted on Bradpole Ringing Centre.

Updated Listing25 February-25 March
Salisbury Cathedral Lent Programme
Click here for a preview

 

Current events

Until 31 January
Memory - an exhibition by Simon Shaw
at Bournemouth Library, BH2 5RQ
Commemorating the Kindertransport and Holocaust Memorial Day.
For further details and opening hours, download a flyer here.

Until 4 February
Artist Bruce Munro’s ‘Star’
shines at Salisbury Cathedral
A special installation in time for Christmas. A Star of Bethlehem is projected onto the Cathedral’s famous ‘living water’ font. More info here.

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

 

January 2015

Monday 26 January, 10am
The Annual Holocaust Memorial Day
for Dorset students at Lytchett Minster School, BH16 6JD
For Heads of History, RE and Six Forms of Dorset Secondary and Middle Schools.
Inquiries to living.judaism@ntlworld.comBriefing sheet here.

Tuesday 27 January, 3.45pm
A plaque commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
will be unveiled opposite the Town Hall in Bournemouth Gardens.
For more information, download a flyer here.

Tuesday 27 January, 5.30pm
Holocaust Memorial Day
at Salisbury Cathedral
The Cathedral will remember victims of the Holocaust in a special Evensong. The theme this year is ‘Keep the memory alive’. The service includes focussed readings and prayers, involving local partners in this annual commemoration.

Wednesday 28 January, 12.30pm: BU and AUB Chaplaincy Lectures
‘Oceanography, Climate Change and Christianity - God's Story and the Earth's Story’
at Student Hall, Bournemouth University BH12 5BB
With Mericv Strokosz of the Faraday Trust.
Free buffet lunch, talk at 1pm, finished by 2pm. Please park at the front of the University.
Contact Canon Dr Bill Merrington: 01202 965383, bmerrington@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Friday 30 January, 12noon-1pm
Latvia Link Meeting
at Church House, Salisbury
A short meeting to discuss a possible visit to Latvia in either June or September 2015, including the Cesis Deanery, north east of Riga. Didzis Kreicbergs (Rural Dean) and Intars Jonitis were at the summer clergy conference: see clip here. The group would share ‘Renewing Hope’ ideas with members of their churches. There may be time to visit Riga Dom, Luther College, the Archbishop's Chancellory and St Saviour, the ‘English’ Church. If you are interested in joining the group, contact Canon Paul Richardson on 01380 724689, or via paul.richardson8@btinternet.com.

Friday 30 January, 12.45-1.30pm.
Lunchtime Concert
at Sarum College, Salisbury
Frida Backman (violin) and Lynda Smith (piano).
Details and booking 

Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February
Choral Weekend Workshops
in Easterton and Lavington
Saturday 31 January, 10am-4pm at Easterton Village Hall, SN10 4PS
Sunday 1 February, 10am-4.30pm at Lavington Community Hall, SN10 4DG
We will be using the Novello 1999 Brahms German Requiem edition, and will be singing in English. Scores available, or bring your own. Conductor: Michael Cobb, Musical Director of Orchestra Vitae and postgraduate student of conducting at the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama. Weekend workshop £20; audience £5 for 6pm performance of Brahms' Requiem.
To book, or for more info, please contact Jane Ford: fordjane@btinternet.com, 07746 788153.

Updated ListingSaturday 31 January, 7pm
Quiz for Bikes
at Shaw School Hall, SN12 8EQ
Fish and Chip supper with quiz evening to raise funds to purchase bicycles for ministers in Sudan to travel around more easily. All are welcome to come along and join us for an enjoyable and light-hearted evening out to brighten the January gloom. Only £6 per person including supper.
Inquiries to Margaret Beament: 01225 899302.

Updated ListingSaturday 31 January, 7-9pm
Bellringing practice
at St Mary's Charminster
Grandsire Caters and above, and London S Royal if we get enough, which we did last time.
Inquiries: dcacbr@gmail.com.

Saturday 31 January, 7.30pm
Eternal Voices Concert: Music to Honour their Courage
at Salisbury Cathedral
The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band), in conjunction with the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, repeat their successful concert previously staged in Exeter, Chichester and Coventry Cathedral. Tickets cost £15, £20 & £25, available from the Salisbury Playhouse. Book online or call 01722 32033. More details.

Saturday 31 January, 7.30pm
Concert by BSO Ensemble Kokoro
at St Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas DT2 7JQ
Kokoro is the new music ensemble of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Programme includes music from Henry Purcell, Joe Duddell and Oliver Messiaen. Wine and refreshments available. Tickets £9 in advance from Sandy and Alan Morrell: 01300 341332.

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February 2015

Important ListingResources for Education Sunday, 1st February, are now available on the Education Sunday 2015 web page, which also includes material provided by the Student Christian Movement.

Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February
Choral Weekend Workshops
in Easterton and Lavington
Saturday 31 January, 10am-4pm at Easterton Village Hall, SN10 4PS
Sunday 1 February, 10am-4.30pm at Lavington Community Hall, SN10 4DG
We will be using the Novello 1999 Brahms German Requiem edition, and will be singing in English. Scores available, or bring your own. Conductor: Michael Cobb, Musical Director of Orchestra Vitae and postgraduate student of conducting at the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama. Weekend workshop £20; audience £5 for 6pm performance of Brahms' Requiem.
To book, or for more info, please contact Jane Ford: fordjane@btinternet.com, 07746 788153.

Updated ListingSunday 1 February, 1.30-2.30pm
Winter Blues? Come along and join a scratch choir
from Harnham Junior School and then sing at our Community Christingle service 3-3.45pm. Tea and cake provided in between! Venue: Harnham Junior School Hall, Saxon Rd, Harnham.
Email the Revd Becky Roberts via reverendbecky@gmail.com, or ring 01722 333564.

Sunday 1 February, 6.30pm
‘Christ is the Light of the World’
at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
Service for Candlemas. Enjoy music, readings and reflections for the end of the Christmas season by candlelight. All welcome.
Contact Mrs Eve Homer: admin@canfordparish.org.

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.

Monday 2 February, 7.30pm
‘The Story of the SS St Louis and the Local Connection’
in the Menorah Suite, Bournemouth BH1 1PW
Speaker: Josephine Jackson. An event in support of Holocaust Memorial Day - admission is free.
Inquiries: ccjbaw@gmail.com.

Updated ListingTuesday 3 February, 2.30pm
Snowdrop Service
at Blandford Church
There will be readings, hymns & prayers to remember loved ones. Everyone welcome. Refreshments afterwards.
For more information, please see the church website at www.bfpc.org.uk or contact Jill Cuss (01258-456260, office@bfpc.org.uk).

Friday 6 February 2015, 7pm
Malcolm Guite Poetry Reading & Book Launch
at Sarum College, Salisbury
Malcolm is Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge, a poet and singer-songwriter. More info here. Book early! Tickets are £3.
Inquiries and bookings: bookshop@sarum.ac.uk.

Saturday 7 February (girls)
Voice Trials
at Salisbury Cathedral
Looking to recruit new choristers in school years 3 and 4. For more information contact Katy Davies: chorister.recruitment@salcath.co.uk or 07979 378926.

Updated ListingSaturday 7 February, 3pm onwards
Dorset County Association of Church Bellringers AGM
in Preston
Ringing 3pm.
Service 4pm.
Tea 4.45pm approx.
AGM 5.30pm approx
Please email dcacbr@gmail.com to give an indication of numbers for tea.
Other news items have been posted on Bradpole Ringing Centre.

Saturday 7 February, 6.15-7.15pm
Labyrinth
at Salisbury Cathedral
A special Labyrinth will be set up in the North Transept. Come and walk it for a period of peace and quiet, to prepare for the season of Lent.

Wednesday 11 February, 12:30pm: BU and AUB Chaplaincy Lectures
‘Understanding Hinduism Today’
at Student Hall, Bournemouth University BH12 5BB
With Shemil Matthew.
Free buffet lunch, talk at 1pm, finished by 2pm. Please park at the front of the University.
Contact Canon Dr Bill Merrington: 01202 965383, bmerrington@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Thursday 12 February 2015, 7.30pm
‘Something for the Soul’:
a concert featuring Garth Hewitt at Holy Trinity Church, Bradford-on-Avon
Garth has a special commitment to the Middle East. Singing songs and telling stories from around the world, he presents a moving, challenging spirituality that is both warm and inspiring. Organised by Bradford-on-Avon Churches Together (BACT) with Bradford-on-Avon Friends of Palestine (BOAFOP). Tickets will be on sale from 12 January. More details to follow.
Contact number: 07505 260666.

Saturday 14 February 2015
Chorister Award Examinations
at Salisbury Cathedral, SP1 2EF
Examination session for Choristers entering for the Dean's and Bishop's Award to Choristers. Main page here. Deadline was 10 January 2015.
Inquiries to David King: awards.sdcfg@salisbury.anglican.org.

Saturday-Sunday 14-15 February, 12noon-4pm
Snowdrop Weekend
at St George's Church, Damerham SP6 3HD
Annual Snowdrop Weekend. Come and see the wonderful display of snowdrops growing in the ancient churchyard, inside the church will be homemade refreshments and various stalls and a very warm welcome to everyone. Do come and help raise funds to keep this ancient church in working order!
Inquiries to Cathy and John Godber, Churchwardens: 01725 518350.

Thursday 19 February, 7.30pm
'Talking to One Another - Issues in Jewish Christian Relations'
at The Menorah Suite, Bournemouth BH1 1PW
With Dr Jane Clements, Director of the Council of Christians and Jews
Dr Clements is a Christian with an MA in Hebrew and Jewish Studies and a PhD in Holocaust Education. With a background in Religious Education, Jane has many years of experience in interfaith relations. Between 2004 and 2008 she worked intensively with Israeli and Palestinian students from the Olive Tree programme. Jane serves on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Anglican Commission to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Poster here.
Inquiries: ccjbaw@gmail.com.

Friday 20 February, 7pm
Dick Whittington
at St Mark’s Church, Salisbury
The Alabaré Happy Mondays Writing Workshop Group proudly presents their Fifth Annual Pantomime. Light Refreshments; Lucky Programme; Raffle. Poster here. Advance tickets are available until 16 February (adult £6; child aged up to 15 £4). On the night: adult £7; child (aged up to 15) £5. Tickets available from Alabaré Fundraising on 01722 322882 or fundraising@alabare.co.uk. www.alabare.co.uk.

Friday 20 February, 7.30pm
The Welsh Sinfonia Wind Quintet
in concert at Priory Church, Edington BA13 4PG
Principals from Wales' leading chamber orchestra, The Welsh Sinfonia, come to Edington to perform the first concert of the year for Edington Arts. They will play music either written or arranged for combinations of flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and horn. Full programme and Box Office details available online from www.edingtonarts.org. Please book by Thursday 19 February!
Inquiries to Anne Curtis: music@edingtonarts.org.

Updated Listing25 February-25 March
Salisbury Cathedral Lent Programme
Click here for a preview

Saturday 28 February, from 9.30am
Come and Sing Mozart's Requiem
at United Church, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DD
Led by Rupert Bevan, the choir’s director of music with whom they recently performed Elgar’s ‘Dream of Gerontius’, and Ruth Davidge, assistant conductor and vocal coach. Refreshments at the morning and afternoon break will be provided and there are several places nearby for lunch. There are three car parks in the town and the church is only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station as well as on the 265 (Bath-Trowbridge) bus route.
The workshop begins at 10am with registration from 9.30am. At 4.30pm, the day will conclude with a complete performance of the Requiem with soloists. Family and friends are warmly invited to attend free of charge. The workshop will finish at approximately 5.30pm.
The cost is £15 for the day. Scores can be hired for an additional £2.00.
To take part, please contact Mrs Catherine Mitchell. Tel: 01225 722381 Email: cam.2107@live.co.uk.

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March 2015

1-6 March
Holocaust Memorial Week
www.hmd.org.uk 

1-6 March
‘Hero of Rwandan Genocide’
at the Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester
As one of the top schools in the UK for teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide, the Thomas Hardye School will be hosting Dr Carl Wilkens during a short lecture tour of the SW of England during the school’s Holocaust Memorial Week 2015. Dr Wilkens was the Director of the aid agency ADRA during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and saved the lives of over 200 orphans at the Gisimba Orphanage, as well as numerous others, after refusing a US presidential order to evacuate Rwanda in April 1994. Since the genocide, he has devoted his life to genocide prevention, human rights promotion and the development of genocide education.
Dr Wilkens is keen to engage with as many people as possible during his March 2015 tour. Requests for interviews, lectures and appearances should be made through Kevin Matthews at the Thomas Hardye School: kmatthews@thomas-hardye.net.

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.

Saturday 7 March
Where’s the Justice?

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

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

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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.

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

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May 2015

Monday 11 May: Bournemouth William Temple Association
The Bishop of Basingstoke
will represent the Bishop of Winchester.
A two-course members’ dinner (£14.50) is served at 7pm; coffee at 8pm; lecture at 8.10pm.
Attendance at lecture only: Hotel charge of £2.50 plus WTA charge of £2.00 for non-members includes coffee at 8pm. Annual subscription: £14.00 (£26.00 for married couples).
Further information from John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

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

22-25 May
‘Wheels of Time’ Flower Festival
at The Minster Church of St Cuthburga, Wimborne Minster BH211EB
The first major Flower Festival for 5 years will take place in Wimborne Minster over the Spring Bank Holiday in May 2015. It will include a Floral Carpet, a number of large tableaux and numerous arrangements prepared by local Flower Clubs and the Minster's own arrangers. www.wimborneminster.org.uk
Contact Mrs Christine Oliver: 01202 888703, olivers.wimborne@tiscali.co.uk.

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June 2015

Important ListingSAVE THE DATE: Sunday 14 June 2015
Join the Bishop in a pilgrimage from Old Sarum to the Cathedral to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta – a document that changed the world.

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

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September 2015

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

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October 2015

Sunday 11 October 2015, 6pm
'Church, State, Freedom': the 2015 Diocesan Choral Festival
at Salisbury Cathedral
A celebration of Magna Carta with music by Stanford, Ley and Llewellyn.
Full details here.

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Iraqi Christians In Need

Charity concerts in aid of Iraqi Christians
There are currently some 80,000 displaced Christians, and there is significant need in the freezing winter months. Carl Bahoshy offers organ concerts in aid of Iraqi Christians In Need (ICIN). Sample repertoire here.
For more information, visit www.icin.org.uk,
Email c.j.bahoshy@googlemail.com 
Or ring 07732 155612.

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