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Red asteriskMonday 22 September, 7.30pm
Christian Ethics & Global Finance

At Digby Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3NL
With Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP for North Somerset, practising Catholic and hedge fund manager. More details here.
Ring 01935 812452 (office hours only).

Red asteriskSaturday 27 September, 7.30pm
The Magnard Ensemble
in St Peter’s Church, Stourton Caundle
A unique opportunity to hear a group of Britain’s most talented young musicians: recent graduates and current holders of two group chamber music fellowships from the Royal Academy of Music. Hannah Rankin (Bassoon); Suzie Watson (Flute); Mana Shibata (Oboe);
Joe Shiner (Clarinet); Jonathan Farey (French Horn). Tickets £15 each (to include refreshments in the interval). Flyer here. Proceeds to St Peter’s Church.
Contact Tim/ Maureen Villiers: 01963 364384. maureen@familyvilliers.co.uk.

Red asteriskTuesday 30 September, 9am-12.00noon
Open the Book Beginners Training
At Holy Angels, Lilliput BH14 4JX
For clergy, LLMs, teachers and anyone who delivers collective worship in primary schools.

Red asteriskTuesday 14 October, 9.15am-3.30pm
Open the Book Conference
At the DEC, Wilton SP2 0FG
Celebrate and pray for the work of 'Open the Book' across the diocese for OTB’s 15th birthday. New website; new resources; Advent and Christmas stories, props and follow-on activities! £12.

Red asteriskSaturday 18 October, 10am-4pm
'Partnerships between the Churches, Other Faiths and Secular Organisations':
the Churches Visitor and Tourism Association Southern Symposium at St James' Priory, Bristol.
Speakers include Terry Stevens from Churches Tourism Network Wales, David Worthington from New Room, Bristol, and representatives from Destination Bristol.
The Revd Nigel Lacey will give details of his research into open and closed churches across much of Britain, Richard Tulloch will speaking on his work with 'thankful parishes' across Somerset and Martyn Goss will give details of his work with the Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity.
Cost of the event is £25 per person. TO BE CONFIRMED: a joint evening meal on the Saturday may incur additional expenses.
Main contact for enquiries: canonjbrown@mac.com.

Red asteriskSunday 19 October, 6:30pm
A service of Healing and Wholeness
at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
An opportunity for all to light a candle and pray for those who need healing in body, mind or spirit, as well as receiving prayer and anointing.
Contact Eve Homer: 01202 882270.

Red asteriskSaturday 15 November, 10am-4pm
‘Hope for Tomorrow’
at St Mary’s Longfleet, Poole BH15 2JD
Exploring some of the issues in science, medicine, technology and Christian faith, following Jesus in our rapidly changing world. Human Enhancement will be the particular focus: both the desire to use medicine to make sick people well and to make healthy people superhuman. ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ aims to be suitable for all adults as well as curious teenagers. It will include activities, video clips and discussion as well as short talks.
£12 (or £8 concessions). Flyer here.
Email Justin Tomkins (justin.tomkins@smlpoole.org.uk) or ring 01202 253527.

 

September 2014

National Call to Prayer
15 and 16 September

In partnership with World Korean Prayer Mission.
www.ndopw.com
@ukprayermission

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.

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

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, 5-9pm
Food Hygiene Course
at Guys Marsh Prison, near Shaftesbury
Primarily for Messy Church groups but open to others if there are spaces.
Cost: £20 per person. Cheque made payable to EXPIA CIC and sent to Church House for the attention of Penny Joyce.  Full names of people must be received before the event and places reserved by contacting Penny Joyce for security reasons!
Email Penny (penny.joyce@salisbury.anglican.org) or ring 01722 411944.

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.

Thursday 25 September, 7pm
Fundraising Sudan Supper
at St Peter's Church, Parkstone BH140NN
Ploughman's Supper & Homemade Puddings with presentations by speakers from the Poole Africa Link Team about the work between Poole Hospital and Wau Hospital, South Sudan. Organised by St Peter's Mothers' Union. Supper profits to Wau. Raffle proceeds to Christian Aid South Sudan. Tickets £7.
Contact the Parish Office: 01202 749085, st-peters-park@btconnect.com.

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).

Saturday 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 

Saturday 27 September, 2-4pm
Teddy Bear Parachute Jump and Picnic
at St Mary’s Upton Scudamore
Enquiries to 01985 212863 or contact@stmarysuptonscudamore.org.uk.

Saturday, 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.

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 

Thursday 2 October, 9.30am
Blessing of Cross
at Okeford Fitzpaine CE VA School, DT11 0RF
Blessing of a New Cross by Nicholas, Bishop of Salisbury in the school grounds on the occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the school.
Contact Keith Bradley: k.bradley5@btinternet.com.

Saturday 4 October, 10.30am
Village Fun Day
at Okeford Fitzpaine CE VA School, DT11 0RF
Opened by Olympic Gold Medallist Peter Wilson MBE. Wessex Highlanders Pipes and Drummers; Jamie Jigsaw Children's Entertainer; Bouncy Castle; Historical Archives. Free entry: everyone welcome.
Contact Keith Bradley: k.bradley5@btinternet.com.

Saturday 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

Saturday 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.

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, 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.

Saturday 11 October, 9.45am-5pm
Walk Through the Bible
in Chiseldon Church Hall
A Journey through the Old Testament in a refreshing interactive way. Experience the Bible as it was originally heard and discussed in ancient times. Get a fresh insight into stories we know well and enjoy memorable ways to recall the key theme of each book. Cost is £14 per person with an excellent full-colour workbook. Children 11-16 are welcome to attend with a full paying adult.
Contact either your local church or the Revd Candice Marcus: 01672 540311, revcandicemarcus@gmail.com.

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.

Saturday 11 October, 7.30pm
Fun Quiz Night
at the Seend Pavilion
Featuring Michael Gamble’s brilliant themed and visual quiz for all the family + raffle and bar.
Tickets include light refreshments. Prices are: £5 per adult, £3 for under-16s, £25 for a table group of up to 6. Profits to the Friends of Christ Church, Bulkington.
Contact Maureen Allchin: 01380 828931.

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.

Monday 13 October, 7.30pm
Charity Supper
at the Three Elms Inn in aid of Longmead Community Farm
A delicious three course Indian-inspired dinner for the start of National Curry Week.
Tickets are £25. Details: www.thethreeelmsinn.co.uk.
Contact The Three Elms on 01935 812881.

Thursday 16 October
Faith in Maintenance Training Day
at Savill Hall, Cattistock DT2 0JH
Contact Colm O’Kelly (colm.okelly@spab.org.uk, 07776 185668) or Graham Perryman (01300 320284).

Friday 17 October, 7.30pm: Edington Arts
Organ recital
by Benjamin Nicholas, Reed Rubin Organist and Director of Music at Merton College Oxford, and Director of Edington Music Festival. His programme of Bach, Sweelinck, Walton, Rheinberger, Jackson and Edmundson will be a revelation to anyone who is used to hearing an organ only as part of a church service – and will be followed by a glass of wine or soft drink and a chance to chat to Mr Nicholas. Part of the Royal College of Organists’ 150th Celebrations. Tickets are £15 (front nave), £10 (rear nave) and £8 (sides). Under-19s get in free.
Anyone interested in reserving seats for this concert, and in getting onto the Edington Arts mailing list for news of all forthcoming events, should visit www.edingtonarts.org or ring 01380 831454.

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

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

Saturday 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.

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

Sunday 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.

Wednesday 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.

Black 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.
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

Black AsteriskSunday 1 February 2015
Education Sunday 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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