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...are usually updated on Mondays.

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Current Events

July
Feed our Tree
 at Lytchett Matravers
A seed was sown for a fundraising activity at our Open Day in St Mary’s church in May.
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but leaves do. Help put the leaves back on our tree before Christmas. For every meal raising funds for the church, a date and amount will be entered onto the leaf and attached to the tree. Pop into the church to check where we have got to.
It doesn’t matter if you are having a meal for 1 or 21; whether it is lunch, dinner, tea, garden party or a picnic; whether you ask your guests to make a donation of £2 or £20 it all adds up and will help our re-ordering project.
Inquiries to Debbie Phipps: 01202 632858.

Until September 2015
London, British Library
Magna Carta: Law, Liberty. Legacy

Major exhibition at the British Library. More here.

Until September 2015
Barons' Charter Trail
Set foot on a trail of Salisbury's hidden corners in search of its modern barons, 35 exciting new sculptures painted by local artists. A partnership project between Wild In Art and The Trussell Trust.
Wild in Art promotes public art and interaction by bringing art onto the streets. The Trussell Trust is a Salisbury-based charity that works nationally and internationally to combat poverty and social exclusion. Proceeds from the sale of the Barons' sculptures at the end of the summer will go towards supporting its activities. More details here.

Click here for the collected Magna Carta events up to and including 11 October 2015.

 

July 2015

Important Listing7-10 July 2015
Salisbury Cathedral, 7.30pm each night
Magna Cantata
200 school children fill Salisbury Cathedral's nave with catchy songs and entertaining lyrics charting the course of Magna Carta from King John's time to the present day. Tickets: £2.50 for children and £5 for adults. More details here.

Wednesday 8 July, 10.30am-12.30pm
The Staff of Footprints invite you to their office launch and opening
by Cllrs Blair Crawford and Amadeo Angiolini at Henley Court, 32 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3PD. Do drop in for a coffee  or tea!
RSVP: info@footprintsproject.co.uk.

Tuesday 9 July, 12noon-4pm
‘Developing Tweenagers/Equipping Leaders’
at the DEC, Wilton
Engaging children for long-term faith as they transition to secondary school.
Suitable for clergy, parish workers and volunteers, governors and chaplains.
Course tutor: Lizzie Whitbread. Full details here

10-12 July
Chalke Valley Youth Camp

Local churches in the Chalke Valley area are once again hosting a Youth Camp at Berwick St James Campsite. The camp is open to young people in School years 6 to 12 (they do not have to live locally). The weekend will provide an opportunity for young people to come together, have fun and explore the Christian faith. Flyer here, or there is further information on the Barford Churches website: www.stmartinsbarford.org.
The organisers are always looking to work in partnership with other churches and welcome any young people who are interested in attending. If leaders wish to accompany them that is possible but not essential. For more information about the camp and how you or young people you have contact with can get involved then contact Bruce Dunton on bruce.dunton@btconnect.com or use the booking form.

Saturday 11 July, 2pm
Holy Rood Church Fete
at Holy Rood Church, BH20 6DD
Church fete, stalls under cover include cakes, plants, books, bottles, crafts.  Game stalls include Crossbows and Catapults, Marble Run, Trebuchet, Hook a Duck, Skittles, Splat the Rat and Hat Hoopla. Great Tower Challenge includes teddies parachuting and longest teddy paraglide flight. Produce display inside church. Cream teas. Wareham Town Band. All welcome!
Inquiries to John Williams: john.williams-42@tiscali.co.uk.

Saturday 11 July, 2pm
Strawberry Tea and Historic Photograph Display
at St Thomas' Church, Ensbury Park BH10 5BN
St Thomas' Community Association are holding a Strawberry Tea, with Strawberries or Cream Tea from 2-5pm.  Included on the day will be a display of historic photographs of the local area, schools etc., and raffle. Entrance by donation.
Inquiries to Barbara Clark: 01202 772640 or bkclark@ntlworld.com.

Sunday 12 July, 1-6pm
Melksham Charity Gardens Open,
SN12 6ES
A range of 13 delightful gardens in Melksham will be open to the public to raise funds for The Children’s Society. Cream teas will be served at Place House Garden SN12 6JN or St Michael’s Church if wet. Tickets £5-children free. Available from Town Hall SN12 6ES or Tourist Information.
Inquiries to Trish Gater: peterandpatricia1@tiscali.co.uk.

Important Listing15-19 July 
Southern Cathedrals Festival
Three days of captivating music capturing the themes of Magna Carta performed by the choirs of Salisbury, Chichester and Winchester Cathedrals. More details on the festival website.

Thursday 16 July, 10am-4pm
Faith and Society
at Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3NL
Following our series on Faith and Politics in Autumn 2014 we are delighted to announce that Nick Spencer from the Theos Think Tank has agreed to return to Sherborne for a Study Day, examining in more detail the issues he raised for Faith in the Public Square during the morning session and the role of Cathedrals and Greater Churches in contemporary English society during the afternoon. Info here. Tickets £10 for the day: please book by Monday 13 July!
Inquire via Sherborne Abbey Parish Office: 01935 812452.

Thursday 16 July, 6.30pm
An Evening with Catherine Fox
at Sarum College Bookshop, Salisbury
Catherine is the author of ‘Acts and Omissions’, the wickedly funny novel of life in a Cathedral city, written from the inside. The sequel, ‘Unseen Things Above’, has just been published. Catherine Fox describes herself as Author, Dean's wife, Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and Judo black belt. More info here. Tickets £3 to include a glass of wine, and discount off any purchases.  Please reserve tickets bookshop@sarum.ac.uk; 01722 326899.

Friday 17 July, 7.30 for 7.45 pm
Sudan Event
at St Peter’s Parkstone Parish Centre
African music by the choir; update on the Poole/Wau Hospital Link by Hilary Fenton Harris; Fun Finger Buffet plus Desserts. BYO Wine, Soft Drinks Available
Tickets £6 from St Peter’s Parish Office: 01202 749085.

Saturday 18 July, 10am-4pm
10th Leigh Food Fair & Vintage/Classic Car Display
at Leigh Village Hall
Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. The Stallholders will include Adam’s Tasty Chilli Sauces, Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, Capreolus Fine Foods, Chocolate Workshop, Comins Tea, Dorset Pie Company, Dorset Shellfish Co, Dorset Sushi, Fussels Fine Foods, Hamwood Crafts, Leakers Bakery, Liberty Cakes, Little Groves Nursery, Longmeadow Organic Vegetables, Reads Coffee Roasters, Percy’s Bakery, Simply Sprinkle, Somerset Cider Brandy Co., Sushi,Thomas J Fudge, White Post Gate Honey, Wraxall Wines, Wylde Meadow Farm, and Yarty Cordials.
Barbecued Hamburgers & Sausages, Refreshments, Ice cream, Beer and Cider will be here! Entertainment includes children’s activities. A variety of interesting Veteran/Classic cars & motorbikes will also be on display. It will be opened by Josclyn Dimbleby – a well known cookery book writer.
Adults £2, children under 15 Free. Proceeds go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub, Yeovil and St Andrew’s Church, Leigh.
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. www.leighvillage.org.uk/foodfair 
Inquiries to Elizabeth Turnbull: 01935 873846 or elizabethturnbull70@btinternet.com.

Sunday 19 July, 2.30pm
History Tour of the Church and Graveyard, plus Cream Teas
at St Mary's Church, Lytchett Matravers, BH16 6BS
St Mary's at Lytchett Matravers is an 11th Century listed church which is very much loved by both the church and village communities. Its history is fascinating. Visit us on 19th July to have a tour and have some of the history explained. Information about the village history and a graveyard list will also be available. After that, relax and enjoy a Sunday afternoon cream tea. Cream Tea: (Scone, cream, jam and a pot of tea for one) £3.00.
Contact Ann on 01202 623635 or Heather on 01202 949690.

20-25 July, 10am-4pm
Celebration of Magna Carta
at St James’ Church, Trowbridge
Henry de Bohun was the Baron of Trowbridge and so was very involved in the sealing of the Magna Carta. There will be the Historical display in the church, plus a festival of flowers and a display in the churchyard in the blue, gold and white colours of Henry de Bohun’s Coat of Arms. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome!
Inquiries to Ros Histed: rjhisted@hotmail.com.

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August 2015

3-7 August, 10am-12noon
Polar Express Summer Holiday Club
at St Barnabas Church, Bearwood BH11 9TFHoliday Club for Primary aged children (5-11 year olds). Lots of fun and games and learning about the Bible in a creative way. Only £1 per family per day!
Inquire via Mrs Tina E Waterman (01202 579562), email stbarnabas@canfordparish.org, or visit the web site: www.stbarnabasbearwood.org.uk.

6-9 August, 10am -7pm
‘HOPE’ Flower Festival
at Lady St Mary, Wareham BH20 4ND
The annual Flower Festival this year has the title HOPE. Arrangers from Dorset Flower Clubs and Church Arrangers. Exhibition of craft and refreshments in the Parish Hall.
Organ music during Festival. Songs of Praise on Sunday 8 August at 6pm. Free entry; donations welcome.
Inquiries to Pat Cherrett: 01929 552087.

8-16 August
Hilfield Friary Youth Camp

Hilfield Youth Camp takes place every August at Hilfield Anglican Franciscan Friary in Dorset. It is organised by experienced volunteers and offers young people aged 13 to 17 years the chance of a fun holiday in stunning surroundings, while exploring a Christian theme. The camp is built on friendship, community and faith.
If booked before the 1st June, the cost is £120 after £150. Young people can come as individuals or as part of a group. Poster here; booking form here.
For further information, visit www.hilfieldyouthcamp.org or contact Lizzie Whitbread (07500 828184).

Tuesday 11 August: Council of Christians and Jews
CCJ Events
- afternoon in Brockenhurst to include walk and cream tea.
Inquiries to ccjbaw@gmail.com.
Download a poster here 
Download A5 flyers here 

13-16 August
The Wessex Festival 2015

A feast of glorious music! The Festival runs from and comprises an eclectic mix of concerts and choral services in six Dorset churches, a Folk night in Wimborne and two Rambles near Kingston Lacy.
The opening concert, on Thursday, 13 August, will be in St Martin’s Church, Bryanston. This beautiful church, with views of the river Stour and open countryside is the perfect setting for English Serenade. The concert includes Vaughan Williams’ masterpiece ‘The Lark Ascending’, voted the most popular piece of classical music in the 2014 Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. The soloist will be Christina Scott, Head of Strings at Bryanston School. The three choral items in the concert – Vaughan Williams’ Benedicite, David Everett’s ‘Requiem: Light Everlasting’ and the world premiere of ‘Praise and Thanksgiving’ – will be sung by the Festival’s three choirs. Concert is followed by Compline.
On Friday 14th, the Festival will be in Blandford’s amazing Georgian Parish Church for a concert by The Brunel String Quartet, who will perform an enticing programme of eclectic music by Haydn, Warlock, Karl Jenkins and Vaughan Williams. The highlight promises to be Finzi’s ‘By Footpath and Stile’ in which baritone Gareth Jones joins the quartet for a rare performance of this Thomas Hardy song cycle.
The final concert on Saturday, 15 August, will be in the fantastic surroundings of Wimborne Minster. This concert of beautiful music will include Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ and two works by Handel: ‘Zadok the Priest’ and the ‘Dettingen Te Deum’. The soloist in the Vivaldi will be Fiona McKinley, Head of Strings at Canford School.
In addition, Kingston Lacy Church will be the venue for two afternoon Young Artists Recitals and the churches in Wimborne St Giles and Child Okeford will host two Eucharists. There will also be a Festival Choral Evensong in Wimborne Minster on Sunday 16 August, followed by a relaxed evening of Folk music performed by talented local musicians in the nearby White Hart pub.
More information about the Festival and how to buy tickets can be found on the Festival’s website – www.thewessexfestival.co.uk – and by ringing the Festival Administrator, Bob Reeve, on 01202 890827.

Sunday 16 August
Cream Teas
at St Mary’s Church, Lytchett Matravers
Also includes a fresh and handmade produce stall.
Inquiries to Debbie Phipps: 01202 632858, debbiejphipps@btinternet.com.

23-30 August
60th Edington Music Festival
 at the Priory Church, Edington BA13 4QN
Over eight days, there will be 48 different pieces of choral music, including two new commissions; 26 services; 3 choirs; 5 organists each playing for half an hour before evening services, and over 60 choristers and conductors. Includes a special 60th exhibition.
Inquiries to Anne Curtis (01380 831454, info@edingtonfestival.org) or visit www.edingtonfestival.org.

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September 2015

Saturday 5 September
The Big Farm Day Out
returns for its third year in Salisbury.
More details soon!

5-6 September
The Dorset Show
Save the date! More details to follow.

Important ListingSAVE THE DATE!
Saturday 10 September
Empowering Communities through Greening the Church

South West EcoChurch Conference 2015. 
Information and booking details here.

Important ListingSaturday 12 September, 10am-6pm
Ride+Stride 2015 in Dorset

Volunteers of all ages will be pedalling for their parishes as part of the national annual Ride+Stride fundraising event. Organised locally by Dorset Historic Churches Trust, the event invites participants to cycle, walk and even ride a horse to as many churches as possible, to raise money for the maintenance and repair of Dorset’s historic churches.
Half of the monies raised by sponsors goes to the church of the participant’s choice, and the balance goes to Dorset Historic Churches Trust. In 2014 the Trust awarded grants totalling £100,000 to 21 Dorset churches.
The event presents an opportunity to explore Dorset’s spectacular church heritage and visit churches, some of which are not regularly open to the public. For more information, please visit www.dhct.co.uk or contact Anna Butler (Ride+Stride coordinator) on 01305 260004.

Important Listing16-20 September 2015
Magna Flora Flower Festival
See Salisbury Cathedral at its best in a breathtaking flower festival with floral arrangements inspired by the ideas of liberty and justice. More details here.

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.

Saturday 19 September, 6pm
Chirton Concerts - Cambini Ensemble
at St John the Baptist, Chirton SN10 3QS
The talented and versatile group of chamber musicians pay their first visit to Chirton.
Contact Anthony Mather: 01380 840261, concerts@chirton.net, www.chirton.net.

Important ListingSAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 23 September, 9.30am-4pm
SDBE Headteacher & Senior Leaders Conference
at Salisbury Racecourse, SP2 8PN
An all-day conference. Flyer here.
For further details, please contact Anna Tucker: anna.tucker@salisbury.anglican.org.

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October 2015

Monday 5 October: Bournemouth William Temple Association
Routes to Roots: God’s Love in Action in Poole
With the Revd Pat Southgate, Associate Priest at St Peter’s Parkstone                                                                                         
We meet at the Marsham Court Hotel (briefly called the Days Hotel), Russell-Cotes Road, normally on the first Monday of each month from October until May. Dinner for members (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Inquiries to John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

Important ListingSaturday 10 October, 9.30am-3.30pm
One Nation from Every Tribe, Tongue and People:
the Sudan Day 2015 at Shaftesbury School
"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands." Rev 7:9
Update on the current social and political situation in South Sudan. Hear about Salisbury responses to the crisis and how our Deanery links are going from strength to strength. Update on Salisbury Medical and Education work.… and much more, so come and join us! Flyer here.
Booking: email sudan.secretary@salisbury.anglican.org or tel 01963 23726.

Saturday 10 October, 6pm
Chirton Concerts - Larkin Quartet & Oli Hickie
at St John the Baptist, Chirton SN10 3QS
The 2015 concert season ends in style with a programme of music for strings and French horn.
Contact Anthony Mather: 01380 840261, concerts@chirton.net, www.chirton.net.

Important ListingSunday 11 October 2015
'Church, State, Freedom': the Diocesan Choral Festival 2015 at Salisbury Cathedral
A celebration of Magna Carta with music by Stanford, Ley and Llewellyn, conducted by David Halls. Choirs rehearse at 3pm (arrive 2.30).
Festival Service (all are welcome) starts at 6pm.
Briefing here 
Page here 

Important ListingSaturday 17 October
Stressed? Worried? Concerned? Come to a Celebration of Wholeness and Healing, Exploring God’s Healing and Hope
at Salisbury Cathedral
Click here for a booking form

Saturday 17 October, 7.30pm
‘Jazz @ St.Andrew’s’
in St Andrew's Church, Collingbourne Ducis SN8 3EA
Jazz @ St.Andrew’s returns with the Sarah Gillespie quartet featuring Ben Bestin on double bass, James Maddren on drums and Mercury nominated pianist Kit Downes.  All tickets £15.
Inquiries to Mike Cox via www.standrewsducis.org.uk.

Thursday 22 October: Council of Christians and Jews
‘Replacement Theology – its effects on  Christian/Jewish Relations’ with David Noakes, European Coalition for Israel.
A Council of Christians and Jews event in Bournemouth.
Download a poster here
Download A5 flyers here
Email: ccjbaw@gmail.com.

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November 2015

Monday 2 November: Bournemouth William Temple Association
Christ Through Jewish Eyes

With Rabbi Mark Solomon, Interfaith Consultant for Liberal Judaism and Rabbi to Edinburgh and Leicester Liberal Jewish Communities
We meet at the Marsham Court Hotel (briefly called the Days Hotel), Russell-Cotes Road, normally on the first Monday of each month from October until May. Dinner for members (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Inquiries to John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

Important ListingSAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday 25 November, 9.30am-4pm
Collective Worship Conference
 at the DEC, Wilton
With national speaker Shahne Vickery
Underpinning the Christian values of your church school using the new Roots and Fruits resource. Full details here

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December 2015

Monday 7 December: Bournemouth William Temple Association
The Work of Mission Aviation Fellowship

With David Firth of Mission Aviation Fellowship
We meet at the Marsham Court Hotel (briefly called the Days Hotel), Russell-Cotes Road, normally on the first Monday of each month from October until May. Dinner for members (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Inquiries to John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

Thursday 10 December: Council of Christians and Jews
Chanukah/Advent Social Event in Bournemouth.
Download a poster here
Download A5 flyers here
Email: ccjbaw@gmail.com.

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January 2016

Monday 4 January 2016: Bournemouth William Temple Association
South Sudan: A Personal Experience
                                        
With Mrs Sheila Soper of the Salisbury-Sudan Link
We meet at the Marsham Court Hotel (briefly called the Days Hotel), Russell-Cotes Road, normally on the first Monday of each month from October until May. Dinner for members (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Inquiries to John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

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February 2016

Monday 8 February 2016: Bournemouth William Temple Association
Justice and the Kingdom of God – Glimpses from the Salisbury Law Courts
With Andrew Wells, Lay Chaplain of Salisbury Law Courts
We meet at the Marsham Court Hotel (briefly called the Days Hotel), Russell-Cotes Road, normally on the first Monday of each month from October until May. Dinner for members (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Inquiries to John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

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March 2016

Monday 7 March 2016: Bournemouth William Temple Association
New Approaches to Grief in Children and Adults
With Canon Dr Bill Merrington, Chaplain of Bournemouth University
We meet at the Marsham Court Hotel (briefly called the Days Hotel), Russell-Cotes Road, normally on the first Monday of each month from October until May. Dinner for members (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Inquiries to John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

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April 2016

Monday 4 April 2016: Bournemouth William Temple Association
The Best Kept Secret – Do We Need Monks and Nuns?

The Right Reverend Dom Timothy Bavin OSB
We meet at the Marsham Court Hotel (briefly called the Days Hotel), Russell-Cotes Road, normally on the first Monday of each month from October until May. Dinner for members (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Inquiries to John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

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May 2016

Monday 9 May 2016: Bournemouth William Temple Association
The Bishop of Salisbury or his Representative TBC
We meet at the Marsham Court Hotel (briefly called the Days Hotel), Russell-Cotes Road, normally on the first Monday of each month from October until May. Dinner for members (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Inquiries to John Newbold: 01202 761749, jjnewbold@btinternet.com.

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