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Events

...are usually updated on Mondays.

Updated Listing = Latest updates
Important Listing = Important/ diocesan

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December 2014 | January 2015 | February 2015 | March 2015 | April 2015 | May 2015 | June 2015 | September 2015 | October 2015

The very latest updates are:

Updated ListingSaturday 20 December, 11am
Bridport Open Air Nativity
in Bucky Doo Square, Bridport DT6 3NW
An open air nativity presented by Churches Together in Bridport and District. Mary and Joseph arrive from the west with a donkey; the Magi from the east; the shepherds and angels from the south. An event with 'signing'. If wet, the event will be held in St Mary's Church, South Street DT6 3NW at 11.15am.
Inquiries to the Revd Philip Ringer: 01308 425774, philipringer@aol.com.

Updated ListingSaturday 20 December, 4-7pm
FESTIVE FIESTA
at St Michael's Community Centre, Bemerton Heath, Salisbury
A time for you to relax at the weekend, pick up a few last minute gifts, soak in the music from our talented young people and fill up on mince pies and coffee. And if that isn't enough, we're having an inflatable obstacle course too! And come and see Santa in the grotto! Run by young people raising money for charities important to them.
For more info, visit www.facebook.com/rise61.

Updated ListingBoxing Day, 26 December 12.45pm
After the Swim - Carols, cake and coffee at St. John's Church, West Bay, DT6 4EW
An informal service of favourite carols with coffee and cake following the Boxing Day swim.
All welcome: come as you are! A Churches Together in Bridport and District event.
Inquiries to the Revd Philip Ringer: 01308 425774, philipringer@aol.com.

Updated ListingUPDATED 19/12/14: Wednesday 7 January 2015, 1.30-4.15pm
‘Question Time’ hosted by Kate Adie
at HMP / YOI Portland (by kind permission of the Governor, James Lucas)
With staff and prisoners from HMP/YOI Portland and guests who ‘survived a night in prison’ marking Inter-faith and Prisons week. Tickets: Early bird booking rate: £20. SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED. After Christmas, £25 each, in aid of Footprints, with donations for the HMP Portland staff welfare fund. Refreshments included.
If you would like to come to this, please email jane@footprintsproject.co.uk or call 07789 937637.

Updated ListingSaturday 17 January 2015, 8.30-10.30am
MenUnited Quarterly Breakfast
at Trowbridge Rugby Club, BA14 6JB
Special Guest Speaker: Bob Grace, promotion man and music publisher for David Bowie, The Spice Girls and Dusty Springfield.
Please reserve your place either through www.menunited-trowbridge.co.uk, email John Reynolds via menutrow@yahoo.co.uk, or ring him on 01225 571375.

 

Current events

Until 23 December (15.15pm) and 26 December-2 January (14.15pm), except Sundays
‘Twilight Tower Tours’
at Salisbury Cathedral
Climb 332 steps to the base of the spire to see spectacular views of Salisbury’s Christmas illuminations, before enjoying a cream tea in the Refectory.
Tickets £14 (adults), £12 (concessions), £45 (family ticket, 2+3).
Book online or call 01722 555156.

Until 4 February 2015
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.

 

December 2014

Friday 19 December, 7.30pm
Concert by Candlelight
at St Andrew's Church, Okeford Fitzpaine DT11 0RF
A candle lit concert will be given by both the ‘Dulcima’ and ‘Gravellers’ singing groups, who will be entertaining us with a mixture of festive, contemporary, jazz and Barber Shop pieces.
Light refreshments will be available in the Village Hall from 6.30pm. Cost of ticket for the concert is £7.
Contact Mike Wood: mike@nutmegcottage.net.

Updated ListingSaturday 20 December, 11am
Bridport Open Air Nativity
in Bucky Doo Square, Bridport DT6 3NW
An open air nativity presented by Churches Together in Bridport and District. Mary and Joseph arrive from the west with a donkey; the Magi from the east; the shepherds and angels from the south. An event with 'signing'. If wet, the event will be held in St Mary's Church, South Street DT6 3NW at 11.15am.
Inquiries to the Revd Philip Ringer: 01308 425774, philipringer@aol.com.

Updated ListingSaturday 20 December, 4-7pm
FESTIVE FIESTA
at St Michael's Community Centre, Bemerton Heath, Salisbury
A time for you to relax at the weekend, pick up a few last minute gifts, soak in the music from our talented young people and fill up on mince pies and coffee. And if that isn't enough, we're having an inflatable obstacle course too! And come and see Santa in the grotto! Run by young people raising money for charities important to them.
For more info, visit www.facebook.com/rise61.

Saturday 20 December, 5.30pm
Christmas Praise
at Blandford Forum Parish Church, DT11 7AD
A seasonal collection of Carols and Readings at 6pm.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy some Carol Singing and Festive Cheer! Refreshments will be on sale from 5.30pm and again after the programme, in aid of Church Funds. Entry is free. www.bfpc.org.uk
Contact Barbara Curtis: 01258 456260 or 01258 456367.

Sunday 21 December, 6.30pm
Carols by Candlelight
at Canford Magna Parish Church, BH21 3AF
A traditional celebration of Christmas through carols and readings in the atmospheric ancient church at Canford Magna. The evening is mostly illuminated by candlelight.
Contact Eve Homer: 01202 882270, admin@canfordparish.org, www.canfordparish.org.

Monday 22 December, 10am-12.30pm
Christmas Holiday Club
at St Barnabas Church, Bearwood BH11 9TF
A Christmas Holiday Club for school year groups Reception to Year 5. Lots of fun, games, singing and craft all with a Christmas theme. Only £1 per child. www.stbarnabasbearwood.org.uk
Contact Mrs Tina Waterman: 01202 579562, stbarnabas@canfordparish.org.

22 and 23 December, 10am-12noon and 3-4pm
Children’s Christmas Craft Sessions
at Salisbury Cathedral
Glitzy, gluey and gorgeous. Make exciting Christmas decorations for your home – all materials provided. £3.00 per child, parents stay.
Details: www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/news/family-christmas-activities

Christmas Eve, 24 December 3-6pm
A Journey Into Christmas
at St Barnabas Church, Bearwood BH11 9TF
Come along and visit on Christmas Eve to spend time with your family and others focusing on and interacting with the Christmas story. Free refreshments available. This is not a service but an experience of Christmas. www.stbarnabasbearwood.org.uk
Contact Mrs Tina Waterman: 01202 579562, stbarnabas@canfordparish.org.

Christmas Eve, 24 December 5pm
Children’s Crib Service
in Blandford Church
A family service where the nativity story is told and baby Jesus is placed in the crib. Some Christmas songs are played too. Everyone welcome. For more information, please see the church web site at www.bfpc.org.uk or contact Jill Cuss (01258-456260, office@bfpc.org.uk).

Christmas Eve, 24 December 11pm
Traditional Midnight Communion
in Blandford Church
More information on www.bfpc.org.uk, or contact Jill Cuss (01258-456260, office@bfpc.org.uk).

Christmas Day, 25 December 10am
Holy Communion
in Blandford Church
More information on www.bfpc.org.uk, or contact Jill Cuss (01258-456260, office@bfpc.org.uk).

Christmas Day, 25 December 11am
Holy Communion
at All Saints Church, Langton Long
All families welcome. For more information, please see the church web site at www.bfpc.org.uk or contact Jill Cuss (01258-456260, office@bfpc.org.uk).

Updated ListingBoxing Day, 26 December 12.45pm
After the Swim - Carols, cake and coffee
at St. John's Church, West Bay, DT6 4EW
An informal service of favourite carols with coffee and cake following the Boxing Day swim.
All welcome: come as you are! A Churches Together in Bridport and District event.
Inquiries to the Revd Philip Ringer: 01308 425774, philipringer@aol.com.

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January 2015

Monday 5 January: 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.

Updated ListingUPDATED 19/12/14: Wednesday 7 January 2015, 1.30-4.15pm
‘Question Time’ hosted by Kate Adie
at HMP / YOI Portland (by kind permission of the Governor, James Lucas)
With staff and prisoners from HMP/YOI Portland and guests who ‘survived a night in prison’ marking Inter-faith and Prisons week. Tickets: Early bird booking rate: £20. SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED. After Christmas, £25 each, in aid of Footprints, with donations for the HMP Portland staff welfare fund. Refreshments included.
If you would like to come to this, please email jane@footprintsproject.co.uk or call 07789 937637.

Updated ListingSaturday 17 January, 8.30-10.30am
MenUnited Quarterly Breakfast
at Trowbridge Rugby Club, BA14 6JB
Special Guest Speaker: Bob Grace, promotion man and music publisher for David Bowie, The Spice Girls and Dusty Springfield.
Please reserve your place either through www.menunited-trowbridge.co.uk, email John Reynolds via menutrow@yahoo.co.uk, or ring him on 01225 571375.

UPDATED: Thursday 22 January, 7pm
‘Eyewitness stories from the West Bank & Israel: Occupation, Peace Movements and Promoting Justice’
at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Come and hear first-hand from Ecumenical Accompanier Lindsey Sharpe, recently returned from service in East Jerusalem. All welcome. Tell others. Bring them! Sale of Palestinian produce/ literature. Organised by Sarum Concern for Israel/ Palestine. Poster here.
Inquiries: 01722 349740.

Sunday 25 January
World Leprosy Day

Click here for how to get involved

Sunday 25 January, 2pm
Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee Annual Act of Commemoration
at the Lighthouse, Poole BH15 1UG
Our main speaker will be Arieh Simonsohn, who is thought to be the young boy in this photograph from the Warsaw Ghetto. Listen to how the ‘Memory is Being Kept Alive’ from two students who have been on the Lessons from Auschwitz project. Hear the haunting song that victims sang in unison as they were marched to their death in the gas chambers. Tickets are free and available from the box office: 0844 406 8666.

Monday 26 January, 10am
The Annual Holocaust Memorial Day
for Dorset students at Lytchett Minster School, BH16 6JD
To all Heads of History, RE and Six Forms of Dorset Secondary and Middle Schools: if you are interested in students from your school attending this event, please e-mail living.judaism@ntlworld.com by Friday 21 November. Briefing sheet here

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.

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February 2015

Important ListingSunday 1 February
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.

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.

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. Please confirm by 10 January 2015.
Contact David King: awards.sdcfg@salisbury.anglican.org.

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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.

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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.

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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- photo Eddie Potros
Iraqi Christians In Need- photo Eddie Potros
Iraqi Christians In Need

Charity concerts in aid of Iraqi Christians
There are currently some 80,000 displaced Christians, and there is significant need as the freezing winter months approach. 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.

Magna Carta 800th
Magna Carta 800th
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