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...are usually updated on Mondays.

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Important Listing = Important/ diocesan

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Current Events | July 2015 | August 2015 | September 2015 | October 2015 | November 2015 | December 2015 | January 2016 | February 2016 | March 2016 | April 2016 | May 2016 |

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[Added August 2015]

Updated Listing5-6 September
The Dorset County Show

Churches Tent (in the Countryside Area)
Come and celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta;  make a shield, write with a quill pen, play medieval games, find out what clothes were like in 1215 and discover some of today's champions of social justice. 
Try your hand at ringing bells with local handbell ringers as our churches celebrate together this important anniversary.
On Sunday 6th, informal Harvest Worship at the show is at 11am in the sheep-shearing area. All welcome!
Contact Jean Coates via jeanmcoates@gmail.com.

Updated ListingThursday 10 September, 4pm
Meet Dorset author Eve Bonham
at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Eve is launching her latest book, The Lost Journey Homeward , a contemporary take on the parable of the Prodigal Son. Eve is a very interesting woman - more info about her here. All welcome, free entry, tea and cake. RSVP to bookshop@sarum.ac.uk / 01722 326899 so we have enough cake! Finished in time for Evensong.

Updated ListingSaturday 3 October, 7.30 pm at
Fanfare for the Future
at Salisbury Cathedral
Featuring the Band of the Household Cavalry and Salisbury Cathedral Choir
In aid of the Wiltshire Community Foundation and Salisbury Cathedral Choral Foundation.
Tickets available from Salisbury Playhouse, 01722 320333 or www.salisburyplayhouse.com/page/book-now 

 

Current Events

Until 1 September 2015
London, British Library
Magna Carta: Law, Liberty. Legacy

Major exhibition at the British Library. More here.

Until 6 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.

 

August 2015

Until 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.

Until 1 September 2015
London, British Library
Magna Carta: Law, Liberty. Legacy

Major exhibition at the British Library. More here.

Until 6 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.

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September 2015

Until 1 September 2015
London, British Library
Magna Carta: Law, Liberty. Legacy

Major exhibition at the British Library. More here.

Updated Listing5-6 September
The Dorset County Show

Churches Tent (in the Countryside Area)
Come and celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta;  make a shield, write with a quill pen, play medieval games, find out what clothes were like in 1215 and discover some of today's champions of social justice. 
Try your hand at ringing bells with local handbell ringers as our churches celebrate together this important anniversary.
On Sunday 6th, informal Harvest Worship at the show is at 11am in the sheep-shearing area. All welcome!
Contact Jean Coates via jeanmcoates@gmail.com.

Until 6 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.

4-6 September
 ‘Poems, Prayers and Promises’: Bromham’s Flower Festival

at Saint Nicholas Parish Church & Methodist Chapel, Bromham
and Saint Mary & Saint Nicholas Church, Sandy Lane
“Talk of poems and prayers and promises and things that we believe in. How sweet it is to love someone, how right it is to care. How long it's been since yesterday, what about tomorrow and what about our dreams and all the memories we share?”
- John Denver
Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-5.30pm
Ploughman’s lunches at St Nicholas each day, 12noon-2pm
Refreshments in Chapel throughout the Festival
Flower Festival Evensong 6pm on Sunday in Parish Church.
All welcome!
Inquiries to Julia Taylor: juliaptaylor@gmail.com.

Saturday 5 September, 11am-4pm
The Big Farm Day Out
returns to River Bourne Community Farm!
Last year, 20 churches provided stalls for this event. All stalls need to be booked by the end of July – please get in touch to book a slot! New this year: we have a main stage and we are looking for quality music, dance, etc. Church worship bands would be great. We would also love to feature stories of what God is doing in people’s lives. If someone you know has a testimony they could share, do let us know.
YouTube clip hereFlyer here; Poster here.
Contact Jon Langford to inquire, book a stall, enthuse about your musicians/dancers, or offer help. Get in touch via 01722 334005 (ext 205) or jon.langford@stpaulssalisbury.org.

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.

Updated ListingThursday 10 September, 4pm
Meet Dorset author Eve Bonham
at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Eve is launching her latest book, The Lost Journey Homeward , a contemporary take on the parable of the Prodigal Son. Eve is a very interesting woman - more info about her here. All welcome, free entry, tea and cake. RSVP to bookshop@sarum.ac.uk / 01722 326899 so we have enough cake! Finished in time for Evensong.

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.

Friday 18 September, 9.30am-4pm
Developing & Publishing Statutory Schools Admission Arrangements
At the Diocesan Education Centre
Details here 
Please book through Anna Tucker: anna.tucker@salisbury.anglican.org, 01722 746943.

Important Listing18 & 19 September
'Reconciling a Wounded Planet: stories of hope in a time of environmental crisis':
a Conference at Coventry Cathedral
All details and booking forms at www.reconcilingawoundedplanet.com
Funding may be available.
Expressions of interest to jane.charman@salisbury.anglican.org

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.

19 & 20 September 2015
St John’s Warminster celebrate their 150th
More info to come.
Details here 
Concert poster here 

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.

23 & 24 September
Cathedral & Church Shops Association Trade Fair
at Hexham Abbey, NE46 3NB
This Trade Fair enables Cathedrals and Churches with Shops/retail space to view and order stock at competitive prices with supplier discounts offered to CCSA members. Free Entry. Contact Paul Willey: PaulwRobbs@aol.com.

Important ListingSaturday 26 September, 9.30am
Renovaré Day Conference: Re-engaging with our first love
Led by Joe Davis in the Canford Magna Centre
£10 (Includes lunch and refreshments)
Poster here 

Tuesday 29 September, 9.30-11.30am
Termly Governors Briefings
at the Diocesan Education Centre
Session 1: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Session 2: Friday 8 January 2016
Session 3: Thursday 14 April 2016
For all governors and members of LABs.
Details here 
Please book through Anna Tucker: anna.tucker@salisbury.anglican.org, 01722 746943.

Wednesday 30 September, 7pm at Marlborough Town Hall
Immigration - a cultural and ethical challenge?
Bishop of Ramsbury, the Rt Revd Edward Condry, in conversation with former Attorney General Dominic Grieve MP and Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith of ActionAid International.
Free admission. Refreshments provided. Jointly organised by Marlborough and Pewsey Deaneries.

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October 2015

Updated ListingSaturday 3 October, 7.30 pm at
Fanfare for the Future
at Salisbury Cathedral
Featuring the Band of the Household Cavalry and Salisbury Cathedral Choir
In aid of the Wiltshire Community Foundation and Salisbury Cathedral Choral Foundation.
Tickets available from Salisbury Playhouse, 01722 320333 or www.salisburyplayhouse.com/page/book-now 

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 ListingThursday 8 October, 9.30am
Breakfast @ 9 Conference for church leaders and children & families leaders
Keynote Speaker Laurence Singlehurst
In the Canford Magna Centre
£10 (includes lunch)
Poster here 

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.

Saturday 10 October, 3pm
Annual Service
at Saint Giles' Church, Imber
The annual service cannot be held in Saint Gilestide this year because of other events at the church. All wishing to attend MUST be escorted at 2pm from the vedette post in Warminster.
Inquiries to Julia Taylor: juliaptaylor@gmail.com.

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
Attention Jazz and live music enthusiasts!
'Jazz @ St Andrew's’ returns
to Collingbourne Ducis
With the Sarah Gillespie quartet - featuring Ben Bestin on double bass, Mercury nominated pianist Kit Downes and James Maddren on drums. On-line ticket sales and more details at www.standrewsducis.org.uk or email boxoffice@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.

Saturday 14 November, 10am-4.30pm
An exciting opportunity to be part of Prom Praise Wessex
(Saturday 7 May 2016, 7.30pm)
SINGERS are needed for the choir - Come and Sing at St John’s Wimborne with Noel Tredinnick to experience some of the music that will be part of the concert and sign up to sing on the night. Application forms will be available in September 2015.
Further information from heather@waldsax.net or a.jenner1@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.

Friday 8 January 2016, 9.30-11.30am
Termly Governors Briefings
at the Diocesan Education Centre
Session 1: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Session 2: Friday 8 January 2016
Session 3: Thursday 14 April 2016
For all governors and members of LABs.
Details here 
Please book through Anna Tucker: anna.tucker@salisbury.anglican.org, 01722 746943.

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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.

Thursday 14 April 2016, 9.30-11.30am
Termly Governors Briefings
at the Diocesan Education Centre
Session 1: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Session 2: Friday 8 January 2016
Session 3: Thursday 14 April 2016
For all governors and members of LABs.
Details here 
Please book through Anna Tucker: anna.tucker@salisbury.anglican.org, 01722 746943.

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May 2016

Saturday 7 May 2016, 7.30pm
Prom Praise Wessex
at the Lighthouse, Poole
A musical celebration with All Souls’ Orchestra, Noel Tredinnick and Stuart Townend.
Tickets will be available in January 2016.
Further information from heather@waldsax.net or a.jenner1@btinternet.com.

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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