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by Michael Ford last modified 15 Jan, 2019 04:54 PM

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Updated Listing Wednesday 23 January, from 7pm: Charity events
‘Slavery in the 1800s’ in the Parish Hall in Lower Street West Harnham, SP2 8EY
There will be a licensed bar open from 7pm before the event at 7.30pm.
David Baker, the Great Great Grandson of the Victorian Explorer Sir Samuel Baker, will give an illustrated talk on British Involvement in Slavery, the Anti-Slavery movement and Sir Samuel Baker's expedition to supress the slave trade along the Nile in the 1870s. Robert Key, former MP for Salisbury, will conclude the talk with an insight into the extent of Slavery in the present day.
This promises to be stimulating and challenging and is sure to provoke lively discussion.
Tickets at the door at £5. Proceeds will go to support Harnham Parish Churches and there will be a collection for Anti-Slavery International after the talk.
Contact David Baker via 01722 327173, 07980 611418 or .

Updated Listing Sunday 26 January, 2pm
Torn from Home: Holocaust Memorial in Wimborne Minster
John Fieldsend will tell how he and his brother came to the UK in the transports organised by Nicholas Winton. His parents and most of the rest of his family died in the various camps. Erica Prean will describe her childhood in Aachen before she and mother managed to get to England with only 1 suitcase and 10 marks. A short video clip will be shown of Felicia Carmelly telling how she and her mother were driven from their home in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania along with 150,000 Jewish men, women and children and 185,000 local Ukranian Jews were murdered. Students from the Queen Elizabeth School Wimborne will perform a piece written in the Vilna ghetto by the poet Shmerke Kaczerginski, with music composed by Yankel Krimski. The words will be sung in Yiddish.
More here

Updated Listing Sunday 27 January
The Big Sing 2019: Brilliant Bernstein at the Lighthouse, Poole
Spend a day singing with hundreds of others as you workshop and then perform some of Leonard Bernstein’s best known music – Chichester Psalms and music from West Side Story. The day will be led and conducted by Gavin Carr, distinguished Director of the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus.
You don’t need to be in a choir – just be keen to sing!
Online info & booking here

Updated Listing Sunday 27 January, 2-4.30pm
Holocaust Memorial Day at Lighthouse Poole, BH15 1UG.
Our main speaker is Holocaust survivor Joanna Millen (birth name Bela Rosenthal) who was orphaned at 18 months old when her mother contracted tuberculosis in Terezin concentration camp in 1944 leaving Bela alone in the world. Joanna will share with us the story of how she survived.
More here

Updated Listing Monday 28 January, 10am
Christchurch Holocaust Memorial Day Programme
At Christchurch Holocaust Memorial Site, adjacent to Mayor’s Mead Car Park Christchurch.
More here

Updated Listing Monday 28 January, 7.30pm
Killing Machines at the Digby Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3NL
We welcome two retired senior officers to speak on the subject of remotely controlled or even autonomous weapons. Lt Gen Sir Robert Fry is a former commandant of the Royal Marines. Air Marshal Sir Christopher Coville was Deputy CinC Allied Forces Northern Europe and Air Member for Personnel.
Inquiries to Jon Riding

Updated Listing Thursday 31 January, 3pm
‘The World In Safe Hands?’ at the Exchange, Sturminster Newton
A talk by the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury and lead Bishop in the House of Lords on the Environment.
Tickets £5.
Flyer here
Inquiries and bookings to Lydia Cook via .

Updated Listing Thursday 31 January, from 7pm: Sarum Concern for Israel/Palestine
Keep Hope Alive at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Exploring Israel/Palestine through the eyes of a Quaker (Catherine Thomas) and an Anglican (Alison Orman).
Poster here
Retiring collection; Palestinian produce.
www.sarumconcern.org

Updated Listing Saturday 23 February, 7pm: Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches
A Silent Auction & Sale of Promises at Chapmanslade Village Hall
£10/ ticket to include a hot supper.
Bring your own drinks.
Tickets available from:
Dennis Barnard 451519
Sue Fear 832074
Phil Jefferson 832845
Judith Helliar 832803

Updated Listing Monday 11 March, 6.30pm: Charity events
Jonathan Aitken at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Jonathan has kindly agreed to speak in Salisbury in aid of the Friends of Erlestoke Prison. Tickets are £30/ person and include the talk, a welcome drink and supper. Parking is available.
Tickets can be purchased from Sarum College or .

Updated Listing Thursday 14 March, 3pm
The Vikings: from Odin to Christ at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Sarum College Bookshop is pleased to welcome back Martyn Whittock.
The popular image of the Vikings is of tall men raping and pillaging their way around the coast of Europe, stopping only to ransack monasteries and burn longships. But the violent Vikings of the 8th century became the pious Christians of the 11th century, who gave gold crosses to Christian churches and in whose areas of rule pagan idols were destroyed and churches were built. So how did this radical transformation happen, and why? What difference did it make to the Vikings, and to those around them, and what is their legacy today? This book takes a ‘global’ look at this key period in Viking history, exploring all the major areas of Viking settlement.
Free and open to all, refreshments provided. Advance booking essential!
Flyer here

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January 2019

Wednesday 2 and/ or 17 January, 7pm
After mince pies, and Christmas cake...
There’s always bread at 49 Fern Brook Lane, Gillingham SP8 4FL
Come to make bread, think about the year ahead and see how gentle joy and peace might become part of the New Year ahead.
Poster here
RSVP to let us know you’re coming!
Contact the Revd Eve Pegler at / 01747 825289 or
The Revd Peter Greenwood at / 01747 822435.

Thursday 17 January, 7.30pm
‘Music And Spirituality’ at St Boniface Hall, Warminster School, BA12 8PJ (Parking on site)
With Dr Gulliver Ralston. 
Dr Ralston is Head of Digby Stuart College, Roehampton University. He is also director of Music at the University. Formerly he directed music at the University Church, Oxford. He has had an extensive and varied experience in professional Music. He will immerse us in the way in which music is integral to patterns of Christian spirituality.
All are welcome.
Initial inquiries to Julia Taylor ().

Wednesday 23 January, 7.30pm
The South Wiltshire Filling Station at the Radnor Hall, Bodenham SP5 4EQ
John Samways: 'How do we live with uncertainty?’
Refreshments from 7.30pm; Worship, Teaching and Prayer until 9.30pm.
Future meetings:
27 February, 27 March, 24 April
To find out more visit www.TheFillingStation.org.uk.

Friday 25 January, 11am
The Consecration of the Revd Dr Andrew Rumsey as Bishop of Ramsbury in Southwark Cathedral.
The deadline for tickets has passed, but if you have other queries, please .
Bishop Andrew will be welcomed to the Diocese of Salisbury at Evensong in the Cathedral on Saturday 26 January at 5.30pm.

Sunday 27 January, 4pm
'Torn From Home': a multi-faith Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in words and music at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury
Including excerpts or movements from Hilda Jerea (Romanian Dances), Malcolm Singer (Meditation), Ronald Stephenson (Passacaglia), and Olivier Messaien (Quartet for the End of Time).
Christopher Guild (piano), Daphne Moody (violin), Bryony Moody (‘cello), and Jenny Nelson (clarinet).
Poster and contact info here

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February 2019

Friday 1 February, from 8pm: Charity Events
The Big Sleep at Salisbury Cathedral
Alabaré's flagship event welcomes those who want to take a stand against homelessness. Sleep under the stars for one night at Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters to raise vital funds for homeless services in Salisbury. Well-behaved dogs welcome!
More info here

Saturday 2 February, 10am
‘God’s Healing Kingdom’ at St Katharine’s Church, Holt BA14 6PZ
A day with internationally renowned writer and speaker Revd Mike Endicott, Founder of the Order of Jacob’s Well UK.
Refreshments provided, please bring your own packed lunch. There will be worship, ministry, teaching and prayer. We shall:
• Explore the Kingdom, enjoy learning the benefits of the cross
• Learn how to grow in deeper harmony with God
• Spend your day exploring and experiencing God’s grace
Poster here
All welcome!

Saturday 2 February: Friends of Salisbury Cathedral
Sarum Six Candlelit Concert in the Chapter House and Refectory, Salisbury Cathedral
The vocal ensemble is so popular that this will be the fourth occasion.
More info here
The events continue with a coffee morning in the Bell Tower Tearooms on 12 February, and a Desert Island Discs evening on 5 March when Cathedral Canon Treasurer Robert Titley will be ‘cast away’.
If you are interested in joining or want to know more about the events, contact the Friends’ office at 33a The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EJ, telephone 01722 335161, or email .

Saturday, 2 February, 7.30pm
Songs in Wintertime at Blandford Forum Parish Church, DT11 7AD
Blandford Parish Church are thrilled to be hosting a concert with Vox Serenata, a local vocal quartet which was started by two childhood friends. The group have performed evening concerts at several Dorset churches and other one off events. They will perform music by Rutter, Cohen, Wood and Chilcott. 
The concert is free to attend, and there will be a retiring collection in aid of the restoration of the church.
Inquiries to Sara Loch via .

Important Listing Monday 11 February, from 9.45am: Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship
‘How far can we stretch in a diverse church?’ at St Mary’s Church, Ferndown BH22 9EU
With the Reverend Charlie Skrine. Associate Minister at St Helen’s Church, London.
Inquiries to the Revd Peter Breckwoldt via  or 01202 886551.

Monday 11 February, from 7pm: The Bournemouth William Temple Association
God and the Gas Board - Theology, Society and Everyday Economics at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
The Revd Helen Dawes – Team Rector of Shaftesbury; Dean of Women’s Ministry, Diocese of Salisbury
The Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues.
Programme here
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Annual subscription: £14 (£26 for couples). Monthly non-member charge: £2.
Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16. Hotel charge for attendance at lecture only: £2.50 (to include coffee at 8pm). 
Further information from John Newbold. Tel: 01202 761749. E-mail: .
www.williamtemple.org.uk

25 February to 10 March
Fairtrade Fortnight 2019
Choosing Fairtrade makes huge changes. Fairtrade UK is launching a new 3-year campaign that will encourage everyone in the cocoa sector – consumers, companies, governments and others – to play their part and make a living income a reality for cocoa farmers. 
Info and resources here

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March 2019

Monday 4 March, from 7pm: The Bournemouth William Temple Association
Copts at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
Father Botros El Moharaky – St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church, Bournemouth
The Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues.
Programme here
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Annual subscription: £14 (£26 for couples). Monthly non-member charge: £2.
Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16. Hotel charge for attendance at lecture only: £2.50 (to include coffee at 8pm). 
Further information from John Newbold. Tel: 01202 761749. E-mail: .
www.williamtemple.org.uk

Saturday 30 March, 2.30pm
Concert at Edington Priory Church
Clare Jones (harp) and Chris Marshall (percussion)
Followed by tea and cake.
Initial inquiries to Julia Taylor ().

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April 2019

Monday 1 April, from 7pm: The Bournemouth William Temple Association
Homelessness Matters at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
Dr Maggie Kirk – GP with special interest in Addiction and Homelessness, Providence Surgery, Boscombe
The Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues.
Programme here
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Annual subscription: £14 (£26 for couples). Monthly non-member charge: £2.
Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16. Hotel charge for attendance at lecture only: £2.50 (to include coffee at 8pm). 
Further information from John Newbold. Tel: 01202 761749. E-mail: .
www.williamtemple.org.uk

Thursday 11 April, 7.30pm: The West Wiltshire Theology Group
‘Mortality Matters? How should we think and talk about death?’ at St Boniface Hall, Warminster School, BA12 8PJ (Parking on site)
With the Revd Dr James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College. 
Dr Woodward has a particular interest in and responsibility for ministerial formation. In thirty years of ministerial experience James has worked in a range of contexts, including health care chaplaincy and rural ministry, where he has consistently delivered sustainable growth and development in thinking and practice. As a theological educator, James has taught in the Universities of Birmingham, Warwick, Cardiff, and in writing and delivering distance learning materials for part-time students through The Open University
Initial inquiries to Julia Taylor ().

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May 2019

Important Listing Monday 13 May, from 9.45am: Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship
‘Exploring Transgender and the Christian Worldview’ at St John’s Church, Wimborne BH21 1AE
With David Shaw, Tutor in New Testament and Greek at Oak Hill Theological College.
Inquiries to the Revd Peter Breckwoldt via  or 01202 886551.

Monday 13 May, from 7pm: The Bournemouth William Temple Association
Anglican Social Theology Today at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
The Rt Revd Tim Dakin – Bishop of Winchester
The Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues.
Programme here
Dinner for members and their guests (optional) is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Annual subscription: £14 (£26 for couples). Monthly non-member charge: £2.
Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16. Hotel charge for attendance at lecture only: £2.50 (to include coffee at 8pm). 
Further information from John Newbold. Tel: 01202 761749. E-mail: .
www.williamtemple.org.uk

Saturday 18 May, approx 9.30am-4pm
Music Workshop with Paul Brough at Edington Priory Church
Parsons, Brückner, Purcell. 
Save the date!
Further information and booking application form from Edington Arts

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September 2019

10-14 September 2019: Retreats
A Lundy Journey
A special retreat on a unique island.
You are invited to experience with us the natural beauty, rich wildlife, quiet and stillness of this remote granite outcrop in the Bristol Channel. Come prepared to walk, meditate, sing, cook and eat together and enjoy the creativity of a shared retreat, whatever your personal spiritual path.
There are 12 places available at Millcombe House, with both single, double and twin rooms.
Costs: £500 for single room, £425 for a bed in a twin room, £800 for double room (ie, £400
each, sharing a double bed)
Flyer and booking form here
For further information please email Ali () or Sue ().

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November 2019

Important Listing Monday 4 November 2019, from 9.45am: Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship
'The Challenge of Teaching Heaven and Hell in the 21st Century' at St Francis Church, Salisbury SP1 3PN
With the Reverend Johnny Jukes, President of Oak Hill Theological College.
Inquiries to the Revd Peter Breckwoldt via  or 01202 886551.

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