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by Michael Ford last modified 23 Jul, 2019 05:49 PM

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Updated Listing 26-31 August
Greek in a Week at Sarum College, SP1 2EE
The intensive course works with New Testament text from the very start to introduce the Koine Greek language and the Graeco-Roman culture. By the end of the week students are tackling extended narratives from gospels and letters. No prior knowledge of any language is needed. Please book by 19 August.
Inquiries to Alison Ogden via .

Updated Listing Wednesday 4 September to Friday 6 September
Introduction to Hebrew at Sarum College, SP1 2EE
Reading the Old Testament in Hebrew offers a strong sense of the original culture and perspective of its writers and their communities. Hebrew I is designed for the complete beginner. Please book by Friday 30 August.
Inquiries to Alison Ogden via .

Updated Listing Wednesday 11 September, 6pm
Launch of The Poole Passion play 2020 at Parkstone United Reformed Church, BH14 0JW
The Poole Passion invites you to the launch of their new play ‘Footsteps’ by Ann Balaam, a community project for the community by the community open to all. Come and be part of the greatest story ever told, still relevant today.
Inquiries to Jan Miller via .

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July 2019

Sunday 28 July, 2.30pm: Council of Christians and Jews
New Forest Walk, Cream Tea and Workshop led by Dr Helen Spurling from the Parkes Institute, Southampton University
Do come and join us in Brockenhurst for any, or all, of these free activities!
2.30 pm - A Walk in the Forest
Meet at Whitefield Moor Car Park (Beside the Ice Cream Van!), SO42 7QD
3.45 pm - A Cream Tea
St Saviours Church Hall, Brockenhurst SO42 7SJ
4.30 pm - 5:30 pm - A Workshop led by Dr Helen Spurling: 'Jewish and Christian interpretations of the Creation story'
Full info here
To register for tea and workshop, please .

Tuesday 30 July
D-Day Wing Walking in aid of Veterans, near Cirencester
Join Alabaré Homes for Veterans for our commemorative Wing Walking Experience, where 50 brave fundraisers will be taking to the skies to mark the 75th anniversary since the D-Day Landings.
Poster here
This is an extraordinary opportunity to take flight in a 1940s Boeing Stearman.
Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship for Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans. Your support will make a huge difference to the lives of homeless men and women who have served this Country.
Join us for one of the most amazing and exhilarating flying experiences of a lifetime.Location: RFC Rendcomb Airfield, The Whiteway, Cirencester GL7 7DF
Event Contact: .
www.wingwalking.org

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August 2019

5-11 August
RSCM (the Royal School of Church Music)’s International Summer School at Belsey Bridge, Norfolk
This triennial event is an immersive week for singers, musicians, clergy and worship leaders from all denominations to gather together and learn more about the gifts of music to worship and ministry. This year features a rich selection of workshops from early Plainsong to 21st Century worship bands and everything in between.
There will be expert tuition and work with contemporary composers and arrangers, with plenty of time for relaxation and prayer too. Day tickets are available at £75. 
Info and booking here

Saturday 10 August, 12.30-4.30pm
Farnham Street Fair, DT11 8DE
Streets closed to traffic to offer a fun-packed afternoon including Bourne River Morris Men, Classic Cars, Shroton Ukulele Band, Poet, Fun Dog Show, Flower Festival and Art Display in the church, Raffle, Local Plants, Home Produce, Games, Lunches, Teas, Pimms, Silent Auction. Free parking and entry.
In aid of the church.
Inquiries to Gill Baverstock via .

10 -18 August
Hilfield Youth Camp at Hilfield Friary, Dorset DT2 7BE
This camp has run for over 40 years and provides a real opportunity for teenagers, aged 13 -18 (school year 8 to 13) to explore faith, questions and doubts in a fun and safe environment.
The camp is run by a team of volunteers, and individuals or groups of young people come from all over the country to camp in the Friary grounds.
All the participants get fully involved in all aspects of the camp, such as cooking, planning and helping lead worship. There are also lots of activities throughout the week, including trips, games, and creative workshops.
If you or any young people or parents would like further information or to book a place, take a look at the website or get in touch via .

Sunday 11 August, 2.30-5pm
Cream Tea and Teddy Escape from the Bell Tower at St Mary's Church, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6BS
Is your teddy brave enough to escape from the Bell Tower on a zip wire? If so he/ she will get a certificate and biscuit. This is FREE for teddies. This is our final Cream Tea of the year at St Mary's church along with a second hand toy sale. Our cream teas are well known for scrumptious teas and cakes! It’s just £3.50 for a yummy cream tea. All cakes and scones are homemade and waitress-served in our historic Grade 1 listed church, or outside in the sunshine. Proceeds towards the upkeep and repair of our lovely historic church.
Inquiries to Debbie Phipps via .

Sunday 18 to Sunday 25 August
The 64th Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
'Laudate Dominum!' is the theme for this year's festival, which explores the relationship between worship and aspects of our daily lives - education, science, and of course music. Full music details online.
NO bookings - free and unticketed.
Inquiries to Anne Curtis or Peter Roberts (01380 831425, )

Saturday 31 August
The Anglican Cursillo National Ultreya at Chester Cathedral
This national gathering is rapidly approaching. All are welcome at this special occasion when Cursillistas from all over the country meet together!
For more details please go to Chester Cursillo Ultreya GB

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September 2019

Friday 6 September, 7.30pm
'The Mikado' at Saint Matthew’s Church, Rowde
Tickets £10 from ticketsource.co.uk/whitehorseopera
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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 ().

Saturday 14 September, 9.45am onwards: RSCM
Bob Chilcott Workshop at Portsmouth Cathedral, PO1 2HH
Whether you are young or old, an experienced chorister who can read music fluently or are new to choral singing, we welcome you to this opportunity to enjoy a day singing in the glorious acoustic of Portsmouth Cathedral. Enjoy an exciting range of new and known repertoire and brush up your vocal technique under the inspiring leadership and direction of Bob Chilcott.
Book here
Inquiries to Rachael Newman via .

Sunday 15 September, 6pm
Deanery Service of Evensong at Holy Cross Church, Seend 
Preacher: The Rt Rev’d Andrew Rumsey, Bishop of Ramsbury.
Initial inquiries to Julia Taylor via  or 01380 830641.

Important Listing Tuesday 17 September, 7.30pm
Deaf Awareness at Church at SP2, Salisbury SP2 7RP
The Deaf Awareness course is designed to give us basic understanding of what is really like being a deaf person. 
The Revd Neil Robinson, a deaf Anglican ordained priest, is our trainer. Everyone is welcome.
Please email  to register interest.
Inquiries to Nick Baker via .

Important Listing 18-19 September
What is a 'Church of Sanctuary'? at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
This conference will explore the theology of sanctuary by looking at the biblical, historical, and ecclesiastical foundations of the practice of hospitality and provision of refuge.
This conference will be of interest to church leaders, community groups, activists, and anyone else interested in exploring the theory and practice of sanctuary in the United Kingdom and Ireland in a church context.
Speakers: Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal, Dr Jayme R Reaves, Dr Paul Weller, and the Bishop of Croydon.
Poster here
£90 non-residential; £150 residential.
Register here

Important Listing Saturday 28 September, 11am
Date for your Diary – Annual LLM Celebration and Licensing Service at Salisbury Cathedral
If you are a Licensed Lay Minister or have an LLM in your benefice please do come along to this event, and perhaps bring a group from your church. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a particular lay ministry and to pray for those being licensed at the service. Even if you do not currently have an LLM you are most welcome to come along.
Inquiries via .

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October 2019

Important Listing Saturday 5 October, 9.30am-4pm
Faithfulness shall Flourish: Sudans Day 2019 at Shaftesbury School, SP7 8ER
A key annual event in the life of this Diocese, with updates on the current social and political situation in Sudan and South Sudan, the new Episcopal University, Deanery links presentations, and the work of the Sudans Committee.
Poster here
Booking: email  or tel 01963 23726.

Monday 7 October
“There is something special about this place” – finding God in Thin Places
The Revd Simon Evans - Vicar of St. Thomas’ Church, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth, Chaplain to Dorset Police, Anglican Ecumenical Officer for Dorset at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth
The Bournemouth William Temple Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues. Dinner (optional) for members and their guests is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Programme here
Monthly non-member charge: £2. Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16.50. Hotel charge for lecture only: £2 (to include coffee at 8pm).
Further information from John Newbold: tel 01202 761749 or email .

Important Listing 13-20 October
Thank Your Vicar Week
Clergy wellbeing charity St Luke’s invites you to join with hundreds of parishes and schools to celebrate Thank Your Vicar week this autumn. Read more

Wednesday 30 October, from 10.30am
The Complexities of Inclusion: integrating physical, social and emotional accessibility in worship at St George the Martyr, Southwark
Speakers for the day, provisional timetable and booking form are all here

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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.

Monday 4 November
The Jerusalem Temple as the Plan of Creation 
Dr Margaret Barker – Temple Studies Group at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth
The Bournemouth William Temple Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues. Dinner (optional) for members and their guests is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Programme here
Monthly non-member charge: £2. Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16.50. Hotel charge for lecture only: £2 (to include coffee at 8pm).
Further information from John Newbold: tel 01202 761749 or email .

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December 2019

Monday 2 December
The Theology and Mission of the Salvation Army
Mr Andrew Wileman – Deputy Director, Older People’s Services, Salvation Army
The Bournemouth William Temple Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues. Dinner (optional) for members and their guests is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Programme here
Monthly non-member charge: £2. Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16.50. Hotel charge for lecture only: £2 (to include coffee at 8pm).
Further information from John Newbold: tel 01202 761749 or email .

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January 2020

Monday 6 January
Befriending Age? – Exploring a Reframing of the Social, Theological and Political Dimensions of Age
The Revd Canon Prof James Woodward PhD - Principal Sarum College at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth
The Bournemouth William Temple Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues. Dinner (optional) for members and their guests is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Programme here
Monthly non-member charge: £2. Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16.50. Hotel charge for lecture only: £2 (to include coffee at 8pm).
Further information from John Newbold: tel 01202 761749 or email .

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February 2020

Monday 3 February 
Love, Sex and Power 
Jayne Ozanne - LGBT Evangelical and campaigner, Director Ozanne Foundation at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth
The Bournemouth William Temple Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues. Dinner (optional) for members and their guests is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Programme here
Monthly non-member charge: £2. Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16.50. Hotel charge for lecture only: £2 (to include coffee at 8pm).
Further information from John Newbold: tel 01202 761749 or email .

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March 2020

Monday 2 March
Ministry to Victims - Forgiveness, Healing and ‘Chesed’
The Revd Dr David Wheeler - St Thomas’ Church, Ensbury Park at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth
The Bournemouth William Temple Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues. Dinner (optional) for members and their guests is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Programme here
Monthly non-member charge: £2. Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16.50. Hotel charge for lecture only: £2 (to include coffee at 8pm).
Further information from John Newbold: tel 01202 761749 or email .

Friday 13 March to Friday 20 March, 2020
The River Were Benefice Lenten Retreat at the Bishops House on the Isle of Iona, Scotland PA76 6SJ
The Revds Jacques Desrosiers and Liz Smith will be leading the retreat, travelling by coach and ferries.
The £650 cost includes accommodation.
Inquiries to Sheila Pomeroy via .

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April 2020

Monday 6 April
Son of Joseph? Son of God?
Dr David Catchpole - Emeritus Professor of Theological Studies, University of Exeter at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth
The Bournemouth William Temple Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues. Dinner (optional) for members and their guests is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Programme here
Monthly non-member charge: £2. Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16.50. Hotel charge for lecture only: £2 (to include coffee at 8pm).
Further information from John Newbold: tel 01202 761749 or email .

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May 2020

Monday 11 May
Getting Ready for Lambeth
The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam - Bishop of Salisbury at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth
The Bournemouth William Temple Association welcomes Christian men and women of all denominations who want to learn more about our faith and its application to contemporary issues. Dinner (optional) for members and their guests is served at 7pm, and this is followed at 8.10pm by a talk and question time.
Programme here
Monthly non-member charge: £2. Charge for 2-course dinner (including coffee): £16.50. Hotel charge for lecture only: £2 (to include coffee at 8pm).
Further information from John Newbold: tel 01202 761749 or email .

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