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Updated Listing Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September, 10.30-4.30 daily
Angel Festival at St Andrew's Church, Todber DT10 1JD
Many different angels on display. Exhibition includes work by the pupils of Stower Provost School. Angels and art for sale.
Talk on 25th at 7pm: 'Angels - Origins and Beliefs'
Concert on 27th at 7pm.
Please book your seats by Tuesday 24th September for both talk and concert.
Church service on 29th at 6pm.
Free admission throughout.
Inquiries to Mrs Stephanie Webb via 01258 820547 or .

Updated Listing Tuesday 24 September, 7pm
Exploring Theology Term 1 starts at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Our flagship theology course, for those wishing to deepen their knowledge and relationship with Christian Scriptures. Three terms of ten weekly Tuesday evening lectures- 7-9pm.
Booking available up to start date.
Inquiries to Alison Ogden via , , or 01722 424826.

Updated Listing Friday 27 September, 7.30pm
Pen Hadow: Explorer, Ocean Advocate & Visionary
A presentation at St James's Church, Shaftesbury
Locally based, Pen is a world-leading explorer, having led an array of high-profile marine research expeditions and pioneering achievements in the North Pole region, he is now dedicated to protecting the Arctic Ocean’s threatened wildlife and ecosystem as the sea ice retreats.
Poster here
Drinks and nibbles.
Your generous donations towards our appeal will be very welcome!
Inquiries 9am-12noon, Mon-Fri: 01747 853060, .

Updated Listing Monday 30 September
Last chance to book for MA Programme at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Foundations and Forms of Christian Spirituality, 30 Sept- 3 October; Christian Faith and Leadership- 30 Sept- 3 October; Approaches to Liturgical Studies, 7 -10 October; Theology and Human Culture, 7 -10 October.
Booking available until end of 30 September.
Inquiries to Chris Whimpenny via or 01722 424827.

Updated Listing Tuesday 1 October, 1.10pm
(and every Tuesday until 26 November)
Autumn Lunchtime Recitals at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Phillip Sandom, Church Organ, gives the first recital of the autumn series. Lunch and light refreshments are from 12.30pm and after the recital until 2.30pm.
Free admission.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via , or the Parish Office on 01202 764420.

Updated Listing Friday 4 October from 6.30pm, doors 6pm
The Joyride Tour: an evening featuring Tom Elliott at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Tom Elliott, comedian and magician presents an evening of family entertainment and comes highly recommended.
Tickets are £8 each, £5 children or £20 for a family of 4 (2+2 under 16's) and includes a slice of pizza and a soft drink.
Tickets available from wegottickets.com or the Parish Office (01202 764420), or Sundays in church.
Please book by Thursday 3 October.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley (07921 030212) or the Parish Office.

Updated ListingImportant Listing Friday 18 October
UK Anti-Slavery Day
The Clewer Initiative, the CofE’s response to modern slavery, has put together several resources around the theme of ‘Let’s Talk’, including an anti-slavery day church resource and children’s resource, and graphics of the prayers to use on social media.
Resources available here
More information here

Updated Listing Monday 28 October, 6.30pm
Theologising Brexit by Anthony Reddie at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Days before the Brexit deadline, Reddie will discuss his comprehensive analysis of the theological challenge presented by the new post-Brexit epoch.
Reddie is an Extraordinary Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of South Africa and a Fellow of Wesley House, in Cambridge, UK.
Free but booking is required. Refreshments will be served.
Info and booking

Updated Listing Thursday 31 October, 3pm
Resourcing a Good Advent, and Book Launch at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
An enjoyable and informative afternoon to prepare you for Advent! Bring a group from your Church for some Advent course inspiration. James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College, will review the best of the new books and Advent courses this year.
Author Rachel Mann will also be launching her new book In the Bleak Midwinter. Rachel is an Anglican Priest, poet, writer and broadcaster based in South Manchester. Her book Fierce Imaginings was shortlisted for the 2019 Michael Ramsey Prize.
Free and open to all with refreshments included

Updated Listing Sunday 3 November, 2-5pm
Dr Helen Spurling Session 3: "Interpreting the Bible after the Holocaust" in Bournemouth
More here

Updated Listing Saturday 9 November, 7.30pm
The Farrant Singers - Carissimi Jepthe at St Mary and St Nicholas's Church, Wilton SP2 0DL
English 17th century anthems make up the first half of this concert with music from Orlando Gibbons and Henry Purcell including Gibbons' 'This is a record of John' and Purcell's 'Hear my prayer'.
After the interval is the early oratorio by Giacomo Carissimi, the story of Jephte.
Jephte led the Israelites in battle against Ammon and, in exchange for defeating the Ammonites, made a vow to sacrifice whatever would come out of the door of his house first. When his daughter was the first to come out of the house, he immediately regretted the vow, which would require him to sacrifice his daughter to God. With a heavy heart Jephte then carried out his vow.
Inquiries to Jane Waddington via 07773 210706 or .
www.farrantsingers.org

Updated Listing Thursday 14 November
Ruth Fazal with Gil Pentzak, in Bournemouth
Through worship, conversation, and learning together, Ruth Fazal and Gil Pentzak offer a very unique experience of Israel, as Christian and Orthodox Jew. Zion Now provides the opportunity for Christians to discover the rich heritage of their faith from a Jewish perspective.
More here

Updated ListingImportant Listing Wednesday 20 November, 9.30am-2pm
Breakfast Church Hub Meeting at Canford Magna, BH21 3AF
Share experiences, gain new ideas, find out about our new resources!
9.30-11: Pre-booked 1-2-1 appointments for teams
11.30-12.30: Paul Bradbury, head of Poole Missional Communities
12.30-2pm: Bring lunch and share experiences.
Flyers here
Info and appointments:

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September 2019

4-29 September
September 2019 Creationtide: Earth, Climate & Sustainability at St John’s Devizes
Free talks to help us all to become slightly better stewards of the planet we all share and for which we have a collective responsibility. They will provide an opportunity to learn a little more about the resources that are available to us all locally in this mission.
4 September: Working Towards Zero Waste
10 September: How to measure and reduce your carbon footprint: a practical response to the climate emergency
18 September: Biodiversity: what is it and why is it important?
24 September: A Great Agricultural Revolution
29 September: BBC Radio 4 Morning Service live from St John's, with Bishop Nicholas
Poster here

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

Thursday 19 September, from 7pm 
‘Invest in Peace’ in Bournemouth
Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation and St Peter’s Church are pleased to invite you to hear the stories of two peace activists: one Israeli and one Palestinian. Refreshments will be served; doors open at 7pm.
£4.00 per person, all proceeds going to Solutions Not Sides charity.
Tickets here
NB: Please bring photo ID - this may be required for entry to the event with your ticket.

Saturday 21 September, 10am-4pm
Climate Change, Faith & Me at the Quaker Meeting House, Boscombe
A day of encouragement and engagement in becoming good neighbours and changing our lives to meet the challenges of Climate Change. We will hear from speakers and take part in workshops, sharing what we are doing and how we can do things better.
Poster here
Come and join us! Lunch and refreshments are free.
Please pre-register with Eventbrite

21-22 September
Visual Theology: ‘Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites’ at St Michael and All Angels Chapel, Marlborough College
Invited speakers include Bishop Nicholas, Prof George Landow from the US, and artist and priest Mark Dean. This 2-day conference from Visual Theology seeks to bring church leaders, academics, and artists together to explore the legacy of Ruskin and his ideas about theology and the arts. Day tickets should be purchased in advance. On Sunday 22nd, there will be an 8.30am Service of Rededication, to which all are welcomed.
Full info and booking

21-22 September 
Beatrix Potter Spectacular in the Lady Chapel of St Mary’s Church, Steeple Ashton
Mr McGregor’s garden will feature over this harvest festival weekend.
Other displays will showcase Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, the Dormouse and other favourite characters from Beatrix Potter’s timeless tales. The characters have all made by villagers and members of the Wiltshire Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers who are based in the village.
Admission is free!
10am to 5pm (Saturday 21st) and 1pm to 5pm (Sunday 22nd).
Inquiries to John Aeberhard (01380 870602).

Sunday 22 September
Snowdon Challenge, raising funds for Alabaré
Fancy cycling 17km to the foot of Snowdon, hiking 7km to the summit, dropping back down the other side, and finishing with a 4km kayak across Llyn Padarn in less than 12 hours?
More here

Sunday 22 September, 7-9pm
Bellringers from Dorset and Wiltshire who died in The Great War: an illustrated talk at St Mary's Church, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6BS
The talk will be given by Robert Wellen, Master of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers, based on the Great War Memorial Booklet he has compiled. Of interest to ringers and non-ringers alike. 
The original artwork created by Helen Chester will be on display. 
Ticket/ entry at the door £5. Refreshments provided. Proceeds to the Bell Restoration Fund 
Inquiries to Debbie Phipps via 01202 632858 or .

Thursday 26 September
Addiction & Spirituality at Market Lavington Community Centre
Led by Jean Boulton-Reynolds
Open to OM, LM & LPA.
Full details from .

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 .

Saturday 28 September, 3pm
Fun in the Field at Whatcombe House, Winterborne Whitechurch DT11 0PB
A church fundraising event with Beer tent BBQ, Sheep/pony pen, Children’s activities, Face-painting, Tug of War, Great ball roll, BBQ, Cakes, Stalls, Tombola, Raffle, Wellie throwing, Beat the Goalie, Bonfire, Live music. Free admission.
Inquiries to Debbie Albery via .

Saturday 28 September, 7-9pm
Clapper Chaos Handbell Concert at St Mary’s Church, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6BS
If you missed this concert last year you are in for a treat as 'Clapper Chaos' returns with new tunes, so sit back and listen to the beautiful sound of Handbells in concert. Amongst other well-known pieces they will be playing Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the main theme from Pirates of the Caribbean.
The evening includes refreshments and a raffle. All funds will go towards the Bell Restoration Project. 
Tickets/ entry on the door £5 
Inquiries to Debbie Phipps via 01202 632858 or .

Monday 30 September, 7.30pm
‘Robots of Good Character’ at the Digby Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3NL
Professor Nigel Crook is head of Robotics and Machine Learning at Oxford Brookes University. He will explore whether we can – or should – build robots with good moral character.
Info and booking here

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October 2019

Tuesday 1 October
Rural Mission and Ministry Day: Working Well With Children, Young People and Families in Rural Areas – with Rona Orme at Sarum College, Salisbury
There is working well with children, young people and families - and then there is the challenge of doing that in a rural area. Together we will explore the blessings and difficulties of sharing the good news of Jesus when numbers can be small, distances long and potential leaders few. Highly practical and encouraging! 
Cost £70 including lunch and refreshments
Full info and booking

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.

Saturday 5 October
Come and sing for Advent and Christmas at St Nicholas' Corfe Mullen
An opportunity for clergy, lay leaders, musicians and choirs/ singers to explore new hymns, songs and readings for Advent and Christmas, led by Revd Heather Waldsax and friends. Coffee and music supplied - minimum donation of £5 to cover costs. Bookstall provided by Sarum Bookshop.
Poster here
Please book by 27 September!
Inquiries to the Revd Heather Waldsax (, 01202 884753)

Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm
An Evening with Craig Ogden at the Priory Church, Edington BA13 4QN
Craig Ogden, "a worthy successor to Julian Bream", is one of the world's most-recorded and talented classical guitarists, but his early musical life was as a drummer in Perth, Western Australia. Pieces by Scarlatti, Bach, Granados and others will be interwoven with anecdotes about his life in music.
Please book by Friday 4 October!
Inquiries to Christie Allanson-Bailey via 01380 831256 or www.edingtonarts.org

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 .

Saturday 12 October, 9am-5pm
Confident Christianity at St Paul's, Salisbury SP2 7QW
Do you find the thought of talking about Jesus to friends, neighbours, classmates or colleagues daunting? Well, you’re not alone! Join us for a day which will help you communicate your faith.
Info and booking here

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

Saturday 19 October, 1.30-5pm
RSCM Singfest at St John's Church, Devizes SN10 1NP
Conducted By Sarah Baldock.
Sarah is currently on the staff at Cheltenham Ladies' College, having previously held posts at Winchester and Chichester Cathedrals. Singers of all ages and abilities are warmly encouraged to come along for an enjoyable afternoon of singing, accompanied by Chris Totney, geared towards repertoire for the coming seasons from All Saints to Christmas. The afternoon will conclude with a short act of worship at 16.00 followed by tea and cake. 
Price: £8 for affiliates, £10 for non-affiliates, Under 18s FREE. Please register in advance. Further details and a booking form can be found at www.rscm.org.uk/events/singfest

Tuesday 22 October, 7pm
Illustrated Talk about Medieval St Mary’s Church at St Mary's Church, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6BS
Cindy Wood (University of Winchester) gives an illustrated talk about St Mary's in the Medieval period, Medieval liturgy/services, and surviving evidence.
There will also be a Bell Restoration mini-exhibition
Ticket/ entry at the door £5. Refreshments provided. Raising funds for the Heritage of St Mary’s Church.
Inquiries to Debbie Phipps via 01202 632858 or .

Important Listing Sunday 27 October
Bible Sunday
Resources here

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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