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by Michael Ford last modified 14 Oct, 2019 01:05 PM

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October 2019

Saturday 5 to Tuesday 29 October
“Prospect”: Christian Aid in Wiltshire
A chance for you to share your views and ideas.
- Find out about Christian Aid 2020
- Meet other supporters
- Recruit friends and neighbours
You are invited to join us at any one of these events during October. Please try to bring a guest who is not a regular supporter.
Saturday 5 October: 10am St Bartholomew’s Corsham
Tuesday 15 October: 7.30pm St John the Baptist, Pewsey
Tuesday 22 October: 7.30pm St John’s Tisbury (Hinton Hall)
Saturday 26 October: 10am Westbury Methodist Church
Tuesday 29 October: 7.30pm Purton Methodist Church
Each session will last approximately 2 hours and will include information about Christian Aid’s “Standing Together” strategy, campaigning and fundraising as well as supporter interaction and feedback.
Poster here
To register your interest, 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. More here

Monday 14 October, 10am to 4pm
Chaplaincy and Criminal Justice at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
Explore the particular challenges and opportunities for chaplains developing ministries and/or serving in the police, prison and courts, with a specific focus on themes of crime and punishment.
Book early to avoid disappointment: contact Alison Ogden via  or 01722 424826.

14-18 October
Free webinars for Anti-Slavery Week (14th – 18th October) to raise awareness of modern slavery and share effective practice. Hosted by Public Health England, the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network and West Midlands Police, the webinars will run from 9am – 9.45am on the following dates: 
• Mon 14 Oct: Introduction to modern slavery and spotting the signs 
• Tue 15 Oct: Modern slavery, wider criminality and vulnerability 
• Wed 16 Oct: Homelessness and modern slavery 
• Thu 17 Oct: Technology and cybercrime
• Fri 18 Oct: Every contact counts
Invitation hereregister here

Tuesday 15 October, 10am to 4pm
Imaging Transcendence: From the Catacombs to the Gothic Cathedral at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
An illustrated introduction to how Christian faith found expression in the early Christian Roman catacombs, the Ravenna mosiacs, medieval Irish manuscripts and the Gothic Cathedral.
Book early to avoid disappointment: contact Alison Ogden via  or 01722 424826.

Tuesday 15 October, 1.10pm
Autumn Lunchtime Recital at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
With Brian Sturtridge on piano.
Series poster here
Lunch and light refreshments are from 12.30pm; the recital concludes at 2.30pm.
Free admission.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via , or the Parish Office on 01202 764420.

Thursday 17 October, 10am to 4pm
Preaching the Old Testament at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
This day takes an overview of the issues and questions that need to be addressed when preaching from the Old Testament, suggesting different ways in to difficult passages.
Book early to avoid disappointment: contact Alison Ogden via  or 01722 424826.

Thursday 17 October, 7pm to 9pm
Into the North: The Defeat of Paganism and the Rise of Christianity in Scandinavia at Sarum College, Salisbury SP1 2EE
An exploration of how Christianity reached the Nordic countries, including Iceland, in the 9th century, and how the old pagan gods were finally unseated.
Book early to avoid disappointment: contact Alison Ogden via  or 01722 424826.

Thursday 17 October, 7 for 7.30pm: West Wiltshire Theology Group
‘Bishop Thomas Ken: man of principle in an age of change’ at Warminster School, BA12 8PJ
With the Revd Colin Alsbury, Vicar of St John the Evangelist Frome, and Chair of the Thomas Ken Society.
Flyers here
All welcome. No charge. Refreshments.
Donations for costs & expenses invited.
Inquiries to Harold Stephens via .

Important 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

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

Saturday 19 October, 7pm
Concert by the Abertillery Male Voice Choir at Holy Trinity Church, Weymouth DT4 8TJ
An opportunity to hear this award-winning Welsh choir.
Tickets £10 from the Fairtrade shop or RNLI Lifeboat Station. Proceeds for The RNLI and Holy Trinity Restoration fund. Public car park next to the church and free after 6pm.
Inquiries to Canon Andrew Gough via 01305 760354.

Tuesday 22 October, 1.10pm
Autumn Lunchtime Recital at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
With Jasmine Morgan on clarinet, accompanied on piano.
Series poster here
Lunch and light refreshments are from 12.30pm; the recital concludes at 2.30pm.
Free admission.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via , or the Parish Office on 01202 764420.

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

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

Tuesday 29 October, 1.10pm
Autumn Lunchtime Recital at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
With Pip James and Akiko Tominaga on violin and piano respectively.
Series poster here
Lunch and light refreshments are from 12.30pm; the recital concludes at 2.30pm.
Free admission.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via , or the Parish Office on 01202 764420.

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

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

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November 2019

Sunday 3 November
We Will Remember Them at Salisbury City Hall, SP2 7TU
Remembrance concert to commemorate D Day + 75 and The Roaring Forties, featuring Britain's Got Talent 2018 Finalists, The D Day Darlings. Service of Remembrance led by the Revd Kelvin Inglis.
Listed here
Call Box Office on 01722 434434.

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

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 .

Monday 4 November, 7.30pm
Holy Stardust at the Digby Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3NL
Before ordination, Angela Tilby produced BBC’s religious affairs programmes for 22 years. She contributes to Thought for the Day and Daily Service. Her talk examines conflicts between Science and Religion. In a world that demands evidence for faith, and concern has replaced piety, how can the church express her gospel?
Inquiries to the Revd Hugh Bonsey via 01935 812749 or .
Info and booking

Tuesday 5 November, 1.10pm
Autumn Lunchtime Recital at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
With John Watkins on piano, organ, or bassoon. All at the same time? Come and find out!
Series poster here
Lunch and light refreshments are from 12.30pm; the recital concludes at 2.30pm.
Free admission.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via , or the Parish Office on 01202 764420.

Thursday 7 November, 7.15 pm
Public Meeting - A Zero Carbon Future at Salisbury Methodist Church
Speakers - Paul Allen, Project Director of 'Zero Carbon Britain’, Centre for Alternative Technology and Dr Tina Fawcett, Co-director of research into Energy Demand Solutions.
Flyer here
Inquiries via 

Saturday 9 November, 9.15am to 3.30pm
Open Day at Trinity College Bristol, BS9 1JP
Prospective students, spouses, and families are invited to chat with our faculty, meet current students, and consider whether God may be calling you to study in community at Trinity, whether residentially or non-residentially.
To find out more contact Alison Branston, 0117 968 0254 or .

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

Tuesday 12 November, 1.10pm
Autumn Lunchtime Recital at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
With Jane Pickles (flute), Peter Castle (violin), Justin Ward (viola), and Clare Lowes (cello).
Series poster here
Lunch and light refreshments are from 12.30pm; the recital concludes at 2.30pm.
Free admission.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via , or the Parish Office on 01202 764420.

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

Tuesday 19 November, 1.10pm
Autumn Lunchtime Recital at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
With the Dorset Accordion Orchestra.
Series poster here
Lunch and light refreshments are from 12.30pm; the recital concludes at 2.30pm.
Free admission.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via , or the Parish Office on 01202 764420.

Important 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: 

Tuesday 26 November, 1.10pm
Autumn Lunchtime Recital at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Folk music with the Weyland Band.
Series poster here
Lunch and light refreshments are from 12.30pm; the recital concludes at 2.30pm.
Free admission.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via , or the Parish Office on 01202 764420.

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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

Sunday 5 April, 7pm
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Youth Chorus are doing St Matthew Passion on Palm Sunday.
Do include this as part of your Holy Week planning and perhaps bring a group of people to it.
Inquiries to the Revd Heather Waldsax: .

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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