News and Events

by Michael Ford last modified 16 Aug, 2018 12:31 PM

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Updated Listing Sunday 19 August, 7pm
Walk the Labyrinth and Sunset Service at the Holy Rood Churchyard Extension, Wool BH20 6DD
Entry from Church Lane or Quarr Hill. All welcome!
Inquiries via 01929 462215 or .

Updated Listing Sunday 2 September, 11am
Pet Service at St Nicholas Church, Durweston DT11 0QA
Poster here
All welcome!
Inquiries to Alison Davies via .

Updated Listing Sunday 9 September, 9.30am: WW2
A special service to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the battle of Salerno 1943 at St John the Baptist Church, Hindon SP3 6DJ
The Allied invasion of Italy took place September 3-16, 1943, and materially helped bring an end to the Second World War.
Poster here
For more info, email the Revd Mark Hayter via .

Updated Listing Sunday 16 September, from 6pm
God and Science at St Leonard’s, Semley SP7 9AU
Has science killed God?
Are a belief in God and a commitment to science compatible?
Is it possible to be a both a Christian and a Scientist?
These questions will be addressed by The Revd Professor Keith Charnley in a talk at 7pm.
Poster here
There is Evening Prayer at 6pm if you’d like to join us.
Drinks and nibbles from 6.30pm.
Inquiries to the Revd Richard Warhurst via or 01747 830174.

Updated Listing Friday 5 October, 7pm
Volcanoes, Rainforest, Birds and Butterflies: Images of Costa Rica in Seend Pavilion, SN12 6NS
Come and enjoy Maureen Allchin’s illustrated reflections.
Tickets: £12 (to include a Ploughman’s Supper) from Anne Saywell (828931) or Phyl Yarde (828116).
Licensed bar and raffle. Proceeds to the Friends of Christ Church, Bulkington

Updated Listing Saturday 13 October, 7pm
Russian Choir from St Petersburg at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
(The basso profundo reputedly descends to the G below bottom C with ease!)
The programme will be half sacred and half traditional Russian folk music. Tickets are already selling well for this!
www.edingtonarts.org

Updated Listing Saturday 20 October, 10am-4pm
Young Adults: Your Call at Trinity College, Bristol BS9 1JP
Have you ever wondered if God is calling you to explore ordination? To be a vicar, a pioneer, a chaplain or something else?
This is an opportunity to explore the what, why and how of ordination in the Church of England. Aimed at 18-30 year olds, this day will include prayer, worship, stories, workshops and opportunities to ask loads of questions.
This day will run from 10am until 4pm, with lunch and refreshments provided.
Course fee: £5.
More info here
Book here

Updated Listing Saturday 1 December, 7.30pm
Advent Concert at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
By the choir of Keble College Oxford,
Director: Edington Festival’s own Matthew Martin.
Ring Chrissy Allanson-Bailey on 01380 831256 or email Sue Lowery at to secure your tickets for these concerts.
As always, full programme details are on the website, www.edingtonarts.org.

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August 2018

Mondays until 13 August, 12.30pm
Wimborne Minster Summer Lunchtime Recitals at St Cuthburga, BH21 1EB
A seven-week programme.
The next recital is by the new Churchwarden Peter Cook.
Inquiries to Anthony Oliver via 01202 888703 or .

Tuesdays and Thursdays until 30 August
1300 Years in an Hour: special tours of the ancient and historic Minster Church in Wimborne, BH21 1EB
Mornings and afternoon tours will be conducted by the Minster’s knowledgeable Guides. Costing £3.00 they will tell the Minster’s 1300 years of history in an hour! Groups will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Tickets are available from the shop within the Minster.
Inquiries to Anthony Oliver via 01202 888703 or .

Sundays in August
Cream Teas at Tarrant Monkton
Only £3.50 for two scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam and a pot of tea. There are other cakes as well!
All proceeds to All Saints Church Tarrant Monkton to help with roof repairs
Inquiries to Vicky Gumm via .

Sundays in August, 2.30-4.30pm: Charity Events
Cream Teas by the River Allen in Damerham, SP6 3HQ
...or inside the Village Hall if wet or too hot!
Books, bric-a-brac, silent auction. Plenty of parking.
In aid of St George's Church.
Inquiries to Cathy and John Godber via  or 01425 650044.

Saturday 11 August, 2pm
Church Fete at Cruck Cottage, Briantspuddle DT2 7HT
Teas, cakes, games, plants, books, raffle, bric-a-brac, craft & Wareham Town Band.
Entry £1, children free. Come and join us!
More here

Important Listing Sunday 12 August, 11am: Charity Events, Sudans Link
A Day at the Polo at Tidworth Polo Club, SP9 7AH
By kind invitation of the Polo Club, to help build a church school for the Sudanese Diocese of Kadugli.
The King’s Royal Hussars Polo Day features the King’s Royal Hussars Cup and the Kadugli Cup, sponsored by Bodegas Marqués de Cáceres.
Admission £50 per car and two adults to include a bottle of Marqués de Cáceres Rioja & Hog Roast for two. Additional adults £12.50 each, children free.
Bring extra picnic as necessary, corkscrew and glasses.
Tidworth Polo Club tournament dates here
Tickets from Christopher Fielden via .

Sunday 12 August, 2.30-5pm
Cream Teas and Quilt Display at St Mary's Church, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6BS
“So… what does our historic church have in common with quilts?
“Well, they both date back to the 12th century, and before!”
Our historic church is a lovely relaxing venue in which to enjoy a delicious cream tea. Each quilt tells its own story, carefully stitched into the detail that can be seen in our display.
There will also be fresh produce on sale to take away. So come and join us at our last tea of the summer, luscious teas, beautiful quilts and something fresh to take home!
Not to be missed.
Inquiries to Debbie Phipps via .

Monday 13 to Friday 17 August, 9.45am-12.30pm
The BIG TOP Holiday Club at the Trinity CE Primary Academy, Devizes SN10 2FH
Children from the age of 5 (going into Year 1 in September 2018) to 11 (including those starting Year 7 in September) are welcome to come along and hear amazing things about God’s people. Each session is action packed and includes Bible stories, games, crafts, quizzes, songs and maybe even some gunge.
The club is organized by members and friends of the various Churches in Devizes which make up Churches Together in Devizes. 
Details and booking

Sunday 19 August, 9.15pm
Compline – first service of the 2018 Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy. 
The Festival ends with Solemn Eucharist at 11.30am on Sunday 26 August.
www.edingtonfestival.org

Tuesday 21 August, 8pm: Charlton Chats, Charity Events
‘Standing Up For Trees’ at Charlton St Peter, SN9 6EY
With Owen Rogers of the Woodland Trust.
Poster here
An interesting opportunity to find out about more about the state, preservation and future of our national woodlands. Threats to woodland and wildlife are growing, which has an impact on all our lives. Ancient woods and trees, in particular, are some of our most valuable natural assets. They are irreplaceable and home to many vulnerable and threatened species.
£5 on the door includes a drink in the intermission. In aid of Church fabric fund. This will be an interesting and informative evening, and we look forward to seeing you.
Inquiries to Terance Dixon via 01980 630045.

Saturday 25 August, from 10.30am
PUSH: My Life is Only Miracles at Salisbury Methodist Church, SP1 1EF
A unique opportunity to hear from Simon Gronowski, whose mother pushed him off a train bound for Auschwitz in 1943 in order to save his life. Composer Howard Moody met Simon in Brussels and, on hearing his extraordinary story, promised that it would be the subject of his next opera. Commissioned by Battle Festival and Glyndebourne Opera, it has two performances in Salisbury’s St Thomas’s Church as part of Wiltshire Creative Lift Off! Weekend.
Doors open 10.30am, with unreserved seating. Talk at 11am. 
Opera at 5pm and 8pm (see below).
Tickets £10 from Wiltshire Creative Ticket Sales: 01722 320333 or online.

Saturday 25 August, from 4.30pm and 7.30pm
PUSH: An opera by Howard Moody at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury
A La Folia production in association with Wiltshire Creative, performed by Salisbury Festival Chorus, PUSH Children's Chorus and La Folia Orchestra.
Soloists: James Newby, Matthew Stiff, Tereza Gevorgyan.
Director: Simon Iorio.
Musical Director: Howard Moody.
Doors open 4.30pm and 7.30pm, with unreserved seating. Performances 5pm and 8pm. 
Tickets £20 (£10 under-18s) from Wiltshire Creative Ticket Sales: 01722 320333 or online.

Sunday 26 August, 4.30pm
Explore Together at Blandford Parish Church, DT11 7AD
Enabling people of all ages to explore together who God is, how we live life as Christians and what it means to be Church. Choose to explore through a variety of zones including Reflective, Creative, Active, Chat, Make, Drama and more. Followed by tea at 5.15pm.
Ongoing Facebook event page here
Future dates:
Sunday 23 September, 4.30pm
Sunday 28 October, 4.30pm
Sunday 25 November, 4.30pm

Monday 27 August
Cream Teas at Tarrant Monkton
Only £3.50 for two scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam and a pot of tea. There are other cakes as well!
All proceeds to All Saints Church Tarrant Monkton to help with roof repairs
Inquiries to Vicky Gumm via .

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September 2018

Important Listing 1 September to 4 October
Creationtide 2018
Overview and links at www.bit.ly/creationresources.

Saturday 1 September, 7.30pm
Celebrity Organ Concert: Professor Ian Tracey at St John’s Church, Studley BA14 0EH
Ian is Organist Titulaire at Liverpool Cathedral, and recently oversaw the installation of the new Makin Thirlemere. He voiced the Organ for the lovely grade 2 listed Church, and returns to demonstrate its amazing capacity, in a concert of many genres of Organ Music. A night not to be missed and will include good hospitality with drinks and canapés included. Ian will also be socialising after the concert and be able to talk with you and answer any questions you have, All in all an evening not to be missed.
Book early!

Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 September, 9am-7pm
and Sunday 9 September, 9am-6pm
Illumination: a Festival of Flowers 2018 at Winchester Cathedral, SO23 9LS
A stunning array of flower arrangements inspired by the magnificent Winchester Bible, the largest and finest surviving 12th-century English bible. Immerse yourself in a riot of colour as the Cathedral is transformed by striking and fragrant floral displays evoking the Bible's exquisite illuminated initials and elaborate decorative schemes.
Wednesday 5 September to Saturday 8 September: Standard Entry £12, Groups 15+ & NAFAS entry £10, Children 16 & under Free, Entry after 4pm £9.
Sunday 9 September: Standard Entry £10, Groups 15+ & NAFAS entry £8, Children 16 & under Free, Entry after 3pm £7.
Info and tickets here

Updated Listing 6-9 and 13-16 September: Bellringing
Heritage Open Days 2018
You can search on Heritage Open Days on the Central Council website for information about previous years' bellringing involvement, links to articles about opening your tower, and so on.
The registration process is now quite simple. The earlier you apply the more likely you are to receive free promotional material from the Heritage Open Days team!
Click here to start searching

Important Listing Saturday 8 September
Ride+Stride 2018
Getting fresh air and exercise, seeing the sights AND raising funds for our historic churches.
Save the date!
Story here
Letter here
Main website here

Saturday 8 September, 10.30am – 12.30pm
A Greener Bradford at Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LW
Join us for an interactive event to learn more about climate change and sustainable living, followed by a community lunch until 2pm.
Guest speakers: Michelle Donelan MP and the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury. There will be a number of exhibitors to open your eyes to ideas, issues and possibilities. 
Poster here
Save the date!
Inquiries to Jane Jones via 01225 862981, 07776 138708 or .

Tuesday 11 September, from 7pm: Charity Events, Mothers' Union
Malawi to Salisbury at St Peter's Parkstone, BH14 0NN
A talk by Laura Kachale, Mothers' Union Salisbury Project Development Officer. Please join us for an interesting and social evening. Wine and canapés will be served. ALL ARE WELCOME.
No tickets; a suggested donation of £2.50 per person. Proceeds for Mothers' Union work in Wau, South Sudan.
Inquiries to Janet Everett via .

Wednesday 12 September, 9.30am-4.30pm
Science, Technology & Faith: A Rich Terrain for Church Engagement at Ripon College Cuddesdon, OX44 9EX
Science and technology are central to modern life, and can have profound effects on individuals and society, yet science and technology are rarely addressed directly by the Church. The idea that science and religion are at odds with each other has become widely accepted, creating a potential barrier to mission. The intersection of science, technology and faith thus provides a rich terrain for church engagement in today’s world.
This day conference for lay and ordained church leaders and RE teachers will provide opportunities to hear from experts in the field of science and religion, to take part in workshops on bringing together science, technology and faith in the life of the Church, and to network with others in ministry, all in the beautiful surroundings of the campus of Ripon College Cuddesdon.
Confirmed speakers include Alister McGrath (Oxford University), Jennifer Brown (Science Missioner), Lizzie Henderson (Faraday Institute) and Gillian Straine (Guild of Health & St Rafael)
Cost £15 (includes lunch)
Flyer here
To register interest, click here. Please provide your contact details and put ‘conference interest’ in the 'Your Message' box. Conference booking will open in March 2018.

Friday 14 September, 10am-4pm
Beyond Tea & Biscuits: Extending Hospitality at Sarum College, SP1 2EE
What do we mean by 'hospitality' and how do we faithfully and ethically welcome others?
This will be a day's workshop led by Jayme R Reaves on the theology of hospitality, focussing on biblical, historical, and contemporary examples of its practice.
Please book by 10 September, via Alison Ogden (, 01722 424826) or main reception (01722 424800)
www.sarum.ac.uk

Saturday 15 September, from 2pm and 7.30pm: Charity Events, Families
Music by JS Bach and Family at St Mary’s Church, Alvediston SP5 5LE
Additional free event for children, 2-3pm
Tickets £15 (under 18s £5) in aid of the Church Tower to include Rosé, cheese straws & candlelight.
Book early as seating is limited in our small church!
Tickets in advance from  or 01722 780263.

Sunday 16 September, 2.30pm: Churches Together
Everything Is Connected at Salisbury Methodist Church, Salisbury SP1 1EF
A lively discussion about identity, justice, peace and climate change, with Peterson Toscano and Ruth Wilde.
Poster here
Free event - donations will be collected to support the work of Inclusive Church and the Three City Churches.
Info from Jay Greene via .

Sunday 23 September, 4.30pm
Explore Together at Blandford Parish Church, DT11 7AD
Enabling people of all ages to explore together who God is, how we live life as Christians and what it means to be Church. Choose to explore through a variety of zones including Reflective, Creative, Active, Chat, Make, Drama and more. Followed by tea at 5.15pm.
Ongoing Facebook event page here
Future dates:
Sunday 28 October, 4.30pm
Sunday 25 November, 4.30pm

Friday 28 September, 10.45am
On Fire SW Mass at St Mary's Church, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DB
A Sacramental Service blending Catholic and Charismatic Spirituality. Worship will begin at 10.45am. Incense will be used. All Welcome. "Come and see..."
Inquiries to Kirsty Wells via .

Friday 28 September
Stuart Townend at St Michael’s Centre, Stoke Gifford BS34 8PD
An official date on ‘The Courage Tour 2018’.
Poster here
Tickets from 0117 969 2486 or online
www.stuarttownend.co.uk
www.stmichaelsbristol.org

Saturday 29 September, 10am-12.30pm
Workshop for Organists at St John's Devizes, SN10 1NP
Led by Chris Totney, St John's Director of Music, for keyboard players of all levels and abilities. Large 3 manual Makin organ. An RSCM Wessex event in collaboration with the South Wessex Organ Society.
£10 participants, £5 observers. Please book by 15 September!
Inquiries to Chris Totney via 07811 629062 or .

Sunday 30 September, 11am
Harvest Thanksgiving Service at St George’s Church, Damerham SP6 3JF
With Sunday Club for children. A ‘Bring & Share’ Lunch will follow the Service.
Inquiries to the Revd Leslie Player via .

Sunday 30 September, 5pm
Harvest Thanksgiving Service at All Saints’ Church, Martin SP6 3LE
At this service, our Nominated Charity for this year, Morning Star (Salisbury), will be launched. This charity has run for 16 years and endeavours to bring hope to broken lives by working with those who are homeless and vulnerable. They make contact and keep in touch with their Banquet Run which supplies nutritious hot and cold food, tea and coffee. A ‘Bring & Share’ Tea will follow the Service.
Inquiries to the Revd Leslie Player via .

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October 2018

Monday 1 October, from 7pm: The Bournemouth William Temple Association
Francis: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes TSSF – Minister Provincial for the European Province of the Third Order of the Society of St. Francis
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

2-13 October: Pilgrimages
Holy Land Pilgrimage 
with the Revd Philip Bromiley
Places are now available. Save the dates!
"The Holy Land continues to be in good heart and continues to rely heavily on the visit of pilgrims to its holy sites. A small contingent are already travelling from the Calne and Durrington areas, so if you fancy joining me to visit Bethlehem, Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee, please do get in touch."
Inquire and book via .

Important Listing Saturday 6 October, 9.30-4pm: Salisbury-Sudans Link 
'The LORD is my light and my salvation*': Sudans Day 2018 at Shaftesbury School
Update on the current social and political situation in Sudan and South Sudan.
Bishop Anthony Poggo, the Archbishop’s Adviser on Anglican Communion Affairs, has agreed to speak. 
There will be deanery links presentations, and an update on the work of the Sudan Committee.

Poster here
Booking form here
Booking: email  or tel: 01963 23726.
*Ps 27: The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday 7 October, 11am
Harvest Thanksgiving Service at St Leonard’s Church, Whitsbury SP6 3QT
Inquiries to the Revd Leslie Player via .

7-12 October 2018: Retreats
'Peaks, Shallows and Deeps': Lakeside reflections on Christian discipleship today
A guided holiday retreat hosted by the Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia, Lake Como, Italy.
How can we refresh our discipleship and be willing to move forward on our journey of faith? How can we cope with changes in ourselves, our circumstances, the church and the world? In what ways can we let God breathe new life into us when our spirituality feels tired or stuck, especially as we get older? These are some of the questions we hope to address in this holiday retreat. 695 Euros full board.
Poster herefull details here

Important Listing 7-14 October
World Homeless Week 2018
A chance to celebrate everything that churches and communities do to help homeless people. It is an opportunity to support and encourage one another. It is also a time to consider what more we can do to help.
Info and resources here

Important Listing Saturday 13 October
‘More Than Belonging’: the Germinate Conference 2018 at The Welcome Centre, Coventry CV1 2HG
Keynote speakers Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, Revd Claire Maxim, CEO, Germinate. Early Bird rate £50 including lunch and refreshments.
Info and booking

Sunday 14 October, 11am.
Harvest Thanksgiving Service at St Andrew’s Church, Rockbourne SP6 3NN
The Service will be followed by wine and nibbles. Contributions of nibbles gratefully received.
Inquiries to the Revd Leslie Player via .

Sunday 14 October, 3pm
Pet Service at St Mary's Church, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DB
A service to celebrate all our pets large and small. 
Please bring all your pets for a blessing – large or small 
Please ensure all pets are appropriately restrained either on lead or in cage/carrier. 
Join us after the service for refreshments.
Inquiries to Kirsty Wells via .

Thursday 18 October, 7.30pm
Service of Wholeness & Healing at St Mary's Church, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DB
A Eucharistic service celebrating the ministry of Wholeness and Healing for St Luke's Day. All Welcome.
Inquiries to Kirsty Wells via .

Sunday 28 October, from 3pm: Charity Events
Come & Sing Fauré's Requiem at St John the Baptist, Buckhorn Weston, SP8 5HS
Fauré Requiem in Mass liturgy. Director: David Duvall. Celebrant: Revd Richard Priest. 
Accompanist: David Grierson. Loan copies of Requiem on request.
3pm start, service at 6.30pm.
£10 (£8 RSCM affiliates, £5 under 18s) for church bell restoration & RSCM Wessex.
Please book by 14 October!
Inquiries to David Duvall via 07855 947 104 or .

Sunday 28 October, 4.30pm
Explore Together at Blandford Parish Church, DT11 7AD
Enabling people of all ages to explore together who God is, how we live life as Christians and what it means to be Church. Choose to explore through a variety of zones including Reflective, Creative, Active, Chat, Make, Drama and more. Followed by tea at 5.15pm.
Ongoing Facebook event page here
Future dates:
Sunday 25 November, 4.30pm

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November 2018

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November, from 6.15pm: Charity Events, WW1
‘They Went To War’ at Dinton Village Hall, SP3 5EB
An evening of music, song, readings and poetry of the Great War, with the Wilton Royal British Legion Band and Fovant ‘Valley Choir’.
Celebrating the service of the men and women of the Nadder Valley who went to war in 1914, and commemorating the lives of those who did not return.
Join our homespun tribute to local men and women and sing still familiar songs from 100 years ago!
Flyer here
Media Release here
Doors open 6.15pm: programme ends 9pm.
Tickets £12.50 to include a glass of wine or soft drink during the interval.
Supporting Fovant & Sutton Mandeville Regimental Badges and Team Rubicon UK, Chilmark (www.teamrubicon.org.uk).
Tickets available from Wednesday 1 August, from Paul Rae via , 01722 714947 or 07803 165448.

Important Listing Saturday 3 November
Blended- the National Fresh Expressions Conference 2018 at Ely Cathedral, CB7 4DL
The Diocese of Ely are delighted to be hosting the fourth National Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference, which this year will feel more like a festival. 
Based in Ely Cathedral and surrounding buildings, ‘Blended’ will have an immersive, interactive and experiential feel. It will explore how Inherited Church and New Christian Communities can partner together. Booking will open later in the year. 
Save the date! Look out for more details at www.elydiocese.org and www.freshexpressions.org.uk.

Monday 5 November, from 7pm: The Bournemouth William Temple Association
Resurrection Revisited at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
Professor David Catchpole – Sarum College, Salisbury; Emeritus Professor of Theological Studies, Exeter University
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 10 and Sunday 11 November: WW1
Battle’s Over in Wimborne
11 November 2018 commemorates 100 years since the signing of the Armistice at the end of World War I. The national initiative is under the heading Battle’s Over: a Nation’s Tribute.
Saturday 10 November: there will be a performance in the Minster of ‘The Gathering’, a play based on documentary evidence of the lives of Wimborne men killed in action in WWI.
Sunday 11 November, 11am: the traditional silence and bugle-call at the Wimborne war memorial on the Minster Green at the end of the Parish Eucharist.
Sunday 11 November, 3pm: Royal British Legion service of Remembrance in the Minster, to which the High Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant of Dorset will be invited as well as local civic leaders and uniformed organisations, with a wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial on the Green.
Sunday 11 November, 5pm: a peal of bells by the Minster Bell-ringers, to last until after 7pm. Sunday 11 November, 7pm: beacon lit at the top of the grounds of Wimborne Cemetery. All local churches will be invited to send representatives, although the ceremony will not be faith-based. Wimborne Town Crier Chris Brown will give the Cry for Peace.
Local schools will exhibit artworks and poetry on the theme of peace in the Minster in the days leading up to 11th November.
Initial inquiries to Karen St Clair via .

Important Listing Sunday 11 November, 7pm: WW1 Centenary
'Ringing Out for Peace'
is part of the 'Battle’s Over' day-long, commemoration of the end of the First World War taking place throughout the UK.
WW1 Beacons of Light will be lit at 7pm, signifying the light of peace that emerged from the dreadful darkness of war. Then at 7.05pm we are asked to join in with ringing church bells.
Bellringing inquiries via .

Friday 16 November, 9:30am-5pm
Conflict, Authority and Difference in Churches: A Training Day for Clergy and Church Leaders at the Institute of Group Analysis, London NW3 5BY
Trainers: the Revd Dr Brian Shand and the Revd Dr Nicky von Fraunhofer.
This one day training addresses some of the challenges that arise in congregations and church groups concerning conflict, authority and difference. The day provides tools for developing fruitful, collaborative partnerships using insights from Group Analytic Psychotherapy. Both trainers are clergy and group analysts.
The training is tailored to the circumstances and needs of clergy and those in leadership positions in the Church. It combines practical exercises and theoretical learning.
Flyer here
Letter to Archdeacons here
Ticket prices (Early Bird / Full Fee):
IGA Students £110
IGA Members: £110/£130
Public: £130/£150
Please note that the Early Bird deadline is 16 September 2018.
Inquiries via www.groupanalysis.org or 020 7431 2693.

Sunday 25 November, 4.30pm
Explore Together at Blandford Parish Church, DT11 7AD
Enabling people of all ages to explore together who God is, how we live life as Christians and what it means to be Church. Choose to explore through a variety of zones including Reflective, Creative, Active, Chat, Make, Drama and more. Followed by tea at 5.15pm.
Ongoing Facebook event page here

Important Listing Monday 26 November, from 9.45am: Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship
The Joys and Pitfalls of Biblical Ministry in the 21st Century at St Francis’ Church, Salisbury SP1 3PN 
Speaker: the Revd Dr Paul Gardner. 
This is the final meeting organised by the SDEF for this year, running 9.45am-12.45pm. There will be time to chat over a packed lunch from 1-2pm.
Inquiries to the Revd Peter Breckwoldt via  or 01202 886551.

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December 2018

Monday 3 December, from 7pm: The Bournemouth William Temple Association
Tools with a Mission at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
Mr Rod Hill – Registered Collector of Tools for TWAM
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

Important Listing Tuesday 4 December, 12noon: Mothers’ Union, 16 Days
16 Days Service
 at Salisbury Cathedral
Our next Service to highlight the 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Gender Based Violence. All are welcome to join us.
Save the date!
More here

Important Listing Thursday 6 December: Children’s Society
The 50th anniversary of the first UK Christingle at Salisbury Cathedral
Save the date! More info to come.
What is Christingle? Find out here

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January 2019

Monday 7 January, from 7pm: The Bournemouth William Temple Association
Can a Scientist be a Christian? at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
Professor George Smith FRS – Emeritus Professor, Department of Materials, Oxford University
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

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February 2019

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

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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

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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

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May 2019

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

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