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by Michael Ford last modified 17 May, 2019 03:59 PM

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Updated Listing 12-19 May: Churches Together
Christian Aid Week Photo Exhibition
at Salisbury Methodist Church, SP1 1EF
Visit a photographic exhibition at Salisbury Methodist Church.
Churches across Salisbury will be holding fundraising events as well as holding traditional house to house collections, for Christian Aid Week, this year highlighting the healthcare crisis in Sierra Leone, where ten mums a day die giving birth.
Inquiries to Yvonne Penn via 07778 109480 or .

Updated ListingImportant Listing 18-25 May 2019
Christian Aid Week
Join us to take part in the UK’s longest-running fundraising week, and have fun while helping people like Jebbeh in Sierra Leone.
Resources here, and you can search for 'caweek' at any time.

Updated ListingImportant Listing Saturday 18 May, 9.15am
Sudans Deanery Links Day 2019 at Shaftesbury School
An annual fixture for our diocese.
We will have reports on Diocesan-level work in Medical and Education links, and an update on the situation in the Sudans and our advocacy work. We will also hear from different Deaneries about their links with specific dioceses, and how they operate. There will be time for discussion over tea and coffee and an opportunity for sharing further over a packed lunch, if you choose to stay.
Poster here
Updated Listing Programme here
Booking via  or 01963 23726.

Updated Listing Saturday 18 May, 7.30pm
Beaminster Singers Spring Concert – Haydn’s Creation in St Mary’s Church, Beaminster
Tickets (£15) now on sale in Church Office and at Yarn Barton Centre, Beaminster, or from www.alfx.com/singers.

Updated Listing 2 to 9 June
‘The Spirit Unites’: Pilgrims in the Vale 2019 Pilgrimage in the Blackmore Vale area
Local walks; short church services; shared food.
9 June: Pilgrim Praise Service in Sturminster Newton High School
Open to all, walkers & non-walkers. Join & leave at any place, any time. Some transport provided.
Programme, timings and contacts

Updated Listing Sunday 2 June, 3pm
Tea and music at All Saints Church, Hilton DY11 0DQ
Showcasing young musical talent in a beautiful relaxed setting. Proceeds shared between the church and Stour Connect, providing day community care for the elderly and those with physical and learning difficulties.
Tickets on the door.
Inquiries to Alison Musgrave via .

Updated Listing Saturday 8 June, 11am: Churches Together in Dorset
Service of Remembrance for Lives Cut Short at St Peter’s Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE
This service, in a church setting, is a time to remember those whose lives have been cut short by the actions of another (eg by homicide or similar). People of all faiths and none are welcome. Refreshments provided.
Poster here
The church is close to the Town Centre and Bus Terminal. Some on-site parking is available.
For more information, or to ask for someone’s name to be read out in the service, contact the Revd Dr David Wheeler () or Katja Babei, County Ecumenical Officer (07789 952472, ).

Updated Listing Monday 10 June, 7.30pm
Fit for the Future at the Digby Church Hall, Sherborne DT9 3NL
Tony Cooke, of TEDx Sherborne, describes the event: “challenges and opportunities facing Sherborne and its people; and our place in the wider world.”
Issues raised include: Those on the Margins, Mental Health, Youth & Politics, Healthier Ageing, Being a Man in Today’s World, Biodiversity.
More info and booking
Inquiries via Hugh Bonsey: 01935 812749, .

Updated Listing 15 and 16 June, 2-5pm
Open Garden at Knighton Manor, Broad Chalke SP5 5EB
The proceeds from this event will go towards CRESS’ 10-year anniversary trip to Uganda. All stalls at this event have been chosen to support small local businesses, predominantly run by women. This is important to CRESS, as we aim to champion, empower and equip South Sudanese women with the skills and knowledge to provide for their families and wider community.
Inquiries to Caroline Lamb via .

Updated Listing Saturday 22 June, 7.30pm
Dorset Police Male Voice Choir: Summer Concert in Wimborne Minster
Musical Director is Dr Jane Oakland with Accompanist Sue Stein.
The Concert is part of the Minster’s Fundraising Campaign and tickets £8.00 each will be available in the Minster Shop (inside the Minster), The Parish Office in Church House (next to the Minster) and at Square Records. They will also be available on the door.
Inquiries via Anthony Oliver (01202 888703, ).

Updated Listing Saturday 29 June, 2-5pm
Francis and Jill Chadwick invite you to a Garden Party at 15 The Green, Poulshot SN10 1RP 
(the home of Tim and Juliet Gravina)
Come and enjoy Tea, Scones and Cakes and relax in this large country garden.
Donations in aid of the Bishop Jackson School for Orphans & Poor Families in Kasese West Uganda. Thanks to your continuing support the School has educated hundreds of children since 2011. 545 pupils are on roll this year.
Initial queries to Julia Taylor via .

Updated Listing Saturday 29 June, from 2pm
The World Premiere of 'Go, Goliath!' at St Michael’s Parish Church, Lyme Regis
‘Go, Goliath!’ by Nick Brown and Simon Ford is an exciting new semi-staged musical work for a massed choir of children and adults. It tells the biblical story of David and Goliath.
The world premiere will be a ‘come & sing’ event on Saturday 29 June, with St Michael’s Children’s Choir, Devon County Junior Choir, and professional narrator Daniel Rudge (bass).
Poster here
There will be a rehearsal from 2 to 4pm. If you would like to take part, please register by emailing Alex Davies at .
The performance is at 5pm.  Free entrance, with retiring collection.
After the performance there will be a fundraising hog-roast supper behind the church, overlooking the sea, in aid of the church tower appeal.
Inquiries via Kate Gunn (, 01297 792796, 07922 761968)

Updated Listing Saturday 29 June, 6.30-9.30 pm
Hymns and Pimms Evening at Millcroft, 1 Mill Close, Bulkington
Including singing by Seend Choir AND the Keevil Choir (not to mention ‘The Dog Collar Singers’), with the opportunity for everyone to join in.
Tickets are available from Sue Rose (01380 871655) and Sue Noad (01380 870343). They cost £10, to include a glass of Pimms, barbecue and strawberries and cream.

Updated Listing Friday 12 July, 7pm
Broadway Comes To Branksome at St Aldhelm's Parish Hall, Branksome BH13 6BT
A musical that features songs from the decades. It is brought to you by the St Aldhelm's Players.
Inquiries to the Office via 01202 764420.

Updated Listing Saturday 13 July, 12-3pm
Summer Fair at St Aldhelm's Parish Hall, Branksome BH13 6BT
The Fair is set in the Parish Hall and the Vicarage side garden. It will feature a slide and bouncy castle for the children and there will be two children's choirs performing together with an assortment of tables displaying items for sale.
Inquiries to the Office via 01202 764420.

Updated Listing Saturday 13 July, 7pm
More Tea Vicar? An audience with Frank Williams at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Frank Williams played the vicar in Dad's Army and the church in the programme was called St Aldhelm's. The writer of the series grew up in the area and it is thought that he modelled the character in the series on Arthur Courage, the verger here for 40+ years until 1969.
Tickets from wegottickets.com.
Inquiries to the Office via  or 01202 764420.

Updated Listing Saturday 20 July, 7.30pm
Bournemouth Male Voice Choir in Concert at St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome BH13 6BT
Free Concert by the well-respected Choir: retiring collection.
Drinks available at the concert. Come and listen to the best male choir in the area!
This is our last event celebrating the 125th Anniversary of our church.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via 01202 764420 or .
www.st-aldhelm.com

Updated Listing 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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May 2019

Important Listing Taking place 13-20 May, Dying Awareness Week highlights the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. A new resource from Life Events may help your church to start new conversations - a leaflet encouraging families to ‘Just Ask’ about a Church of England-led funeral. 
Latest from Church Support Hub here

Important Listing Saturday 18 May, 9.15am
Sudans Deanery Links Day 2019 at Shaftesbury School
An annual fixture for our diocese.
We will have reports on Diocesan-level work in Medical and Education links, and an update on the situation in the Sudans and our advocacy work. We will also hear from different Deaneries about their links with specific dioceses, and how they operate. There will be time for discussion over tea and coffee and an opportunity for sharing further over a packed lunch, if you choose to stay.
Poster here
Booking: email  or phone 01963 23726.

Saturday 18 May, 9.30-5pm
Choral workshop with Paul Brough at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
Leading choral conductor Paul Brough leads the 5th annual Edington Arts choral workshop, looking at motets by Robert Parsons, Henry Purcell and Anton Bruckner. Final session after tea and cake open to anyone to come and listen, no charge for seats. Application forms from the website. Applications in by 17 May.
Inquiries to Anne Curtis via  or 01380 831425.
www.edingtonarts.org/whats-on

Tuesday 21 May, from 12.30pm
Spring Lunchtime Recitals at Branksome St Aldhelm Church, Poole BH13 6BT
Featuring Ewa Irek, Piano.
Light lunch refreshments from 12.30pm and after that, the recital until 2.30pm.
Free entry, retiring collection.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via .

Important Listing Saturday 25 May
Celebrating St Aldhelm's Day with Bishop Karen
You are invited to join Bishop Karen on pilgrimage to the Norman Chapel at St Aldhelm's Head, one of Dorset’s most beautiful and historic clifftop spots, on the Feast of St Aldhelm.
We will celebrate with a simple Eucharist at 12 noon in the Chapel.
As in previous years, pilgrims are invited to bring a picnic to share on the cliffs (if weather permits), or at St Nicholas’ Worth Matravers (if the weather is typically English!).
The pilgrimage is open to everyone, whatever their religious views.
Pilgrims should assemble before 10.30am at the Renscombe Farm car park (postcode BH19 3LL). A rugged pathway leads for 1.5 miles (2.5 km) to St Aldhelm’s Chapel (capacity around 90). Dogs are welcome on the walk and in chapel.
Inquiries via .

Saturday 25 May, 7.30pm
Anita D'Attellis Piano Recital at St Thomas's Church, Salisbury SP1 1BA
A piano recital by the internationally acclaimed soloist Anita D'Attellis. Anita will be playing pieces by Beethovin, Chopin, Debussy and more. Tickets £10 from the TIC, the Music Room or the St Thomas's Parish Office.
Inquiries to Lizzie via .

Tuesday 28 May, from 12.30pm
Spring Lunchtime Recitals at Branksome St Aldhelm Church, Poole BH13 6BT
Featuring Akiko Tominaga, Piano.
Light lunch refreshments from 12.30pm and after that, the recital until 2.30pm.
Free entry, retiring collection.
Inquiries to Ray Beverley via .

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June 2019

Saturday 1 June, 11am
Mothers' Union Festival Service at Salisbury Cathedral
The Festival Service celebrates the new Triennium, 2019-2021.
During the Service, the Diocesan President, Board of Trustees, Officers and Members will re-affirm their commitment to serve God and to abide by the Aims and Objects of MU.
Inquiries to Jenny Harrison via .

Sunday 2 June, 1.30-6pm
Open Gardens at Steeple Ashton, BA14 6EW
See 14 gardens in this pretty Wiltshire village for a fiver. Those open include the village's 17th century Manor House. Funds raised all go to maintain the fabric of St Mary's church, a 15th century late Perpendicular masterpiece.
Just turn up and buy a ticket!
Inquiries to John Aeberhard via 01380 870602 or .

Friday 3 June, 7pm
‘In Harmony’ with the Dorset Rock Choir at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Weymouth DT4 8TJ
An evening of all genres of music from the Rock choir with supporting artists. 
FREE CONCERT with refreshments. Parking free in the car park next to the church after 6pm. Just turn up - No booking needed.
Inquiries to Holy Trinity church Office via 01305 760354.
www.holytrinityweymouth.org

Saturday 8 June
St Peter’s Parkstone Summer Fayre at Ashley Cross Green, BH14 0JJ
The Annual St Peter’s Parkstone Summer Fayre with local producers' stalls, church stalls, dog show, musical programme and children’s activities.
Deadline for Exhibitors: 18 April.
Inquiries to Phil Powell via .

Sunday 9 June, 2.30-5pm
Cream Teas and Plant Sale at St Mary's Church, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6BS
The first of our popular Cream Teas this year includes a plant stall. 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 home-made 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 .

Important Listing Monday 10 June
InFormation19: a day conference for pioneers in the south of England at Salisbury Arts Centre, SP1 3UT
The day is designed primarily to resource, inspire and refresh participants in their journey as pioneers. The focus is primarily on helping one another form as pioneers and disciples of Jesus.
This year our focus is on worship and discipleship - our own and those we are leading in mission. It is all about learning to connect with God and agree with Him. What helps us grow as pioneers and disciples? How are we helping our new communities of faith grow in ways that are faithful, yet imaginative and contextual? How do we adapt and grow as communities of disciples, particularly with those new to faith and new to church? How can we disciple communities and make disciples?
Tickets are £20 including lunch

Thursday 13 June, 7pm
“What on earth is a Bishop of Salisbury for? Some lessons from history”
A talk by the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, at St Martin’s Church, Salisbury SP1 2HY
Tickets £15, bookable in advance.
Save the date! 
Leaflet with info and map here
Poster here

Saturday 15 June, 10am-4pm
Heritage Saturday at St Mary's Church, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6BS
St Mary's Church is open for you to come and explore the ancient heritage of our medieval church both inside, outside and our bells and tower dating back to 1200. Read about the history of the church and community and talk to our experts.
Refreshments available.
Donations to the Heritage of St Mary's Church.
Inquiries to Debbie Phipps via .

Sunday 16 June and Tuesday 30 July
Take to the skies with Alabaré!
South-west based veterans’ charity Alabaré are offering brave participants the opportunity to take part in two incredible fundraising events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
On Sunday 16 June, the charity will be hosting a skydive at Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury with all funds going towards Homes for Veterans. Amongst those scheduled to participate are Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police Kier Pritchard and Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey.
On Tuesday 30 July at Rendcomb Airfield, Gloucestershire there will be the thrilling opportunity to wing-walk!
Those taking part will be flown by one of the highly experienced display pilots, who are often members of the World renowned Breitling Wingwalkers’ team, flying the historic 1940’s Boeing Stearman biplanes. Flying at speeds of up to 150mph, this promises to be an exhilarating event for a very worthy cause.
More here

Saturday 22 June, 7.30pm
SANSARA sing Music of the Spires at Edington Priory Church, BA13 4QN
SANSARA is the award-and-prize-winning choral ensemble described by Peter Phillips as "The a capella sound of the future". The concert is part of their hugely well-received series 'Music of the Spires', from polyphony to contemporary, programmed from Oxford University's libraries. Book by Friday 21 June, or add £2 per ticket at the door.
Inquiries to Sue Lowery via 01380 871549 or .
www.edingtonarts.org/whats-on

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June
Flower Festival at St Peter’s Church, Parkstone
The Festival’s theme will tie in with the church’s patron and features the sea, with water, fishing, boats and more. In addition to flowers, a photographic exhibition of Poole, music, and a competition for children of ‘a garden on a baking tray’ will be on offer.
Festivals are excellent opportunities to open churches, display the work of gifted people, and make the venue an unforgettable joy. It also might introduce new visitors to a building in a way which means a second visit is more likely later.
Contact is 01202 462867.

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July 2019

Tuesday 30 July
Take to the skies with Alabaré!
South-west based veterans’ charity Alabaré are offering brave participants the opportunity to take part in an incredible fundraising event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
On Tuesday 30 July at Rendcomb Airfield, Gloucestershire there will be the thrilling opportunity to wing-walk!
Those taking part will be flown by one of the highly experienced display pilots, who are often members of the World renowned Breitling Wingwalkers’ team, flying the historic 1940’s Boeing Stearman biplanes. Flying at speeds of up to 150mph, this promises to be an exhilarating event for a very worthy cause.
More here

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September 2019

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

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.

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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.

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November 2019

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

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March 2020

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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12-19 May: Churches Together

Christian Aid Week Photo Exhibition at Salisbury Methodist Church, SP1 1EF

Visit a photographic exhibition at Salisbury Methodist Church.

Churches across Salisbury will be holding fundraising events as well as holding traditional house to house collections, for Christian Aid Week, this year highlighting the healthcare crisis in Sierra Leone, where ten mums a day die giving birth.

Inquiries to Yvonne Penn via 07778 109480 or ypenn@christian-aid.org.

 

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