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Come and enjoy a morning in a beautiful garden while helping the Friends of North Dorset Women’s Refuge to keep up their support of families who have had to escape from Domestic Abuse. What’s domestic abuse you ask? Our Committee members will be happy to help answer that question!

Come to Grove Farm House, Melbury Abbas SP7 0DE on Wednesday 27th June from 10.30 till 12.00 and enjoy a wander, meeting others, perhaps winning the raffle, certainly being generous.

Shaftesbury Community Choir will be singing in the courtyard during the morning

Our coffee is excellent as are our home made cakes so please come and enjoy the morning.

Sorry, we can’t cope with dogs – lack of shade in the car parking area.

More details from Sara Jacson on 01747 853688

For a poster click on this link Poster Open Garden 2018

Sunday 17th June – Third Sunday after Trinity

8:00am – BCP Parish Communion (Motcombe)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Family Service (Motcombe)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Compton Abbas)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO IN CHURCH: Hatches Matches Dispatches

Simon will be hosting the next in the series of talk and discussion, this time is it Baptism, Marriage and Funerals. 3pm in St James (This Sunday, 17th June) with refreshments – all welcome.

Team Communion Service on 1st July

Celebrant: The Revd Kevin Martin, St Peter’s Church

Sunday 1st July  4.00pm Followed by celebratory refreshments to mark Kevin’s ordination to the priesthood. All welcome.

Please allow time for parking as it is Gold Hill Fair.

Sunday 10th June – Second Sunday after Trinity

8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Sung BCP Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Parish Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Morning Worship (West Orchard)

11:15am – Pet’s Service (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

2.00pm – Baptism Service (St James’)

6.00pm – Pilgrim Service (St James’)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Team Communion Service on 1st July

Celebrant: The Revd Kevin Martin

St Peter’s Church

Sunday 1st July  4.00pm Followed by celebratory refreshments to mark Kevin’s ordination to the priesthood. All welcome.

Motcombe Open Gardens is on Sunday 3rd June from 12.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

15 gardens will be open: pick up your tickets and map at the church.  Tickets are £6 per adult, £1.50 per child (includes Treasure Hunt)  and tea will be served at The Vicarage from 2.30 p.m.  All proceeds to Secondary Cancer Research and St Mary's Church.

Wednesday 13 June –Things that Make for Peace – Journeys in Peacemaking across the Globe - The Rt. Reverend Peter Price, former Bishop of Bath and Wells.

7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm) St. John’s Church, Enmore Green Shaftesbury SP7 8QR  At the end of his Talk, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and to purchase a signed copy of his latest book. There will be no charge for this evening and visitors will be asked to contribute to the Burns Price Foundation which makes grants to young people between the ages of 11 and 18 who want to make a difference in the world. For further information please contact Jo Churchill on 01747 850432 or jo.churchill@enmoregreen.co.uk

Bookings are now open for the 2018 Team Retreat, at Greenhouse Christian Centre in Poole, taking place from late afternoon Friday September 21st, through lunch on Sunday 23rd, led by the Revd Dr Simon Chambers.

The booking form is on the website on the link below, and hard copies will be available in churches shortly.  Enquiries to m.a.pattison@gmail.com, or telephone 01747 852017.

To find out more about the Greenhouse Christian Centre use this link http://www.the-greenhouse.org/

To download a booking form click here Team Retreat Notice + Application Form 2018

Sunday 20th May – Pentecost

8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (Motcombe)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Family Service (Motcombe)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Matins with Holy Baptism of Molly Langlands (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Rogation Service (Compton Abbas)

3.00pm – Baptism Service (St Peter’s)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

Motcombe

On Saturday 26th  May it's St John's in the Town Hall  from 10 am - 2 pm. Stalls and refreshments, Bric a brac, books, cakes and produce, plants, greetings cards and a splendid raffle with a luxury Hamper donated by Virginia Heywood as the first prize.   There will be several other quality prizes. The Friends of St. John’s will be looking after the culinary side of things too.

Four professional singers from Germany will be performing at St Peter's, a programme including Mozart, Fauré, Franck, Elgar and Britten, and a selection of traditional spirituals arranged for four voices.

The ensemble comes from Soest, a small cathedral city in Westfalia and their name “SONGS” is short for “Soest's New Guild of Singers”.

The concert “Heavenly Sounds” begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday 23rd May,

Tickets cost £10, and are available at the door.