In this special centenary year, Rodney Attwood will be giving an illustrated talk on the British Army chaplains of WW1 on 30th October, 7pm in St Peter’s Church. £5 per person in aid of the Poppy Appeal and Shaftesbury Team of Churches. Do join us!
John Fuller will be leading the next Pilgrim Course on “The Bible”. As before, there will be six sessions; the first at 7.30pm on Wednesday 10th October at 11 Ratcliffe Gardens. Everyone is welcome. For information please contact John on 01747 850079 – or just arrive!
Sunday 9th September: 3.00pm - an afternoon of musical treats from Peter Miller (violin) and Greg Underwood (piano). Tickets £8 from Gill Waine (01747 851007) or from Motcombe church after services. Afternoon tea is included in the ticket price.
Join us at Motcombe Church for Messy Church on the theme "Fearfully & Wonderfully Made"
There is a new post being advertised by the Diocese of Salisbury, for a Rural Field Officer for West Dorset. This exciting new four year post creates the opportunity for someone passionate about rural Church to support, encourage and develop rural ministry and mission, working with clergy and congregations across West Dorset.
You will bring your own gifts, experience and enthusiasm to work within a visionary team of Bishop, Archdeacon, rural deans, lay chairs and other resource officers. It would suit someone (lay or ordained) wanting to contribute to the life of the diocese and the rural church at a significant time.
For more information including salary and requirements of the job please visit https://www.salisbury.anglican.org/whos-who/job-vacancies/lay/rural-field-officer-west-dorset
Application forms are also obtainable from
Closing date: 31st August 2018, Interview: 18th September 2018
All information is available here https://www.salisbury.anglican.org/whos-who/job-vacancies/lay/rural-field-officer-west-dorset
The St James Flower Festival will take place over Pentecost next year, 9th June 2019. The theme will be "All Things Bright & Beautiful".
Watch this space for more information.
Wanted - House Companion in our Community House in Canford Heath for young people exploring Christian Ministry.
Pray Serve Grow is a project run by the Diocese of Salisbury for young people (18-30yrs) to spend a year exploring what ordained ministry is all about. We have a Community House in Poole, which accommodates three explorers, and we are looking for a House Companion to live alongside them. The successful applicant will be offered the opportunity to:
- Live there, rent and bill free from September 2018 – July 2019
- Participate in Community meals free of charge
- You will act as a catalyst to ensure that the house is a place of Christian community with a simple rule of life & pattern of prayer.
- This is not a contract of employment and you will be free to work in your usual employment.
For more information and application form, please contact: Andrea Dredge, Diocese of Salisbury, 01722 411922 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date of Applications: 27th July 2018, Interviews: 15th August 2018
For the poster click here Poster - House Companion - 2018
Please note the Team Barn Service on the Sunday 29th July is now at Lower Breach Farm, West Orchard, SP7 0LL. It is still at 11am, led by Bishop Karen and followed by a Bring & Share lunch.There is parking available and maps should be available in your church or on the following link.
Sunday 8th July – Sixth 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 – Parish Communion (West Orchard)
11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)
11:15am – Parish Communion (Melbury Abbas)
6.00pm – Pilgrim Service (St James’)
News from Across the Churches
Places for the Team Retreat, at The Greenhouse Christian Centre in Poole on 21-23 September, are filling fast, with only a few rooms still available.
If you are thinking of going, please return the booking form which is on the below link and available in most team churches; or get in touch with Michael or Beverley Pattison for more information - email@example.com, 01747 852017.
To download a booking form click here Team Retreat Notice + Application Form 2018