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Team Retreat 2019 Application Form

As already publicised, this year’s Retreat will run from early afternoon Friday 20th September to mid-afternoon on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at The Othona Community, near Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast; check it out at www.othona-west-dorset.co.uk.

The theme will be:

On the Border: a weekend in the company of the Celtic Saints.

 It will be led by Canon James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College, whose impressive CV is posted below.

Our venue offers a smaller and simpler style in a more dramatic setting than our 2018 venture in Poole. Costs are slightly lower: £140 for single occupancy for the weekend, or £125 per person for couples or sharers.  There will be an option to pay by instalments.  Please send a deposit of £20 per person with your booking form, and state there if you would like to pay in further monthly instalments - £15 per month over 7 months if you book early.  Bookings close 10th August 2019 or earlier if all spaces are filled, the full charge to be paid by 17th August 2019.

Cheques made out to Shaftesbury Team Ministry should be delivered with the completed booking form below to the Team Office in an envelope marked Team Retreat 2019.  For further information, please contact Michael and Beverley Pattison, preferably by email: m.a.pattison@gmail.com.

The Reverend Canon Professor James Woodward Ph.D was born in Durham in 1961. He was educated at Spennymoor Grammar School, and then at King's College London, where he read Theology. After a year working at St Christopher's Hospice in London, he spent 2 years training for Ministry in the Anglican Church at Westcott House, Cambridge. Ordained in 1985, he has worked as a Curate, a Bishop's Chaplain, a Hospital Chaplain and from 1996 in Parochial Ministry in the Diocese of Birmingham.

From 1998 to 2009 he was the Master of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, Temple Balsall, Vicar of St Mary's Church and the Director of the Leveson Centre for the Study of Ageing, Spirituality and Social Policy. In this post he pioneered work in both Church and society to encourage better thinking and practice in the support and care of older people. From 2009 to 2015 he was a Canon of Windsor.

He was appointed Principal of Sarum College in September 2015 and Professor of Theology at Winchester University in 2017. He chairs Salisbury Cathedral School Governors.

He has written widely in the area of Pastoral Theology. He has taught in a number of universities including the Open University and in Warwick Business and Medical Schools and the University of Birmingham. He is much in demand as a speaker and lecturer. He has written and edited fifteen books.

 

 

TEAM QUIET DAY

Our Team Quiet Day will be held on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at Hilfield Friary, from 10am – 5pm. The day will include two talks by Hilfield community member, Brother Hugh, on Franciscan spirituality and how it can inform mission and spirituality in our own context.

We have a maximum of 25 places available so please book early with the Team Office to avoid disappointment. Please make your own travel arrangements (sharing cars if possible) and bring a packed lunch. Hilfield Friary invite a donation of between £5 and £10 per person and Gift Aid forms will be available on the day.

 John Fuller will be leading the next, and last, Pilgrim Course this January/February. The theme is “Church & Kingdom”, exploring what our Christian discipleship means in our daily lives. The first of six sessions will be held this Wednesday, 9th January beginning at 7.30pm at 11 Ratcliffe Gardens. John welcomes those who have shared in earlier courses and anyone who would like to join for the first time. For more information please contact John on 01747 850079.

THE WORLD IN SAFE HANDS?

Bishop Nicholas is to speak at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton at 3pm on 31st January 2019 about what response to the current environmental crisis we can make and why it matters. Bishop Nicholas is the lead Bishop for the environment in the House of Lords. Tickets will be available shortly from the Shaftesbury Team Office.

 

Christmas services across the Team 2018

Sun 16th
11.15am         The Orchards & MM  Carol Service at West Orchard
6.00pm           Motcombe                  Carol Service

Wed 19th
7.00pm           St James                      Carols by Candlelight

Thu 20th
6.00pm           Compton Abbas         Carol Service

Sat 22nd
6.00pm           St Peter’s                    Carol Service

Sun 23rd
3.30pm           Enmore Green           Carol Service
6.30pm           Melbury Abbas          Carol Service

Mon  24th     Christmas Eve
2.30pm           St Peter’s                    Crib Service
4.00pm           St Peter’s                    Crib Service
4.00pm           Compton Abbas         Crib Service
4.00pm           Motcombe                  Crib Service
10.00pm         Melbury Abbas          Midnight Mass
11.15pm         St Peter’s                    Midnight Mass
11.30pm         St James’                     Midnight Mass
11.30pm         Motcombe                  Midnight Mass

Tue 25th        Christmas Day

8.00am           Enmore Green           Holy Communion with Carols
9.30am           St Peter’s                    All Age Communion with Carols
9.30am           St James’                     Family Festival Communion
9.30am           Motcombe                  Family Festival Communion
11.15am         Compton Abbas         Family Festival Communion
11.15am         Melbury Abbas          Family Festival Communion
11.15am         Margaret Marsh         Parish Communion

Sunday 30th
10.00am         Enmore Green           Team Communion at St Johns

January 2019:

Sun 6th
6.00pm           St James                        Procession of the Magi

Following the Remembrance service at St Thomas' Church, Melbury Abbas, Revd Simon Chambers planted a chestnut tree to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One. The tree had been grown from the conker of a tree in Lissenhoek cemetery near Ypres and so its planting, on 11th November 2018, makes a fitting tribute.

St Thomas' Church will be holding their Christmas Fair on Saturday 1st December from 10.30am until 12.30pm in Melbury Abbas Village Hall. There will be local producers selling crafts and food, in addition to gifts, cakes, bric-a-brac, books, Christmas decorations and a raffle. A pop-up cafe will provide refreshments and time to chat. Do come along!

The Team Retreat 2019 will be over the weekend of September 20-22, at the Othona Community, West Dorset. This is on the coast near Burton Bradstock.  It will be led by Canon James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College.  There is more information in November's Key Ring. A booking form will be available early in the new year. There is less accommodation here than at our two previous venues, and early expressions of interest can be logged from now on with Michael  & Beverley Pattison at m.a.pattison@gmail.com