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Melbury Flower Arranging Poster    There will be a flower arranging demonstration with Sue Minshaw, at Melbury Abbas Village Hall on Friday 27th October at 3.00pm. Entrance fee of £8 to include tea. Everyone very welcome - click on the poster link for more information or contact Jess Crichton on 01747 853942, or Juliet Bichard on 01747 851836 for more information and tickets. 

 

Kevin Martin was ordained at St Peter's Church last week, by Bishop Nicholas and joins us as curate.  Team Rector the Revd Helen Dawes has these words of thanks following the service: "An enormous THANK YOU to everyone who made Kevin's ordination such a joyous celebration! Thank you to the bishop's chaplain and office team for arranging the service and producing the service books, thank you to our musicians and choir, to the flower arrangers, bell ringers, church cleaners and to everyone who brought or served food at the party and to those who washed up afterwards. Thank you to Bishop Nick for leading us in glorious worship and to the Ven Vanessa Herrick for inspiring us with her words. Finally, thank you to everyone I'll realise I should have mentioned...Now we continue with the work of the Church, and for that, thanks be to God!"

Little Fishes poster (002) Little Fishes is up and running! The next session is at St Peter's on Thursday 28th September.

Little Fishes is a new toddler group for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers with their parents or carers, and runs fortnightly at St Peter's Church.  Bring your little one along to enjoy a simple bible story, craft and sing-along. For further details please ring Karen Dickson on 855343.

On Sunday 1st October Melbury Abbas celebrate Harvest Festival with a Harvest Festival Communion at St Thomas's Church at 9.30am.

This will be followed by the annual Harvest Festival Lunch hosted by the Melbury Abbas and Cann Millennium Group, at Melbury Abbas and Cann Village Hall, on Sunday 1st October at 12noon, for 12.30pm lunch. (The bar will be open).

Adult Tickets are £8.50 and Child Tickets are £3.50 and must  be purchased or booked in advance by Wednesday 27th September please. Tickets available from Christine Potter, on 01747 851857 or email christine.15@btinternet.com 

AN INVITATION

As outlined by John Fuller in the September keyring, the ‘FOLLOWER’ course is ideal for enquirers and any who would like to explore the heart of the Christian faith. Informal sessions will run over 6 weeks and provide opportunities for questions and group discussion.  The course will run from Thursday 12th October beginning at 7.30pm and we will meet in St Peter’s Church Hall (at the top of Gold Hill). To be a pilgrim is to set out on a journey of discovery, an adventure like no other..! Will you join us?

If you would like to take part or would like further information, please contact Rev Jeremy Mais 01747 858931

GROWING IN FAITH

This course is for those who are already on their Christian journey and welcome an opportunity to reflect on the nature of Christian discipleship and deepen their understanding of the Christian faith.

Like the "Follower Stage" each of the 4 Pilgrim courses consists of six sessions. The first of these, entitled "The Creeds" looks at the nature of Christian belief. Under the guidance of a leader, participants are invited to share what they believe, discuss how it affects their faith and their daily life, and look at specific issues as suggested in the excellent handbook.

The course will run from Wednesday 11th October beginning at 7.30pm and we will meet in St Peter’s Church Hall (at the top of Gold Hill). If you would like to take part or would like further information, please contact Rev John Fuller on 01747 850079.

Little Fishes is a new toddler group for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers with their parents or carers, and will run fortnightly at St Peter's Church, beginning on Thursday 14th September at 10.30am.  Bring your little one along to enjoy a simple bible story, craft and sing-along. For further details please ring Karen Dickson on 855343.

On the 22nd August 2017 the Friends of St James' hold their annual Pimms party, starting at 6.30pm for an evening on a Jane Austen theme. The event will also be an opportunity to display the current plan for the Field car park which has now received outline planning permission. Tickets £7 available in advance or on the door.

 A service of thanksgiving, celebration and re-dedication marking 40 years since the re-opening of St Peter's Church took place on the 2nd July, with the Rt Revd Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborne.

The service was followed by a celebration tea; thanks to Mike Bailey for providing some photographic mementoes of the event, a few can be enjoyed here - showing off the inventive and wonderful work that went in to the flower festival which also took place at St Peter's that weekend.