Sunday 22nd April – Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

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

9:30am – Parish Communion followed by APCM (Motcombe)

10:00am  – Joint Parish Communion for St James & St John’s followed by APCM (St James)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Matins (Melbury Abbas)

2:00pm – Baptism Service (Motcombe)

3:00pm – Baptism Service (St Peter’s)

Please note that the Team Office will be closed from Friday 11th May at 12noon, reopening on Monday 21st May at 9am.

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Sunday 15th April – Third Sunday of Easter

8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (Motcombe)

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

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – The Gathering (Motcombe)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Compton Abbas), followed by APCM

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Please note that the Team Office will be closed from Friday 11th May at 12noon, reopening on Monday 21st May at 9am.

“Heavenly Sounds” in Shaftesbury - Singers from Germany with romantic church music and spirituals

On Wednesday 23rd May four professional singers from Germany will fill St Peter's church with the glorious sound of romantic church music. Their programme includes works by Mozart, Fauré, Franck, Elgar and Britten, together with 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 group have been singing together for 12 years. Jana Stehr has made a name across Europe with her vibrant soprano voice – she has been a soloist with the Prague opera, a regular singer in the Cologne Philharmonie. Her colleagues Maren Tröndle (mezzo-soprano) and Frank Rinsche (tenor) are both known in Westfalia as interpreters of church music. The baritone Peter Griffith is actually British (as one might guess from his name), but he has been living in Germany for over 30 years. Peter's humorously informative introductions to the songs are an integral part of “heavenly sounds”. The fifth member of SONGS is the pianist Bettina Casdorff, who holds the ensemble together, with energy and musicality; a highly successful chamber musician and accompanist, and gives concerts all over Germany with her trio “Tityre”.

 The group's repertoire is wide, extending from classical part-songs to scenes from Mozart operas, and from Viennese operetta to Gershwin musicals. For their “Heavenly Sounds” programme in May, they have chosen a rich selection of English, French and German religious music from the romantic era, including Fauré's exquisite “Cantique de Racine” and Elgar's magnificent “Ave Verum”. These are followed by a sequence of spirituals both lively and emotional, ranging from old favourites like “Deep River” to less familiar works like “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”. All four singers are accustomed to performing as soloists, and the programme includes not only works for four voices, but also solos, duets and trios.

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

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

You can pick up a flyer from St Peter's.

 

 

A reminder that Little fishes is a toddler group for babies, toddlers and pre schoolers with their parents or carers, and runs fortnightly at St Peter’s – Little Fishes resumes on Thursday 19th April at 10.30am and for more information please ring Karen Dickson on 01747 855343.

 

The Safeguarding C1 Training Session (Foundation) that was planned for Monday 16th April at 10am in St John's Church Hall, Enmore Green has had to be postponed. As soon as a new date is found we will publish the date here on the website and on our pew sheets. For further information please call the Team Office 01747 853060.

6.30am - Churches Together Easter Dawn Service, at Park Walk.

9:30am – Family Festival Communion (St Peter's)

9:30am – Family Festival Communion (St James')

9:30am – Family Festival Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Family Festival Communion (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Family Festival Communion (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Family Festival Communion (Compton Abbas)

11:15am – Joint Easter Communion (Margaret Marsh)

3:00pm – Baptism Service (St James’)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Monthly Prayer Leaflet

 

 

Services at St Thomas's:

Sunday 25th March - Palm Sunday - 11.15am Matins

Friday 30th March - Good Friday - 12noon  Meditation & Prayer

Sunday 1st April - Easter Day - 11.15am Family Festival Communion followed by an Easter Egg Hunt.

All welcome at our services, we look forward to welcoming you.

St Thomas Easter Poster 2018

80 Children from Abbey School Years 4, 5 and 6 came over to St James Church on Holy Monday and Tuesday to engage in the Easter story through six interactive 'stations'. Each station was led by a member of the congregation with the final station 'Resurrection' led by Revd Simon. This was a brilliant way for children to realise the power of the Easter account and all said how powerful it was. The Stations will be left up for Holy Wednesday for members of the community to visit.