Jonathan Vaughn, Associate Director of Music at Christ Church, Greenwich, Connecticut will be giving an Organ Recital in St James Church, Shaftesbury on Sunday 21st July at 3.00 pm
Jonathan was an Organ Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge under Christopher Robinson and David Hill. He has worked at St Edmondsbury and Wells Cathedrals, and taught organ at Wells Cathedral School before going to the USA in 2017.
This will be a wonderful occasion and there is a tea party afterwards - as well as your generous donations, please! Do come and join us
Friday 2nd August – Summertime Music
7.00pm in St John’s Church Hall
Come and enjoy a relaxed evening with the one and only Rev. David Botterill
With the 75 Anniversary of D Day just gone, we all know the music we were singing here in the UK, but David is pondering on the music that folk might have been singing over the Channel under occupation. Thrown into the mix, will be items from two lost musicals, one Broadway, one Drury Lane.
Ploughman’s Plate @ £7.50 per person and a bar for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Tables for 4 and 6 available.
To reserve your places contact Jo Churchill on 01747 850432 or email@example.com
Cheques to be made out to The Friends of St. John’s. Please advise any dietary requirements.
We're delighted to be able to share the good news that the Revd Kirsty Clarke has been appointed to the post of Team Vicar in the Shaftesbury Team Ministry. Kirsty has been serving her curacy in the Leominster Team in the Diocese of Hereford and will be licensed to her new post by the Bishop of Sherborne on Sunday 8th September in St James' Church, Shaftesbury at 5pm.
Come along to St Mary's Church, Compton Abbas for Hymns & Pimms on Saturday 29th June at 4pm. Sing along with your favourite hymns while relaxing with a glass or two. Seating will be provided but you may want to bring a comfy garden chair or cushion. We hope to be in the churchyard but will move into church if wet.
FIRST DRINK FREE - Do come along and join us!
There will be a Eucharist service for the whole of our deanery at St Mary's Church, Gillingham on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 11.00am. The guest preacher will be our Archdeacon, the Ven. Penny Sayer. All are welcome.
The weather was kind enough to allow us to celebrate our Pet Service outside at St Thomas', Melbury Abbas on 9th June. Revd Jeremy Mais individually blessed all the pets comprising 9 dogs and 3 horses. We were given a talk by Tony Bates from the Dorset Wildlife Trust who runs their Living Churchyard project. There was also a timely and rare visit from Europe of a Hummingbird Hawk-Moth collecting nectar from our altar flowers!
Out & About in Enmore Green
Sunday 30th June from 2pm to 5pm
Open Gardens - large and small, the Allotments, the Donkey Field Orchard, St John's Church, Artist's Open Studio, plus cream teas in Tout Hill House from 2.30pm - £3.50 per person
Programme and map - £5.00 per person, children free, available from 22 The Knapp, SP7 8LH, plus plants / ice cream / books.
Raising funds for the repair of the Church roof!
Our Team Barn Service 2019
will be held on
Sunday 30th June at 11.00am
followed by a Bring and Share lunch
at Froghole Farm, Gore Common SP7 0PZ by kind permission of Henry & Amy Gill. Come along and join us!
Directions: From the B3091 from Shaftesbury, at the pond and triangular piece of grass just before Guys Marsh Prison, turn right. Follow the road for about one mile and Froghole Farm is on the right hand side.
St Margaret's Church, Margaret Marsh invite you to a:
Ceilidh & Barn Dance
at Froghole Farm, Margaret Marsh, SP7 0PZ on Friday 14th June 2019.
Gates open at 6.30pm with the first dance at 7pm. The Hambledon Hopstep Band will be proividing the music.
Also included are a bar, skittles, BBQ, raffle and cakes.
Tickets are available from: Wessex Travel, Black Venn Farm 01747 811838, Amy (07737 848852) or Martyn (07803 837399). Adults £10 and Under 16s £2.
St Thomas' Church, Melbury Abbas invite you to a Pet Service on Sunday 9th June at 11.15am, with a guest speaker from the Dorset Wildlife Trust. All pets are welcome to come for a blessing - accompanied, of course, by well-behaved owners!