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WELCOME to ‘The Great Get Together’ on Sunday 18th June 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

St James Church is holding a Vintage Tea Party in the Grounds with games and light entertainment.

This is a countrywide initiative launched by Jamie Oliver and The Duchess of Cornwall to celebrate the life of murdered MP Jo Cox. A chance for Church and Community to get together and to send the message that there is more that unites us than divides us. If you would like to be involved, or have an idea to help then all enquiries/ideas/offers of help to Philippa 01747 812365 or philippacf@gmail.com

 

 

 

St Peter’s Church is holding a Flower Festival between Friday 30th June and Sunday 2nd July, as part of the celebrations of 40 years since St Peter's Re-Hallowing.

“ ABANDONED - then - RE-BORN “ arrangements will depict the life of St Peter's and opening times are:

Friday 30th June 10am to 4pm
Sat 1st July 10am to 4pm
Sun 2nd July 11.30am to 2pm

 

Sunday 11th June 2017
6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury

Maybe Pilgrim has eaten too much cheese for supper and is dreaming – or is it a nightmare? He sees himself opening the gate of a sheepfold at night and horror of horrors – allowing the farmers precious sheep to escape, and – what’s more – mingle with a herd of scruffy unkempt goats whose horns definitely look dangerous!

Our theme this week is “Spread the Word!……….”, when the apostles felt that the fruits of Jesus’ life and teaching were meant for everyone, not just the Jews. How eagerly the Gentiles embraced it too!

Do come and join us to share thoughts and hospitality together both during and after our gathering. You will be very welcome!


We were treated to a wonderful summer Concert on the 23rd May in St James from the Gillingham Singers. The evening started off with the John Rutter 'The Sprig of Thyme' with traditional folk-songs sung by the choir. This was interspersed beautifully by Emma Hetherington on violin and singing folk songs accompanied herself on the guitar. The second half was on the theme of A Little Night Music and included works by Holst, Elgar George Dyson, and finished with the Traditional welsh anthem All Through the Night.
All was under the direction of Charles Hetherington with David Grierson at the Piano. This was however Charles Hetherington’s farewell concert as he is retiring after nearly ten years with the Choir and the singers certainly gave him a good send off.

A big thank you from St James church as this concert raised money towards our Church and Community Together Project.

Our next music event at St James is on the 25th Jun at 3:00pm when Christopher Mahon will be giving an Organ Recital on the theme “Toccata”: Music to celebrate the feast of St Peter.

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On Saturday July 1st at 7.30pm, the choir of St Peter's, with additional singers, will be singing part of Karl Jenkins' Mass of the Armed Man, with other items. We rehearse at 6.45pm on Thursday evenings in the church and would welcome some extra singers, in all voices. If you are interested please contact Harold Jackson on 01963 824894 or John Kitching on  01747 852797 or just come to rehearsal. All music will be provided. Thank you.