Places for the Team Retreat, at The Greenhouse Christian Centre in Poole on 21-23 September, are filling fast, with only a few rooms still available.
If you are thinking of going, please return the booking form which is on the below link and available in most team churches; or get in touch with Michael or Beverley Pattison for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org, 01747 852017.
Our Team Curate, the Revd Kevin Martin, was ordained priest by the Bishop of Salisbury in Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday 30th June. Here are just a few of the fabulous pictures taken by Gerry Lynch for the Diocese of Salisbury. You can see them all on Flickr here or on Facebook.
Come and enjoy a morning in a beautiful garden while helping the Friends of North Dorset Women’s Refuge to keep up their support of families who have had to escape from Domestic Abuse. What’s domestic abuse you ask? Our Committee members will be happy to help answer that question!
Come to Grove Farm House, Melbury Abbas SP7 0DE on Wednesday 27th June from 10.30 till 12.00 and enjoy a wander, meeting others, perhaps winning the raffle, certainly being generous.
Shaftesbury Community Choir will be singing in the courtyard during the morning
Our coffee is excellent as are our home made cakes so please come and enjoy the morning.
Sorry, we can’t cope with dogs – lack of shade in the car parking area.
It's going to be another great 'Great get Together' in St James as it has been in past years.
Gardens will be open for you to marvel at places of peace, tranquillity and beauty. On Saturday cold drinks and homemade biscuits will be available at the Millennium Community Garden in St James Street. There are benches and tables and shady places if needed – and lovely views. On Sunday, in the church, there will be ‘vintage teas’ provided, donations going to the Jo Cox memorial fund, with beautiful old china, sandwiches, cakes and trifles.
This is a community event as well as a fund raising event and it’s a lovely opportunity to again come together; a good chance to talk, to get to know more local people and to realise just how St James community is a welcoming place in which to live and visit.
Ticket admission of £6 per person covers both days and unlimited entry. Children under 12 are free. Tickets from 30 St James Street, participating gardens or the Tourist Information in Bell Street.
Also The Two Brewers are giving 10% discount for the two days if you present your ticket.
All in aid of St James Church and the Jo Cox Fund.
Sunday 10th June 2018
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury
Pilgrim leaves sunlit meadows to follow a path through woodland – suddenly he hears an animal cry – sounds like it is in pain. There it is again – he walks towards where he thinks it’s coming from and then he sees it – a frightened stag with its rear leg caught in barbed wire. He looks around for help but there’s just him and the frightened animal.
“It’s all right, it’s all right” he whispers. He slowly untwists the wire and somehow manages to release the leg which is badly cut and bleeding – but he’s done it and the stag runs free into the trees. For a few moments Pilgrim stands still, elated at what he was able to do.
He gives thanks to God and with a spring in his step walks on wondering - did God make that happen?
Come and discover the answer!
Enjoy fellowship and refreshments with us afterwards.
Do you have memories of Enmore Green? Photos, newspaper articles, stories or anything of interest? If so, you are invited to come and share them with us over tea and cake, on Wednesday 13th June 2.30-5pm in St John's Church Hall. We are working towards an Exhibition of Enmore Green Memories in the church on Saturday 11th August so we will be very grateful if you are able to lend items or allow us to copy items for display. Contact Elizabeth Preston if you need transport for 13th June or if you can help us in any way. 01747 850654 or email@example.com