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“Pilgrim Service”
Sunday 12th August 2018
6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury

After surviving a hard winter, Pilgrim has resumed his journey as the countryside, too, is waking into spring. His path leads him through a stretch of forest and, as he rounds a corner he comes across the strangest of sights – a full-grown grizzly bear standing with his back to the trunk of a tree and using it as a scratching post to his evident relief and delight as he rubs away the layers of winter fur which, while protecting in the winter, have now become insufferably hot.

Maybe we, too, after a life-changing experience, realise that our comfort zone has become increasingly insulated from the world and that we need to shed our outer layers and excess baggage and travel comfortably carrying with us only the ‘bare necessities of life’!

Come and put down your loads and find out how much easier life can become; Remember God loves all bears – even if some of them are grizzlies!

Join us for refreshments and fellowship afterwards.

Saturday 11th August 10am - 5pm - An Exhibition of Memories of Enmore Green and St Johns Church in the church.. Come and find out some of the history of this part of Shaftesbury, the people and the stories. On display: church and school records, transcripts of the 1939 Register and some Censuses, poll books etc. maps and photos, newspaper articles, and details of those commemorated on our war memorial,
This is a work in progress so do come and share your memories of Enmore Green and contribute to our knowledge of its history.
Refreshments will be served through the day.We look forward to seeing you.
Contact Elizabeth Preston if you have any information or memorabilia you would like to share .- *01747 850654 or lizziepreston1@gmail.*com and/or if you would like to know about our next Tea and Memories afternoon..

The Friends of St James are holding a Sangria Party
21st August 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm
in and around St James Church

It's a Spanish theme this year
An opportunity to wear that frilled shirt from long ago
or even a frilled skirt
along with a long forgotten pair of castanets

Come and enjoy a delicious Sangria
and meet friends old and new

Tickets £7 available in advance or on the gate
Non-alcoholic drinks available along with scrumptious snacks

 

 

On Friday the 27th July at 7:30 Nick Crump and Friends presents a Musical Variety Show. Featuring music and song from classical, jazz and folk Genres, Including some of Nick's invented instruments.

This concert is an interesting mix of many different styles of music, Nick is joined by friends who will play or sing solos, duets, trios and quartets on various instruments. Featuring the recorders, guitars, keyboard, violin, organ, vocals, trumpets, flugelhorn and the inevitable couple of invented instruments (flyer shows Nick playing the seahorn). It will be an entertaining and fun informal event for a good cause in a church with lovely acoustics (bring a cushion for your extra comfort!)

St James' Church Shaftesbury
Friday 27th July 7:30pm
Tickets  £10 and £5 under 13 at the door
This is a fundrasing event for the Church Reordering Fund.

Please note the Team Barn Service on the Sunday 29th July is now at Lower Breach Farm, West Orchard, SP7 0LL. It is still at 11am, led by Bishop Karen and followed by a Bring & Share lunch.There is parking available and maps should be available in your church or on the following link.

Map to West Orchard Barn

Sunday 8th July – Sixth Sunday after Trinity

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

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

9:30am – Sung BCP Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Parish Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Parish Communion (West Orchard)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Melbury Abbas)

6.00pm – Pilgrim Service (St James’)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

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 - m.a.pattison@gmail.com, 01747 852017.

To download a booking form click here Team Retreat Notice + Application Form 2018