Our Music Director is (sadly) leaving us for personal reasons, so St Peter's is looking for an excellent organist and choir director to take us on to the next stage of our musical life and ministry. We are looking for a great colleague to work collaboratively with the Rector and others, providing musical leadership that enhances our mission and enriches our worship. This is a part-time post, covering three Sundays per month, specified festivals, occasional offices (for which additional fees are paid), and a weekly choir practice. St Peter's is a friendly, outward-looking church with a regular congregation of about 100. For more details, see the advert and job description attached.
Sunday 11th February 2018
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury
We now see Pilgrim having to make up his own mind – again! Both the signpost arms point to the same destination, but one appears – at first sight – to be less taxing than the other – or does it? Can he deduce which would be the better path from anything he can see, or should he just toss a coin for it? Does WWJD come into it or not?! Maybe – but possibly not as the immediate thing that comes to mind!
Come and see how the riddle is untied, here and often through our lives too! You will be very welcome!
The Weldmar Hospicecare Shaftesbury Snowdrop Memorial Service takes place on Monday 12th February at Bell Street United Church, at 3.00pm. Everyone is welcome. See the link for the poster with more details.
Do you have memories of Enmore Green? If so, come and share them over tea and cake on Wednesday 28th February from 2.30pm in St John's Church Hall, Enmore Green (Post code, SP7 8LL.) Bring your photos, stories and other items to remind others of times past and have a good chat about the old days. All welcome, no charge. Tea and cakes will be served.
Ring Elizabeth Preston for more details or if you need transport. 01747 850654 or email email@example.com
The course on the Eucharist led by John Fuller continues on Wednesday at 7.30pm, but we will meet at John and Jill Fuller’s house – 11 Ratcliffe Gardens (a turning off St James’) instead of meeting in St Peter’s Hall.
You are very welcome to join us – any queries do phone John on 01747 850079
Sunday 14th January 2018
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury
This week Pilgrim is in the dark - Travelling Blind – with only the merest hint of details here and there to guide him and show a way, just the outline of a landmark, a hostel maybe in the distance, and all you can see are the lit windows, or a mountain against the sky. He is not blinkered, but he might as well be, because he has so little to put a picture together in his mind.
This is where his mind’s eye must guide him, as he only has his faith to give him direction. Come and hear how he copes with his situation – you will be very welcome!
Sunday 14th January – The Second Sunday of Epiphany
8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (St Peter’s)
9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s)
9:30am – Sung BCP Communion (St James’)
10:30am – Joint Covenant Service at the Methodist Church in Motcombe
11:15am – Parish Communion (West Orchard)
11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)
11:15am – Parish Communion (Melbury Abbas)
3:00pm – Messy Church (Motcombe)
6:00pm – Pilgrim Service (St James’)
News from Across the Churches
St James and
The two groups who met with John and Jeremy for the Autumn Courses will combine for one Pilgrim Course this January and February. The focus for discussion will be the Eucharist. The course will take place at St. Peter's Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings starting on Wednesday January 17th. There will be six sessions in all with a break on February 14th for Ash Wednesday. We look forward to renewing fellowship with those who attended one or other of the Autumn courses but everyone is welcome to join us and it is not essential to have attended one of the Autumn courses. For more details do contact John Fuller on 01747 850079. As before a study guide will be available. We look forward to seeing you.
Messy Church at Motcombe
Information about Epiphany Messy Church at Motcombe on Sunday 14th January at 3.00pm - click on this link Messy poster 140118