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Team Retreat 2019 Application Form

As already publicised, this year’s Retreat will run from early afternoon Friday 20th September to mid-afternoon on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at The Othona Community, near Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast; check it out at www.othona-west-dorset.co.uk.

The theme will be:

On the Border: a weekend in the company of the Celtic Saints.

 It will be led by Canon James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College, whose impressive CV is posted below.

Our venue offers a smaller and simpler style in a more dramatic setting than our 2018 venture in Poole. Costs are slightly lower: £140 for single occupancy for the weekend, or £125 per person for couples or sharers.  There will be an option to pay by instalments.  Please send a deposit of £20 per person with your booking form, and state there if you would like to pay in further monthly instalments - £15 per month over 7 months if you book early.  Bookings close 10th August 2019 or earlier if all spaces are filled, the full charge to be paid by 17th August 2019.

Cheques made out to Shaftesbury Team Ministry should be delivered with the completed booking form below to the Team Office in an envelope marked Team Retreat 2019.  For further information, please contact Michael and Beverley Pattison, preferably by email: m.a.pattison@gmail.com.

The Reverend Canon Professor James Woodward Ph.D was born in Durham in 1961. He was educated at Spennymoor Grammar School, and then at King's College London, where he read Theology. After a year working at St Christopher's Hospice in London, he spent 2 years training for Ministry in the Anglican Church at Westcott House, Cambridge. Ordained in 1985, he has worked as a Curate, a Bishop's Chaplain, a Hospital Chaplain and from 1996 in Parochial Ministry in the Diocese of Birmingham.

From 1998 to 2009 he was the Master of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, Temple Balsall, Vicar of St Mary's Church and the Director of the Leveson Centre for the Study of Ageing, Spirituality and Social Policy. In this post he pioneered work in both Church and society to encourage better thinking and practice in the support and care of older people. From 2009 to 2015 he was a Canon of Windsor.

He was appointed Principal of Sarum College in September 2015 and Professor of Theology at Winchester University in 2017. He chairs Salisbury Cathedral School Governors.

He has written widely in the area of Pastoral Theology. He has taught in a number of universities including the Open University and in Warwick Business and Medical Schools and the University of Birmingham. He is much in demand as a speaker and lecturer. He has written and edited fifteen books.

 

 

Sunday 10th February 2019
6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury

We now see Pilgrim peering into a little grotto by the roadside; from a fissure in the rocks facing him a steady flow of water is pouring into a rocky basin below, and then overflowing into a channel which leads away under the track.  He cups his hands and finds it both cool and clean enough to drink! His mind strays over many descriptions of water – not stagnant, but living, bubbling, effervescent, refreshing, water of life, eau-de-vie – but isn’t that brandy?! – and then on to “D.O.M.” on the Benedictine bottle labels. Isn’t that short for ‘From God, the greatest and the best”? The monks certainly got that one right!

Come and quench your spiritual thirst with us - you will be very welcome, and there is time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.

Sunday 13th January 2019 6.00 pm
at
St James Church, Shaftesbury

We now see Pilgrim still walking towards his night’s goal, but through the darkest of nights as he managed to take a wrong turn a way back and has struggled to regain his proper track. This week’s theme is entitled ‘Thick Darkness?’ – and his path is only illumined by one distant star – but what a beautiful star! It really is special and he feels like one of the wise kings all those years ago. Wasn’t the world promised a light to reveal God’s true direction for us all?

Join us and hear more, and stay for refreshments afterwards – you will be very welcome.

TEAM QUIET DAY

Our Team Quiet Day will be held on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at Hilfield Friary, from 10am – 5pm. The day will include two talks by Hilfield community member, Brother Hugh, on Franciscan spirituality and how it can inform mission and spirituality in our own context.

We have a maximum of 25 places available so please book early with the Team Office to avoid disappointment. Please make your own travel arrangements (sharing cars if possible) and bring a packed lunch. Hilfield Friary invite a donation of between £5 and £10 per person and Gift Aid forms will be available on the day.

Released Sunday 23rd December 2018 at 9:30am.

The Archdeacon of Sarum announces today that following an open recruitment process the next Team Rector of the Clarendon Benefice, east of Salisbury, will be the Revd Simon Chambers. The date of the licensing service has not yet been fixed, but Simon will be with us until late March next year. Further details will follow once they are available. In the meantime we congratulate Simon on his promotion and will be praying for him and his family as they prepare to move to Winterslow.

Clarendon Team Website: http://www.clarendonteam.org

Christmas services across the Team 2018

Sun 16th
11.15am         The Orchards & MM  Carol Service at West Orchard
6.00pm           Motcombe                  Carol Service

Wed 19th
7.00pm           St James                      Carols by Candlelight

Thu 20th
6.00pm           Compton Abbas         Carol Service

Sat 22nd
6.00pm           St Peter’s                    Carol Service

Sun 23rd
3.30pm           Enmore Green           Carol Service
6.30pm           Melbury Abbas          Carol Service

Mon  24th     Christmas Eve
2.30pm           St Peter’s                    Crib Service
4.00pm           St Peter’s                    Crib Service
4.00pm           Compton Abbas         Crib Service
4.00pm           Motcombe                  Crib Service
10.00pm         Melbury Abbas          Midnight Mass
11.15pm         St Peter’s                    Midnight Mass
11.30pm         St James’                     Midnight Mass
11.30pm         Motcombe                  Midnight Mass

Tue 25th        Christmas Day

8.00am           Enmore Green           Holy Communion with Carols
9.30am           St Peter’s                    All Age Communion with Carols
9.30am           St James’                     Family Festival Communion
9.30am           Motcombe                  Family Festival Communion
11.15am         Compton Abbas         Family Festival Communion
11.15am         Melbury Abbas          Family Festival Communion
11.15am         Margaret Marsh         Parish Communion

Sunday 30th
10.00am         Enmore Green           Team Communion at St Johns

January 2019:

Sun 6th
6.00pm           St James                        Procession of the Magi

Sunday 9th December 2018 6.00 pm
at
St James Church, Shaftesbury

This week Pilgrim has been walking late into the afternoon, and he hasn’t realised how dark it was becoming. Suddenly he sees an extraordinary light and sight in the sky. What looks like angels with trumpets heralding the approach of something – but what?

It seems to be like a whirling Catherine wheel of light, showering sparks in all directions, getting larger and brighter as it comes towards him. It certainly is not the baby he might have expected at this time of year; it resembles a sparkling crown – of thorns maybe? – but certainly vibrant, alive, attractive and full of energy – a life force perhaps?

Come and join us to hear more; you will be very welcome!

Following the Remembrance service at St Thomas' Church, Melbury Abbas, Revd Simon Chambers planted a chestnut tree to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One. The tree had been grown from the conker of a tree in Lissenhoek cemetery near Ypres and so its planting, on 11th November 2018, makes a fitting tribute.

St Thomas' Church will be holding their Christmas Fair on Saturday 1st December from 10.30am until 12.30pm in Melbury Abbas Village Hall. There will be local producers selling crafts and food, in addition to gifts, cakes, bric-a-brac, books, Christmas decorations and a raffle. A pop-up cafe will provide refreshments and time to chat. Do come along!

Sunday 11th November 2018 6.00 pm
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Palladwr, 30, St James’ Street, Shaftesbury

This week Pilgrim stands at a memorial he last visited four years ago; nothing appears to have changed here – or elsewhere in the world either – people are still fighting, people are still starving, people are still oppressed and abused by others. The only common thread about our humanity appears to be our inhumanity to our fellow beings. How intelligent is that, especially at this centenary of the end of what was meant to be “the war to end all wars”?

With all our technological advances, the next global war could result in a charred and uninhabitable planet. It does make you think – and pray……….

Do come and explore this paradox with us and stay for refreshment and fellowship afterwards.