Wednesday 10th October 2.30 - 5pm in St Johns Church Hall. Join us to share your memories of Enmore Green and beyond over tea and cake. All are welcome to come and join in what is usually a lively conversation. Contact Elizabeth if you need transport or for more details on 01747 850654 or email@example.com
On Sunday 7th October you are invited to join us for a Harvest Tea at 4.30pm in the church, followed by a service of Harvest Praise at 6.30pm. All are welcome. You are invited to bring non-perishable foodstuff which will be donated to the Gillingham Foodbank.
We continue to mark our 175th Birthday with a Celebration in Flowers, loosely themed on the occupations and trades recorded in the 1841 Census, which was taken two years before St John's opened. We invite you to come on Saturday 8th September 10- 4.30 or Sunday 9th 2.30 - 5pm, and see our little church in festive mood. Refreshments will be available - Teas on Sunday afternoon. We shall be welcoming Bishop Karen Gorham to lead our Festival Communion on Sunday 9th at 11.15am.
Sunday 9th September: 3.00pm - an afternoon of musical treats from Peter Miller (violin) and Greg Underwood (piano). Tickets £8 from Gill Waine (01747 851007) or from Motcombe church after services. Afternoon tea is included in the ticket price.
Join us at Motcombe Church for Messy Church on the theme "Fearfully & Wonderfully Made"
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 St James Flower Festival will take place over Pentecost next year, 9th June 2019. The theme will be "All Things Bright & Beautiful".
Watch this space for more information.
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.
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.
To download a booking form click here Team Retreat Notice + Application Form 2018
Sunday 24th June – Birth of St John the Baptist
8:00am – BCP Parish Communion (St James’)
9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s)
9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)
9:30am – Parish Communion (Motcombe)
11:15am – Matins (Melbury Abbas)
11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)
11:15am – Family Service (Enmore Green)
2:00pm – Baptism Service (Motcombe)
News from Across the Churches
Team Communion Service on 1st July
Celebrant: The Revd Kevin Martin, St Peter’s Church
Sunday 1st July 4.00pm Followed by celebratory refreshments to mark Kevin’s ordination to the priesthood. All welcome.
Please allow time for parking as it is Gold Hill Fair.