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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.

More details from Sara Jacson on 01747 853688

For a poster click on this link Poster Open Garden 2018

Sunday 10th June – Second 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 – Morning Worship (West Orchard)

11:15am – Pet’s Service (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

2.00pm – Baptism Service (St James’)

6.00pm – Pilgrim Service (St James’)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

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.

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 lizziepreston1@gmail.com

Wednesday 13 June –Things that Make for Peace – Journeys in Peacemaking across the Globe - The Rt. Reverend Peter Price, former Bishop of Bath and Wells.

7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm) St. John’s Church, Enmore Green Shaftesbury SP7 8QR  At the end of his Talk, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and to purchase a signed copy of his latest book. There will be no charge for this evening and visitors will be asked to contribute to the Burns Price Foundation which makes grants to young people between the ages of 11 and 18 who want to make a difference in the world. For further information please contact Jo Churchill on 01747 850432 or jo.churchill@enmoregreen.co.uk

Bookings are now open for the 2018 Team Retreat, at Greenhouse Christian Centre in Poole, taking place from late afternoon Friday September 21st, through lunch on Sunday 23rd, led by the Revd Dr Simon Chambers.

The booking form is on the website on the link below, and hard copies will be available in churches shortly.  Enquiries to m.a.pattison@gmail.com, or telephone 01747 852017.

To find out more about the Greenhouse Christian Centre use this link http://www.the-greenhouse.org/

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

Sunday 20th May – Pentecost

8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (Motcombe)

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

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Family Service (Motcombe)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Matins with Holy Baptism of Molly Langlands (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Rogation Service (Compton Abbas)

3.00pm – Baptism Service (St Peter’s)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

Motcombe

On Saturday 26th  May it's St John's in the Town Hall  from 10 am - 2 pm. Stalls and refreshments, Bric a brac, books, cakes and produce, plants, greetings cards and a splendid raffle with a luxury Hamper donated by Virginia Heywood as the first prize.   There will be several other quality prizes. The Friends of St. John’s will be looking after the culinary side of things too.

Sunday 13th May – Seventh Sunday of Easter

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

9:30am – Parish Communion with prayers for wholeness and healing (St Peter’s)

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

9:30am  – Parish Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Parish Communion (West Orchard)

11:15am – Rogation Service at Nigel & Hannah Kay’s barn (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

6.00pm – Pilgrim Service (St James’)


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Please note that the Team Office will be closed from Friday 11th May at 12noon, reopening on Monday 21st May at 9am.

From Thursday 10th May until Sunday 20th May the  parishes in our team are taking part in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.  This is a special time of year as we remember Jesus ascending into heaven after appearing to his disciples following his resurrection.  We then wait to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost which we celebrate this year on Sunday 20th May.

Thy Kingdom Come is a period of encouraging people to pray using many different methods.  We are encouraging people to engage in a pilgrimage around the churches in our Team that are open during the day.  You can find out which churches these are by using the ‘Passport’ which you will find on each of the stations.

Once you have prayed at a station place one of the coloured stickers from that station on your passport.  Take the passport round with you and at the end reflect on which way of praying suited you best.

Think about other ways you can pray now you have experienced some new forms.  If you would like new ideas you can visit the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ website at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Sunday 6th May – Sixth Sunday of Easter

8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (Compton Abbas)

9:30am – Family Service (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Parish Communion (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Rogation Service (Frog Lane Farm, Motcombe)

11:15am – Parish Communion BCP (Margaret Marsh)

1:00pm - Baptism Service (Motcombe)

6.30pm – Evensong (Enmore Green)

6.30pm – Evening Praise (West Orchard)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

The Latest Keyring is available on our website.

Please note that the Team Office will be closed from Friday 11th May at 12noon, reopening on Monday 21st May at 9am.