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 email@example.com, or telephone 01747 852017.
To find out more about the Greenhouse Christian Centre use this link http://www.the-greenhouse.org/
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.
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/
Wednesday 13 June –Things that Make for Peace – Journeys in Peacemaking across the Globe.
Rt. Reverend Peter Price
7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm) St. John’s Church, Enmore Green Shaftesbury SP7 8QR
Peter Price is the former Bishop of Bath and Wells. He has been chair of the International peace building and conflict resolution organisation ‘Conciliation Resources ‘for the past 5 years. Peter’s interest and involvement in peace building began in Northern Ireland in the last 1960’s. Through his interest in theologies of liberation he has travelled widely in Latin American and South America in the 1980’s particularly focussing on the so called ‘Dirty Wars’ in Nicaragua and El Salvador. During his career, he was the Secretary of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) during the 1990’s visiting Africa, Indian sub continent, Asia and the Middle East. He was a member of a delegation in 1999 looking at the impact of sanctions on the people of Iraq. Peter’s latest book is ‘Things that make for Peace – a Christian Peacemaker in a World of War’.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safeguarding C1 Training Session (Foundation) that was planned for Monday 16th April at 10am in St John's Church Hall, Enmore Green has had to be postponed. As soon as a new date is found we will publish the date here on the website and on our pew sheets. For further information please call the Team Office 01747 853060.
Come and share your memories of Enmore Green over tea and cake, on Wednesday 11th April from 3pm in St John's Church Hall, Church Hill, Enmore Green. Bring any photos, newspaper cuttings or just your stories that you would like to share, or just come and reminisce about times gone by.
Ring Elizabeth if you need transport 01747 850654.
You are invited to join us for our coffee morning on Wednesday 4th April 10am- 12.00 in St Johns Church Hall, Church Hill, Enmore Green, where you will find a warm welcome, friendly chat, and home made bread and cakes to buy.
We look forward to seeing you.