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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.

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 jo.churchill@enmoregreen.co.uk

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.