Skip to content

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!

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.

Map to West Orchard Barn

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 - m.a.pattison@gmail.com, 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


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.

Please allow time for parking as it is Gold Hill Fair.

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.