Message from Rosemary Saxey: Due to the recent adverse weather, the Women's World Day of Prayer services in Shaftesbury were cancelled, or those that went ahead were with small congregations, resulting in very little being given to support the WWDP charities. The service sheets will be available on Sunday 11th March so those who missed the service can have them and donate then if they wish. Thanks, Rosemary Saxey.
Poster Christmas Coffee Morning 2017 An opportunity for some Christmas shopping on Saturday December the 2nd between 10.30am and 12.30pm at Melbury Abbas Village Hall at a Christmas Coffee Morning with gifts, cakes, bric a brac, books, raffle, decorations, wreaths, and local produce on sale too. Everyone is welcome.
Melbury Flower Arranging Poster There will be a flower arranging demonstration with Sue Minshaw, at Melbury Abbas Village Hall on Friday 27th October at 3.00pm. Entrance fee of £8 to include tea. Everyone very welcome - click on the poster link for more information or contact Jess Crichton on 01747 853942, or Juliet Bichard on 01747 851836 for more information and tickets.
On Sunday 1st October Melbury Abbas celebrate Harvest Festival with a Harvest Festival Communion at St Thomas's Church at 9.30am.
This will be followed by the annual Harvest Festival Lunch hosted by the Melbury Abbas and Cann Millennium Group, at Melbury Abbas and Cann Village Hall, on Sunday 1st October at 12noon, for 12.30pm lunch. (The bar will be open).
Adult Tickets are £8.50 and Child Tickets are £3.50 and must be purchased or booked in advance by Wednesday 27th September please. Tickets available from Christine Potter, on 01747 851857 or email email@example.com
Open Garden 2017 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? Think of recent Archer’s stories and Broadchurch and you’ll know.
Come to Grove Farm House, Melbury Abbas SP7 0DE on Wednesday 28th June from 10.30 till 12.00 and enjoy a wander, meeting others, perhaps winning the raffle. 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
St Thomas’s Church at Melbury Abbas is holding a Pets' Service on Sunday 18th June at 11.15am. All are welcome at this service and bring a pet along for a blessing.
St Thomas' Melbury Abbas celebrated Rogation Sunday in the beautiful barn at Manor Farm just along from the church - we carried bits of the church to the barn and a roaring wood burner was there to greet us. In our Service we recognised God’s goodness towards us and asked God to protect our crops and our farms and livestock; with the sound of sheep outside and the view of Melbury Beacon through the window it was not difficult. We prayed for the wider stewardship of our world, and as today was also the launch of our Stewardship campaign, and we engaged with the theological ideas behind giving. We then continued to celebrate communion.
Thanks to the Kay family for the use of their barn and to all who helped it was a great time together with God.
We sing to God hymns of thanks
We brought things from the church
Table set and ready
No music stand, no problem!
Hearing God’s word
A spiritual place
The stewardship sermon
Joining together in communion
Documents from our Stewardship campaign:
The service of remembrance and act of remembrance at the war memorial will take place at 10.45am on Sunday 13th November 2016. All welcome - please gather in church.