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“Pilgrim Service”
Sunday 12th August 2018
6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury

After surviving a hard winter, Pilgrim has resumed his journey as the countryside, too, is waking into spring. His path leads him through a stretch of forest and, as he rounds a corner he comes across the strangest of sights – a full-grown grizzly bear standing with his back to the trunk of a tree and using it as a scratching post to his evident relief and delight as he rubs away the layers of winter fur which, while protecting in the winter, have now become insufferably hot.

Maybe we, too, after a life-changing experience, realise that our comfort zone has become increasingly insulated from the world and that we need to shed our outer layers and excess baggage and travel comfortably carrying with us only the ‘bare necessities of life’!

Come and put down your loads and find out how much easier life can become; Remember God loves all bears – even if some of them are grizzlies!

Join us for refreshments and fellowship afterwards.

The Friends of St James are holding a Sangria Party
21st August 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm
in and around St James Church

It's a Spanish theme this year
An opportunity to wear that frilled shirt from long ago
or even a frilled skirt
along with a long forgotten pair of castanets

Come and enjoy a delicious Sangria
and meet friends old and new

Tickets £7 available in advance or on the gate
Non-alcoholic drinks available along with scrumptious snacks

 

 

On Friday the 27th July at 7:30 Nick Crump and Friends presents a Musical Variety Show. Featuring music and song from classical, jazz and folk Genres, Including some of Nick's invented instruments.

This concert is an interesting mix of many different styles of music, Nick is joined by friends who will play or sing solos, duets, trios and quartets on various instruments. Featuring the recorders, guitars, keyboard, violin, organ, vocals, trumpets, flugelhorn and the inevitable couple of invented instruments (flyer shows Nick playing the seahorn). It will be an entertaining and fun informal event for a good cause in a church with lovely acoustics (bring a cushion for your extra comfort!)

St James' Church Shaftesbury
Friday 27th July 7:30pm
Tickets  £10 and £5 under 13 at the door
This is a fundrasing event for the Church Reordering Fund.

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

It's going to be another great 'Great get Together' in St James as it has been in past years.

Gardens will be open for you to marvel at places of peace, tranquillity and beauty. On Saturday cold drinks and homemade biscuits will be available at the Millennium Community Garden in St James Street. There are benches and tables and shady places if needed – and lovely views. On Sunday, in the church, there will be ‘vintage teas’ provided, donations going to the Jo Cox memorial fund, with beautiful old china, sandwiches, cakes and trifles.

This is a community event as well as a fund raising event and it’s a lovely opportunity to again come together; a good chance to talk, to get to know more local people and to realise just how St James community is a welcoming place in which to live and visit.

Ticket admission of £6 per person covers both days and unlimited entry. Children under 12 are free. Tickets from 30 St James Street, participating gardens or the Tourist Information in Bell Street.

Also The Two Brewers are giving 10% discount for the two days if you present your ticket.

All in aid of St James Church and the Jo Cox Fund.