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Sunday 10th February 2019
6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury

We now see Pilgrim peering into a little grotto by the roadside; from a fissure in the rocks facing him a steady flow of water is pouring into a rocky basin below, and then overflowing into a channel which leads away under the track.  He cups his hands and finds it both cool and clean enough to drink! His mind strays over many descriptions of water – not stagnant, but living, bubbling, effervescent, refreshing, water of life, eau-de-vie – but isn’t that brandy?! – and then on to “D.O.M.” on the Benedictine bottle labels. Isn’t that short for ‘From God, the greatest and the best”? The monks certainly got that one right!

Come and quench your spiritual thirst with us - you will be very welcome, and there is time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.

Sunday 13th January 2019 6.00 pm
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St James Church, Shaftesbury

We now see Pilgrim still walking towards his night’s goal, but through the darkest of nights as he managed to take a wrong turn a way back and has struggled to regain his proper track. This week’s theme is entitled ‘Thick Darkness?’ – and his path is only illumined by one distant star – but what a beautiful star! It really is special and he feels like one of the wise kings all those years ago. Wasn’t the world promised a light to reveal God’s true direction for us all?

Join us and hear more, and stay for refreshments afterwards – you will be very welcome.

Sunday 9th December 2018 6.00 pm
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St James Church, Shaftesbury

This week Pilgrim has been walking late into the afternoon, and he hasn’t realised how dark it was becoming. Suddenly he sees an extraordinary light and sight in the sky. What looks like angels with trumpets heralding the approach of something – but what?

It seems to be like a whirling Catherine wheel of light, showering sparks in all directions, getting larger and brighter as it comes towards him. It certainly is not the baby he might have expected at this time of year; it resembles a sparkling crown – of thorns maybe? – but certainly vibrant, alive, attractive and full of energy – a life force perhaps?

Come and join us to hear more; you will be very welcome!

Sunday 11th November 2018 6.00 pm
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Palladwr, 30, St James’ Street, Shaftesbury

This week Pilgrim stands at a memorial he last visited four years ago; nothing appears to have changed here – or elsewhere in the world either – people are still fighting, people are still starving, people are still oppressed and abused by others. The only common thread about our humanity appears to be our inhumanity to our fellow beings. How intelligent is that, especially at this centenary of the end of what was meant to be “the war to end all wars”?

With all our technological advances, the next global war could result in a charred and uninhabitable planet. It does make you think – and pray……….

Do come and explore this paradox with us and stay for refreshment and fellowship afterwards.

Sunday 14th October 2018 6.00 pm
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Palladwr, 30, St James’ Street, Shaftesbury

This week Pilgrim stands at a fork in the track, with his back to us, and scratching his head with one hand as he looks up at the finger posts. One, pointing to the left says "The Way", the other says "This way" while the one   pointing back the way he has come, says "Yesterday". The onward tracks wriggle away apart from each other, one finally disappearing into a wood and the other behind a hill. What a choice he has to make – and how should he make it? Is there a hidden meaning or a special code?!

Come and unravel this mystery with us - you will be very welcome, and there is time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.

NOTE: Change of Venue due to Church being full of scafolding during decoration

“Pilgrim Service”
Sunday 9th September 2018 - 6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury

We now see Pilgrim’s road is closed to him as the level crossing gates are set for a train to pass; He has already waited sometime and there’s still no sight or sound of an approaching train so – in the meantime – Pilgrim sits down and contents himself with idly taking in the sights around him; he becomes aware of the drowsy buzzing of a bumble bee, and how beautifully this roadside daisy he is holding is put together. Maybe this enforced ‘time-out’ is God’s idea?!

Come and find out with us - you will be very welcome, and there is time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.