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Our Team Barn Service 2019

will be held on

Sunday 30th June at 11.00am

followed by a Bring and Share lunch

at Froghole Farm, Gore Common SP7 0PZ by kind permission of Henry & Amy Gill. Come along and join us!

Directions: From the B3091 from Shaftesbury, at the pond and triangular piece of grass just before Guys Marsh Prison, turn right. Follow the road for about one mile and Froghole Farm is on the right hand side.

On Sunday 24th March the Shaftesbury Team came together to bid farewell to Revd Simon Chambers and his family as they prepare to move on to the Clarendon Team. These are some of the words of gratitude that were offered that day:

"Well, this is it, suddenly upon us – the final goodbye to Simon and family.

‘Parting is such sorrow’ and of course in this instance more so. We cannot just walk away and say ‘see you around’ or we’ll meet up for coffee, as you can when one normally loses a work colleague but ‘tis as it has to be.

As when a child leaves home to enter the wider world for growth and development we wave you off with mixed feelings of pain and joy as you venture forth.

Remember the song “You never know what you’ve got till it’s gone”? Well we here in St James' are definitely going to discover ‘big time’ how Simon knit together gaping holes and potential cracks in his own quiet, gentle, unassuming way; never causing a fuss or making you feel you’d failed, were incompetent or ignorant – a rare gift in today’s society.

It has been a pleasure to have Simon’s initiation into family life here and have him at the helm of all we have achieved; it would not have happened without his faith in us and many skills both in the workplace and priestly office.

In the meantime, we will take up the wheel and steer gently through the year ahead in faith that another will join us to lead and share what we have to offer here in our beautiful corner of Dorset.

Our prayer is that we can welcome our next incumbent with open, generous hearts and minds, be ready to embrace their gifts and talents which, undoubtably, will have been lying dormant just waiting for the right time, place and people in which to germinate.

Thank you Simon……………..

Once the dust has settled and all the boxes packed away in your new home, you will receive a portfolio containing memories of your time with us.  A memento to share with the family as they grow up."

 

Team Retreat 2019 Application Form

As already publicised, this year’s Retreat will run from early afternoon Friday 20th September to mid-afternoon on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at The Othona Community, near Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast; check it out at www.othona-west-dorset.co.uk.

The theme will be:

On the Border: a weekend in the company of the Celtic Saints.

 It will be led by Canon James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College, whose impressive CV is posted below.

Our venue offers a smaller and simpler style in a more dramatic setting than our 2018 venture in Poole. Costs are slightly lower: £140 for single occupancy for the weekend, or £125 per person for couples or sharers.  There will be an option to pay by instalments.  Please send a deposit of £20 per person with your booking form, and state there if you would like to pay in further monthly instalments - £15 per month over 7 months if you book early.  Bookings close 10th August 2019 or earlier if all spaces are filled, the full charge to be paid by 17th August 2019.

Cheques made out to Shaftesbury Team Ministry should be delivered with the completed booking form below to the Team Office in an envelope marked Team Retreat 2019.  For further information, please contact Michael and Beverley Pattison, preferably by email: m.a.pattison@gmail.com.

The Reverend Canon Professor James Woodward Ph.D was born in Durham in 1961. He was educated at Spennymoor Grammar School, and then at King's College London, where he read Theology. After a year working at St Christopher's Hospice in London, he spent 2 years training for Ministry in the Anglican Church at Westcott House, Cambridge. Ordained in 1985, he has worked as a Curate, a Bishop's Chaplain, a Hospital Chaplain and from 1996 in Parochial Ministry in the Diocese of Birmingham.

From 1998 to 2009 he was the Master of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, Temple Balsall, Vicar of St Mary's Church and the Director of the Leveson Centre for the Study of Ageing, Spirituality and Social Policy. In this post he pioneered work in both Church and society to encourage better thinking and practice in the support and care of older people. From 2009 to 2015 he was a Canon of Windsor.

He was appointed Principal of Sarum College in September 2015 and Professor of Theology at Winchester University in 2017. He chairs Salisbury Cathedral School Governors.

He has written widely in the area of Pastoral Theology. He has taught in a number of universities including the Open University and in Warwick Business and Medical Schools and the University of Birmingham. He is much in demand as a speaker and lecturer. He has written and edited fifteen books.

 

 

TEAM QUIET DAY

Our Team Quiet Day will be held on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at Hilfield Friary, from 10am – 5pm. The day will include two talks by Hilfield community member, Brother Hugh, on Franciscan spirituality and how it can inform mission and spirituality in our own context.

We have a maximum of 25 places available so please book early with the Team Office to avoid disappointment. Please make your own travel arrangements (sharing cars if possible) and bring a packed lunch. Hilfield Friary invite a donation of between £5 and £10 per person and Gift Aid forms will be available on the day.

Released Sunday 23rd December 2018 at 9:30am.

The Archdeacon of Sarum announces today that following an open recruitment process the next Team Rector of the Clarendon Benefice, east of Salisbury, will be the Revd Simon Chambers. The date of the licensing service has not yet been fixed, but Simon will be with us until late March next year. Further details will follow once they are available. In the meantime we congratulate Simon on his promotion and will be praying for him and his family as they prepare to move to Winterslow.

Clarendon Team Website: http://www.clarendonteam.org

Christmas services across the Team 2018

Sun 16th
11.15am         The Orchards & MM  Carol Service at West Orchard
6.00pm           Motcombe                  Carol Service

Wed 19th
7.00pm           St James                      Carols by Candlelight

Thu 20th
6.00pm           Compton Abbas         Carol Service

Sat 22nd
6.00pm           St Peter’s                    Carol Service

Sun 23rd
3.30pm           Enmore Green           Carol Service
6.30pm           Melbury Abbas          Carol Service

Mon  24th     Christmas Eve
2.30pm           St Peter’s                    Crib Service
4.00pm           St Peter’s                    Crib Service
4.00pm           Compton Abbas         Crib Service
4.00pm           Motcombe                  Crib Service
10.00pm         Melbury Abbas          Midnight Mass
11.15pm         St Peter’s                    Midnight Mass
11.30pm         St James’                     Midnight Mass
11.30pm         Motcombe                  Midnight Mass

Tue 25th        Christmas Day

8.00am           Enmore Green           Holy Communion with Carols
9.30am           St Peter’s                    All Age Communion with Carols
9.30am           St James’                     Family Festival Communion
9.30am           Motcombe                  Family Festival Communion
11.15am         Compton Abbas         Family Festival Communion
11.15am         Melbury Abbas          Family Festival Communion
11.15am         Margaret Marsh         Parish Communion

Sunday 30th
10.00am         Enmore Green           Team Communion at St Johns

January 2019:

Sun 6th
6.00pm           St James                        Procession of the Magi

The Team Retreat 2019 will be over the weekend of September 20-22, at the Othona Community, West Dorset. This is on the coast near Burton Bradstock.  It will be led by Canon James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College.  There is more information in November's Key Ring. A booking form will be available early in the new year. There is less accommodation here than at our two previous venues, and early expressions of interest can be logged from now on with Michael  & Beverley Pattison at m.a.pattison@gmail.com