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Tuesday 14th May 2.30 - 5pm in St Johns Church Hall, Enmore Green, SP7 8LL (top of Church Hill) Join us as we reminisce on Enmore Green and beyond in former times. Did you live in Enmore Green or go to Enmore Green School? were you baptised or married in St Johns? Or, perhaps your parents or grandparents lived there?
*Do come, wherever your memories were made* and share them over tea and cake. If you need transport ring Elizabeth on 01747 850654

Sunday 14th April

6.00pm

St James' Church

We now see Pilgrim’s world has closed in around him. He is in waders, with a staff to help him, picking his way slowly along the bed of a large sewer. On his left two sewage outlets pour their cargo of liquid ordure into the main drain; on his other side a rat scurries past him, while a nearby handrail stands festooned with wet wipes; and the smell – the smell is indescribable.

However, we see him in silhouette, so there is light some distance in front of him – an end to this current man-made world of chaos and nastiness - a new dawn, a new resurrection into somewhere infinitely more pleasant than where he is, but he has to travel through the depths to reach it. He grits his teeth and sets off again. Come and be a companion on this last stretch - you will be very welcome, and there is time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.

St James' Church Sudan Appeal - a once a year opportunity!

Saturday 30th March - doors open at 10.00am in Shaftesbury Town Hall

Recycling and vintage sale of books, china & glass, retro & vintage, records, ornaments, pictures, jewellery, toys, vintage linen, bric-a-brac, household items, and much, much more. There is bound to be something you need!

If you have anything to sell please call Julian on 01747 851531

 

 

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.

 

 

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

Sunday 14th October 2018 6.00 pm
at
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 8th July 2018 - 6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury

After a tiring day the storm has caught Pilgrim in the open a few miles from his destination. He only has time to dash through the lowering sky and stinging rain for shelter before the storm breaks in all its fury: a roaring, wailing cacophony of wind, blinding lightning flashes that leave stark windblown images on the retina, and the persistent hiss of rain. Pilgrim’s clothes are soaked and he huddles back under his rock as rivulets form and rush past him in a chilly flood. It sounds as though all heaven’s orchestra has broken loose; However, Pilgrim is so tired that he falls asleep without knowing it – his last thought ‘And there was war in heaven…’.

He awakes to a different world: a sunlit dawn sky; raindrops twinkling on the tips of grass and leaves; a sky washed clean of dust and his destination clearly visible; a vast silence only broken by a blackbird’s song. He gets up, stretches, and a tune comes into his mind: ‘O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the works your hands have made…….’

This reflective service in the Celtic style provides a space for reflection with music and fellowship and refreshments with us afterwards. - All welcome