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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

Sunday 17th June – Third Sunday after Trinity

8:00am – BCP Parish Communion (Motcombe)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Family Service (Motcombe)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Compton Abbas)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO IN CHURCH: Hatches Matches Dispatches

Simon will be hosting the next in the series of talk and discussion, this time is it Baptism, Marriage and Funerals. 3pm in St James (This Sunday, 17th June) with refreshments – all welcome.

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.

Bookings are now open for the 2018 Team Retreat, at Greenhouse Christian Centre in Poole, taking place from late afternoon Friday September 21st, through lunch on Sunday 23rd, led by the Revd Dr Simon Chambers.

The booking form is on the website on the link below, and hard copies will be available in churches shortly.  Enquiries to m.a.pattison@gmail.com, or telephone 01747 852017.

To find out more about the Greenhouse Christian Centre use this link http://www.the-greenhouse.org/

To download a booking form click here Team Retreat Notice + Application Form 2018

The snowfall overnight is likely to lead to some services and events today being cancelled or postponed. Details will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed. Even if a service is happening, please don't put yourself at unnecessary risk by attending if it is not safe for you to do so.

8:00 Holy Communion St Mary's Motcombe - cancelled
9:30 Parish Communion St Peter's Shaftesbury - going ahead
9:30 Parish Communion St James Shaftesbury - going ahead - a said service
9:30 Family Service St Mary's Motcombe - cancelled
11:15 Matins St Margaret's Margaret Marsh - cancelled
11:15 Parish Communion St Mary's Compton Abbas - cancelled
11:15 Parish Communion St John's Enmore Green - cancelled
12:00 Baptism Service St Mary's Motcombe - postponed
3:00pm Talk: Why we do what we do in church - cancelled

The Team Office will be closed due to the severe weather expected today. If you need to contact a member of the clergy urgently, our contact details are available on this website here. If the bad weather continues the Team Office will stay closed tomorrow, Friday 2nd March.

Churches that are open during the day may close earlier than usual to ensure our volunteers aren't taking unnecessary risks when looking after our buildings.

Services will continue as usual, but please take account of the conditions when deciding whether it's sensible to come. We will understand if you're not there!

Finally, please keep an eye out for any neighbours who may be vulnerable during the cold weather.

The Revd Helen Dawes, Team Rector

Sunday 25th February – Second Sunday of Lent

8:00am - BCP Communion (St James’)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter's)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James')

9:30am – Parish Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Family Service (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Matins (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

3:00pm – Baptism Service (St Peter’s)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Monthly Prayer Leaflet

Sunday 18th February – First Sunday of Lent

8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (Motcombe)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Family Service Motcombe)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Compton Abbas)

3:00pm – Baptism of Demelza Douglas (Motcombe)

 


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

 

Sunday 4th February 2018 – The Second Sunday before Lent

8:00am - BCP Communion (Compton Abbas)

9:30am – Family Service (St Peter's)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James')

9:30am – Parish Communion (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Parish Communion BCP (Motcombe)

11:15am – Parish Communion BCP (Margaret Marsh)

3:30pm – Evensong (Enmore Green)

6:30pm – Evening Praise (West Orchard)

News From Across The Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

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