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Broken Gravestones in Compton Abbas churchyard

Some of the memorials in Compton Abbas churchyard have been broken as a result of a tree from a neighbouring property falling into the churchyard. The tree has now been cleared and permission has been given to repair the broken memorials. If possible, the church should contact the families of the people commemorated.  These are the people named on the memorials:

  • Hugh James Barnes
  • Lottie Ridout
  • Mary & H.G. Victor Gray
  • Emily Rose Lucas
  • Eva Duke
  • Selina Lambert
  • The Brown family
  • Henry Jesse and Ada Louise Ridout
  • Ernest John & Alice Maria Foot
  • Ethel May Burridge
  • Cecily Elizabeth Hayter

If any of these people are members of your family, please contact the church office, which is open from 9am to 12 noon, Monday – Friday.  Contact details:

The Shaftesbury Team Office
5 Gold Hill
Shaftesbury SP7 8JW

Tel: 01747 853060

office@ShaftesburyCofE.org.uk

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.