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Our own Revd Richard Huband is launching his book 'The Kilted Puffling'

 A book for children,
written by Richard Huband
and illustrated by his daughter Jo Gibb

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Book Launch on
Saturday 12th.November,
10.30am - 12.30pm
at The Arts Centre, Shaftesbury.

Book signing.  Presentations at 11am and 12 noon.  Refreshments.

Price £6.99 (paperback), reduced to £5.99 for all copies sold during the book launch.               A donation of £1 will be made to ‘The Friends of St.James’ for every copy sold during the morning. Do drop in.

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acoustic double_baseJazz at St James
Friday 18th November
at 7.30pm
St. James Church, Shaftesbury

Enjoy gentle jazz and songs that swing from
Michael Botterill (guitar)
David Botterill (double bass)
Nick Spencer (vocals)
and special guest
Kate Botterill Downs (flute)

Michael Botterill is a well known guitarist playing in bands or solo. Nick Spencer sang for us last year with Quantum of Swing. David Botterill most recently played bass at Shaftesbury Arts Centre in The Beggars Opera as did Kate Botterill Downs although you may have heard her with The Phoenix Cafe Orchestra or Saxophony.

Price: £8 to include a glass of wine or a soft drink
Tickets on the door

In aid of St. James Church and Community Together project

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An hour of seasonal music followed by a delicious tea and time to socialise and meet new people will be a great afternoon event:

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Sunday 27th November at 3:00pm
at St James' Church, Foyle Hill, Shaftesbury

to mark

The 1st Sunday of Advent

Free entry and all welcome

if you would like to come but do not have transport please telephone Philippa 01747 812365

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On Sunday 6th November at 4pm, St Peter's will be holding a special service where those who have been bereaved can remember those they have loved before God. During the service the names of those being remembered will be read out and there will be a time to light a candle in memory of a loved one. All are welcome at this quiet service of reflection and thanksgiving, whether recently bereaved or giving thanks for the lives of those who have died many years ago. Refreshments will be served at the end of the service and there will be time to share memories of those we have loved but who rest now with God.

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Solitary candle with reflections in the darkness

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A Gold Hill Museum Community Project

commemoration

A Commemoration
at St James' Church'  Shaftesbury
Saturday 12th November 2016 2:00-4:00pm

Readings, music, poetry and images
from the First World War.
followed by afternoon tea.

Entrance is free, there will be a retiring collection to be shared between the British Legion Poppy Appeal and the St. James' Refurbishment Fund.
If you would like to attend please contact: Clair Ryley and Ann Symons, Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JW: email clryley@gamil.com  01747 852822

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On Sunday 6th November at 4pm, St Peter's will be holding a special service where those who have been bereaved can remember those they have loved before God. During the service the names of those being remembered will be read out and there will be a time to light a candle in memory of a loved one. All are welcome at this quiet service of reflection and thanksgiving, whether recently bereaved or giving thanks for the lives of those who have died many years ago. Refreshments will be served at the end of the service and there will be time to share memories of those we have loved but who rest now with God.

Solitary candle with reflections in the darkness

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A Gold Hill Museum Community Project

commemoration

A Commemoration
at St James' Church'  Shaftesbury
Saturday 12th November 2016 2:00-4:00pm

Readings, music, poetry and images
from the First World War.
followed by afternoon tea.

Entrance is free, there will be a retiring collection to be shared between the British Legion Poppy Appeal and the St. James' Refurbishment Fund.
If you would like to attend please contact: Clair Ryley and Ann Symons, Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JW: email clryley@gamil.com  01747 852822

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There were twenty-two people on the retreat this year (including quite a few who came for the first time) and Pam invited us to explore some of the many ways God sustains us as we journey closer to him.  We traced labyrinths as we reflected on our journey so far; chose pictures and shared the ways in which they spoke to us about God; and thought about our relationship with him as we explored the symbolism of water.  We came together for services in the chapel and spent times in silence, in our rooms, in the lovely Abbey House garden, or in the ruins of the Abbey itself.  On Saturday afternoon, some of us climbed the Tor, to enjoy the stunning view from the top, and others walked round the town - which has two labyrinths of its own: one (for feet) in the grounds of St John's Church and the other (for fingers) in the Royal Magdalene Almshouses, which are hidden away down an alley in the centre of the town.  As always, the staff at Abbey House took very good care of us and the food was delicious.  Thank you to them, and to Pam for offering us so many ways to find bread for our journey.

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cambellThis Saturday, 15th October at St Peter's there is a concert of piano music, not to be missed! Nearly 3 years ago an amazing young pianist from Tisbury, Alexander Chapman Campbell, launched his debut album "Sketches of Light" in a concert at St Peter's, inspired by time spent in North of Scotland, Alexander has now moved there and released his 2nd album "Portraits of Earth" in March, which is now the basis of a UK tour. He is performing at Manchester Cathedral on 22nd October but the week before, on the 15th, he has asked to return to St Peter's for a concert " where it all began ". This is a unique opportunity to hear this extraordinary talent, whose music is hauntingly beautiful and has been described as "a glimpse of something new". The concert will be at 7.30pm, Tickets £10 (£8 concession) can be obtained on his website www.alexanderchapmancampbell.com or at the door on the night.

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