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Thirty or so years ago what was to become a flourishing Swing Band started at Shaftesbury School.  The band lasted for just over 10 years and recently they held a reunion at St Peter's Church.  Two dozen former members turned up and, after a couple of rehearsal sessions, gave an informal concert to families and friends.  A truly great day and quite emotional too!

St Peter's Church are hosting a fundraising Supper Dance on Saturday 11th May at 6.30pm. A 3-course dinner, starting with Prosecco and canapes, plus entertainment and dancing!  Do come and join us.

Tickets are £25 each, available from Margaret Mellor, Florence Mudoti, Emma Smith and Roz Butcher.  Contact by phone, email or in person. Email r.e.butcher@btinternet.com or phone Roz on 01747 850212

Please note the Team Barn Service on the Sunday 29th July is now at Lower Breach Farm, West Orchard, SP7 0LL. It is still at 11am, led by Bishop Karen and followed by a Bring & Share lunch.There is parking available and maps should be available in your church or on the following link.

Map to West Orchard Barn

Places for the Team Retreat, at The Greenhouse Christian Centre in Poole on 21-23 September, are filling fast, with only a few rooms still available.

If you are thinking of going, please return the booking form which is on the below link and available in most team churches; or get in touch with Michael or Beverley Pattison for more information - m.a.pattison@gmail.com, 01747 852017.

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

Sunday 24th June – Birth of St John the Baptist

8:00am – BCP Parish Communion (St James’)

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

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Parish Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Matins (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Family Service (Enmore Green)

2:00pm – Baptism Service (Motcombe)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

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.