Follow the links to our pew sheets for 11th August:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Roz on 01747 850212
St Peter's welcomed over 160 Year 7 pupils and their teachers from Shaftesbury School for a special service at the beginning of the new school year. During the service, students tied prayer messages on to a prayer tree and shared some great reflections on the first week of Year 7.
Sunday 9th September: 3.00pm - an afternoon of musical treats from Peter Miller (violin) and Greg Underwood (piano). Tickets £8 from Gill Waine (01747 851007) or from Motcombe church after services. Afternoon tea is included in the ticket price.
Join us at Motcombe Church for Messy Church on the theme "Fearfully & Wonderfully Made"
Come and enjoy a special Summer Afternoon Tea in St Peter's Church this Saturday! We will be serving tea and cakes from 2:30 - 4:30pm on Saturday 4th August to raise money for next year's community outreach projects.
Chat to friends old and new and enjoy a glorious summer afternoon with us!
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.
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 - email@example.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
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.
Come and enjoy a morning in a beautiful garden while helping the Friends of North Dorset Women’s Refuge to keep up their support of families who have had to escape from Domestic Abuse. What’s domestic abuse you ask? Our Committee members will be happy to help answer that question!
Come to Grove Farm House, Melbury Abbas SP7 0DE on Wednesday 27th June from 10.30 till 12.00 and enjoy a wander, meeting others, perhaps winning the raffle, certainly being generous.
Shaftesbury Community Choir will be singing in the courtyard during the morning
Our coffee is excellent as are our home made cakes so please come and enjoy the morning.
Sorry, we can’t cope with dogs – lack of shade in the car parking area.
More details from Sara Jacson on 01747 853688
For a poster click on this link Poster Open Garden 2018