St John's, Enmore Green, invite you to a Christmas Coffee Morning on Wednesday 4th December at St John's Church Hall SP7 8LL, from 10am until 12 noon. Come and enjoy coffee, cake and chat, with cakes, books and Bric-a-Brac stalls.
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
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
You are invited to join us at our monthly coffee morning on Wednesday 1st May 10am -12noon in St Johns church hall, Enmore Green. SP7 8LL (top of Church Hill). Coffee, chat and home made cakes plus Bring and Buy.
St James' Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday 20th April at 3pm
with Julian Richards’ special rhyming quiz in and around St James church, churchyard and field. Easter eggs for completed quiz - £1 each entry. Then please stay for hot & cold drinks with Hot Cross Buns.
Donations towards expenses welcome!
Sunday 14th April
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
Renewed Life & Hope: Saturday 23rd February at St James' Church, Shaftesbury. A vintage tea party at 3pm followed by a special celebration service for the end of Phase 1 of our church re-ordering. Come and celebrate light with us!