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Sunday 7th May 2017 - 4th Sunday of Easter

Hello ,

Services across the churches this Sunday:
8:00am - BCP Communion (Compton Abbas)
- Family Service (St Peter's)
9:30am - Parish Communion (Melbury Abbas)
10:00am - Joint Communion (St James')
11:15am - BCP Communion (Motcombe)
11:15am - BCP Communion (Margaret Marsh)
6:00pm - Pilgrim Service (St James')
6:30pm - Evensong (West Orchard)
6:30pm - Evensong (Enmore Green)

Today St James' and Enmore Green join together for communion followed by their APCM and a shared lunch. This service is at 10:00am.

Note that the Pilgrim Service at St James is this week and not on the usual 2nd Sunday of the month so don't miss it.

And this Saturday the 13th May St John's Enmore Green is again in the Town Hall 10am-2pm. It's going to be great day: Lots of stalls, super raffle, refreshments. Raffle tickets can be purchased beforehand - contact Elizabeth Preston.



Pilgrim Service
This Sunday 6.00 pm
St James' Church

Pilgrim needs no master's degree in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics to be able to interpret this not-so-ancient wall frieze! It seems that everybody, man or woman, has something to offer - be it a cup of tea or a slice of cake - in one hand, whilst also having something to receive - be it a slice of cake or a cup of tea - with the other! Our theme this week is "Share and Share Alike!"

Do come to this service in the Celtic style and and enjoy fellowship with us afterwards. All Welcome. (...more Information)


Chamber Choir Concert

A great opoitunity to hear the pupils from St Mary's school, Shaftesbury, giving a concert of sacred and secular works; also vocal solos, choral and instrumental music at 5:30p.m. this Friday 12th May at St James Church. Admission free – retiring collection.


Messy Church

Messy church for May 21st is all about Trusting God. It is as usual held at Motcombe Primary School Hall 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Fun Family Time, Craft, Worship Celebration and Shared Meal.

To book a place, or just to find out more
contact Sarah Berry
Tel:01747 850161 (...more Information)


News from across the team
  St Peter's

St Peter's
St James'

St James' Shaftesbury
& St John's Enmore Green

St Mary's

St Thomas'
Melbury Abbas

Team Prayers
Team Prayers for May 2017

Please join us in our team prayers every day by using our team Prayer Diary.
If you would like a particular item included for prayer, please contact Gwenda Porter via eMail: or phone: 01747-850670


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