Information Sheet

 

Three Valleys Team

 

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Information Sheet 17th January 2022

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THREE

VALLEYS

INFORMATION SHEET

 

 

17th January 2022

Prayer for the Day

Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Compline Worship & other service details in The Three Valleys

 

Monday 10th January @ 6.00pm

Compline/Evening prayers – Usually, every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Please email George Moody for link. 

At St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster and via Zoom link.

Celtic Prayer/Tea Room

 

Please note there will be no Rectory Tea room meeting this week. However, Steve Mullins has kindly offered to lead the Celtic Night Prayer (approx..40 minutes) starting at 6.00pm via zoom.

With blessings and looking forward to seeing you again.

Richard

Revd Richard Kirlew

 

Services in The Three Valleys

 

23rd January 2022

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Chetnole 08:30 Holy Communion

Folke 10:00 Holy Communion

Holwell 10:00 4th Sunday

Leigh 10:00 Community Spirit

Readings: - Nehemiah 8.1-3,5-6,8-10

Psalm 19*

1 Corinthians 12.12-31a

Luke 4.14-21

 

30th January 2022

Beer Hackett 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 17:00 Choral Evensong for Candlemas

Readings: - Malachi 3.1-5

Psalm 24.(1-6)7-10

Hebrews 2.14-18

Luke 2.22-40

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

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Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

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Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

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Assistant Curate: Jenny Nelson

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ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

(If any details have changed for opening times at your church, please let me know at the office) Thank you.

 

 

 

 

St Andrew's Yetminster:

St Andrew’s church remains open daily, from 8am to 6pm, with restricted access for personal prayer following a service.


St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Bishops Caundle Church – now open daily 8.00-5.00pm

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church too.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing. 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open every day – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – now open every day 9-5pm (or dusk). They also have a café area where visitors are welcome to make tea/coffee.

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Saturdays & Sundays 10:00-4.00pm.

Glanvilles Wootton – Open everyday 10.00-4.00pm

Hermitage - open all day, everyday.

Holnest Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary open daily.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forthcoming Diary Dates and other announcements!

Tea,Coffee & Chat (new name)

Please note the new day and time of Tea,Coffee & Chat will now take place each month on the first Tuesday afternoon from 2.00-3.30pm

Yetminster Short Mat Bowls

Have returned at the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster every Thursday @ 2.00pm. They hope to see you soon.

Yetminster Table Tennis Club

Members meet at the Jubilee Village Hall every Monday morning 10.00-12.00noon. All welcome!

 

 

The Wriggle Valley Mothers' Union

If you would like further information about The Mothers' Union or our branch, do contact Anne Reason (873726). We would love to have some new members to join us.

Community Breakfast & Walk at Glanvilles Wootton

 

Saturday 29 January 2022

at the hall Glanvilles Wootton (DT9 5QF) 9 - 10.30am

Breakfast £5 under 10’s free.

Optional free Countryside Walk!

8.30am from the hall car park

Approx: 1- 1 1/2 hours – maybe some stiles - stout footwear advised

More information 01963 210562

A community event organised by Holnest Church

Rectory Tea Rooms, Saturday 5th February:

A bit of midsummer madness in the depths of winter!

Tea / coffee / cakes / light lunches / cream teas at 

The Rectory, Holwell from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

All welcome – please bring your friends

In aid of Benefice funds, the Agricultural and Rural Chaplaincy, and DorSAR (Dorset Search and Rescue)

Next Big Breakfast: 12 February 2022

Breakfast served 9 - 11am

Alweston Village Hall  

Cakes and preserves for sale.   Raffle

A community event organised by Folke Church

………………………………

I hope that you have enjoyed reading the above Pew Sheet – please do send me any items that you would like to see mentioned in forthcoming editions.

Jeanette

(Administrator)                  

 

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10th January 2022

Prayer for the Day

Eternal Father,
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,
that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Compline Worship & other service details in The Three Valleys

 

Monday 10th January @ 6.00pm

Compline/Evening prayers – Usually, every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Please email George Moody for link. 

At St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster and via Zoom link.

 

Celtic Prayer/Tea Room

 

This will begin again on 12th January 2022. 17:00 Rectory Tea Party via Zoom followed by 18:00 Celtic Night Prayer. Please email for link.

With blessings and looking forward to seeing you again.

Richard

Revd Richard Kirlew

 

Services in The Three Valleys

 

10th January 2022

Holy Communion at The Old Vicarage, Leigh @ 15:00

16th January 2022

Bishop’s Caundle 10:00 Holy Communion

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Welcome2Worship

Hermitage 10:00 Morning Prayer

Holwell 18:00 Evening Prayer

Leigh10:00 Holy Communion

Thornford 10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 10:00 Holy Communion

Readings: - Isaiah 62.1-5

Psalm 36.5-10

1 Corinthians 12.1-11

John 2.1-11

23rd January 2022

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Chetnole 08:30 Holy Communion

Folke 10:00 Holy Communion

Holwell 10:00 4th Sunday

Leigh 10:00 Community Spirit

Readings: - Nehemiah 8.1-3,5-6,8-10

Psalm 19*

1 Corinthians 12.12-31a

Luke 4.14-21

 

30th January 2022

Beer Hackett 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 17:00 Choral Evensong for Candlemas

Readings: - Malachi 3.1-5

Psalm 24.(1-6)7-10

Hebrews 2.14-18

Luke 2.22-40

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

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Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

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Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

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Assistant Curate: Jenny Nelson

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ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

(If any details have changed for opening times at your church, please let me know at the office) Thank you.

 

St Andrew's Yetminster:

St Andrew’s church remains open daily, from 8am to 6pm, with restricted access for personal prayer following a service.


St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Bishops Caundle Church – now open daily 8.00-5.00pm

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church too.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing. 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open every day – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – now open every day 9-5pm (or dusk). They also have a café area where visitors are welcome to make tea/coffee.

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Saturdays & Sundays 10:00-4.00pm.

Glanvilles Wootton – Open everyday 10.00-4.00pm

Hermitage - open all day, everyday.

Holnest Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary open daily.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

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Forthcoming Diary Dates and other announcements!

Tea,Coffee & Chat (new name)

Angela and Grace tell me that....

"Coffee and Cake is back on Tuesday 11th January from  1 - 2.30pm at Yetminster Village Hall. There will be a raffle, which was cancelled before Christmas. We will be collecting for the Sherborne food bank too so please bring any dry food donations. Everyone is welcome including children: we are a friendly group offering good coffee and yummy cakes to the this village and surrounding villages, allowing people to meet and enjoy a good natter with coffee and cake. This is run voluntarily and all proceeds go to charity, so we request a small donation on arrival.  Please wear a mask on entering to reduce the spread of covid, and tables will be spaced apart and windows open to  keep everyone safe. 

Please note the new day and time of Tea,Coffee & Chat will now take place each month on the first Tuesday afternoon from 2.00-3.30pm

Yetminster Short Mat Bowls

Have returned at the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster every Thursday @ 2.00pm. They hope to see you soon.

Yetminster Table Tennis Club

Members meet at the Jubilee Village Hall every Monday morning 10.00-12.00noon. All welcome!

The Wriggle Valley Mothers' Union

If you would like further information about The Mothers' Union or our branch, do contact Anne Reason (873726). We would love to have some new members to join us.

Community Breakfast & Walk at Glanvilles Wootton

 

Saturday 29 January 2022

at the hall Glanvilles Wootton (DT9 5QF) 9 - 10.30am

Breakfast £5 under 10’s free.

Optional free Countryside Walk!

8.30am from the hall car park

Approx: 1- 1 1/2 hours – maybe some stiles - stout footwear advised

More information 01963 210562

A community event organised by Holnest Church

Rectory Tea Rooms, Saturday 5th February:

A bit of midsummer madness in the depths of winter!

Tea / coffee / cakes / light lunches / cream teas at 

The Rectory, Holwell from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

All welcome – please bring your friends

In aid of Benefice funds, the Agricultural and Rural Chaplaincy, and DorSAR (Dorset Search and Rescue)

Next Big Breakfast: 12 February 2022

Breakfast served 9 - 11am

Alweston Village Hall  

Cakes and preserves for sale.   Raffle

A community event organised by Folke Church

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I hope that you have enjoyed reading the above Pew Sheet – please do send me any items that you might like to see mentioned in forthcoming editions. Jeanette (Administrator)                  

 

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4th January 2022

Prayer for the Day

God our Father,
in love you sent your Son
that the world may have life:
lead us to seek him among the outcast
and to find him in those in need,
for Jesus Christ’s sake.
Amen.

…………………….

AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

Compline Worship & other service details in The Three Valleys

 

Monday 10th January @ 6.00pm

Compline/Evening prayers – Usually, every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Please email George Moody for link. 

At St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster and via Zoom link.

Celtic Prayer/Tea Room

 

This will begin again on 12th January 2022. 17:00 Rectory Tea Party via Zoom followed by 18:00 Celtic Night Prayer. Please email for link.

With blessings and looking forward to seeing you again.

Richard

Revd Richard Kirlew

House for Duty Team Vicar – The Three Valleys Team

 

Services in The Three Valleys

 

06 January 2022

Yetminster 16:00 Benefice Holy Communion followed by house blessings (as requested)

9th January 2022

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Plough Sunday with short Holy Communion

Chetnole 10:00 Holy Communion

Folke 10:00 Welcome2Worship @ Caundle Marsh

Holnest 18:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 18:00 Evensong

Pulham10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster School 10:00 2nd Sunday

Readings: - Isaiah 43.1-7

Psalm 29

Acts 8.14-17

Luke 3.15-17,21,22

10th January 2022

Holy Communion at The Old Vicarage, Leigh @ 15:00

16th January 2022

Bishop’s Caundle 10:00 Holy Communion

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Welcome2Worship

Hermitage 10:00 Morning Prayer

Holwell 18:00 Evening Prayer

Leigh10:00 Holy Communion

Thornford 10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 10:00 Holy Communion

Readings: - Isaiah 62.1-5

Psalm 36.5-10

1 Corinthians 12.1-11

John 2.1-11

23rd January 2022

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Chetnole 08:30 Holy Communion

Folke 10:00 Holy Communion

Holwell 10:00 4th Sunday

Leigh 10:00 Community Spirit

Readings: - Nehemiah 8.1-3,5-6,8-10

Psalm 19*

1 Corinthians 12.12-31a

Luke 4.14-21

 

30th January 2022

Beer Hackett 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 17:00 Choral Evensong for Candlemas

Readings: - Malachi 3.1-5

Psalm 24.(1-6)7-10

Hebrews 2.14-18

Luke 2.22-40

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

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Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

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Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

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Assistant Curate: Jenny Nelson

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Plough Sunday Service

January 9th 2022Plough Sunday Service @ 10.00am, Westhayes Farm, Caundle Marsh by kind permission of James & Di Hiscock. All welcome

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ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

(If any details have changed for opening times at your church, please let me know at the office) Thank you.

 

St Andrew's Yetminster:

St Andrew’s church remains open daily, from 8am to 6pm, with restricted access for personal prayer following a service.


St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Bishops Caundle Church – now open daily 8.00-5.00pm

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church too.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing. 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open every day – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – now open every day 9-5pm (or dusk). They also have a café area where visitors are welcome to make tea/coffee.

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Saturdays & Sundays 10:00-4.00pm.

Glanvilles Wootton – Open everyday 10.00-4.00pm

Hermitage - open all day, everyday.

Holnest Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary open daily.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

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Forthcoming Diary Dates and other announcements!

The next monthly Leigh Church Coffee Morning will take place on 4th January 2022 @ 10.30am.   All welcome!

Yetminster Short Mat Bowls

Have returned at the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster every Thursday @ 2.00pm. They hope to see you soon.

The Wriggle Valley Mothers' Union

If you would like further information about The Mothers' Union or our branch, do contact Anne Reason (873726). We would love to have some new members to join us.

Next Big Breakfast: 12 February 2022

Breakfast served 9 - 11am

Alweston Village Hall  

Cakes and preserves for sale.   Raffle

A community event organised by Folke Church

………………………………

I hope that you have enjoyed reading the above Pew Sheet – please do send me any items that you might like to see mentioned in forthcoming editions.

Jeanette

Administrator

 

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13th December 2021

Prayer for the Day

O Lord Jesus Christ,
who at your first coming sent your messenger
to prepare your way before you:
grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries
may likewise so prepare and make ready your way
by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,
that at your second coming to judge the world
we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;
for you are alive and reign with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

………………………….

AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Compline Worship & other service details in The Three Valleys

 

Monday 13th December @ 6.00pm

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Please email George Moody for link. 

St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster and via Zoom link. No Compline on Mondays 27th December and 3rd January.

 

Wednesday evening –15th December

We are due to meet again on Wednesday at 5.00 pm for the Tea Room via Zoom, followed by Celtic Night Prayer at 6.00 pm.  If you want to, please bring mug of tea and cakes, sandwiches etc to eat.  You can come to either or both, so please do not feel compelled to come to Celtic Night Prayer unless you want to. (The above will not be taking place on Wednesday 22nd or 29th December).

If anyone would wish to read, then please do volunteer.  It really is lovely to hear various voices at the Service, and not just me!!

With blessings and looking forward to seeing you again.

Richard

Revd Richard Kirlew

House for Duty Team Vicar – The Three Valleys Team

The Rectory

Holwell

Sherborne

Dorset

DT9 5LF

Tel:  01963 23570

Mobile:  07966 754110

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Services in The Three Valleys

 

15 December 2021

Beer Hackett 18:00 Carol Service

 

19 December 2021

Bradford Abbas 18:00 Carols

Glanvilles Wootton 18:30 Carol Service

Hermitage 10:00 Holy Communion

Hilfield 17:00 Carols for Christmas

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion

Pulham 18:00 Carols

Thornford 15:00 Carol Service

Yetminster 10:00 Holy Communion

 

21 December 2021

Chetnole 18:30 Christmas Carols

 

22 December 2021

Holnest 18:00 Carol Service

 

24 December 2021

Batcombe 15:00 Children’s carols

Bradford Abbas 17:30 Outside Nativity

Caundle Marsh 19:00 Carols and Christmas Communion

Chetnole 23:30 Midnight Mass (by extension)

Folke 15:00 Carols

Glanvilles Wootton 23:30 Midnight Mass

Hermitage 19:00 Carols by Candlelight

Holnest 23:30 Midnight Mass

Leigh 18:00 Carols by Candlelight

Leigh 23:30 Midnight Mass

Ryme Intrinseca 23:30 Midnight Mass

Thornford 19:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 23:30 Midnight Mass

 

 

25 December 2021

Batcombe 10:15 Christmas Eucharist

Beer Hackett 10:00 Christmas Eucharist

Bishop’s Caundle 10:00 Christmas Family Communion

Bradford Abbas 11:00 Christmas Eucharist

Chetnole 9.45 Christmas Family Service

Holwell 10:00 Christmas Eucharist

Ryme Intrinseca 10:00 Christmas Family Service

Thornford 10:00 Christmas Family Service

Yetminster 10:00 Christmas Day Communion

 

26 December 2021

Thornford 10:00 Holy Communion (said)

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

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Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

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Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

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Assistant Curate: Jenny Nelson

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Obituary Announcement

Alan Howard Ward OBE

Of Hermitage, Dorset

Alan is now reunited with his beloved wife Honor. He passed away peacefully at Grovelands Care Home, Yeovil on December 2nd aged 96 years.

He was very much loved and will be sadly missed by his large family and many friends, but we know he is at peace and fully restored in Heaven.

A service of Farewell and Thanksgiving for Alan’s life will be held in the Chapel at

Yeovil CrematoriumBunford Lane, Yeovil BA20 2EJ

on Monday December 20th from 3.20 to 4pm.

It will be taken by Rev. Tony Gilbert and will also be live streamed and available to watch for 28 days

(Website- https://watch.obitus.com, Username -  tuza9239, Password -  682031).

Afterwards we will be gathering at the Airfield Tavern, Alvington Lane, Yeovil, BA22 8UX to continue to celebrate Dad’s life and faith.

All are invited but please respect Covid precautions.

Family flowers only please.

Donations are invited for Scripture Union International, and for St Mary’s Church, Hermitage, either on the day or C/O Easons Funeral Services, 62 South Street, Yeovil BA20 1QQ.

Kristina, Sheena, James, Thomas and the family.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

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Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

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Church Notices

Reminder: - Church Wardens meeting – Monday 26th January 2022 @ 10.00am via Zoom

And from John Summers.....

Trinity College’s Sunday evensongs are back on YouTube, to watch live at 6.15 each Sunday (organ recital from 5.45) or to watch later on. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn7d1iCH8cbdKfgFqueckig

PLEASE NOTE: The Christmas Day Service at Chetnole Church has been advertised as starting at 10.00am on the December Church Schedule which should read as 9.45am.

Bishops Caundle Church

Saturday 25th December @ 10.00am (Christmas Family Communion)

Caundle Marsh Church (St.Peter & St.Paul)

24th December @ 7.00pm Xmas Eve Service


All welcome!

Advance Notice: -


January 9th 2022 – Plough Sunday Service @ 10.00am – Westhayes Farm, Caundle Marsh by kind permission of James & Di Hiscock

 

St. Michael's Church, Beer Hackett

Our carol service will be in church on Wednesday 15th December at 6pm.

We are looking forward to welcoming St. Andrews Singers from Yetminster to join us in our festive celebration service of six lessons and carols.

St. Andrews singers will also be performing two of their own carols.

You are invited to stay after the service for mince pies and seasonal refreshments.

BISHOPS CAUNDLE PARISH CHURCH

We welcome you to the re-opening of the Church for our

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Sunday 12th December at 4.00pm

CAROL SERVICE

Saturday 25th December at 10.00am

CHRISTMAS FAMILY COMMUNION

At all services, masks are not compulsory, but are encouraged.

Please be aware of and sympathetic to those wishing to socially distance.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

(If any details have changed for opening times at your church, please let me know at the office) Thank you.

St Andrew's Yetminster:

St Andrew’s church remains open daily, from 8am to 6pm, with restricted access for personal prayer following a service.


St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Bishops Caundle Church – now open daily 8.00-5.00pm

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church too.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing.

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open every day – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – now open every day 9-5pm (or dusk). They also have a café area where visitors are welcome to make tea/coffee.

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Saturdays & Sundays 10:00-4.00pm.

Glanvilles Wootton – Open everyday 10.00-4.00pm

Hermitage - open all day, everyday.

Holnest Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary open daily.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Forthcoming Diary Dates and other announcements!

The monthly Leigh Church Coffee Mornings have began once again starting on Tuesday 5 October @ 10.30am.   All welcome!

Yetminster Short Mat Bowls

Have returned at the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster every Thursday @ 2.00pm. They hope to see you soon.

The Wriggle Valley Mothers' Union

If you would like further information about The Mothers' Union or our branch, do contact Anne Reason (873726). We would love to have some new members to join us.

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MINI CHRISTMAS FAIR

Sunday 28th November

3pm to 5pm

Glanvilles Wootton, Holnest & Middlemarsh
Village Hall

Entry £1

Teas, cakes & mince pies. Lots of stalls to include Christmas cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, books, potted bulbs, new and nearly new and produce.

For more information 01963 210857 or see our website www.glanvilleswootton.org

 

Community Big Breakfast

(Continental Style)

 

Saturday 18 December

Community Breakfast

at the hall Glanvilles Wootton(DT9 5QF)

9 - 10.30am

Breakfast £5 under 10’s free with the purchase of a full price breakfast

~with optional free~

Countryside Walk!

8.30am from the hall car park

Approx: 1- 1 1/2 hours – maybe some stiles - stout footwear advised

Raffle

For more information on 01963 210562

*** A Community event organised by Holnest Church   ***

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Next Big Breakfast: 12 February 2022

Breakfast served 9 - 11am

Alweston Village Hall  

Cakes and preserves for sale.   Raffle

A community event organised by Folke Church

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Advent Course

 

 

You will see from the WHV Magazine that we have another Advent Course this year.  Catherine Fox is the author of seven novels.  Her memoir, Fight the Good Fight:  From Vicar’s Wife to Killing Machine, relates to her quest to achieve a black belt in Judo.  She has a Degree in English, an amazing sense of humour, a PhD in Theology and is senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Course will run on:

30th November, 7th & 14th December at 7.30 pm

21st December at 7.00 pm with Celtic Communion and Bring & Share Supper.

 

IMPORTANT

If you want to join the Advent Group, the Book will be on sale for £5.  However, if you want to come, would you please let me know by return, so that I can order the necessary literature.  It has the makings of a very good Course.

With every blessing.

Richard

Revd Richard Kirlew

 

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At the Heart of Christmas is launched

At the heart of Christmas' is the Church of England’s theme for Advent and Christmas 2021 and it is being launched with a special video on social media.

The video goes live at 6.30pm on 30th November and from 6.45pm, our Churches are invited to join in by sharing posts on social media channels using #AtTheHeartOfChristmas.

The simplest way for local churches to join in is to share an invite to services and events on social media on the night. 

Use the hashtag #AtTheHeartOfChristmas and tag @TheChurchOfEngland in your posts.

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Christmas cards for St Andrews, Yetminster!

Lovely Christmas cards from our Millenium Hangings are currently available.  If you haven't yet bought your Christmas cards, please consider ordering some.   There are also general cards available for year-round greetings cards, and we are hugely grateful to Jane Waight for organising these.

The Millennium Wall Hangings feature on unique Yetminster Christmas Cards, and if you buy some you can also contribute to the upkeep of St Andrew’s Church - Yetminster’s centuries-old architectural gem.  

Three Christmas cards have been beautifully printed, featuring festive images taken from the decorated canvases that make up the acclaimed Millennium Wall Hangings. This 26-piece artwork documenting village life and history took over a decade to craft. Professional photographer Barrie Allington has expertly captured every close-up detail. All profits will go to benefit St Andrew’s.  Please see the images attached.

The inside of the cards is blank, so there’s plenty of space to write personal messages and all your news. Supplied with envelopes, a pack of 10 cards of any 1 design is exceptional value at just £8.50.

To order your cards which will be delivered in good time to catch the post, please email Jane Waight at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with contact details and number of packs required. Payment can be made by BACS, cheque or cash.

The story of the hangings’ creation is told in an illustrated booklet, ‘A Stitch in Time’. It makes a fascinating stocking filler for anyone interested in Dorset village life or in needlecraft. This is available from the Benefice office at a price of £5.00 – or you can order from Jane at the same time as your cards.

Please see the 3 designs available below: -

 

 

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I hope that you have enjoyed reading the above Pew Sheet – please do send me any items that you might like to see mentioned in forthcoming editions. Future editions of the Pew Sheet will be edited to just 2 pages of information as requested by some of you so I am told.

With Best Wishes

Jeanette - Administrator

THREE

VALLEYS

INFORMATION SHEET

 

 

 

6th December 2021

Prayer for the Day

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever.
Amen.

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Compline Worship & other service details in The Three Valleys

 

Monday 6th December @ 6.00pm

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Please email George Moody for link. 

Starting 13th September at St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster and via Zoom link.

 

Wednesday evening – 8th December

We are due to meet again on Wednesday at 5.00 pm for the Tea Room via Zoom, followed by Celtic Night Prayer at 6.00 pm.  If you want to, please bring mug of tea and cakes, sandwiches etc to eat.  You can come to either or both, so please do not feel compelled to come to Celtic Night Prayer unless you want to. (The above will not be taking place on Wednesday 22nd or 29th December).

If anyone would wish to read, then please do volunteer.  It really is lovely to hear various voices at the Service, and not just me!!

With blessings and looking forward to seeing you again.

Richard

Revd Richard Kirlew

House for Duty Team Vicar – The Three Valleys Team

The Rectory

Holwell

Sherborne

Dorset

DT9 5LF

Tel:  01963 23570

Mobile:  07966 754110

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Services in The Three Valleys

 

06 December 2021

Caundle Marsh 19:00 Tune Up for Christmas

 

12 December 2021

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion

Bishop’s Caundle 16:00 Christmas Carols (Re-launch)

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Folke 10:00 Holy Communion

Holnest 18:00 Evening Prayer

Holwell 10:00 Holy Communion

Ryme Intrinseca 18:00 Carol Service

Leigh 18:00 Evensong

Yetminster 10:00 2nd Sunday

Yetminster 16:30 Lessons and Carols

 

15 December 2021

Beer Hackett 18:00 Carol Service

 

19 December 2021

Bradford Abbas 18:00 Carols

Glanvilles Wootton 18:30 Carol Service

Hermitage 10:00 Holy Communion

Hilfield 17:00 Carols for Christmas

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion

Pulham 18:00 Carols

Thornford 15:00 Carol Service

Yetminster 10:00 Holy Communion

 

21 December 2021

Chetnole 18:30 Christmas Carols

 

22 December 2021

Holnest 18:00 Carol Service

 

24 December 2021

Batcombe 15:00 Children’s carols

Bradford Abbas 17:30 Outside Nativity

Caundle Marsh 19:00 Carols and Christmas Communion

Chetnole 23:30 Midnight Mass (by extension)

Folke 15:00 Carols

Glanvilles Wootton 23:30 Midnight Mass

Hermitage 19:00 Carols by Candlelight

Holnest 23:30 Midnight Mass

Leigh 18:00 Carols by Candlelight

Leigh 23:30 Midnight Mass

Ryme Intrinseca 23:30 Midnight Mass

Thornford 19:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 23:30 Midnight Mass

 

 

25 December 2021

Batcombe 10:15 Christmas Eucharist

Beer Hackett 10:00 Christmas Eucharist

Bishop’s Caundle 10:00 Christmas Family Communion

Bradford Abbas 11:00 Christmas Eucharist

Chetnole 9.45 Christmas Family Service

Holwell 10:00 Christmas Eucharist

Ryme Intrinseca 10:00 Christmas Family Service

Thornford 10:00 Christmas Family Service

Yetminster 10:00 Christmas Day Communion

 

26 December 2021

Thornford 10:00 Holy Communion (said)

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

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Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

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Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

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Assistant Curate: Jenny Nelson

Via

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Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

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Church Notices

And from John Summers.....

Trinity College’s Sunday evensongs are back on YouTube, to watch live at 6.15 each Sunday (organ recital from 5.45) or to watch later on. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn7d1iCH8cbdKfgFqueckig

PLEASE NOTE: The Christmas Day Service at Chetnole Church has been advertised as starting at 10.00am on the December Church Schedule which should read as 9.45am.

St. Andrew’s Church, Yetminster

St. Andrew’s Church, Yetminster will be holding their Christmas Carol Service on Sunday 12th December at 4.30pm.

Bishops Caundle Church

Christmas Carol Service –

Sunday 12th December @ 4.00pm

Saturday 25th December @ 10.00am (Christmas Family Communion)

Caundle Marsh Church (St.Peter & St.Paul)

6th December @ 7pm Tune Up for Xmas

24th December @ 7.00pm Xmas Eve Service

All welcome!

 

 

 

St. Michael's Church, Beer Hackett

Our carol service will be in church on Wednesday 15th December at 6pm.

We are looking forward to welcoming St. Andrews Singers from Yetminster to join us in our festive celebration service of six lessons and carols.

St. Andrews singers will also be performing two of their own carols.

You are invited to stay after the service for mince pies and seasonal refreshments.

BISHOPS CAUNDLE PARISH CHURCH

We welcome you to the re-opening of the Church for our

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Sunday 12th December at 4.00pm

CAROL SERVICE

Saturday 25th December at 10.00am

CHRISTMAS FAMILY COMMUNION

At all services, masks are not compulsory, but are encouraged.

Please be aware of and sympathetic to those wishing to socially distance.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

(If any details have changed for opening times at your church, please let me know at the office) Thank you.

 

St Andrew's Yetminster:

St Andrew’s church remains open daily, from 8am to 6pm, with restricted access for personal prayer following a service.



St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Bishops Caundle Church – now open daily 8.00-5.00pm

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church too.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing.

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open every day – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – now open every day 9-5pm (or dusk). They also have a café area where visitors are welcome to make tea/coffee.

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Saturdays & Sundays 10:00-4.00pm.

Glanvilles Wootton – Open everyday 10.00-4.00pm

Hermitage - open all day, everyday.

Leigh Church Coffee morning to be held at Leigh Church on Tuesday 7th December from 10:30-12:00noon

There is a ‘Bring & Buy’ & ‘mince pies’!

Do join us!

 

Holnest Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary open daily.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Forthcoming Diary Dates and other announcements!

The monthly Leigh Church Coffee Mornings have began once again starting on Tuesday 5 October @ 10.30am.   All welcome!

Yetminster Short Mat Bowls

Have returned at the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster every Thursday @ 2.00pm. They hope to see you soon.

The Wriggle Valley Mothers' Union

If you would like further information about The Mothers' Union or our branch, do contact Anne Reason (873726). We would love to have some new members to join us.

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MINI CHRISTMAS FAIR

Sunday 28th November

3pm to 5pm

Glanvilles Wootton, Holnest & Middlemarsh
Village Hall

Entry £1

Teas, cakes & mince pies. Lots of stalls to include Christmas cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, books, potted bulbs, new and nearly new and produce.

For more information 01963 210857 or see our website www.glanvilleswootton.org

Community Big Breakfast

(Continental Style)

 

Saturday 18 December

Community Breakfast

at the hall Glanvilles Wootton(DT9 5QF)

9 - 10.30am

Breakfast £5 under 10’s free with the purchase of a full price breakfast

~with optional free~

Countryside Walk!

8.30am from the hall car park

Approx: 1- 1 1/2 hours – maybe some stiles - stout footwear advised

Raffle

For more information on 01963 210562

*** A Community event organised by Holnest Church   ***

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Next Big Breakfast: 12 February 2022

Breakfast served 9 - 11am

Alweston Village Hall  

Cakes and preserves for sale.   Raffle

A community event organised by Folke Church

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Leigh Village Hall - Friday 3rd December at 8.00pm, Stanchester Quire presents John Kirkpatrick who will be performing his amazing and highly acclaimed Carolling and Crumpets show. John is a truly world class singer and musician. (A former member of Steeleye Span and BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year winner).

 

Advent Course

 

 

You will see from the WHV Magazine that we have another Advent Course this year.  Catherine Fox is the author of seven novels.  Her memoir, Fight the Good Fight:  From Vicar’s Wife to Killing Machine, relates to her quest to achieve a black belt in Judo.  She has a Degree in English, an amazing sense of humour, a PhD in Theology and is senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Course will run on:

30th November, 7th & 14th December at 7.30 pm

21st December at 7.00 pm with Celtic Communion and Bring & Share Supper.

 

IMPORTANT

If you want to join the Advent Group, the Book will be on sale for £5.  However, if you want to come, would you please let me know by return, so that I can order the necessary literature.  It has the makings of a very good Course.

With every blessing.

Richard

Revd Richard Kirlew

 

(All welcome to the above especially newcomers to the Village!)

AGRICULTURAL & RURAL CHAPLAINCY

SHERBORNE DEANERY

(Please read through - help is needed).

What is Agricultural & Rural Chaplaincy?

Sherborne Deanery organise a chaplaincy across in the market in Salisbury, which a number of farmers from this area go to. Also, we work in the Deanery, covering 41 parishes. We cover all this with just three chaplains.

Chaplaincy is about walking alongside people in the everyday ups and downs of life.  It is all about:

  • Being part of the fabric
  • Being available to all who are part of that community
  • Being immersed in everything that happens
  • Being a listening ear
  • Being a signpost where needed
  • Being a regular and predictable presence
  • Being a strategic presence
  • Being part of the ordinary so that if the extraordinary happens you are already there

We work in the market and in the Deanery, visiting farms and rural business and giving support where needed. Farming has the highest rate of male suicide of any profession and therefore needs support. The church really does get involved in this, in many cases just listening, but sometimes passing the case on to specialists, such as medical, financial, farming or matrimonial just to name a few.

Market Chaplaincy is about being that presence in the livestock markets. Market Chaplaincy is in many respects very little different in nature from other chaplaincies, except perhaps that its contact group is broader.  In a market the farmers, the dealers, the hauliers, the agents, the caterers, the vets and regulatory officers are as much part of the picture as the staff of the markets, and those who operate within them.  Through Market Chaplaincy, the team are reaching out far and wide into the very rural, often isolated, agricultural community by means of a central place where many fleetingly come and go, week by week.

However, all this takes some managing and finances are need in terms of travel. All our chaplains are not paid but need to claim travelling where appropriate.

We need your help.

There are two ways you can help us.

Firstly, online via Online Banking. Our details are:

Account Name:    Sherborne Deanery Synod

Sort Code:          60-19-12

Account No:                05518997

Reference:         Rural Chaplains

Or you could send a cheque, made payable to Sherborne Deanery Synod to:
Revd Richard Kirlew

The Rectory

Holwell

Sherborne

DT9 5LF

Telephone enquiries:   07966 754110

We really do need your help! Thank you.

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At the Heart of Christmas is launched

At the heart of Christmas' is the Church of England’s theme for Advent and Christmas 2021 and it is being launched with a special video on social media.

The video goes live at 6.30pm on 30th November and from 6.45pm, our Churches are invited to join in by sharing posts on social media channels using #AtTheHeartOfChristmas.

The simplest way for local churches to join in is to share an invite to services and events on social media on the night. 

Use the hashtag #AtTheHeartOfChristmas and tag @TheChurchOfEngland in your posts.

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Yetminster Methodist Church Christmas Service details

From Rev Kate Konrad: On Monday 6th December: there will be a Candlelit Carol Service At 7pm at the Methodist Church.Everyone is invited so please come and enjoy a good sing together.   We especially hope our friends from St Andrew's can make it. Refreshments will be provided."

Yetminster Film Night:Dream Horse, at Yetminster Jubilee Hall on Tuesday 7th December.  Doors and the bar open at 7.00pm and the film starts at 7.30pm.  This has been described as the feel-good film of the season.   As a sensible precaution, you are all asked to take a lateral flow test on the day and stay away if positive or if you do not feel well.

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Christmas cards for St Andrews, Yetminster!

Lovely Christmas cards from our Millenium Hangings are currently available.  If you haven't yet bought your Christmas cards, please consider ordering some.   There are also general cards available for year-round greetings cards, and we are hugely grateful to Jane Waight for organising these.

The Millennium Wall Hangings feature on unique Yetminster Christmas Cards, and if you buy some you can also contribute to the upkeep of St Andrew’s Church - Yetminster’s centuries-old architectural gem.  

Three Christmas cards have been beautifully printed, featuring festive images taken from the decorated canvases that make up the acclaimed Millennium Wall Hangings. This 26-piece artwork documenting village life and history took over a decade to craft. Professional photographer Barrie Allington has expertly captured every close-up detail. All profits will go to benefit St Andrew’s.  Please see the images attached.

The inside of the cards is blank, so there’s plenty of space to write personal messages and all your news. Supplied with envelopes, a pack of 10 cards of any 1 design is exceptional value at just £8.50.

To order your cards which will be delivered in good time to catch the post, please email Jane Waight at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with contact details and number of packs required. Payment can be made by BACS, cheque or cash.

The story of the hangings’ creation is told in an illustrated booklet, ‘A Stitch in Time’. It makes a fascinating stocking filler for anyone interested in Dorset village life or in needlecraft. This is available from the Benefice office at a price of £5.00 – or you can order from Jane at the same time as your cards.

Please see the 3 designs available below: -

 

 

 

Three little pigs and the big bad wolf

Our recent Generous Giving Campaign highlighted the need to reflect God's generosity to us. And while it is important that our giving sustains and supports our ministry and mission, we also share that generosity more widely. So, On Saturday 6th November, Wiltshire pig farmers, donned their pig onesies and abseiled 42ft down St Mary’s Church in Devizes.

Cameron Naughton, son Alasdair and his partner Hannah abseiled down St Mary’s Church in Devize to raise vital funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.  

The challenge, which was not for the faint-hearted, saw the brave abseilers descend 42ft down the Grade I listed church in Devizes before meeting Ed Elliot, a Senior Abseiling Instructor on the ground. Joined by church-warden, Wes, who was dressed in a Big Bad Wolf costume. The group has already raised an incredible £5,000! 

Speaking about their fundraising, Cameron, who is no stranger to adrenaline-fuelled challenges, taking on a 5,000ft charity skydive in 2019, said:

“Agriculture is a dangerous occupation and those who work in farming are often working in inaccessible and isolated places. 

The Air Ambulance has helped many people who live and work in the countryside so it is something many people in the industry, including our family, want to support.” 

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity that provides an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) across Wiltshire and surrounding counties. 

“They need to raise £3.75m a year to continue saving lives,” continues Cameron, “but they are not directly funded by the Government and receive no National Lottery funding, so rely on generous public donations.” 

To sponsor the ‘three little pigs and the big bad wolf’ and congratulate them on their brave descent, please visit Cameron’s Just Giving page

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The Cross brings New Lives for the Homeless

A rustic cross is helping ex-homeless people start a new life and it is all part of an outreach project by one of our Dorset Churches

A rustic cross has been made by ‘Doorstop’, an outreach project based in St John's Church, Bournemouth and is available for use in services at Heatherview Crematorium. 

This wood-work shop exists to offer the local community an opportunity to purchase newly crafted wooden items made by trainees. 

Trainees are ex-homeless, or those vulnerably housed, who are trying to get back on their feet and all the profits go into helping ex-homeless start a new life.

One of the former rough sleepers said: “I love being down at the workshop – it gives me purpose in my day.

“I can now see a way forward that will not only help me put these new carpentry skills into practice, but also get some help in other areas of my life, like helping me to organise some driving lessons. That way I really believe I can restart my relationship with my son, and leave my old way of life on the street behind.”

If you need anything made from wood in your own church, consider contacting Doorstop.

Details are at bcars.org.uk/doorstop-shop

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Forthcoming Pilgrimage

Join a party of pilgrims to the Biblical lands of Israel and Palestine between 19 and 28 April 2022.

Led by the Dean, Nick Papadopulos, who said  

"We will stay in Galilee, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, visiting may of the holy sites associated with the ministry of Jesus, and hearing at first-hand stories of the conflict that continues to grip the land of his birth. "  

The full itinerary and details of costs are set out online at A Pilgrimage for Salisbury Cathedral 2022 – Lightline Pilgrimages; a copy of the pilgrimage brochure is available from the Dean’s PA, Cathryn Wright, during office hours (01722 555110;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  

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I hope that you have enjoyed reading the above Pew Sheet – please do send me any items that you might like to see mentioned in forthcoming editions.

With Best Wishes

Jeanette

Administrator