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Three Valleys Team

 

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Information Sheet 11th October 2021 

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THREE

VALLEYS

INFORMATION SHEET

 

 

 

11th October 2021

Prayer for the Day

O God, forasmuch as without you
we are not able to please you;
mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
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 11th October @ 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 –13th October -

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.

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

E Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(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.

 

17 October 2021

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Chetnole 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Hermitage 10:00 Morning Prayer – CW

Holnest 18:00 Harvest – Other

Holwell 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Thornford 10:00 Welcome2Worship – Other

Yetminster 11:30 Harvest Communion – CW

24 October 2021

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Chetnole 10:00 Village Service – Other

Folke 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Glanvilles Wootton 10:00 – Holy Communion

Holwell Village Hall 10:00 – 4th Sunday

Leigh – 10:00 - Harvest Festival Service (Brother Hugh from the friary will be there to preach followed by Harvest type activities for all ages, then a cooked lunch in the church at 12.45pm – please let Eddie Upton know on 07813 089002 if you would like lunch).

Thornford – 10:00 Village Communion – CW

31 October 2021

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 15:00 All Souls Service

1st Tuesday 10:00 Yetminster Church: Lower Covey Toddlers tbc

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Assistant Curate: Jenny Nelson

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

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

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Notices

Benefice Consultation Day

Saturday 23rd October 2021@ Thornford School Hall (9.30-12.30)

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

(If any details have changed for opening of churches please let me know at the office)

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

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 on Sundays & Wednesdays – 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.

 

Wednesday 20th October 

An afternoon tea party to raise money for the Save the Children Fund Afghanistan Appeal. 3.00-4.30pm in Leigh Village Hall. Homemade cakes and sandwiches, Bring & Buy, Raffle plus any donations welcome.

Please come along and support!

Leigh Art Show @ Leigh Village Hall on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October from 10.00-4.00pm each day – fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks and delicious cakes will be available for visitors to buy throughout the exhibition.

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 Breakfasts return on

 

Saturday 30 October

Saturday 20 November

Saturday 18 December

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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Royal British Legion - Annual Poppy Appeal event

George Zambellas, a former First Sea Lord will reflect on his long career and demands of senior command at a talk to be held at Leigh Village Hall on: -

12th November @ 7.30pm

tickets available on the door £7.50. Wine and light refreshments will be served from 7.00pm

Fish Supper

Leigh Village Hall on Wednesday 1st December – time tbc

Proceeds in aid of Leigh Village Church

(Don’t forget to buy tickets for the draw for Angela Seabrook’s wonderful double bed-size quilt as the winning ticket will be drawn at above).

Some musical entertainment will follow above

Churchyard Autumn clear up!

Huge thanks go to Team Churchyard, who made a truly magnificent morning's work, tidying, strimming, mowing, raking, and weeding. It was a great effort and hard work, so do come along and admire their handiwork! We are very lucky to have such lovely folk in the village who give their time so willingly.

Team Churchyard volunteers

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.

The Parish Giving Scheme

Please see below the message from Bishop Karen, at the start of the Diocesan weeks of prayer and encouragement to us all on Generous Giving we are all encouraged to give whateverwe can to our church, on a regular basis, especially via direct debit, standing order, or the excellent Parish Giving Scheme on 0333 002 1260:

https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/home/

The House of God needs a regular income to manage its housekeeping bills in just the same way as we do at home!

Whether we are weekly church goers or very occasional - or anticipating a family wedding or baptism, or indeed the sad burials of our loved ones in our peaceful churchyards - we ALL need to support our local churches here in our benefice now, and for future generations in our villages.

Licensed to Minister

Collaborative Leadership is part of our Diocesan vision and encouraging a range of ministry is a key priority, so welcoming new Licensed Lay Minsters is always a celebration. And this year we had even more to celebrate.

Not only were the largest number of Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs) for some years admitted and licensed, but most of the LLMs and their supporting ministers were able to gather in person for the annual service at the Cathedral.

Bishop Karen, who officiated at a service of Choral Evensong, said:

"It is fantastic to see the increase in individuals being called to be Licensed Lay Ministers. Those licensed recently bring a wide range of experience to the life of the Diocese, and ministry experience back out into all they are engaged with in the world.

"As leaders in church and society, teachers of faith and enablers of mission they can help all of us make connections inside and outside our churches.

"It was a joy to licence new LLMs."

Canon Judy Anderson, Associate Warden of LLMs, said:

"It was wonderful to be back in the Cathedral in person for our annual service, and to have the opportunity to stand together as a body to renew our commitment to the ministry to which we are called.

"Several LLMs who are still unable to travel joined us online, so that even those who were not physically present were with us for this significant occasion. Our thanks to the Cathedral for their hospitality."

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9000 new church services

Thousands of churches adapted ‘at a moment’s notice’ to providing worship at home from the start of the first lockdown, according to a new report published today.

Church members outside St Mary's Broughton Gifford

Across the country, more than 9,000 churches (78%) offered ‘Church at Home’ online, via email, post and telephone during the March to July 2020 lockdown when collective worship was suspended because of the coronavirus restrictions. 

More than 8,000 (69%) offered livestreamed or pre-recorded services, while more than 5,000 (44%) offered services downloadable from a website or emailed. More than 4,000 (33%) offered printed and posted services and more than 2,000 (21%) provided telephone or dial-in services.

The majority were continuing to offer these services in October last year, even though most were also open for in-person collective worship.

The findings, from data gathered from 12,700 Church of England churches, show that rural churches were as successful as urban churches in providing remote worship once the size of parishes’ pre-pandemic congregations was taken into account.

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Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. If there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays (3 hours per day) for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes – Jeanette

 

THREE

VALLEYS

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4th October 2021

Prayer for the Day

Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
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 4th October @ 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 – 6th October -

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.

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

E Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(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.

 

9th October 2021 - Harvest Readings

Glanvilles Wootton – 19:00 – Harvest Service

10th October 2021

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Beer Hackett 15:00 Harvest – Other

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Welcome2Worship – Other

Folke – 10:00 Pet Service – Other

Leigh – 18:00 Evensong – BCP

Ryme Intrinseca -08:30 – Holy Communion - BCP

Yetminster School – 10:00 (9.30 Breakfast)

This Sunday 10th Octoberat 10am we have our Second Sunday Praise and Worship held at St Andrews School. This is a popular service with our young families, and if you haven't yet tried it, do come along! Coffee and croissants are also available from 9.30am.

17 October 2021

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Chetnole 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Hermitage 10:00 Morning Prayer – CW

Holnest 18:00 Harvest – Other

Holwell 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Thornford 10:00 Welcome2Worship – Other

Yetminster 11:30 Harvest Communion – CW

24 October 2021

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Chetnole 10:00 Village Service – Other

Folke 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Glanvilles Wootton 10:00 – Holy Communion

Holwell Village Hall 10:00 – 4th Sunday

Leigh – 10:00 Community Spirit – Other

Thornford – 10:00 Village Communion – CW

31 October 2021

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 15:00 All Souls Service

1st Tuesday 10:00 Yetminster Church: Lower Covey Toddlers tbc

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Assistant Curate: Jenny Nelson

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

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

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Notices

Benefice Consultation Day

Saturday 23rd October 2021@ Thornford School Hall (9.30-12.30)

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

(If any details have changed for opening of churches please let me know at the office)

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

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 on Sundays & Wednesdays – 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 – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm. (As of 4th October Folke Church will be reverting to their old opening times Saturday & Sunday 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!

Batcombe Jumble Sale

Saturday 9th October at Leigh Village Hall. Doors open at 2.30pm. All proceeds to the ‘Bolster the Beams’ fund.

 

St. Michael’s Beer Hackett Harvest Festival

 

Sunday 10th October at 3pm

To be followed by shared harvest refreshments outside in the grounds weather permitting.

Again we will be having a BREAD MAKING COMPETITION with blind judging by the congregation afterwards with a prize for adult and child winners.

Young or older – now is your chance to put on your apron and bake a loaf - any recipe, any type or style, any size, bread maker or oven – it is up to you!

Everyone welcome to come and have a go.

Also we are pleased that Brother Hugh from Hilfield will be coming to preach and also tell us about the national Eco-Church initiative which we hope to support.

Do join us if you can.

 

St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster –

Harvest Service on Sunday 17th October @ 11.30am

The above service will be followed by a ‘Bring & Share Lunch’ in the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster. Please bring enough for yourself & family, plus an extra helping! The team will be headed by Julia Nutt, and will be providing delicious harvest puddings, with Cider, apple juice, teas & coffees.

Batcombe Jumble Sale

Saturday 9th October at Leigh Village Hall. Doors open at 2.30pm. All proceeds to the ‘Bolster the Beams’ fund.

 

Wednesday 20th October 

An afternoon tea party to raise money for the Save the Children Fund Afghanistan Appeal. 3.00-4.30pm in Leigh Village Hall. Homemade cakes and sandwiches, Bring & Buy, Raffle plus any donations welcome.

Please come along and support!

Leigh Art Show @ Leigh Village Hall on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October from 10.00-4.00pm each day – fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks and delicious cakes will be available for visitors to buy throughout the exhibition.

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.

 

Forthcoming Coffee Morning

(10.00-11.30 am)

The Coffee Morning on Wednesday 6th October at The Jubilee Hall, Yetminster will be run by members of the Mothers Union and many homemade cakes etc. will be available to purchase. Please come along and support!

Yetminster Church - Autumn Churchyard clear up on Saturday 9th October:

Followingour successful clear up in the Spring, we are hoping to get as many people involved as possible for an autumn attack on brambles etc  Do come along and join in the fun! Bring your own weapons of choice. Hopefully coffee/tea will be available outside. Starting from 10am.

Bishops Caundle Church

The public meeting to discuss ways in which the church

is to move forward within the community,

postponed from 27 September,

will now be held in the church on Thursday 7thOctober at 7.00 pm.

The Archdeacon will not now be in attendance.

For further information, please contact:

Rev. Richard Kirlew, Team Vicar – 01963 23570

 

 

GRICULTURAL & 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.

Making Generous Connections

24 Sep, 2021 11:19 PM

As our parishes continue in this season of Generous Giving, many creative connections are being made between generosity and the local area – including personal passions.

Photo courtesy George Moody on Facebook

In Dorset’s Three Valleys Benefice, the Revd George Moody posted on Facebook:

“Our annual prayer walk around the Benefice is on Wednesday. It's about 35 miles and 12 hours walking.

“After the visit of David Pain to Second Sunday today, I feel moved to make money the focus of my prayers, so if there are particular financial needs you would like me to bring to the foot of the throne of our generous God then please message me (via email and suchlike) whether you think I know them already or not and I will lift them in prayer as I travel.”

Afterwards, George added from his own profile:

“So... just finished a 35-mile prayer walk around our Benefice. This is Salisbury Diocese' week of prayer in their Generous Giving Campaign so I prayed about generosity - God's and ours - with a different prayer at each church. Thanks to Andrew Graham for joining me every step of the way.”

Meanwhile in Wiltshire, Holy Trinity Church Dilton Marsh with All Saints Brokerswood’s Parish Magazine made the link between generous giving and the annual fixture of Creationtide with this piece, ‘Developing a Spirit of Generosity’:

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly John 10:10

The Parish Giving Scheme

Please see below the message from Bishop Karen, at the start of the Diocesan weeks of prayer and encouragement to us all on Generous Giving we are all encouraged to give whateverwe can to our church, on a regular basis, especially via direct debit, standing order, or the excellent Parish Giving Scheme on 0333 002 1260:

https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/home/

The House of God needs a regular income to manage its housekeeping bills in just the same way as we do at home!

Whether we are weekly church goers or very occasional - or anticipating a family wedding or baptism, or indeed the sad burials of our loved ones in our peaceful churchyards - we ALL need to support our local churches here in our benefice now, and for future generations in our villages.

Licensed to Minister

Collaborative Leadership is part of our Diocesan vision and encouraging a range of ministry is a key priority, so welcoming new Licensed Lay Minsters is always a celebration. And this year we had even more to celebrate.

Not only were the largest number of Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs) for some years admitted and licensed, but most of the LLMs and their supporting ministers were able to gather in person for the annual service at the Cathedral.

Bishop Karen, who officiated at a service of Choral Evensong, said:

"It is fantastic to see the increase in individuals being called to be Licensed Lay Ministers. Those licensed recently bring a wide range of experience to the life of the Diocese, and ministry experience back out into all they are engaged with in the world.

"As leaders in church and society, teachers of faith and enablers of mission they can help all of us make connections inside and outside our churches.

"It was a joy to licence new LLMs."

Canon Judy Anderson, Associate Warden of LLMs, said:

"It was wonderful to be back in the Cathedral in person for our annual service, and to have the opportunity to stand together as a body to renew our commitment to the ministry to which we are called.

"Several LLMs who are still unable to travel joined us online, so that even those who were not physically present were with us for this significant occasion. Our thanks to the Cathedral for their hospitality."

…………………………………………………….

9000 new church services

01 Oct, 2021 06:11 PM

Thousands of churches adapted ‘at a moment’s notice’ to providing worship at home from the start of the first lockdown, according to a new report published today.

Church members outside St Mary's Broughton Gifford

Across the country, more than 9,000 churches (78%) offered ‘Church at Home’ online, via email, post and telephone during the March to July 2020 lockdown when collective worship was suspended because of the coronavirus restrictions. 

More than 8,000 (69%) offered livestreamed or pre-recorded services, while more than 5,000 (44%) offered services downloadable from a website or emailed. More than 4,000 (33%) offered printed and posted services and more than 2,000 (21%) provided telephone or dial-in services.

The majority were continuing to offer these services in October last year, even though most were also open for in-person collective worship.

The findings, from data gathered from 12,700 Church of England churches, show that rural churches were as successful as urban churches in providing remote worship once the size of parishes’ pre-pandemic congregations was taken into account.

Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays (3 hours per day) for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes – Jeanette

 

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27th September 2021

Prayer for the Day

Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
where we shall see you face to face;
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 27th September @ 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 –29th September

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.

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

E Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(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.

 

1st October 2021 - Harvest Readings

Ryme Intrinseca 18:30 Harvest Service

 

2nd October 2021 – Harvest Readings

Bradford Abbas 16:30 Harvest Service

 

3rd October 2021

 

Chetnole 08:30 Holy Communion - BCP

Hermitage 18:00 Harvest - Other

Holwell 18:00 Harvest - Other

Leigh 08:30 Holy Communion - BCP

Pulham 11:00 Harvest - Other

Thornford 10:00 Harvest - Other

Yetminster 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

9th October 2021 - Harvest Readings

Glanvilles Wootton – 19:00 – Harvest Service

10th October 2021

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Beer Hackett 15:00 Harvest – Other

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Welcome2Worship – Other

Folke – 10:00 Pet Service – Other

Leigh – 18:00 Evensong – BCP

Ryme Intrinseca -08:30 – Holy Communion - BCP

Yetminster School – 10:00 (9.30 Breakfast) 2nd Sunday

17 October 2021

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Chetnole 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Hermitage 10:00 Morning Prayer – CW

Holnest 18:00 Harvest – Other

Holwell 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Thornford 10:00 Welcome2Worship – Other

Yetminster 11:30 Harvest Communion – CW

24 October 2021

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Chetnole 10:00 Village Service – Other

Folke 10:00 Holy Communion – CW

Glanvilles Wootton 10:00 – Holy Communion

Holwell Village Hall 10:00 – 4th Sunday

Leigh – 10:00 Community Spirit – Other

Thornford – 10:00 Village Communion – CW

31 October 2021

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 15:00 All Souls Service

1st Tuesday 10:00 Yetminster Church: Lower Covey Toddlers tbc

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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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

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Notices

Benefice Consultation Day

Saturday 23rd October 2021@ Thornford School Hall (9.30-12.30)

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

(If any details have changed for opening of churches please let me know at the office)

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

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 on Sundays & Wednesdays – 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 – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 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!

Batcombe Jumble Sale

Saturday 9th October at Leigh Village Hall. Doors open at 2.30pm. All proceeds to the ‘Bolster the Beams’ fund.

 

St. Michael’s Beer Hackett Harvest Festival

 

Sunday 10th October at 3pm

To be followed by shared harvest refreshments outside in the grounds weather permitting.

Again we will be having a BREAD MAKING COMPETITION with blind judging by the congregation afterwards with a prize for adult and child winners.

Young or older – now is your chance to put on your apron and bake a loaf - any recipe, any type or style, any size, bread maker or oven – it is up to you!

Everyone welcome to come and have a go.

Also we are pleased that Brother Hugh from Hilfield will be coming to preach and also tell us about the national Eco-Church initiative which we hope to support.

Do join us if you can.

A PET SERVICE

at Folke Church

Sunday 10th October at 10am

ALL sizes of Pet welcome

from mice to horses!!

We look forward to seeing you

 

St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster –

Harvest Service on Sunday 17th October @ 11.30am

The above service will be followed by a ‘Bring & Share Lunch’ in the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster. Please bring enough for yourself & family, plus an extra helping! The team will be headed by Julia Nutt, and will be providing delicious harvest puddings, with Cider, apple juice, teas & coffees.

Batcombe Jumble Sale

Saturday 9th October at Leigh Village Hall. Doors open at 2.30pm. All proceeds to the ‘Bolster the Beams’ fund.

 

Wednesday 20th October 

An afternoon tea party to raise money for the Save the Children Fund Afghanistan Appeal. 3.00-4.30pm in Leigh Village Hall. 

Leigh Art Show @ Leigh Village Hall on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October from 10.00-4.00pm each day – fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks and delicious cakes will be available for visitors to buy throughout the exhibition.

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.

Forthcoming Coffee Morning

(10.00-11.30 am)

The Coffee Morning on Wednesday 6th October at The Jubilee Hall, Yetminster will be run by members of the Mothers Union and many homemade cakes etc. will be available to purchase. Please come along and support!

Yetminster Church - Autumn Churchyard clear up on Saturday 9th October:

Followingour successful clear up in the Spring, we are are hoping to get as many people involved as possible for an autumn attack on brambles etc  Do come along and join in the fun! Bring your own weapons of choice and I will hopefully organise coffee/tea outside. Starting from 10am.

 

Bishops Caundle Church

The public meeting to discuss ways in which the church

is to move forward within the community,

postponed from 27 September,

will now be held in the church on Thursday 7thOctober at 7.00 pm.

The Archdeacon will not now be in attendance.

For further information, please contact:

Rev. Richard Kirlew, Team Vicar – 01963 23570

 

 

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.

Dorset Ride & Stride – Saturday 11th September 2021

The above photo shows participants of the ‘Ride & Stride’ taking a break at Caundle Marsh Church last weekend. Congratulations and thanks go to all who helped with the above in any way! So far, well over £1,000.00 has been raised!

(DHCT is a charity which raises funds to maintain and improve the fabric of our heritage of ancient Christian churches of all denominations. It offers support to over 300 churches through a network of Deanery area representatives and Parish Organisers. For more information vist www.dhct.org.uk)

The Parish Giving Scheme

Please see below the message from Bishop Karen, at the start of the Diocesan weeks of prayer and encouragement to us all on Generous Giving we are all encouraged to give whateverwe can to our church, on a regular basis, especially via direct debit, standing order, or the excellent Parish Giving Scheme on 0333 002 1260:

https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/home/

The House of God needs a regular income to manage its housekeeping bills in just the same way as we do at home!

Whether we are weekly church goers or very occasional - or anticipating a family wedding or baptism, or indeed the sad burials of our loved ones in our peaceful churchyards - we ALL need to support our local churches here in our benefice now, and for future generations in our villages.

…………………………………………………….

Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays (3 hours per day) for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes – Jeanette

 

THREE

VALLEYS

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20th September 2021

Prayer for the Day

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
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 for this forthcoming week

 

 

Monday 20th September @ 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 –22nd September

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.

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

E Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sunday 26th September

 

Batcombe – Holy Communion 10:00am

Chetnole – Harvest Service 11:00am

Folke – Harvest Service 10:00am followed by refreshments after service. All welcome!

Holwell V.Hall – 4th Sunday

Leigh – Community Spirit 10:00am

Thornford – Village Communion 10:00am

 

Yetminster – Evensong 18:00

 

(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

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Assistant Curate: Jenny Nelson

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

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

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Notices

Benefice Consultation Day

Saturday 23rd October 2021@ Thornford School Hall (9.30-12.30)

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

(If any details have changed for opening of churches please let me know at the office)

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

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 on Sundays & Wednesdays – 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 – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 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!

Folke Church

Harvest Festival

and Thanksgiving

Sunday 26 September at 10am

Family Service.     Everyone Welcome

Refreshments after the service

Donations to Sherborne Food Bank

Please. No fresh goods please

 

Batcombe Jumble Sale

Saturday 9th October at Leigh Village Hall. Doors open at 2.30pm. All proceeds to the ‘Bolster the Beams’ fund.

 

Wednesday 20th October 

An afternoon tea party to raise money for the Save the Children Fund Afghanistan Appeal. 3.00-4.30pm in Leigh Village Hall. 

Leigh Art Show @ Leigh Village Hall on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October from 10.00-4.00pm each day – fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks and delicious cakes will be available for visitors to buy throughout the exhibition.

The Wriggle Valley Mothers' Union

A PET SERVICE

   at Folke Church

Sunday 9 October at 10am

ALL sizes of Pet welcome

from mice to horses!!

We look forward to seeing you

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.

Bishops Caundle Church

The public meeting to discuss ways in which the church

is to move forward within the community,

postponed from 27 September,

will now be held in the church on Thursday 7th October at 7.00 pm.

The Archdeacon will not now be in attendance.

For further information, please contact:

Rev. Richard Kirlew, Team Vicar – 01963 23570

 

 

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.

Dorset Ride & Stride – Saturday 11th September 2021

The above photo shows participants of the ‘Ride & Stride’ taking a break at Caundle Marsh Church last weekend. Congratulations and thanks go to all who helped with the above in any way! So far, well over £1,000.00 has been raised!

(DHCT is a charity which raises funds to maintain and improve the fabric of our heritage of ancient Christian churches of all denominations. It offers support to over 300 churches through a network of Deanery area representatives and Parish Organisers. For more information vist www.dhct.org.uk)

The Parish Giving Scheme

Please see below the message from Bishop Karen, at the start of the Diocesan weeks of prayer and encouragement to us all on Generous Giving we are all encouraged to give whateverwe can to our church, on a regular basis, especially via direct debit, standing order, or the excellent Parish Giving Scheme on 0333 002 1260:

https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/home/

The House of God needs a regular income to manage its housekeeping bills in just the same way as we do at home!

Whether we are weekly church goers or very occasional - or anticipating a family wedding or baptism, or indeed the sad burials of our loved ones in our peaceful churchyards - we ALL need to support our local churches here in our benefice now, and for future generations in our villages.

The Three Valleys Benefice Annual Prayer walk (a pilgrimage walk covering most of the Churches in our benefice)

Our annual prayer walk around the Benefice took place on Wednesday 15th September. I understand that it’s about 35 miles and 12 hours of walking. A very misty start turning into a lovely sunny day.

After the visit of David Pain to Second Sunday it was decided to make money the focus of prayers.

Starting at Batcombe at about 6:30 am (6 am breakfast). Averaging about 3 miles an hour, and visiting our parish churches on average about 2 miles apart.

The order is Batcombe, Hilfield Friary, Hilfield, Hermitage, Glanvilles Wootton, Pulham, Holwell, The Borough, Bishops Caundle, Caundle Marsh, Folke, Longburton, Lillington, Beer Hackett, Thornford, Bradford Abbas, Clifton Maybank, Ryme Intrinseca, Yetminster, Chetnole, Leigh and back to Batcombe (with apologies to Holnest - the A352 is simply too dangerous to walk)

News of this year’s Sudans Day

This year's Diocesan Sudans Day, the main update on the current social and political situation in Sudan and South Sudan, and on the work of the Deaneries and the Sudans Committee, takes place at St. Francis' Church, Beatrice Road, Salisbury SP1 3PN on Saturday 9 October.  Entitled 'Hope and a Future', the programme runs from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm.  To book, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01963 23726.  The booking fee of £8, or £6 for the unwaged or where three or more people share one car, is payable on arrival.  Speakers will include Agnes Oswaha, Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan in London, and Jane Backhurst, Senior Adviser to South Sudan Christian Aid.

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Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays (3 hours per day) for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes – Jeanette

 

THREE

VALLEYS

INFORMATION SHEET

 

 

 

13th September 2021

Prayer for the Day

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
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 forever.
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 for this forthcoming week

 

Monday 13th September @ 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 – 15th September

We are gathered again after the holidays hopefully having had a time of rest over summer.  So, 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.

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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Sunday 19th September

 

Holwell – Holy Communion 10:00am

Leigh – Holy Communion 10:00am

Thornford – Holy Communion 10:00

Yetminster – Choral Holy Communion 10:00

 

Sunday 26th September

 

Batcombe – Holy Communion 10:00am

Chetnole – Harvest Service 11:00am

Folke – Harvest Service 10:00am followed by refreshments after service. All welcome!

Holwell V.Hall – 4th Sunday

Leigh – Community Spirit 10:00am

Thornford – Village Communion 10:00am

 

Yetminster – Evensong 18:00

 

 

 

(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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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

Benefice Consultation Day

Saturday 23rd October 2021@ Thornford School Hall (9.30-12.30)

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

(If any details have changed for opening of churches please let me know at the office)

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

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 on Sundays & Wednesdays – 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 – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 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!

Folke Church

Harvest Festival

and Thanksgiving

Sunday 26 September at 10am

Family Service.     Everyone Welcome

Refreshments after the service

Donations to Sherborne Food Bank

Please. No fresh goods please

Batcombe Jumble Sale

Saturday 9th October at Leigh Village Hall. Doors open at 2.30pm. All proceeds to the ‘Bolster the Beams’ fund.

Leigh Art Show @ Leigh Village Hall on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October from 10.00-4.00pm each day – fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks and delicious cakes will be available for visitors to buy throughout the exhibition.

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.

BANK

FOOD

SHERBORNE

 

Bishops Caundle Church

The public meeting to discuss ways in which the church

is to move forward within the community,

postponed from 27 September,

will now be held in the church on Thursday 7th October at 7.00 pm.

The Archdeacon will not now be in attendance.

For further information, please contact:

Rev. Richard Kirlew, Team Vicar – 01963 23570

 

 

Art Adventures Course for Adults starts on October 5th in Thornford with Adrian Whittlesea: contact Adrian on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring him on07787 027933 .

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.

Bishop praises new graveyard mapping project

The Bishop of Ramsbury has praised a new Church of England project that will create a free digital map of every grave and feature in every churchyard in the country.

Bishop Andrew, who is a lead Bishop for church buildings said: “This impressive national project will make a huge difference to those researching family history, as well as easing the administrative burden on parishes. 

“It will improve management of burial grounds, and make information more fully accessible than ever before, supported by additional services by subscription for those wishing to go further.  

“It will soon be possible to visit almost any Anglican burial ground in the country and see in real time the location of burial plots. For those researching at distance in the UK or overseas, the digital records will place detailed information from churchyards at their fingertips.” 

Church by church, and diocese by diocese, it is hoped that all Anglican churchyards will be surveyed over the next seven years. As well as capturing details of burials, the online interactive map will detail biodiversity in churchyards, including ancient trees and plant-life, as well as green technology such as solar panels.

The project includes around 19,000 churchyards, and the ancient churchyard of St Bega on the shores of lake Bassenthwaite in the Diocese of Carlisle is the first to be scanned by surveyors, using sophisticated laser equipment as part of the national programme.

A new website will go online next year giving free access to the map, which is expected to be of special interest to local community groups, conservationists, and those researching family history. The website will also enable the charting of biodiversity and green technology. 

The Church of England has partnered with Cumbrian-based surveying company Atlantic Geomatics who will use backpack-mounted laser scanners to map churchyards quickly and accurately. They will also photograph all the visible headstones.

The ambitious scheme will aim to digitally survey the majority of the 19,000 Anglican burial grounds in England over the next seven years. Data on burials will be combined with other information, such as the National Biodiversity Network Atlas, to present the most complete picture of churchyards to date.

The project will come at no cost to parishes or dioceses in the Church of England, and parishes will have free access to the map through a new web-based record system which is set to launch in Spring 2022. There will also be the option to subscribe to additional services.  

Substantial funding for the programme has been given by Historic England, with the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Caring for God's Acre supporting the pilot phase, as well as support from genealogy research websites, all of which has allowed the basic service to be made available to parishes free of charge. 

Use of the latest surveying equipment and bespoke software built by Atlantic Geomatics has made the national-scale survey a possibility for the first time. Operatives will aim to survey around nine or ten sites a day using back-pack mounted laser scanning equipment, GPS and cameras. Taking tens of thousands measurements every second, the surveyors will then process the data to create accurate maps of each churchyard.

For more information please see link below: -

The National Burial Grounds Survey | The Church of England

The Parish Giving Scheme

Please see below the message from Bishop Karen, at the start of the Diocesan weeks of prayer and encouragement to us all on Generous Giving we are all encouraged to give whateverwe can to our church, on a regular basis, especially via direct debit, standing order, or the excellent Parish Giving Scheme on 0333 002 1260:

https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/home/

The House of God needs a regular income to manage its housekeeping bills in just the same way as we do at home!

Whether we are weekly church goers or very occasional - or anticipating a family wedding or baptism, or indeed the sad burials of our loved ones in our peaceful churchyards - we ALL need to support our local churches here in our benefice now, and for future generations in our villages.

News of this year’s Sudans Day

This year's Diocesan Sudans Day, the main update on the current social and political situation in Sudan and South Sudan, and on the work of the Deaneries and the Sudans Committee, takes place at St. Francis' Church, Beatrice Road, Salisbury SP1 3PN on Saturday 9 October.  Entitled 'Hope and a Future', the programme runs from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm.  To book, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01963 23726.  The booking fee of £8, or £6 for the unwaged or where three or more people share one car, is payable on arrival.  Speakers will include Agnes Oswaha, Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan in London, and Jane Backhurst, Senior Adviser to South Sudan Christian Aid.

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Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays (3 hours per day) for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes – Jeanette