Monday, 6 June 2016

July 2016 News & Notes

Fri 1 July, Remembering the Somme
This appalling waste of young life began 100 years ago at 7.30am, with whistles blowing to send people over the top. In honour of the fallen, and to treasure our freedom do join an Act of Remembrance around St Andrew's war memorial.  It will start with a whistle at 7.30am.

Sun 10 July, Archdeacon Antony MacRow-Wood preaching at St Osmund

12 years ago Antony was Team Vicar at St Francis, and played a full part across the team. It will be good to have him back, and you are warmly encouraged to join 6.30pm Evensong. Antony will be preaching.

Sun 24 July, Baptism at the Springhead

At 10.00am we start at the Church Rooms with worship in Cafe Church, walk down to Sutton Poyntz ready for baptism around 10.45am. All welcome. If you want to see what it's like watch the BBC Songs of Praise clip

Mon 25 July, St James at Bincombe
Do come and join 7.30pm Festal Evensong in Holy Trinity Church, Bincombe as we celebrate the Feast of St James.

Sun 31 July, Upwey Songs of Praise
Here's an opportunity for everyone across the Ridgeway Team join come together to worship Almighty God through the gift of music. 

Sun 7 August, All Stage in Osmington Church
Sadly there is no fete this year, so we will hold 11.15am service in Church. All most welcome.

Sun 14 August, West Ridgeway Church Worship

At 10.15am Bincombe, Broadwey, and Buckland Ripers join together at Upwey for worship together. These occasional times are a great encouragement, as was the Songs of Praise at Buckland in May. 
Thanks for a moving time of worship, for hosting us, and for excellent refreshments including an amazing home made Battenberg cake. Every seat was taken.

Confirmation with Bishop Karen
After a cracking thoughtful sermon Bishop Karen confirmed Ronald Fielder, Barry Rigger, Alison Crane, and Clint Maslen. Here they are pictured with some of their families and supporters in the background.

Darren Dalton training in Oxford for ministry
Fantastic news, and a wise choice because Darren is going to train as a vicar. He is an excellent Family Worker for Littlemoor, and has been part of the worship leadership team for several years. Our thoughts for him and his family as they move to Oxford. The Church is fortunate to have such an energetic thoughtful person heading for ordination.