Friday, 30 September 2016

November 2016 News & Notes

Philip Elliott is now Mayor's Chaplain, so Upwey Station Remembrance is postponed a year
Daniel Newman has acted as Mayor's Chaplain, but is moving to pastures new. Philip has agreed to pick up this additional role, which means he will be involved in the borough's act of remembrance. We have therefore decided to postpone the event at the railway station.

Sun 13 Nov, All services have Acts of Remembrance

Tue 15 Nov, Open Synod at All Saints' School
Archdeacon Paul Taylor will be following up the 'Pray, Serve, Grow' initiative. All welcome. We start at 7.30pm.

Sun 27 Nov, 6.00pm Advent Service of Light at All Saints', Wyke Regis
All are welcome to join in this moving time which marks the start of our preparation for Christmas. There is always a focus on Christian Aid.

Changing pattern from January at St Andrew
On Sun 11 Dec, at 10.45am after shortened services, there will be a second presentation of how the worship pattern will change in January 2017.

Make yourself at home at our Carol services
● Sun 4 Dec, 11.15am St Osmund's Christingle, an All Age Worship event thinking about Jesus as Light of the World
● Sun 11 Dec, 6.30pm West Ridgeway Carols at St Nicholas, Broadwey. This is a good chance for Churches towards the west of our team to come together for carols, but of course all are welcome.
  7.30pm Spice Ship Carols. Do join in half an hour of traditional carols and readings, and stay afterwards for refreshments.
● Sun 18 Dec, 10.00am St Francis Nativity
  3.00pm Holy Trinity, Bincombe Carols
  6.30pm St Francis Carols; and Carols by candlelight at St Andrew and St Osmund
● Mon 19 Dec, 6.30pm Sutton Poyntz open air Carols, followed by Baptisms. If you are interested in baptism please get in touch.
  6.30pm St Laurence Carols by candlelight
● Wed 21 Dec, 6.30pm Bosworth Carols; and Osmington singing around the village
● Sat 24 Dec, 4.30pm St Andrew's Crib service, and Broadwey St Nicholas Christingle
  6.30pm Buckland Ripers St Nicholas Carols

Handing over the role of Rural Dean
Tim West's remaining years before retirement will be focused in the parish, so at the end of June he will be passing on his rural dean's responsibilities.

Reg Symes' ashes laid to rest
After a traditional Harvest Festival, with local band, Reg's ashes were poured alongside Yvonne's. He designed the stone with both their names, leaving a space for his dates, now completed as shown.
Nick Clarke licensed and commended
Bishop Nicholas Holtam led a warm meaningful service, in which he licensed Nick Clarke as Team Rector of Radipole & Melcombe Regis. Afterwards Yemi Lijadu gave a strong commendation from the Church Nick has led in France. 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

October 2016 News & Notes

Do send items to the Register
We are very grateful to Iain Ross for including Church items in his excellent magazine. If you have anything for publication do send it to him.

Bishop Karen Gorham visited the chapter
Her experience, as Archdeacon of Buckingham, gives Karen good understanding of the delights and challenges of a borough at the end of a railway line. Her questions and insights will be helpful for the future.

Sun 2 Oct, 10.30am St Laurence Harvest Festival

Sun 9 Oct, 10.30am St Nicholas, Broadwey Harvest

Sun 9 Oct, 10.45am St Andrew considering a new pattern of worship
After shorter 10.00am services everyone will gather in the Church Rooms to hear about necessary changes so that upgrade of the church building can proceed. The sustained ​growth in CafĂ© Church means we need to cater for extra numbers. From January there will be 10.00am contemporary worship in the Church Rooms every Sunday, followed by 3/4 hour traditional worship at 11.15am. Joint refreshments will link the services.

Sun 16 Oct, 10.00am St Andrew, and at St Francis Harvest Festivals

Sun 23 Oct, 6.00pm Holy Trinity Harvest Festival
There will be no service at St Nicholas, Buckland Ripers that day

Sun 30 Oct, 9.15am St Nicholas, Buckland Ripers Harvest Festival

Sun 30 Oct, 6.30pm Ridgeway worship at St Francis
An opportunity to give thanks for church building, and Church people. Worship started in the Community Centre in 1965.

Fri 11 Nov, 10.45am Upwey Station Remembrance
100 years ago many families and friends waved their menfolk off as they boarded troop trains taking them to fight in Europe. Tragically for millions it was the last time they saw their loved ones. Railways stations are appropriate places to remember the cost of our freedom.

Sun 13 Nov, All services have Acts of Remembrance

Sun 27 Nov, 6.00pm Advent Service of Light at All Saints', Wyke Regis
All are welcome to join in this moving time which marks the start of our preparation for Christmas. There is always a focus on Christian Aid.

Constable's honeymoon
Congratulations to Hilary Ballard and all those alongside her in running a weekend of events commemorating the painter John Constable's links with Osmington. Here she is with fellow 8.00am Holy Communion regulars.

The next baptisms at the Springhead
After Sutton Poyntz' traditional 6.30pm open air carol service on Monday 19 December, there will be some baptisms in the Springhead pond. If you are interested please get in touch.

Rugby baptism for Noah
A healthy gathering of family and friends welcomed the start of Noah Jacob Clark's journey of faith. After the celebration the family posed for a picture at the chancel steps. His father Roger is a rugby coach, so Tim enjoyed putting in a few teasing references to the game and the challenge of faith.