Wednesday, 9 August 2017

September 2017 News & Notes

A pottery Holy Communion set
St Andrew's, like most of our Churches, runs both informal and formal services. Local potter Bill Crumbleholme has made a Holy Communion set to be used at informal services, and during Advent and Lent. Here it features during a candlelight service. The congregation is most grateful to Bill for his design and skill.

Sun 3 Sep, 2.00pm Remembering Loved Ones
All those grieving for loved ones who have died are invited to Weymouth Crematorium. With others from the area, they give thanks for the gift of life, and support each other. Canon Tim will be at the chapel.

Sun 10 Sep, 11.15am WW I memorial dedication
The parchment found in the vestry has been beautifully restored and framed. It records all those from the area who served during the First World War. The dedication service will include military music. You are warmly invited to take this opportunity to give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy, and for those whose served to secure them.

Sun 17 Sep, Iron Man moves 8.00am Communion
The arrangements for this exciting race have now been published. There is no access to Osmington from Preston until 10.15am, so the 8.00am Holy Communion will be held at St Andrew's. Why not watch the race start, and then take part in a traditional half hour service which has been regularly celebrated for 3½ centuries?

Sat 30 Sep, Adrian Light licensed to our team
Do join 5.30pm Evensong in Salisbury Cathedral which will include the start of Adrian's time with us as a Licensed Lay Minister. The following day we will welcome him at 10.00am in the Church Rooms, and then he will conduct his first solo Matins. All Saints with St Edmund's gave Adrian [far left] a great send off, with Canon Richard Franklin [next to Adrian] giving the address. Canon Tim welcome Adrian, and said that we look forward to his ministry here.

Bishop Karen visiting St Laurence, Upwey
At 10.30am on Sunday 15 October Bishop Karen will lead a combined service for Western Ridgeway Churches, although being a team all from the area are welcome.

October Harvest Festivals
May we particularly remember the farming and fishing communities, as uncertainty over Brexit arrangements adds to their very challenging lifestyle.
 ● 1: St Laurence, Upwey; St Nicholas, Broadwey
 ● 15: St Andrew's, Preston; & St Francis, Littlemoor
 ● 22: Holy Trinity, Bincombe; & St Osmund's, Osmington
 ● 29: St Nicholas,Buckland Ripers