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Monday, 28 April 2014

Bric-a-brac, cakes and St George at the Crown


The weather was unkind with downpours that soaked everyone and everything and yet £88 pounds was raised for St Mary's Church, Winterborne Stickland on Saturday. Even the arrival of St George was postponed due to the weather but still the cake  and bric-a-brac tables were valiently manned by a number of hardy volunteers.

Tasting the produce is always a necessary duty for those who volunteer to sell the cakes.

Some people were easily distracted by the vintage cars and the cidar stall.
 Others took shelter where they could when the going got tough (and the rain got heavy!).
 Eventually the dragon made an appearance but St George had lost his horse and was a little distracted reading the Freeads!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Desert Island preamble to Holy Week - St Mary's Winterborne Whitechurch.

What an excellent start to Holy Week. The combination of the well-known formula of ‘Desert Island Discs’ with two of our well-known musicians, made for an evening of gentle conversation and snippets of wonderful music. The conversation centred around Gerry and James and their childhood, school and work experiences – and how music and spirituality were interwoven throughout. Their amiable, warm presentation both informed and entertained all those who attended. 

 Music Chosen for Desert Island Discs by James and Gerry.
 Cesar Franck (1822-1890)  Panis Angelicus
                        Performed live by James Chesney, Euphonium – Gerald Hird, Pianoforte

 The Discs chosen by James and Gerry, alternately.
 1  John Stainer (1840 -1901)   God So Loved The World   From The Crucifixion
  St John’s College Choir – conducted by George Guest. – (1964)
                        2 Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)  Cantique de Jean Racine   St. John’s College Choir – (1975)
 3  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  St. Matthew Passion Except – no. 38 on the 2nd CD (The cockerel crew)
  Monteverdi Choir, London Oratory Choir, English Baroque soloists – conducted by John Eliot Gardener
                        4 Philip Stopford  (b 1977)  “ Do Not Be Afraid “ by Philip Stopford - based on Isaiah 43 1-4
                       Cathedral Choir of Truro
 5  Eric Liddle (1943 -)           “Always look On The Bright Side Of Life”  From the film –“The Life Of Brian” (1979)
                        6 Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)  In Paradism (1888)  From The Requiem
                       Kings College Choir – conducted by David Willcocks
7  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  Concerto in D minor – 2nd Movement (1720) Arthur Grumiaux, Herman Krebbers,   The New Philharmonia Orchestra  Conducted by Edo de Waart
                        8 Michael Maybrick (Stephen Adams) (1841-1913)    The Holy City (1892) (words by Frederick E. Weatherly)
                       Performed live – Gerald Hird, Euphonium and Pianoforte.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Palm Sunday Services at a church near you.

Church Services in the Benefice
Palm Sunday 13th April

Milton Abbas        9.00 Holy Communion
                             Book of Common Prayer
                             Rev’d Alan

                             17.00 Awesome Cake
                              An informal group for 11-15 year olds
                              Discussion, cake and fun activities
                                                                        Rev’d Sue

Turnworth           10.30 Holy Communion

                            Rev’d Alan

W. Whitechurch  10.30 Holy Communion
                            Rev’d Jimmy

W. Houghton       15.00 Evening Prayer
                               Rev’d Alan

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Church Services at a church near you this Sunday

Church Services in the Benefice
Sunday 6th April

W. Stickland         9.00 Holy Communion (said) - Traditional
                             Book of Common Prayer
                             Rev’d Alan

W. Clenston        10.30 Holy Communion - traditional
                            Book of Common Prayer
                            Rev’d Jimmy

Milton Abbas      10.30 Morning Worship
                            Informal service for all (without Holy Communion)
                            Rev’d Sue

W. Houghton       10.30 Holy Communion
                            Common Worship
                            Rev’d Alan

W. Whitechurch  18.00 Prayer and Praise – In the Parish Room
                            Informal, modern service
                This will be followed by a time of special prayer for Marion and Kay