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Activities in May & June:
Our popular Coffee
mornings will continue on first and third Wednesday mornings each month (1st
and 15th May, and 5th and 19th June) between
10.30am and noon – everyone is welcome...Lynn’s homemade cakes are tasty!!
welcome! If you have never been before and would like to make new friends or
meet old ones then please come along - this event is FOR YOU!We would love you to join us. They are on
Sunday 19th May and Sunday 16th June starting at 4:00pm. No need to book (unless
you are coming with a large group!) - just turn up on the day.
St Aldhelm’s Day,
Saturday 25th May
To commemorate St
Aldhelm’s Day, Bishop Karen will be leading a short pilgrimage walk from Worth
Matravers and celebrating a simple Eucharist at 12 noon in St Aldhelm’s Chapel
on St Aldhelm’s Head.All are welcome to
join her.Pilgrims please park in
the car park at the end of the road out of Worth Matravers (BH19 3LE) and
assemble at 10.30am to walk out to the chapel.You are invited to bring a picnic lunch too, to eat after the service.
St Clement’s Church
Celebrate St Clement’s
Church 130th Anniversary by joining us on a coach outing to
Sherborne Abbey on Tuesday 28th May. The coach will be leaving St. Clement’s
Church at 9.45am.
Bishop Karen will lead us
in a service of Holy Communion in the Abbey, and afterwards, we will be
stopping for a carvery lunch before returning home.
If you are interested in
joining this Coach Trip please contact the church office on 01202 733390. We
suggest a donation of £20 to include coach hire and lunch.
Summer’s Evening Concert
On Saturday 15th June in
St. Clement’s Church, starting at 6.30pm, there will be the “Bridge of Hope” Summer’s
Evening Concert in aid of the House of Grace in Romania.This will be a fun-filled evening of
home-grown entertainment to raise money for the Uricani orphans who will be
visiting the House of Grace this August.
Award-winning “Significance” signing choir**
At our February meeting
Paul Lory set us a vintage car challenge with a DVD display of well-loved old
cars from the 1930’s to 1960’s. Some of our members did very well on the quiz which
led us into an interesting discussion of the enormous changes that have taken
place in cars (and so much else) over the years.
In March we were
delighted to welcome Lynn Bowerman who got us thinking about death, preparing
for it and the grieving process. A subject many do not like to discuss but an
important one nonetheless. All of us had experiences to share and we are very
grateful to Lynn for opening up this sometimes “taboo” subject.
In April we were
joined by a very inspiring young man, Ben Clark, who, whilst in training in
preparation for the 2012 Olympics suffered a catastrophic accident which has
confined him to a wheelchair ever since.It was very inspiring to hear how Ben had found the inner resources and
strength to carry on, and also share his knowledge with others facing similar
situations, through his company “Adapt To Perform”. He also attended the
Commonwealth games last year as a coach and is helping the charity “Regain” in
Bali this summer.
Our next meeting will be
on Saturday, 11th May when Helen Tucker will speak to us about Routes to Roots,
a homelessness project in Poole. For the 8th June meeting our speaker is yet to
be confirmed. Meetings are at 10.00am.
We would love to see you
Repairs to church
The PCC of St. Clement's Church has
been in the long process of obtaining a Faculty to carry out the repairs to the
church floor. After many years of discussion and consideration, you will be
pleased to hear that the repairs to the church floor have now been agreed with
It is anticipated
therefore that the Church will be closed from 9th September 2019 for these
works to be carried out in the autumn. It is expected that the work will take three
to four months.
*Please pray for
this project, that all things go smoothly*
All normal services
and occasional offices will be carried out in the Church Hall rather than the
church with the exception of Weddings which will take place elsewhere.
Please do phone
Gill Dowdall or the clergy team in the church office on 01202 733390 (mornings)
if you have any queries or concerns about this project.