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Many thanks to Francine Rough and Matt Towill for decorating the arch for Harvest and to Peter Jones for his display of squash and pumpkins in the porch. Even though we are not using the church as much as usual it is great to be able to show that life is continuing.
It was with great sadness that we heard on 17th April that Celia Gilbert had died after a long period of very debilitating dementia.
Celia had been associated with St Peter’s church in many ways for more than 30 years. Her children, Katherine and Anthony, attended Sunday School here in the 1980s & 90s, she taught music and singing to many children in Pimperne and the Blandford area, played organ and keyboard for church events, and was a regular member of our congregation, even during very severe phases of her illness.
Our prayers are with Celia’s husband, Mike, and with her children and grandchildren. You can read a lovely tribute from Katherine at http://www.psdbenefice.org.uk/tribute, and if you go to the ‘bellringing’ section of our website (http://www.psdbenefice.org.uk/bell-ringing) you can hear Celia describing the restoration of our bells in 2004/5.
On Tuesday 17th March 2020, I received notification from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York that public worship is to be suspended until further notice.
However, their advice is that; Churches should be open where possible for private prayer. It is my intention that St Peter’s, Holy Trinity and St Nicholas Church will remain open during the day as is the current practice.
I am waiting for further advice regarding Weddings.
In the meantime, prayers will be said by me in one of the churches on the following days;
St Peter’s 09.00 Monday
St Nicholas 17.00 Tuesday
Holy Trinity 10.00 Wednesday
St Peter’s 17.00 Thursday
St Nicholas 09.00 Friday
Holy Trinity 09.00 Saturday
Sunday morning; St Peter’s 9.15, Holy Trinity 10.00 and St Nicholas 10.30. If there is anything specific you would like me to pray for please email me email@example.com or phone me 0333 0118088
We are looking into ways of viewing or hearing daily prayer electronically, watch this space! In the meantime, the Church of England website has some useful resources. If you are able to access, I urge you to follow this link
The Pews News will be available as normal. A paper copy will be available from Friday afternoon for you to collect from your church. If you would like to receive it electronically, please can you contact Judy Jakes firstname.lastname@example.org or if you prefer, I am happy to put one through your letter box. Please let me know.
The Pop Up Café will be at Holy Trinity, Stourpaine on the 17th August 2019 – Saturday this time! Holiday time means people away. If you are using the North Dorset Trailway this weekend then please enjoy a break outside our lovely church. The refreshments are great and the view from the church is fantastic. Whilst you are there you can pop into the church and see the lovely village church that we are very proud of.
There is always room for people to help man the stall or perhaps supply a cake or savoury. If you have some time to help. Please contact Fran Bromley or Francine Rough.
Notice of Future Benefice Services
29th July 9.30am St Nicholas, Durweston
We are currently in Interregnum
Dorset DT11 8TA
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