Bell Ringing. A quarter peal will be rung to celebrate the Jubilee. This will last about three quarters of an hour and involve continuously changing sequences. They have to start again from the beginning if anything goes wrong!
Home Group. As you can imagine, ringing a quarter peal takes practice - you can’t just turn up and ring. The same applies to most activities that we enjoy and want to improve at – it would be foolish to expect to play cricket without some practice in the nets, or to put on a concert without rehearsals. The same could be said for Church. Weekly attendance is good, but it would help to understand what is going on if we met to discuss any questions and the meaning of the bible texts etc, in a friendly environment. The Home Group meets for an hour and a half at 6.45pm for 7.00pm in 1 Anglesey Cottages (next to the Fabric Shop) on Tuesdays. Even if you think it is not for you, why not give Simon Witcomb a ring on 07 989 855 582 for more information? No prior knowledge or belief is expected, just an open mind.
The Jubilant Jubilee Parade. On Sunday 5 June the Jubilee Parade sets off from the Hub at 10.30am to arrive at St Mary’s Church at 11.00am for a Civic Service of Thanksgiving. This will be an opportunity for us all to thank God for our Queen and her 70 year reign. After the service, there will be a procession back to the Hub. This will be followed by The Big Platinum Picnic in the grounds of Stalbridge Church of England Primary School.
May 15 – Fifth Sunday of Easter: Stalbridge 10am Morning Worship
May 22 – Sixth Sunday of Easter: Stock Gaylard 8am Holy Communion, Stourton Caundle 11am Matins
May 26 – Ascension Day: Stalbridge 10am Holy Communion
May 29 – Seventh Sunday of Easter: St Barnabas Stock 11am Benefice Service
June 5 – Pentecost (Whit Sunday) – Platinum Jubilee Parade. The Hub, Station Rd 10.30am Parade leaves for the church. Stalbridge 11am Civic Service of Thanksgiving
June 12 – Trinity Sunday: Stourton Caundle 11am Holy Communion, Stalbridge 4pm Evensong
June 19 – First Sunday after Trinity: Stalbridge 10am Morning Worship
June 23 – Thursday: Stalbridge 10am Holy Communion
June 26 – Second Sunday after Trinity: Stock Gaylard 8am Holy Communion, Stourton Caundle 11am Matins
LLM: Judy Waite 01 963 362 945
Churchwarden: Stuart Waite 01 963 362 945
Churchwarden: Derek Bollen 01 963 362 771
During the vacancy, enquiries for weddings, baptisms, funerals, and pastoral should be made in the first instance to the churchwardens.