We have a new Rector at The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge and many new houses, so we wish to build a team to welcome new people to church. Entering church for the first time or after a long break can be daunting, so we are looking for people who will:
1 Meet and greet people outside the church and guide them through the imposing doors into the dark interior (exaggerated but there is an element of truth).
2 Hand out the service books and paperwork, and explain how they are used.
3 Most important - help visitors to a suitable seat. It is intimidating for any visitor, regular churchgoer or not, to look at the rows of pews, and wonder where on earth they should sit.
No experience is necessary and full training will be given (rewards will be in heaven!). Please contact the Rector, Churchwardens or Simon Witcomb (07 989 855 582) if you would like more information.
August 7 – Eighth Sunday after Trinity Stalbridge 10am Holy Communion
August 14 – Ninth Sunday after Trinity Stourton Caundle 11am Holy Communion, Stalbridge 4pm Evensong
August 21 – Tenth Sunday after Trinity Stalbridge 10am Morning Worship
August 25 – Thursday Stalbridge 10am Holy Communion
August 28 – Eleventh Sunday after Trinity Stock Gaylard 8am Holy Communion, Stourton Caundle 11am Mattins
This year, harvest will be celebrated on 10/11 September. There is a harvest supper and quiz on Saturday in the Stalbridge Hall (tickets will
be available soon). The Harvest Festival Service will be at 4pm on Sunday. For more information and offers of help, please ring Karen Robinson (01 963 362 652)
Bell ringing practice is normally held at 7.00 – 8.00pm on the 1st and 3rd Mondays in St Mary’s, and the 2nd and 4th Mondays at Stourton Caundle. We are always looking for new recruits so please ring Derek Bollen (01 963 362 771) for more information.
SCARS was founded in 2014 by Tracy White, herself being a cancer survivor. It is an informal, friendly, drop-in meeting for a chat over a cuppa and biscuits. Anyone going through treatment, their family and friends are all welcome. Please get in touch with June Harman (07 961 027 089) for more details.
Stalbridge CC approach the final month of the 2022 season with both senior Saturday teams in mid-table positions, but with the club having enjoyed a particularly successful junior season. The Stalbridge Conkerers womens' softball team have been playing matches against other local womens' sides and the friendly Sunday XI remain unbeaten in their mixed format matches.
Home games (which start at 1.30pm) in August are:
6th - Development XI v Puddletown
13th - 1st XI v Wimborne & Colehill
20th - Dev XI v Cheselbourne
27th - Dev XI v Poole Town 4ths
3rd Sept - 1st XI v Portland