Saturday, 6 October 2018

October events.......

OCTOBER

Sunday 7th October:  FREE EXCHANGE CAFE - Fresh croissants, coffee, newspapers and friendly conversation, as well as the exchange table and children's story-telling with Ros (at 11am). 10.30 am - 12 noon Church

Saturday 13th October: DECORATE THE CHURCH for Harvest Festival:  Come and help – bring flowers, fruit and vegetables for the decorations or just join us for tea/coffee and a chat.  10 am Church

Sunday 14th October: HARVEST SONGS OF PRAISE followed by refreshments and harvest nibbles. 6 pm Church

Friday 19th October: THE KNIFEMAN COMETH to the Five Bells Car Park. Bring all your dull blades to be sharpened! 10 am Five Bells

Sunday 21st October: CAR TREASURE HUNT 1 pm Village Hall

Saturday 27th October: HALLOWEEN PARTY - Disco, Buffet, Fancy Dress optional.  8 pm Five Bells

Sunday 28th October: CHORAL EVENSONG, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir directed by John Bain. 6pm Church, LAST CHORAL EVENSONG OF 2018

Monday 29th October: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY - “Grave of the Fireflies”. Details 01297 480898, 6.45 pm Village Hall 

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Harvest



Saturday October 13th at 10.30am

Please join us to decorate the Church ready for the Harvest service.


Everyone welcome to help or just come for a friendly tea and coffee and chat.

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Sunday October 14th at 6pm 

Come and join in the Harvest Thanksgiving Songs of Praise in Whitchurch Canonicorum Church.
Followed by cider, apple juice, tea, coffee and seasonal nibbles.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Free exchange Cafe on 7th October

The popular Free Exchange Café is open for another season with first being on Sunday, the 7th of October from 10.30 to 12 noon, in the Church at Whitchurch Canonicorum.


Enjoy freshly-brewed coffee, tea, croissants and pastries straight from the oven. Catch up with friends and neighbours, or browse the Sunday papers. Come for ten minutes or stay for an hour. 

Ros will be hosting the Children's Corner 

The Free Exchange Table is open, too. Bring something you no longer need, take something away if you like it or both or neither - whichever you choose, no money changes hands. Plants and Produce are always welcome. 

There's no charge for the Cafe (but feel free to leave a donation).

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Free exchange cafe September....

The popular Free Exchange Café is open for another season with first being on Sunday, the 2nd of September from 10.30 to 12 noon, in the Church at Whitchurch Canonicorum.


Enjoy freshly-brewed coffee, tea, croissants and pastries straight from the oven. Catch up with friends and neighbours, or browse the Sunday papers. Come for ten minutes or stay for an hour. 

Ros will be hosting the Children's Corner 

The Free Exchange Table is open, too. Bring something you no longer need, take something away if you like it or both or neither - whichever you choose, no money changes hands. Plants and Produce are always welcome. 

There's no charge for the Cafe (but feel free to leave a donation).

Monday, 27 August 2018

Join in with the Ride and Stride on Sept 8th

We are once again joining in the annual Ride & Stride campaign to raise funds for the Dorset Historic Churches Trust. Half the money we raise will go to the Trust and the other half to the fabric fund of our church in Whitchurch Canonicorum.  Last year we raised almost £1000 and, with your help, we aim to do even better this year. 

This is what's happening on SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER:

Betsy is organising the Ride (cycles) on a route that will take in several Dorset churches. It's quite a challenging ride, taking about 6 hours, including a stop for a picnic lunch. To join the Bike Ride, contact Betsy on betsywest@ryallfarm.com or 01297 489795.

Sam Milburn is organising the Stride (walk) with a less ambitious plan to visit Whitchurch, two Chideock churches, St Gabriel's (ruins), Charmouth and Catherston churches on foot. It's about an 8/10 mile walk, with wonderful views, and we will picnic en route. To join the Walk contact Michael on michaelwest@ryallfarm.com or 01297 489795.

Paul White is organising the Tractor Ride visiting many of the Golden Cap churches. To bring your tractor and join the Tractor Ride, contact Paul White on pgwconstruction@gmail.com or 07979 475120.

There is no organised Horse Ride this year but if anyone would like to arrange it please let me know.

All groups will finish at Whitchurch for a sumptuous Afternoon Tea and Cake, kindly provided by Whitchurch PCC and the Cake Squad.

If you are unable to participate but would like to support us, you could sponsor us as a team - and we hope you will - either with a promise (simply reply to this email with your pledge) or donate online. Or visit us at our Stand at the Whitchurch Flower Show on Bank Holiday Monday.

Giving online is easy and convenient: Simply click the following link for the Dorset Historic Churches Trust Just Giving page and press Donate:


Important: Please put your name and the name of the church 'Whitchurch Canonicorum' in the 'Leave a Message' box on the form so that the funds will be attributed correctly. All donations can be gift-aided.

The Dorset Historic Churches Trust does a wonderful job in helping to preserve our lovely Dorset churches and has been very generous with large grants to our own church here in Whitchurch. 

Please join us or sponsor us!