Monday, 11 June 2018

July Free Exchange cafe...........

The popular Free Exchange CafĂ© is open for another season with first being on Sunday, the 1st of July 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, 4 June 2018

July dates for your diary.........

Sunday 1st July: FREE EXCHANGE CAFE - Fresh croissants, coffee, newspapers and
friendly conversation, as well as the exchange table. For children, story-telling and The
Scarecrow‘s Wedding with Ros (at 11am). 10.30 - 12 noon Church

Sunday 1st July:
CHORAL EVENSONG, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir, directed
by John Bain. 6pm Church

Sunday 15th July
: SHORT & SWEET FAMILY SERVICE: A jolly, half hour get-together
for children, their parents and anyone who just enjoys it! Ros will talk about a
Scarecrow’s Wedding. Maybe we’ll make one ourselves? 11am, Church

Sunday 15th July:
FRIENDS OF ST CANDIDA GARDEN PARTY (Members only).
3pm Candida House

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July:
WHITCHURCH FLOWER FESTIVAL🎕 - a floral
extravaganza, not to be missed. 10.30 am – 6 pm, Church

Monday 30th July: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY showing Empire of the Sun.
6.45 pm Village Hall

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Musical dates for your diary.......

Sunday 24th June

SIMON WATTERTON (PIANO) AND ANNA CASHELL (VIOLIN) 
return for the second annual Alice Dilke Concert, to play the Brahms A Major violin sonata (no 2) and the Schumann A Minor violin sonata, along with smaller works by Bach and Kreisler.



Sunday 19th August

THE WHITCHURCH ENSEMBLE,  
Steven Mingay (clarinet), Paul Colman (viola), James Olsen ('cello), Nicholas Brown (piano) play Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio,  Beethoven's  Trio for clarinet, cello and piano and works by Bruch and Schumann. 
This concert is in aid of the refurbishment of the church organ.



Sunday 18th November

THE DIVERTIMENTO TRIO - Mary Eade (violin), Vicky Evans (Cello), Margaret Lynn (piano) make their annual appearance. Programme to be announced 

Monday, 21 May 2018

June Free exchange cafe......

The popular Free Exchange CafĂ© is open for another season with first being on Sunday, the 3rd of June 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).

Friday, 11 May 2018

local gardens open to all

Two lovely gardens open in the next couple of weeks:

HARCOMBE HOUSE, PITMANS LANE, MORCOMBELAKE

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May, 11 am - 5 pm

Jan and Martin Dixon's spectacular hillside garden with stunning views to Charmouth and Lyme Regis. The garden is landscaped, with a series of gravel paths and terraces connected by steps. A riot of Spring colour.

Home-made Teas and refreshments availabe

Admission £5 (children free). 


WELL COTTAGE, RYALL

Sunday 20th and Monday 21st May, 11am to 5pm

In John and Heather Coley's very varied garden (with plants well nourished from Ryall Farm donkeys!) there are gorgeous views over the Marshwood Vale and a chance to see Heather's textile art studio which will be open. Refreshments will be on sale with home made-cakes and cream teas. 

Entry is £4.00 with children free.

Come and enjoy!

Monday, 7 May 2018

June Dates for your diary......

Sunday 3rd June: 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 - 12 noon Church

Saturday 23rd June: CREAM TEA to raise funds for the Flower Festival on 21/22 July.
Village Hall 3– 6 pm

Sunday 24th June: SECOND ALICE DILKE MEMORIAL CONCERT: Simon Watterton
(piano) and Anna Cashell (violin) make a welcome return. Tickets £10 on the door, to
include Afternoon Tea. Programme details later. 3 pm, Church

Monday 25th June: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY showing Big Eyes, a drama about
the American painter, Margaret Keane, and her relationship with her husband who
claimed credit for her work.
6.45 pm Village Hall

Saturday 30th June: WITE’S WEEDERS: Join us for a friendly couple of hours to tidy up
the Car Park and gravestones. Bring loppers. secateurs, trowels if you can but tools
provided. Details 489323. 10 am – 12 noon, Church

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

May dates for your diary.......

Tuesday 1st May: MAY DAY - Dawn of Summer Celebration with the Wyld Morris.5.30 am Stonebarrow (NT Car Park), 6.30 am (ish) Five Bells, followed by Breakfast.Please let Pat know if you are coming for breakfast. (01297 489262)

Saturday 5th May: PLANT SALE – Bring and/or Buy - in aid of the church in
Morcombelake to ensure its future. 10 am – 12 noon. St Gabriels Church

Sunday 6th May: FREE EXCHANGE CAFE - Fresh croissants, coffee, newspapers and friendly conversation, as well as the exchange table. 10.30 - 12 noon Church

Sunday 20th May: SHORT & SWEET FAMILY SERVICE: A jolly, half hour get-together for children, their parents and anyone who just enjoys it! Nesta will join Ros to talk about books, how they are made and how to look after them. Bring your own special book to share. 11am, Church

Monday 28th May: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY showing the award-winning
Dunkirk. 6.45 pm Village Hall

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

April Village Events............



Friday 20th April: THE KNIFEMAN COMETH to the Five Bells Car Park. Bring your wit and dull blades to be sharpened! For further dates call 01297 489262
10 am Five Bells

Saturday 21st April: RACE NIGHT – THE PINK PIGS ARE BACK! A fun exciting evening greatly enjoyed last time they were here. Raising funds for local charities.
7pm Village Hall

Sunday 22nd April: CHORAL EVENSONG, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir,
directed by John Bain. 6pm Church

Monday 30th April: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY showing MUSTANG, a Turkish
drama about orphaned girls innocently playing with boys on the beach while their
guardians arrange forced marriages. 6.45 pm Village Hall
MAY

Friday, 13 April 2018

Can u lend a hand or ring some church bells?..........

RING THOSE BELLS!
NEW BELL RINGERS WELCOME! Mark Symonds, our Bell Captain, would love to hear from you if you might be interested in joining his team. Contact him on 01297 561656.


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DO YOU HAVE TIME TO LEND A HAND?
The Guild of St Candida looks after the cleaning of the church. If you would like to help, please call Tricia Fry (01297 489082). An hour or so every couple of months is all that is asked.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

May Free Exchange......


The popular Free Exchange CafĂ© is open for another season with first being on Sunday, the 6th of May 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, 19 March 2018

Lets go racing .............

Wednesday 25th APRIL:
AN EVENING AT TAUNTON RACES.

Our very popular annual visit -
Coach leaves Whitchurch (via Charmouth) at 3.30 pm and gets back around 9.00 pm.

Cost includes Grandstand tickets, Race Card, return coach travel – and exceptionally unreliable tips! £30 per person. (£28 – Friends of St Candida)

Bookings (essential) – michaelwest@ryallfarm.com or 01297 489795.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Concert March 22nd


We are thrilled to be hosting a welcome return visit of CANTAMUS, our brilliant West Dorset Choir, at the church of St Candida and Holy Cross in Whitchurch Canonicorum on Thursday 22nd March at 7.15 pm.

The programme, ‘Lift up your voice!’, is a celebration of the very best song writing from across the centuries with a thoughtful, uplifting Lenten theme.
The concert begins with the rousing ‘Insanae et vanae curae’ by Haydn, followed by exquisite pieces by Palestrina, Byrd and Gibbons. Two of the Tenebrae responsorial motets by Victoria take listeners to the heart of the Lent season, with the story of Christ’s betrayal by Judas, and this mood continues with Purcell’s moving ‘Hear my prayer’. The first half ends with ‘Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes mei’, also by Purcell.
After the interval, the programme moves into the 18th century with ‘Domine Jesu Christe’ from Mozart’s Requiem, then through the 19th with songs by Mendelssohn and Rossini. There are two anthems by the English organist and composer Bairstow, pieces from the 20th century by Richard Lloyd and Patrick Hadley and finally – bringing the audience right up to date – ‘De virgine Maria’, written in 2014 by Carl RĂŒtti. 
Tickets (on the door), to include an interval glass of wine, are £10 (£8 for Friends of St Candida).

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a wonderful evening.



NB:  There is limited parking at the church (best to get there early) but additional space is available at Berehayes Holiday Cottages, just east of the War Memorial. Wherever you park, please ensure you do not block access or other cars and, if in the lane, please make sure there is room for tractors, the milk tanker and emergency vehicles to pass.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Reminder of coming events

Sunday 11th March: SHORT & SWEET FAMILY SERVICE FOR MOTHERING SUNDAY: A jolly, half hour get-together for children, their parents and anyone who just enjoys it! The children will be making posies and everyone will be decorating a heart tree for their Mothers. Stories and refreshments. 11am, Church

Sunday 11th March: MOTHERING SUNDAY LUNCHspecial menu available (and bookings) from Pat/Stacey on 01297 489262. Five Bells from 12 noon

Thursday 22nd March: CANTAMUS IN CONCERT. Our fine local choir present their Spring programme, “Lift up your voice”, a celebration of sacred music with pieces from Victoria and Purcell to Mozart, Mendelssohn with Rossini and much in between. £10 on the door, to include an interval glass of wine. 7.15 pm Church

Palm Sunday 25th March: ANNUAL PROCESSION through the village to the Church, for Palm Sunday service, led by the Ryall Donkeys (weather and temperament permitting!). 10.45 am, Five Bells

Monday 26th March: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY. showing  Amadeus. 6.45 pm Village Hall

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Short and Sweet service on Mothers day - NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 11th March: SHORT & SWEET FAMILY SERVICE FOR MOTHERING SUNDAY:

A jolly, half hour get-together for children, their parents and anyone who just enjoys it!

The children will be making posies and everyone will be decorating a heart tree for
their Mothers.

Stories and refreshments.

11am, Church

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Palm Sunday Procession

Palm Sunday 25th March:

ANNUAL PROCESSION through the village to the Church, led by the Ryall Donkeys (weather and temperament permitting!).

10.45 am, Five Bells

Thursday, 22 February 2018

March Event

NEW!.....

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 24TH AND 25TH MARCH: THE WHITCHURCH MEN WHO WENT TO WAR. An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day 1918, compiled by Sylvia Creed-Castle for the Char Valley Parish Council. See attached poster for details (please display if possible). 10 am to 4 pm, Village Hall

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Coming soon.........

SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY: CHORAL EVENSONG with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir, directed by John Bain. The service will be led by the Rev. John Eade. Details to follow. 6 pm, Church

MONDAY 26TH FEBRUARY: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY is showing LaLaLand, the multi-award winning movie. 7 pm, Village Hall