Tuesday, 11 December 2018

December events around the Village

Wednesday 12th December: WYLD MORRIS BAND with their annual evening of Christmas songs and carols. Come and join in!
From 7.30 pm. Five Bells

Friday 14th December: LLYWELYN'S CHRISTMAS QUIZ: Full of festive spirit and great fun. 7.30 for 8 pm Five Bells

Saturday 15th December: DECORATE THE CHURCH for Christmas. Seasonal fun for all ages, with refreshments and Stollen. 10.30 am Church



Sunday 16th December: SHORT & SWEET CHILDREN’S SERVICE - all about angels.   Ros and Sue Langdon will be leading the service together with Clare Colby, helping us all to produce a multitude of angels! 11 am Church

Monday 17th December: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY“Biancanieves”. 6.45 pm Village Hall 

Tuesday 18th December: WOW! CHRISTMAS PARTY: All Whitchurch women and local ladies are invited and welcome! This chat group started last spring and already has over twenty members. 2.15 - 3.30 pm Village Hall


Thursday 20th December: THE KNIFEMAN COMETH to the Five Bells Car Park. Bring all your dull blades to be sharpened! 9.45 am Five Bells

Thursday 20th December: CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT The traditional Christmas service of Lessons and Carols for Choir and Congregation, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir, directed by John Bain. Mince pies to follow! A HIGHLIGHT OF THE VILLAGE YEAR. 7pm Church

Monday, 3 December 2018

Short and Sweet ( Angels ) Dec 16th

Sunday 16th December: 


SHORT & SWEET CHILDREN’S SERVICE 
- all about angels.   


Ros and Sue Langdon will be leading the service together with Clare Colby, helping us all to produce a multitude of angels! 


11 am Church

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Stir up Sunday photos

Lovely Stir up Short and Sweet service this morning with Rev. Ginny. 
Lots of fun for the children and adults, dressing up and making the Christmas puddings !

 





Thursday, 22 November 2018

December local events......


Saturday 15th December: DECORATE THE CHURCH for Christmas. Seasonal fun for all ages, with refreshments and stollen. 10 am Church

Sunday 16th December: SHORT & SWEET CHILDREN’S SERVICE - all about angels.   Ros and Sue Langdon will be leading the service together with Clare Colby, helping us all to produce a multitude of angels! 11 am Church

Monday 17th December: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY – “Biancanieves”. Details 01297 480898, 6.45 pm Village Hall 

Thursday 20th December: CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT The traditional Christmas service of Lessons and Carols for Choir and Congregation, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir, directed by John Bain. Mince pies to follow!  A HIGHLIGHT OF THE VILLAGE YEAR. 7pm Church. 

Friday 21st December: THE KNIFEMAN COMETH to the Five Bells Car Park. Bring all your dull blades to be sharpened! 10 am Five Bells

Saturday 29th December: BEETLE DRIVE. 7 pm Village Hall

Monday 31st December: DISCO + BUFFET -  FANCY DRESS (World War 1 Theme) Donations requested for Help for Heroes. From  8 pm Five Bells

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Short and Sweet Stir up Sunday (25th Nov)

Sunday 25th November

SHORT & SWEET CHILDREN’S SERVICE 
- a jolly get-together for children, their parents and anyone who just enjoys it! 

Making traditional Christmas Puddings on Stir Up Sunday – please bring a wooden spoon.  

11 am Church

Monday, 12 November 2018

Village Barn Dance

Saturday 17th November

7 for 7.30 pm Village Hall

VILLAGE BARN DANCE  
the first in the village for many years. 

Callers and musicians from the Wyld Band
Bring and Share Finger Food Buffet Supper

Great fun for dancers and non-dancers alike 
£5 on the door; proceeds to The Friends of St Candida. 

Details from Briony (01297 489546).   


Monday, 5 November 2018

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 11th November 


REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY:
Ceremony and Service. 


Tea, coffee and bacon butties at 10 am in the church! 10.45 am War Memorial, followed by short service in Church.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

November free exchange - last one in 2018

The popular Free Exchange Café is open for another season with first being on Sunday, the 4th of November 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).

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Fun Quiz 1st of November


....to join us for a Fun Quiz at the Whitchurch Village Hall, 7pm this Thursday, 1st November.

Make up your own Team of Four, or let us know that you'd like to join in and we'll allocate you to a team.

There will be prizes, a simple raffle and the bar will be open.

The cost is £10 per team of four (or £2.50 per person). Proceeds to The Friends of St Candida.

Call Alan (01297 489055) or email alan.woody@gmail.com to book your place or just turn up on the night!


And, to follow:

Saturday 17th November: VILLAGE BARN DANCE – the first in the village for many years. Callers and musicians from the Wyld Band.  Bring and Share Finger Food Buffet Supper.  Great fun for dancers and non-dancers alike. £5 on the door; proceeds to The Friends of St Candida. Details from Briony (01297 489546).   7 for 7.30 pm Village Hall

Thursday, 18 October 2018

November local events.....

Thursday 1st November: GRAND QUIZ NIGHT by The Friends of St Candida.  Lots of prizes, Raffle, Licensed Bar.  Great fun in a good cause. Teams of four – call Alan (01297 489055 or alan.woody@gmail.com) 6.30 for 7pm Village Hall 

Sunday 4th November:  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 LAST FREE EXCHANGE CAFE OF 2018

Monday 5th November: GUY FAWKES NIGHT! Parade of Guys, Fireworks, Bonfire. From 6.30pm Five Bells

Sunday 11th November: REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: Ceremony and Service.  Tea, coffee and bacon butties at 10 am in the church! 10.45 am War Memorial, followed by short service in Church. 

Thursday 15th November: VILLAGE HALL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Come and have your say! All welcome. 7 pm Village Hall

Saturday 17th November: VILLAGE BARN DANCE – the first in the village for many years. Callers and musicians from the Wyld Band.  Bring and Share Finger Food Buffet Supper.  Great fun for dancers and non-dancers alike. £5 on the door; proceeds to The Friends of St Candida. Details from Briony (01297 489546).   7 for 7.30 pm Village Hall

Sunday 18th November: THE DIVERTIMENTO TRIO returns to play in the Church.  Programme to be announced. Tickets £10 on the door. 3 pm Church

Friday 23rd November: THE KNIFEMAN COMETH to the Five Bells Car Park. Bring all your dull blades to be sharpened! 10 am Five Bells

Sunday 25th November: SHORT & SWEET CHILDREN’S SERVICE - a jolly get-together for children, their parents and anyone who just enjoys it!  Making traditional Christmas Puddings on Stir Up Sunday – please bring a wooden spoon.  11 am Church

Monday 26th November: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY – “Hidden Figures”.  Details 01297 480898. 6.45 pm Village Hal

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!