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!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Concert this Sunday coming.........

Concert by the Whitchurch Ensemble
Sunday 19th August, 3pm, St Candida and Holy Cross, Whitchurch Canonicorum
£10 (under-18s free), to include tea and cakes
In aid of the organ fund

Steven Mingay (clarinet), Paul Colman (viola), James Olsen (‘cello), Nicholas Brown (piano)

The Whitchurch Ensemble are all experienced performers and teachers of their instruments. Steven, Paul and James come from the Bournemouth area, but rehearsals take place in Whitchurch, using Nick’s rather nice Bosendorfer piano. Given the repertoire available, it is essentially two trios: clarinet and piano with either viola or ‘cello.

The programme includes two trios: Mozart’s delightful “Kegelstatt” trio (with viola), reputedly written while engaged in playing skittles and Beethoven’s Trio in B flat, Op.11 (with ‘cello), which has all the wit and brilliance that one expects from him. There is also Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro Op.70, contrasting the composer’s lyrical and exuberant syles, and then Four Pieces (for the trio with viola) by Max Bruch (he of the violin concerto in G minor). These are truly wonderful pieces with plenty of romantic passion and display, warm melodies and some moments of sheer magic.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Choral Evensong this coming Sunday

THIS SUNDAY, 29th JULY, AT 6 PM

CHORAL EVENSONG  at

ST CANDIDA AND HOLY CROSS
WHITCHURCH CANONICORUM

Introit: Bogoroditse devo (Rachmaninov)
Preces and Responses: Ferial
Canticles: Wood in D
Anthem: Blessed be the God and Father (Wesley)

The Whitchurch Occasional Choir, directed by John Bain

Organist: Dr. Richard Godfrey

Monday, 23 July 2018

DATES FOR THE DIARY JULY & AUGUST

SUNDAY 29TH JULY, at 6 pm in the Church

CHORAL EVENSONG, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir, directed by John Bain. Music by Rachmaninov and Wesley. 


MONDAY 30TH JULY at 6.45 pm in the Village Hall

WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY showing Empire of the Sun 


SATURDAY 11TH, SUNDAY 12TH AND TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST, 11 am - 5 pm

OPEN GARDEN AT HARCOMBE HOUSE, PITMANS LANE, MORCOMBELAKE

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. Home-made Teas and refreshments available.
Admission £5 (children free).

SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST 

THE WHITCHURCH ENSEMBLE - Steven Mingay (clarinet), Paul Colman (viola), James Olsen ('cello), Nicholas Brown (piano) - play Mozart, Beethoven and Bruch. In aid of organ refurbishment. In the Church at 3 pm. Tickets £10 on the door, to incldude and cake.


SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 

CHORAL EVENSONG, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir, directed by John Bain. 6pm Church 


MONDAY 27TH AUGUST:

WHITCHURCH, MORCOMBELAKE & RYALL FLOWER AND DOG SHOW: The annual extravaganza of local gardening and artistic talent plus fun and games for all. Details Flower Show (489412) Dog Show (489330).
2-5 pm Village Hall

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Whats on this weekend................

SATURDAY 21ST AND SUNDAY 22ND JULY10 am - 5pm, followed on Sunday by Songs of Praise at 5 pm.

WHITCHURCH CANONICORUM FLOWER FESTIVAL in the church - 
a glorious floral extravaganza, not to be missed

Please come and enjoy 15 wonderful displays crafted by villagers, in aid of our beautiful church and organ refurbishment - and stay for a light lunch or afternoon tea. 



SUNDAY 22ND AND MONDAY 23RD JULY, 11am - 5pm


OPEN GARDEN AT WELL COTTAGE, RYALL

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 available -home made-cakes and cream teas.  Home-made Teas and refreshments available. 
Admission £4 (children free)