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 Café 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 Rütti. 
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



Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Dates for your diary March and April

MARCH

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 LUNCH – special 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. £10 on the door.
7.15 pm Church
Friday 23rd March: THE KNIFEMAN COMETH to the Five Bells Car Park. Bring all your dull blades, if not your wits, to be sharpened! 9.45 am, Five Bells
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
Monday 26th March: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY. Details 01297 480898,
6.45 pm, Village Hall


APRIL


Sunday 1st April:
EASTER SUNDAY EUCHARIST. 11 am, Church
Friday 20th April: THE KNIFEMAN COMETH to the Five Bells Car Park. Bring all your
dull blades, if not your wits, to be sharpened! 10 am, Five Bells
Sunday 22nd April: CHORAL EVENSONG, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir.
6pm, Church
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.
Monday 30th April: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY. Details 01297 480898,
6.45 pm, Village Hall

Monday, 22 January 2018

Do you have time to lend a hand?

The Guild of St Candida looks after the cleaning of the Church and needs to replace
two members who have retired recently. An hour or so every couple of months is all
that is asked. If you would like to help, please call Tricia Fry (01297 489082).

Other Odd Jobs in and around the Church crop up from time to time and, if you could
be available every now and again, please call Sue (01297 489375), who will be
delighted to hear from you.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Dates for your diary for January and February

JANUARY

Monday 8th January: TRIPUDIO CLASS – An hour of gentle exercise for all ages.
See below for other dates. £5 per session. 6 – 7 pm, Village Hall
Saturday 13th January: NEIGHBOURS LUNCH – Soup, fruit and cake, tea and coffee. No
charge but donations requested for Matthew Rusike Children’s Home in Zimbabwe and
Weldmar Hospice. 12.30 Church
Friday 19th January: THE KNIFEMAN COMETH to the Five Bells Car Park. Bring all
your dull blades, if not your wits, to be sharpened! 9.45 am, Five Bells
Sunday 28th January: THE BIG BREAKFAST – Enjoy a traditional English Breakfast –
one of the highlights of the village year! £8 (Under 10 £5) 9 am–2.00 pm, Village Hall
Monday 29th January: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY. Details 01297 480898,
6.45 pm, Village Hall

FEBRUARY

Sunday 4th February: BOWJANGLES! A very welcome return for this exciting quartet -
the singing, dancing, comedy, cabaret, variety, theatrical string quartet. Simply great fun
and very, very talented. Don’t miss their new show, “Excalibow”!
£10, tickets on the door.
3pm Village Hall
Friday 16th February: THE KNIFEMAN COMETH to the Five Bells Car Park. Bring all
your dull blades, if not your wits, to be sharpened! 9.45 am, Five Bells
Sunday 25th February: CHORAL EVENSONG, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir.
6 pm, Church
Monday 26th February: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY. Details 01297 480898,
6.45 pm, Village Hall

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Entertainment....February 4th

A reminder that Bowjangles! will be performing their exciting new show - Excalibow!-  at the Village Hall in Whitchurch Canonicorum on Sunday 4th February at 3 pm.

'BOWJANGLES ARE A STRING QUARTET WHO CAN REALLY PLAY. THEY DANCE WHILST THEY PLAY. THEY SING WHILST THEY PLAY. THEY LEAP, TUMBLE, JUGGLE AND JOKE WHILST THEY PLAY...'


Due to demand - we expect to be sold-out, as we were last time - we are now taking advance bookings for this event. For reservations please email Cynthia Bain - cbain7@gmail.com or call 01297 489629. 

Two members of the band studied at the Purcell School and the concert is promoted jointly by the Whitchurch Purcellians and The Friends of St Candida.

We do hope you will join us - you will love it!