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