Monday, 17 June 2019

Free Exchange Cafe - July

The popular Free Exchange Café is open on Sunday, the 7th 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).

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Village & Church coming events

Sunday 23rd June: CHORAL EVENSONG with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir, directed by Nicholas Brown. 6 pm in the church

Saturday 29th June: SUMMER FLING BARN DANCE - music by the Wyld Band with caller Ruth Jenkins. Bar & Raffle. Tickets £8 includes Ploughmans & pudding. All diets catered for, just let us know. 
Doors open 7pm, dancing from 7.30 in the Village Hall. Pre-booking preferred - contact Nesta on 01297 489976 or nesta@leafwork.co.uk

Sunday 7th July: THIRD ALICE DILKE MEMORIAL CONCERT: The very welcome return of ANNA CASHELL and SIMON WATTERTON to play Brahms Violin Sonata in G and Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E major and more. Tickets £10 on the door, to include Tea and Cake. 3 pm in the church

Saturday 6th July: Please note that the Friends' Garden Party has been cancelled - see Sunday 14th July below

Saturday 13th July: WHITCHURCH’S  GOT  TALENT - an exciting programme of entertainment by our local talent, promising to be a great evening.If anyone still wants to take part, it is not too late.  The closing date for entries is the end of June. There will be an opportunity to visit the hall and rehearse if necessary during the first two weeks of July or by arrangement.  If you would like further information, please contact Carolyn Peck on 01297 489185 or email carolyn56peck@gmail.comTickets on the door £5.00 adults / £2.50 children. Bar and Raffle. 7pm in the Village Hall

Sunday 14th July: FAREWELL TO THE BAINS - An opportunity to say a personal goodbye to John and Cynthia at Afternoon Tea in the Village Hall. Open to all, but please bring a plate to share, and let Ros (01297 489055) know if you are coming, and what you are bringing! 3pm to 4.30 pm in the Village Hall

Sunday 21st July: WHITCHURCH OPEN GARDENS: Our village gardeners throw open their gates in a burst of colour and design! Parking at the Village Hall . Refreshments available in the Church. More details later. Tickets £6, children free. 12 noon to 5 pm.

Monday, 13 May 2019

June dates for your diary


Sunday 2nd June: Fresh croissants, coffee and friendly conversation, as well as the exchange table. Children’s activities, story-time with Ros at 11 am. 10.30 - 12 noon Church

Saturday 8th 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 (if wet, postponed until the following Monday)

Sunday 24th June: THIRD ANNUAL 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

Sunday 23rd June: CHORAL EVENSONG, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir, directed by John Bain. 6pm Church

Sunday 30th June: FRIENDS OF ST CANDIDA GARDEN PARTY (Members only).
3pm Candida House

Monday, 8 April 2019

May dates for your diary


Wednesday 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)

Sunday 5th May: Fresh croissants, coffee and friendly conversation, as well as the
exchange table. Children’s activities and story-time with Ros at 11 am.
10.30 - 12 noon Church

Tuesday 14th May DHCT CHURCH CRAWL - Dorset Historic Churches Trust’s
celebrated Church Crawls offer you the opportunity to learn more about our wonderful
architectural heritage. Two experts in the fields of church history and architecture and
of painted and stained glass lead a group of up to 30 Friends and their guests around
a small selection of rural or urban churches sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge.
We meet at 10.30 and usually visit two churches before sharing a pub lunch. Several
more churches are interpreted in the afternoon before a cup of tea to round off the
day Contact Sue Smith on 01725 552225 or susanmorgansmith@gmail.com for
further details. Meet at Whitchurch Church at 10.30 am

Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th and Monday 20th May: OPEN GARDENS IN RYALL: Two of
our outstanding local gardens with views across the Marshwood Vale will be open as part of
the National Garden Scheme at Well Cottage and Pilsdon View. Entry £6 (covers both
gardens). Refreshments available. 1pm – 6pm

Sunday 19th May: SHORT & SWEET FAMILY SERVICE: A jolly, half hour get-together for
children, their parents and anyone who just enjoys it! 11am, Church

Sunday and Monday 26th and 27th May: OPEN GARDEN IN MORCOMBELAKE:
The spectacular hillside garden at Harcombe House (on Pitmans Lane) with stunning views
to Charmouth and Lyme Regis. A riot of Spring colour. Home-made Teas and refreshments
available. Admission £5 (children free) 11 am - 5 pm

Monday 27th May: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY showing the award-winning A Monster
Calls. 6.45 pm Village Hall

Sunday, 31 March 2019

April dates for your diary


Saturday 6th April: WITE’S WEEDERS: Join us for a friendly couple of hours to tidy up the
Car Park and gravestones. Bring garden tools if you can. Details 489323.
10 am – 12 noon Church (if wet, postponed until the following Monday)

Sunday 7th April: FREE EXCHANGE CAFE - Fresh croissants, coffee and friendly
conversation, as well as the exchange table. Children’s activities and story-time with Ros at
11 am. The First Café of the Year! 10.30 - 12 noon Church

Palm Sunday 14th April: ANNUAL PROCESSION through the village to the Church, led by
the Ryall Donkeys (weather and temperament permitting!). 10.45 am, Five Bells

Wednesday 24th 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 £30 per person (£28 for Members of The Friends of St Candida) includes Grandstand
ticket, Race Card, return coach travel – and exceptionally unreliable tips. Booking essential
michaelwest@ryallfarm.com or 01297 489795.

Sunday 28th April: CHORAL EVENSONG, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir, directed
by John Bain. 6pm Church

Monday 29th April: WHITCHURCH FILM SOCIETY showing Lady Bird. An artistic 17-year
old comes of age in California (comedy/drama). 6.45 pm Village Hall

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Village Event in July...

ADVANCE  NOTICE  ********************



WC Productions Inc is pleased to announce that Whitchurch Village Hall will be hosting

WHITCHURCH’S  GOT  TALENT

on Saturday 13th July 2019

The search is on for the GREATEST TALENT in the Vale

Acts that will Thrill, Amuse and Amaze

You will be judged on your Talent, Skill, Audacity, Dexterity, Ingenuity and Daring

Prizes of astonishing Originality and Generosity will be awarded at the end of the evening

Actors, Musicians and Singers, Dancers, Comedians and Impersonators, Presdigitators, Acrobats and Jugglers, PERFORMERS of ALL AGES are invited to compete for the edification, enlightenment and general entertainment of their peers



ROLL UP!  ROLL UP!  YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!



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Further details and entry forms will be available in due course, for more information contact carolyn56peck@gmail.com

01297 489185

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Free Exchange Cafe is back

The popular Free Exchange Café is open for another season with first being on Sunday, the 7th of April 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, 18 March 2019

Short and Sweet service 31st of March

On Sunday 31st March the Rev Ginny Lucket and Ros will be celebrating Mothering Sunday at 11.00 a.m. at Whitchurch Canoniocorum Church.

We will be sharing pur special thoughts and memories of our Mums, making posies of flowers and also making paper flowers designed by Clare Colby. (Remember the fabulous angels we made at Christma).  So another fun service for everyone.

As we usually do please bring a photo or something special which reminds you of your Mum.  But this year we especially ask if you could bring a donation for Cupboard Love (the Bridport Food Bank charity) which will help Mums and Dads who are finding it difficult to fed their families.

If anyone is able to give me flowers suitable for posies please let me (Ros) know (01297 489055)

Friday, 8 February 2019

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Forthcoming events.......

Sunday 24th February: CHORAL EVENSONG, with the Whitchurch Occasional Choir directed by John Bain. 6pm Church, 

Thursday 11th  April: CANTAMUS IN CONCERT. Our fine local choir present their new Spring programme, a celebration of sacred music. £10 on the door. 
7.15 pm Church

Wednesday 24th April: ANNUAL EVENING AT TAUNTON RACES

Regular Events..........

FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH (from 7th April): FREE EXCHANGE CAFE Fresh croissants, coffee and friendly conversation, as well as the exchange table and children's activity corner. Catch up with friends and make new ones; meet your neighbours. 10.30 am - 12 noon, Church

MOST MONDAYS: TRIPUDIO CLASS – An hour of gentle exercise for all ages. £5.   Feb  4th, 11th, 18th,  March 4th, 11th, 18th and April 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. 6 – 7 pm, Village Hall 

THIRD TUESDAY of the month - WOW! WOMEN OF WHITCHURCH – Drop in and meet your women neighbours for  Tea and Chat - all ages.
Details from Hilary (01297 560298) 2.15-3.30 pm, Village Hall

THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month – WHIST DRIVE. Call Philip Page (01297 489562) for details. £3. 7.30 pm Village Hall

Friday, 1 February 2019

SNOWY WHITCHURCH

Snow in Whitchurch this morning 1st of Feb 2019

CONCERT CANCELLED TOMORROW

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE INCLEMENT WEATHER, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR SOLOISTS WHO COME FROM AS FAR AWAY AS TRURO, GLOUCESTER AND GERRARDS CROSS, THE SERVICE IS CANCELLED.

PLEASE PASS ON THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE WHO YOU KNOW WAS INTENDING TO ATTEND


Saturday 2 February at 4pm
The Church of St Candida & Holy Cross
Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset

The second in the South West Organ Society's series of Bach Vespers services takes place on Saturday 2 February at 4pm in the beautiful setting of the Church of St Candida & Holy Cross, Whitchurch Canonicorum 

The service is based around Bach's cantata ‘Ich habe genug’, BWV 82, written for the Feast of the Purification 1727. Other music will include Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV 876; the sinfonia from Cantata 156 for oboe, strings and continuo; chorale prelude BWV616; and the motet 'Maria wallt zum Heiligtum' by Johannes Eccard. 

The soloists will be Jim Wills (bass) and Nicki Woods (oboe), and there will also be a small chamber orchestra and choir.