Events

BENEFICE DIARY 2018/2019

Key to initials: BL=Bishops Lydeard; LSL=Lydeard St Lawrence; CF=Combe Florey; C=Cothelstone; and WB=West Bagborough; CC=Church Centre

2018

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 20th, 7.30pm CF PCC meeting. CF: Lowerfield Barn, Yarde Farm

Monday 26th, 12noon Souper Lunch

Wednesday 28th, 11.30am Open the Book rehearsal. BL: CC

7.30pm Advent Group meeting. BL: CC. Refreshments from 7pm.

DECEMBER

Monday 3rd, 8.30am Open the Book presentation. BL: School

2.30pm W.I. Carol Service. LSL: Church

4pm LSL Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

7pm BL PCC meeting. BL: CC

Tuesday 4th, 6.30pm WB PCC meeting. WB: Village Hall

Wednesday 5th, 2.15pm Open the Book presentation. LSL: School

7.30pm Advent Group meeting. BL: CC. Refreshments from 7pm.

Fri 7th, 2pm LSL School Christingle service. LSL: Church

Monday 10th, 2.30pm Julian Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Saturday 15th, pm WB Children’s Christmas Party. WB: Popham Hall

4pm Wedding. BL: Church

Sunday 16th, (time to be confirmed) Bagborough Children’s Party. WB: Popham Hall

Monday 17th, 7.30pm Reading Group. BL: Church Centre Quiet Room

Tuesday 18th, 6pm Carols by Candlelight. WB: Church

Wednesday 19th, 4pm Christingle. BL: CC & Church

Thursday 20th, 2pm LSL School Good Work Assembly. LSL: Church

7pm Outdoor Carols @ Christmas Tree. CF: Churchyard

Saturday 22nd, 3.30pm Dunkirk Carols. BL: Dunkirk House

2019

January

Saturday 5th, 9.30am Church Centre Group meeting. BL: CC

Monday 7th, 9am Fundraising Group meeting. BL: Little Orchard, Piffin Lane

Wednesday 9th, 7.30pm Prayer and Spirituality Group meeting. BL: CC

Friday 11th, 7.30pm Peter Harrison’s Winter Talks Series (3/5): ‘More brickwork from Wellington and Tiverton.’ BL: CC

Monday 14th, 4.30pm LSL PCC meeting. LSL: Rectory

Sunday 20th, Ecumenical Service of Prayer for Christian Unity, followed by High Tea. BL: Church

Monday 21st, Community Outreach Group meeting. BL: CC

February

Saturday 2nd, 10.30am Candlemas Coffee and Quilts Coffee Morning. BL: CC

Wednesday 6th, 2.15pm Finance Committee meeting. BL: CC

7.30pm Cothelstone PCC meeting. BL: CC

Friday 8th, 7.30pm Peter Harrison’s Winter Talks Series (4/5): ‘The Merchants’ Legacy.’ BL: CC

Monday 11th, St Mary’s Messy Church Planning meeting. BL: CC

Tuesday 19th, Tone Deanery Synod meeting. Venue tbc

Friday 22nd, 10.30am-3.30pm Proposed (depending on weather conditions) Quiet Day. 20 Lethbridge Park.

Saturday 23rd, 9.30am-4.30pm Benefice Lent Quiet Day. Sheldon: Long Barn

March

Friday 8th, 7.30pm Peter Harrison’s winter Talks Series (5/5): Britain’s buildings from postcards.’ BL: CC

Saturday 16th, 10am-12noon St Mary’s Messy Church. BL: CC

 

April

 

May

Saturday 18th, 10am-6pm Proposed Abseil Fundraising Event. LSL: Church Tower

Monday 20th, 10am St Mary’s Messy Church Planning meeting. BL: CC

June

Saturday 15th, 10am-12noon St Mary’s Messy Church. BL: CC

Saturday 22nd, 3.30pm Dunkirk House Songs of Praise. BL: Dunkirk House

July

Thursday 25th, 7.30pm Tone Deanery Synod meeting. Venue tbc

Tuesday 30th, 9.30am-12noon Holiday Bible Club. BL: CC

Wednesday 31st, 9.30am-12noon Holiday Bible Club. BL: CC

August

Thursday 1st, 9.30am-12noon Holiday Bible Club. BL: CC

Saturday 10th, 2pm LSL Church Fete. LSL: School Field

 

September

Monday 16th, 10am St Mary’s Messy Church Planning meeting. BL: CC

October

Saturday 12th, 10am-12noon St Mary’s Messy Church. BL: CC

Tuesday 29th, 7.30pm Tone Deanery Synod meeting. Venue tbc

November

 

December

 

 

REGULAR EVENTS

On the 2nd Monday of each month, a Julian Group will meet. A Julian Group meet in the Quiet Room of the Church Centre for a form of contemplative prayer and meditation using an extended period of silence (around 30 minutes).

On the 4th Monday of each month, Soup-er Lunch from 12noon until 1.30pm. Soup, bread and cheese will be offered in the downstairs hall of the Church Centre. All welcome

Every Tuesday, in St Mary the Virgin, Bishops Lydeard: Bellringers Practice for young bellringers and/or learners from 6pm to 7.30pm. Main Practice is from 7.30pm to 9pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT, AT PRESENT, THE BELLS CANNOT BE RUNG DUE TO DAMAGE TO THE STONEWORK PINNACLES ON THE TOP OF THE TOWER.

Every Friday, in St Mary the Virgin, Bishops Lydeard: choir Practice from 5-6pm in the Church

On the 1st Friday of every month, in the Church Centre at St Mary the Virgin, Bishops Lydeard:

Coffee Morning, from 10am until 12noon.

On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, in Combe Florey Village Hall:

Bookmart from 2.30 to 4.30pm.

On the 1st Tuesday in every month, in West Bagborough Village Hall:

Coffee, tea and cakes plus a Bookmart from 10.30am until midday.

MONTHLY QUIET DAYS

Dates: the last Friday in the month. NEXT PROPOSED QUIET DAY FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY, SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Place: 20 Lethbridge Place, the home of Penny and Michael Gale. There is a number limit of 10 participants.

Time: 10.30am until 4pm with either a “talking” lunch, or a silent lunch, and ending with a Eucharist, followed by tea and cake!

Cost: no charge. Drinks are provided, but bring a packed lunch. Some people like to chat over lunch, although there is provision for a silent lunch if that is preferred.

These quiet days are usually led either by Penny Gale, Revd. Maureen Young, Jenny Greenwood or Margaret Gover.

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