Events

BENEFICE DIARY 2019/2020

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

2019

November

Wednesday 20th, 2.15pm Finance Committee meeting. BL: CC

Friday 22nd, 5-6pm Choir Practice. BL: Church

7.30pm Wainwright Talk: Derek Cockell. BL: CC

Saturday 23rd, 8.30am Men’s Breakfast. BL: CC

2pm Funeral. BL: Church

Monday 25th, 12noon-1.30pm Souper Lunch. BL: CC

Friday 29th, 5-6pm Choir Practice. BL: Church

 

December

Monday 2nd, 4pm LSL Church Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

7pm BL PCC meeting. BL: CC

Tuesday 3rd, 10.30am-12noon Coffee Morning. WB: Village Hall

6.30pm WB PCC meeting. WB: Village Hall

Wednesday 4th, 11.30am Open the Book practice. BL: CC

Friday 6th, 2pm Snowman Drive (think “Beetle Drive”!). BL: CC

5-6pm Choir Practice. BL: Church

Monday 9th, 8.30am Open the Book presentation. BL: School

2.30pm Julian Group. BL: CC Quiet Room

7.30pm Reading Group. BL: CC Quiet Room

Wednesday 11th, 2.15pm Open the Book presentation. LSL: School

3pm Prayer Group. BL: CC

Friday 13th, 2pm LSL School Christingle. LSL: Church

5-6pm Choir Practice. BL: Church

Saturday 14th, 9.30am Churchwardens’ meeting with Revd. Maureen. BL: CC

2-4pm Carolathon: Christmas themed songs and carols followed by mince pies and mulled wine. BL: Church

2.30 pm Christmas Wreath-Making session. LSL: Village Hall

Tuesday 17th, 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight. WB: Church

Wednesday 18th, 1.45pm LSL School Good Work Assembly. LSL: Church

3.15pm LSL Christmas Tree Festival preparation. LSL: Church

6pm BL School Carol service. BL: Church

Thursday 19th, all day LSL Christmas Tree Festival preparation. LSL: Church

Friday 20th, 6pm LSL Christmas Tree Festival Opening Ceremony: carol singing, mulled wine and mince pies . LSL: Church

5-6pm Choir Practice. BL: Church

Saturday 21st, 3.30pm Dunkirk House Carols. BL: Dunkirk House

Monday 30th, 12noon-1.30pm Christmas Souper Lunch. BL: CC

 

2020

January

Saturday 11th, 9.30am Church Centre Group meeting. BL: CC

Monday 13th, 10.15am Community Outreach Group meeting. BL: CC

Tuesday 14th, 7.30pm LSL PCC meeting. LSL: Rectory

Sunday 18th, 9am-1pm Diocesan CMS Poneers Course. BL: CC Upper Hall

Friday 31st, 2.30pm Cothestone PCC meeting. BL: CC

 

February

Thursday 20th, 7.30pm Tone Deanery Synod. Wellington: St John’s Church

 

March

Wednesday 11th, 7.30pm CF PCC meeting. CF: Inmans

Monday 30th, Golden Wedding Blessing. LSL: Church, time tbc

 

April

Wednesday 1st, 2pm LSL School Good Work Assembly. LSL: Church

Friday 3rd, 2pm LSL School Easter Service. LSL: Church

 

May

Wednesday 20th, 7.30pm CF Annual Church Meeting (APCM). CF: Church

 

June

Wednesday 10th, 6.30pm Wedding rehearsal. WB: Church

Saturday 13th, 12.30pm Wedding. WB: Church

Saturday 20th, 12noon Wedding. BL: Church

 

July

Thursday 9th, 7.30pm Tone Deanery Synod. ?Appley Pavilion – to be confirmed.

Wednesday 15th, 1.45pm LSL School Good Work Assembly. LSL: Church

Saturday 25th, St Francis Family Camp arrive. BL: Scout Camp.

Tuesday 28th, 7.30pm St Francis Family Camp possible Taize service. BL: CC

Thursday 30th, St Francis Family Camp leave. BL: Scout Camp

 

August

Saturday 1st, 1pm Service of Blessing after Civil Marriage. BL: Church

2pm Wedding. WB: Church

Wednesday 5th, 12 noon Wedding rehearsal. BL: Church

Saturday 8th, 2pm Wedding. BL: Church

 

September

Monday 21st, 6pm Wedding rehearsal. BL: Church

Saturday 26th, 1.30pm Wedding. BL: Church

 

October

Tuesday 20th, 7.30pm Tone Deanery Synod. ?Ash Priors Village Hall – to be confirmed.

 

2021

June

Friday 25th, 1pm Wedding. C: Church

 

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 at 2.30pm for contemplative prayer and meditation using an extended period of silence (around 30 minutes).

A newly-formed Prayer Group will meet in St Mary’s Church Centre to pray for the life of the five churches in our Benefice during the Vacancy, for those taking on responsibilities during the Vacancy and for those who may respond to our need for a new Rector.

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 Wednesdays, every three weeks, 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: usually the last Friday in the month. NO MORE QUIET DAYS IN 2019. THE FIRST IS SCHEDULED FOR 28TH FEBRUARY – WEATHER PERMITTING.

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.