Events

BENEFICE DIARY 2018

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

2018

JANUARY

Monday 22nd, 12noon-2pm Souper Lunch. BL: CC

2.30pm Prayer Group. BL: CC Quiet Room

7pm BL PCC meeting. BL: CC

Thursday 25th, 11am Funeral. BL: Church

Monday 29th, 9am Social Fundraising & Advertising Group meeting. BL: Little Orchard, Piffin Lane

Wednesday 31st, 7pm CF Planned Giving Review Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

FEBRUARY

Thursday 1st, 10.30am-1pm “All things Lent & Easter” – Resources for those who work with children and young people in their church and community. BL: CC

Friday 2nd, 10am Coffee Morning. BL: CC

Saturday 3rd, 9.30am-12noon Lay Ministry Assistant Training, 1/4. BL: CC

Monday 5th, 4pm LSL Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

6pm Beavers’ Visit. BL: Church

7.30pm Tone Deanery Synod, with Bishop Rush, Bishop of Taunton. Wiveliscombe: St Andrew’s Church

Tuesday 6th, 6.30pm WB PCC meeting. WB: Village Hall

Wednesday 7th, 2.15pm BL Finance Group meeting. BL: CC

Thursday 8th, 2pm Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Gilmour Payne. BL: Church

Friday 9th, 7.30pm Peter Harrison’s Winter Talk Series (4). BL: CC

Saturday 10th, 9.30am-12noon Lay Ministry Assistant Training, 2/4. BL: CC

3pm Messy Church planning meeting. LSL: Honeydowns

Monday 12th, 2.30pm Julian Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

7.15pm Lent Course (1/5). BL: CC

Tuesday 13th, 7.30pm CF PCC meeting. CF: Combe Ford

Wednesday 14th, 11.30am Open the Book rehearsal. BL: CC

Saturday 17th, 10am-4pm Benefice Quiet Day. Mill House Retreat Centre.

Monday 19th, 8.30am Open the Book presentation. BL: School

12noon-2pm Lent Lunch, hosted by CF. BL: CC

7.15pm Lent Course (2./5). BL: CC

Wednesday 21st, 7.30pm Cothelstone PCC meeting. BL: CC

Friday 23rd, 10.30am-4pm Quiet Day. 20 Lethbridge Park

Saturday 24th, 9.30am-12noon Lay Ministry Assistant Training, 3/4. BL: CC

Monday 26th, Lent Lunch: hosed by BL. BL: CC

2.30pm Prayer Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

7.15pm Lent Course (3/5). BL: CC

Wednesday 28th, 2.15pm Open the Book presentation. LSL: School

MARCH

Friday 2nd, Women’s World Day of Prayer. BL: CC

Saturday 3rd, Lay Ministry Assistant Training, 4/4. BL: CC

Monday 5th, 4pm LSL Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

7.15pm. Lent Course (4/5). BL: CC

Wednesday 7th, 7.30pm Prayer & Spirituality Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Friday 9th, Coffee Morning. BL: CC

7.30pm Peter Harrison’s Winter Talk Series (5). BL: CC

Saturday 10th, 10am-12noon Mothering Sunday craft activities and Act of Worship. WB: Popham Hall

2-4pm Mothering Sunday family activity fun afternoon. LSL: Village Hall

Monday 12th, 2pm LSL PCC meeting. LSL: Manor House

2.30pm Julian Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

7.15pm Lent Course (5/5). BL: CC

Tuesday 13th, 7.30pm LSL PCC meeting. LSL: Manor House

Wednesday 14th, 11.30am Open the Book rehearsal. BL: CC

2.15pm Open the Book presentation. LSL: School

Saturday 17th, 10am-12noon LSL Church Spring Clean. LSL: Church & Churchyard

Monday 19th, 8.30am Open the Book presentation. BL: School

Lent Lunch, hosted by LSL. BL: CC

7.30pm Reading Group. BL: CC Quiet Room

Tuesday 20th, 1.45pm LSL School Easter Service. LSL: Church

Wednesday 21st, 1.45pm LSL School Good Work Assembly. LSL: Church

Friday 23rd, 10.30am-4pm Quiet Day. 20 Lethbridge Park. PLEASE NOTE: Quiet Days are normally on the 4th Friday in the month, but next Friday is Good Friday so this month’s QD has been brought forward.

Monday 26th, 12noon Souper Lunch. BL: CC

2.30pm Prayer Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

APRIL

Monday 9th, 10.15am Community Outreach Group meeting. BL: CC

2.30pm Julian Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

4pm LSL Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

Tuesday 10th, 6pm WB Annual Church Meeting. WB: Village Hall

Saturday 14th, 9.30am Church Centre Group meeting. BL: CC

Monday 16th, 7.30pm Reading Group. BL: CC Quiet Room

Wednesday 18th, 7pm CF Annual Church Meeting. CF: Church

Saturday 21st, 10am CF Spring Clean Working Party. CF: Church and Burial Ground

2pm Wedding. BL: Church

Monday 23rd, 12noon Souper Lunch. BL: CC

2.30pm Prayer Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Wednesday 25th, 7pm LSL Annual Church Meeting. LSL: Church

Friday 27th, 10.30am-4pm Quiet Day. 20 Lethbridge Park

MAY

Friday 4th, 1pm Wedding. LSL: Church

Monday 7th, 10.30am Proposed Plant Sale. BL

4pm LSL Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

Saturday 12th, SOMERSET DAY. Proposed Women’s Institute Flower Festival. Cothelstone: Church

Monday 14th, 2.30pm Julian Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Saturday 19th, Proposed St Pancras’ Day craft and family activities with Act of Worship. WB: Popham Hall

Monday 21st, Reading Group. BL: CC Quiet Room

Friday 25th, 10.30am-4pm Quiet Day. 20 Lethbridge Park

Sunday 27th, 3pm Wedding. C: Church

Monday 28th, 12 noon Souper Lunch. BL: CC

2.30pm Prayer Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

JUNE

Monday 4th, 4pm LSL Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

Monday 11th, 2.30pm Julian Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Tuesday 12th, 6.30pm WB PCC meeting. WB: Village Hall

Monday 18th, 7.30pm Reading Group. BL: CC Quiet Room

Monday 25th, 9.30am Tone Deanery Synod Standing Committee meeting. Venue to be confirmed.

12noon Souper Lunch. BL: CC

2.30pm Prayer Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Friday 29th, 10.30am-4pm Quiet Day. 20 Lethbridge Park

JULY

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

Monday 9th, 2.30pm Julian Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Thursday 12th, 7.30pm Tone Deanery Synod meeting. Venue to be confirmed.

Monday 16th, 7.30pm Reading Group. BL: CC Quiet Room

Thursday 19th, 1.45pm LSL School Good Work Assembly. LSL: Church

Saturday 21st, 2pm LSL Fete. LSL: School Field

Monday 23rd, 12noon Souper Lunch. BL: CC

2.30pm Prayer Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Tuesday 24th, Holiday Bible Club. BL: CC

Wednesday 25th, Holiday Bible Club. BL: CC

Thursday 26th, Holiday Bible Club. BL: CC

Friday 27th, Holiday Bible Club. BL: CC

10.30am-4pm Quiet Day. 20 Lethbridge Park

AUGUST

Monday 6th, 4pm LSL Water Project Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

Monday 13th, 2.30pm Julian Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Monday 20th, 7.30pm Reading Group. BL: CC Quiet Room

Monday 27th, Bank Holiday Tea Party. BL: CC

Friday 31st, 10.30am-4pm Quiet Day. 20 Lethbridge Park

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 1st, WB Fete. WB: Cricket Field

Wedding. BL: Church

Monday 3rd, 4pm LSL Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

Saturday 8th, Horticultural Show. LSL: Village Hall

1pm Wedding. C: Church

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

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

Tuesday 18th, 6.30pm WB PCC meeting. WB: Village Hall

Monday 24th, 12noon Souper Lunch. BL: CC

2.30pm Prayer Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Friday 28th, 10.30am-4pm Quiet Day. 20 Lethbridge Park

OCTOBER

Monday 1st, 4pm LSL Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

Saturday 6th, 1pm Wedding. BL: Church

7pm LSL Harvest Supper. LSL: Village Hall

Monday 8th, 2.30pm Julian Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Saturday 13th, am WB Children’s Harvest craft and family activities. WB: Village Hall

?7pm WB Harvest Supper. WB: Village Hall

Monday 15th, 9.30am Tone Deanery Synod Standing Committee meeting. Venue to be confirmed.

7.30pm Reading Group. BL: Church Centre Quiet Room

Monday 22nd, 12noon Souper Lunch. BL: CC

2.30pm Prayer Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Fridsay 26th, 10.30am-4pm Quiet Day. 20 Lethbridge Park

NOVEMBER

Monday 5th, 4pm LSL Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

Tuesday 6th, 7.30pm Tone Deanery Synod meeting. Venue to be confirmed.

Saturday 10th, 9-12noon Messy Church. BL: CC

Monday 12th, 2.30pm Julian Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

Monday 19th, 7.30pm Reading Group. BL: Church Centre Quiet Room

Monday 26th, 12noon Souper Lunch

2.30pm Prayer Group meeting. BL: CC Quiet Room

DECEMBER

Monday 3rd, 4pm LSL Development Group meeting. LSL: Rectory

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

Friday 7th, Proposed Christmas Tree Festival. LSL: Church

Saturday 8th, Proposed Christmas Tree Festival Opening Ceremony. LSL: Church

Sunday 9th, Proposed Christmas Tree Festival. LSL: Church

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

Proposed Christmas Tree Festival Closing Ceremony. LSL: Church

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

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

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

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

BENEFICE QUIET DAY: PIED BEAUTY: A journey to Easter Day with St Mark’s Gospel. 

SATURDAY 17th February 2018: 10am-4pm, led by The Revd. Prebendary Julian Smith @ Mill House Retreat Centre. Cost: £20 per person, to include coffee and biscuits on arrival, ploughman’s lunch and tea and cake before departure. 

A sign-up sheet can be found at the back of all our Benefice churches, for those wishing to attend. Please give your £20 payment to our Reader: Katharine Smith.

 

LAY MINISTRY ASSISTANT TRAINING COURSE: Saturdays 3rd, 10th and 24th February & Saturday 3rd March from 9.30am to 12noon.

ATTENDANCE AT ALL FOUR SESSIONS IS ESSENTIAL. The course will be led by the Revd. Helene Stainer, in the Church Centre at Bishops Lydeard. The course will offer training to those from all five churches in our Benefice who feel they would like to be involved in leading Services of the Word, i.e. Morning Prayer or our Fourth Sunday Service. If you feel called to this ministry, or would like to explore what it entails, then please think about it carefully and pray about it before speaking either to Matthew or Maureen.

 

 

ON-GOING 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.

On the 4th Monday of each month, the Prayer Group will meet in the Quiet Room of the Church Centre, for approximately thirty minutes, to pray for the life and work of St Mary’s Church and the wider community.

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 Monday 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. QUIET DAYS BEGIN AGAIN IN 2018, THE FIRST BEING ON FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY – SEE DIARY.

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, Joan Smith our Reader Emeritus or Margaret Gover.

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