Information Sheet

 

Three Valleys Team

 

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Information Sheet 29th July 2020

 

 

 

 

THREE

VALLEYS

INFORMATION SHEET

     

29 July 2020

 

73rd Chetnole Flower Show

Saturday 1st August 2020
2pm – 4.30pm, Chetnole Village Hall
(Due to Covid-19 it will be different. The flower show will go ahead as usual. Instead of the usual fete element, they encourage you to bring a picnic fit for VE Day.

 

Cancellation of Wine & Cheese Party

 

(Sadly, Beer Hackett PCC have decided with much regret to cancel the above for the first time in nearly 20 years – hopefully this will be
re-organised in the not too distant future)

 

Yetminster Village Flower Show

 

Saturday 15thAugust (more details to follow)

 

The ALWESTON CAR BOOT SALE planned for August has sadly had to be cancelled.

 

(Please note that all of the above events are subject to cancellation/change due to the Corona Virus and if in doubt, it may be advisable to check with the organisers of the event to see that they are still going ahead)

 

Pogles Wood Explorers

Holiday Club – This is planned to commence on Monday 13 July from 10.00am – 3.00pm (half days available) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays each week until the end of August. Numbers restricted to six children per day costing £15.00 per day.

 

Wild School Week – Monday 24th to Friday 28th August (excluding Wednesday) activities include making a Den, baking bread, con-structing a sundial or designing a paper air-plane! For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Facebook Pogles Wood Explorers

 

The Countrymen's club - Farm visits and cream teas

From August to October 2020, on select dates, the Countrymen's club based at Boyshill, Holnest, will be offering a cream tea and a farm walk to local men with a rural background along with their wives and carers.
You will have 1.5 hours on the farm with a maximum of 2 couples on the farm per ses-sion. Social distancing rules and relevant hy-giene precautions will be strictly observed. There will be an opportunity to see the animals and some of the crafts that our countrymen have made over the years as well as the chance to talk about farming and the rural way of life.
There will be a small charge of £5 per person to cover costs.
If you are interested, please give them a call on the number below and they will let you know the dates and times available.
Rylands Farm, Boyshill, Holnest DT9 5PS
Tel: 01935 210703

 

Prayer for the Day

 

Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

Monday – Compline - at 6.00pm via Three Valleys Team Facebook page (Rev.George Moody)

Wednesday @ 6.00pm – a Celtic Night Prayer with Rev. Richard Kirlew using Zoom

Friday @ 6.00pm –a Celtic Compline Rev.Anne Budgell (Three valleys Team facebook page)

Sunday morning (2nd August) Anne will be tak-ing an online BCP Communion at 10.00am (face-book)

 

A Message from the Clergy Team
There has been some concern expressed that the clergy are not seen so much in the villages during the lockdown. We are aware of this and want to assure you that we are still available for telephone consultations or via skype, zoom and all the other electronic methods of communication

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

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Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

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Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

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Benefice Office Contact Details

 

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600
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Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

Please send items for publication on the web-site (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Salisbury Diocese appeal for help during the Coronavirus crisis on behalf of the Sudan

Our own problems with COVID-19 in this country are significant, but our brothers and sisters in South Sudan and Sudan face even greater problems with even less resources. Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo of the Episcopal Church in Sudan sends us the message that his people "would rather die of COVID-19 than hunger".

Salisbury Diocese has a long association with the churches in the Sudans, and Bishop Nicholas has responded to their urgent need for improved hygiene and basic food items to help starve off the virus by launching the SOAP and FOOD Appeal, which will run throughout July.  More details, including a poster which can be downloaded, can be found at https://www.salisbury.anglican.org/mission/the-sudan-link/emergency-appeal.  Donations should be sent via Justgiving – https://bit.ly/sudansemergency.

Note: - Please remember that this is a separate appeal to our normal regular giving to Ezo.  We will still be endeavouring to help the Ezo diocese. 

 

The Wriggle Valley Mothers’ Union

A coffee morning is planned on October 24th in the Methodist Church, Yetminster to enable them to do some much needed fund raising.  The above charity, like so many others have suffered due to the Covid-19 epidemic.  If you have time, do take a look at their wonderful range of cards plus other things that can be ordered on-line.  I understand that delivery is very prompt and efficient.

 

Ride+Stride 2020 is ON!

 

Dorset Historic Churches Trust (DHCT) is de-lighted to announce plans to go ahead with Ride+Stride 2020 on September 12th.

 

John Floyd and Oscar pictured at Kington Magna last year. They visited 10 churches and raised over £200.

 

As churches re-open after months of lockdown, the Trustees believe it is time to support church build-ings, and continue their effort to maintain Dorset’s cherished history and heritage.

 

Ride+Stride is an outdoor event for individuals or families to be sponsored to walk, cycle or horse ride, between churches. It will carry on within the limits of whatever social distancing requirements are in force at that time.

 

While 50% of the cash raised is allocated for resto-ration grants for churches of all denominations across the county, the other 50% is returned to indi-vidual churches nominated by the riders or striders for their own uses. At a time when church income has been severely reduced, the Trustees were keen that Ride+Stride 2020 should not be added to the long list of events cancelled this year.

 

For more information please see your Church Notice boards nearer the time or contact: https://www.dhct.org.uk for more information.

 

 Future Church Service Dates: -

 

 2nd August

 

Glanvilles Wootton @ 10.00am

 

Batcombe @ 10.00am

 

Beer Hackett @ 10.00am

 

 
9th August 

 

 
Holwell  - Morning Prayer @ 10.00am

 

Leigh - Holy Communion @ 10.00am

 

Thornford - Family Service @ 10.00am

 

 
16th August

 

 Yetminster – Holy Communion @ 10.00am

 

(Please let George Moody know if you plan on coming to the service, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01935 872287 as a list of those attending the service has to be kept for 21 days under current Government rules). Thank you

 

 
30th August

 

 Caundle Marsh (St Peter & St Paul) @ 10.00 – please make a note of the new time!  Rev. Richard Kirlew will be taking the above service.  All welcome!

 

 (There will also be electronic Eucharist service on facebook next Sunday with Rev.Anne Budgell for those who would prefer not to come out yet).

 

 Word for the Day

 

 During Covid-19 many of you may already know that Rev.Tony Gilbert has been live-streaming a ‘Word for the Day’ on the Three Valleys facebook page.  (The text used for these can be read at your leisure on the Three Valleys Website page and found under the heading ‘Announcements’ – Word for the Day).

 

https://www.threevalleysteam.org

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

 

 

St Andrew's Yetminster:

Open from 8am to midday daily, seven days a week.  Please note: There will be no access from the south entrance around the Tower for the next three months, due to scaffolding and the Tower works team, so please use the main north door.

 

Leigh, St Andrew’s open daily 10am to 4pm

 

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

 

Holnest, Church of the Assumption, open on request

 

Chetnole St Peter's will be open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4pm (possibly earlier or later de-pending on the day).  

 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm beginning Sunday 21st June.

 

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

 

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednes-days

 

Folke, St.Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm (starting 24th June)

 

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

 

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone num-bers on Church notice board and porch gate.

 

 Re-opening of Churches

 

 For the latest Gov.guidelines please refer to the link below: -

 

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-from-4-july/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-from-4-july

 

The change in the Government's guidance means that those of our churches, that are able to do so safely, can now open for private prayer.

Those who have been able to open up for a few hours each day or at set times during the week have found themselves negotiating the long list of measures that they need to put in place to keep us all safe.

For the first month after we are allowed back into church we intend to hold simply three services per Sunday, one service in each of the Three Valley groups (Wriggle Valley, Gifle Valley and Vale of the White hart).  These will rotate through the various churches in those areas.  We will also continue broadcasting a weekly service via the internet.  It seems likely that initially, distancing rules will have to be observed in church and that hymn singing will not be allowed as the deep breathing needed to sing is believed to increase the risk of spreading the virus.  Details of where the services are to be held will be published in the weekly electronic pew sheet, on our Facebook page and our website nearer the time

Music in our Churches?

Some good news that we have recently heard, is that Organ practice is now permitted providing the usual precautions of social distancing are observed. We look forward to a time where worship and music can once again be combined and our choirs are allowed to sing in our churches and cathedrals.

 

Church Warden’s Meeting!

 

The next meeting will be held on Monday 24th August @ 10:30am via Zoom

   

Benefice Council Meeting

 

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 5th August Via Zoom at 3:00pm

The Sherborne Team office are still at their old address 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LQ     Tel. 01935 812459

Re-usable Masks

 

(Cotton washable re-usable masks are now available from Hamish the farm shop and Leigh village stores if required).

 

Feeding the Hungry

Times are hard for many, but the Church is stepping up.

Our Social Justice Manager Colin Brady says:

"The team at Faithworks Wessex who run our foodbanks in Blandford, Poole, and Wimborne - as well as projects supporting single parent families, people struggling with financial issues, people living on the streets, and people dealing with addiction - has kept on working through lockdown, making appropriate changes, and even increasing some of their services."

Great work, team Faithworks Wessex!

Did you know that foodbanks have their roots here in this Diocese?

In 2000, Trussell Trust founder Paddy Henderson started the Salisbury Foodbank in his garden shed and garage, providing 3 days’ of emergency food to local people in crisis.

The Trussell Trust now supports over 1,200 foodbank centres across the UK

GOLD AWARD

Congratulations to St Mary's Church in Beaminster on receiving a Gold Eco Church award.

 This is only the 12th such award in England and Wales, and St Mary's are the first church to receive this award in the Diocese of Salisbury.

The Gold Award, part of A Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales, comes after 3 years of sustained effort by St Mary's Eco Committee, which included a change to more environmentally friendly heating, eco events, litter picking, toilet twinning, and even a plan to be zero carbon by 2030.

The driving force behind the work is Dr Gill Perrott, who signed up her parish and its medieval church for the Eco Church schem

The Sherborne Team

 

The Right Reverend Karen Gorham 
Bishop of Sherborne

01258 444521
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
On social media: 

The Area Team has recently moved! (Previously at Corfe Mullen (also correspondence address for Bishop Karen)
 

The Ven Penny Sayer
Archdeacon of Sherborne

01258 444521
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 The Sherborne Office area team

Tel. 01258 444521
Sherborne Office, Dairy Barn, Ash Farm Courtyard, Stourpaine DT11 8PW.

Office hours: 8.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
The office answer machine is on when there is no one is the office available to take your call. Please leave a message and they will contact you as soon as possible.

Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons for the foreseeable future.

 

Take care - Jeanette

 

 

 

 

 

 

20h July 2020

 

73rd Chetnole Flower Show

 

Saturday 1st August 2020

2pm – 4.30pm, Chetnole Village Hall

(Due to Covid-19 it will be different. The flower show will go ahead as usual. Instead of the usual fete element, they encourage you to bring a picnic fit for VE Day.

 

Leigh Candle Auction 2020

 

New re-arranged date of 23 July, @ 6.30pm – Leigh Village Hall. Please come along and bid!

 

Wine & Cheese Party – in aid of St.Michael’s Church, Beer Hackett

The above may still go ahead on Friday 7th August – please remember the date and look out for various notices regarding the above nearer the time.

Pogles Wood Explorers

Holiday Club – This is planned to commence on Monday 13 July from 10.00am – 3.00pm (half days available) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays each week until the end of August. Numbers restricted to six children per day costing £15.00 per day.

Wild School Week – Monday 24th to Friday 28th August (excluding Wednesday) activities include making a Den, baking bread, constructing a sundial or designing a paper airplane! For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Facebook Pogles Wood Explorers

The Countrymen’s club -Farm visits and cream teas

From August to October 2020, on select dates, the Countrymen’s club based at Boyshill,   Holnest, will be offering a cream tea and a farm walk to local men with a rural background along with their wives and carers.

You will have 1.5 hours on the farm with a maximum of 2 couples on the farm per session. Social distancing rules and relevant hygiene precautions will be strictly observed. There will be an opportunity to see the animals and some of the crafts that our countrymen have made over the years as well as the chance to talk about farming and the rural way of life.

There will be a small charge of £5 per person to cover costs.

If you are interested, please give them a call on the number below and they will let you know the dates and times available.

Rylands Farm, Boyshill, Holnest DT9 5PS

Tel: 01935 210703

The ALWESTON CAR BOOT SALE planned for August has sadly had to be cancelled.

(Please note that all of the above events are subject to cancellation/change due to the Corona Virus and if in doubt, it may be advisable to check with the organisers of the event to see that they are still going ahead)

Prayer for the Day

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE

AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

MondayCompline - at 6.00pm via Three Valleys Team Facebook page (Rev.George Moody)

Wednesday @ 6.00pm – a Reflective Night Prayer with Rev. Richard Kirlew using Zoom

Friday @ 6.00pm – an online service with Rev.Anne Budgell (Three valleys Team facebook page)

Sunday morning Tony will be taking an online service during which Communion will be offered

A Message from the Clergy Team

There has been some concern expressed that the clergy are not seen so much in the villages during the lockdown. We are aware of this and want to assure you that we are still available for telephone consultations or via skype, zoom and all the other electronic methods of communication

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

 

 

A Close Shave

The Parish Giving Scheme

Dear Clergy, PCC Treasurers, PCC Secretaries and Churchwardens

Just a reminder about the Parish Giving Scheme webinar this Thursday and to let you know there are currently still places available if you haven’t already booked (please note the closing date for bookings is close of play tomorrow).  To book a place please click on the highlighted link below which will take you to the relevant booking page on our website.

 

The Parish Giving Scheme:  23rd July, 2.00 - 3.00 pm
Get the latest developments about how you can utilise the Parish Giving Scheme at this time. We will be joined by Helen Richardson, CEO of the Parish Giving Scheme, and we will also hear from representatives from local churches who are successfully using the scheme.

(Zoom links and meeting codes to access the webinars will be issued 24 hours in advance.)

Kind regards,

Sally

Sally Finn

On behalf of Parish Support, Diocese of Salisbury

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Raising money for the Sudans Emergency Appeal and Dorset Historic Churches Trust has been a hair-raising experience for one of our Archdeacons.

Archdeacon of Dorset Antony MacRow-Wood decided to make his first post-lockdown haircut a chance to raise money for 2 good causes.

And to make sure people were willing to give, he offered to have all his locks shaved off.

Archdeacon Antony said:

"People in South Sudan and Sudan have been hard hit by Covid-19 and lack the medical facilities we take for granted. The Diocesan Link helps fund, medical equipment, training and medicines.

"Churches in Dorset have not been able to raise funds for repairs this year but the buildings still require maintenance. Dorset Historic Churches Trust helps churches with the cost of repairs.

 

A Salisbury Diocese appeal for help during the Coronavirus crisis on behalf of the Sudan

 

Our own problems with COVID-19 in this country are significant, but our brothers and sisters in South Sudan and Sudan face even greater problems with even less resources. Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo of the Episcopal Church in Sudan sends us the message that his people “would rather die of COVID-19 than hunger”.

 

Salisbury Diocese has a long association with the churches in the Sudans, and Bishop Nicholas has responded to their urgent need for improved hygiene and basic food items to help starve off the virus by launching the SOAP and FOOD Appeal, which will run throughout July. More details, including a poster which can be downloaded, can be found at https://www.salisbury.anglican.org/mission/the-sudan-link/emergency-appeal. Donations should be sent via Justgiving – https://bit.ly/sudansemergency.

 

Note: - Please remember that this is a separate appeal to our normal regular giving to Ezo. We will still be endeavouring to help the Ezo diocese.

 

 

The Wriggle Valley Mothers’ Union

 

A coffee morning is planned on October 24th in the Methodist Church, Yetminster to enable them to do some much needed fund raising. The above charity, like so many others have suffered due to the Covid-19 epidemic. If you have time, do take a look at their wonderful range of cards plus other things that can be ordered on-line. I understand that delivery is very prompt and efficient.

 

 

Rural Mission Sunday – 19th July @ 11.00am

 

A benefice open air service in Leigh church yard to celebrate Rural Mission Sunday proved popular and was enjoyed by those present. Although the weather was slightly showery to begin with it brightened up and all was well.

 

Many thanks to Richard for co-ordinating the above and to everyone who had helped in the planning of the above – it was lovely to see and chat to many who hadn’t seen one another for many months.

 

Small bunches of flowers were given to individuals after the service so that we might take them to our own local churches/homes to remind us of our fellowship and connection with one another in our benefice.

 

Ride+Stride 2020 is ON!

Dorset Historic Churches Trust (DHCT) is delighted to announce plans to go ahead with Ride+Stride 2020 on September 12th.

John Floyd and Oscar pictured at Kington Magna last year. They visited 10 churches and raised over £200.

As churches re-open after months of lockdown, the Trustees believe it is time to support church buildings, and continue their effort to maintain Dorset’s cherished history and heritage.

Ride+Stride is an outdoor event for individuals or families to be sponsored to walk, cycle or horse ride, between churches. It will carry on within the limits of whatever social distancing requirements are in force at that time.

While 50% of the cash raised is allocated for restoration grants for churches of all denominations across the county, the other 50% is returned to individual churches nominated by the riders or striders for their own uses. At a time when church income has been severely reduced, the Trustees were keen that Ride+Stride 2020 should not be added to the long list of events cancelled this year.

For more information please see your Church Notice boards nearer the time or contact: https://www.dhct.org.uk for more information.

 

 

Future Church Service Dates: -

 

26th July

 

Holwell @ 10.00am

Chetnole @ 10.00am

Bradford Abbas @ 10.00am

 

2nd August

 

Glanvilles Wootton @ 10.00am

Batcombe @ 10.00am

Beer Hackett @ 10.00am

 

30th August

 

Caundle Marsh (St Peter & St Paul) @ 10.00 – please make a note of the new time! Rev. Richard Kirlew will be taking the above service. All welcome!

 

(There will also be electronic Eucharist service on facebook next Sunday with Rev.Anne Budgell for those who would prefer not to come out yet).

 

 

Word for the Day

 

During Covid-19 many of you may already know that Rev.Tony Gilbert has been live-streaming a ‘Word for the Day’ on the Three Valleys facebook page. (The text used for these can be read at your leisure on the Three Valleys Website page and found under the heading ‘Announcements’ – Word for the Day).

https://www.threevalleysteam.org

 

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

St Andrew's Yetminster:

Open from 8am to midday daily, seven days a week.  Please note: There will be no access from the south entrance around the Tower for the next three months, due to scaffolding and the Tower works team, so please use the main door.


Leigh, St Andrew’s open daily 10am to 4pm

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Holnest, Church of the Assumption, open on request

Chetnole St Peter's will be open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4pm (possibly earlier or later depending on the day).  

 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm beginning Sunday 21st June.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St.Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm (starting 24th June)

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

 

Re-opening of Churches

 

For the latest Gov.guidelines please refer to the link below: -

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-from-4-july/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-from-4-july

 

The change in the Government's guidance means that those of our churches, that are able to do so safely, can now open for private prayer.

Those who have been able to open up for a few hours each day or at set times during the week have found themselves negotiating the long list of measures that they need to put in place to keep us all safe.

For the first month after we are allowed back into church we intend to hold simply three services per Sunday, one service in each of the Three Valley groups (Wriggle Valley, Gifle Valley and Vale of the White hart).  These will rotate through the various churches in those areas.  We will also continue broadcasting a weekly service via the internet.  It seems likely that initially, distancing rules will have to be observed in church and that hymn singing will not be allowed as the deep breathing needed to sing is believed to increase the risk of spreading the virus.  Details of where the services are to be held will be published in the weekly electronic pew sheet, on our Facebook page and our website nearer the time

 

Music in our Churches?

Some good news that we have recently heard, is that Organ practice is now permitted providing the usual precautions of social distancing are observed. We look forward to a time where worship and music can once again be combined and our choirs are allowed to sing in our churches and cathedrals.

 

Local Prayer Spaces
Local Prayer Spaces have been launched as a way to encourage prayer - even if you can't open your church. While all our churches will be allowed to open up for private prayer, many - especially those who look after our rural churches - will find this difficult or impossible to achieve, and so our Rural Hope Team, with the help of Bishop Karen, has developed a way to make sure everyone can find a place to pray

 

Daily Hope: a daily habit

Daily Hope, the free 24-hour worship phoneline launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby on 26 April, has received more than 170,000 calls, totaling more than two million minutes of listen time.

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Church Warden’s Meeting!

 

The next meeting will be held on Monday 27th July @ 10.30am via Zoom

 

 

 

Benefice Council Meeting

 

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 5th August – venue tbc/Zoom meeting

The Sherborne Team office are still at their old address 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LQ     Tel. 01935 812459

The Sherborne Team

 

The Right Reverend Karen Gorham 
Bishop of Sherborne

01258 444521
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
On social media: 

 

The Ven Antony MacRow-Wood 
Archdeacon of Dorset

01258 444521
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
On social media:    

 

The Ven Penny Sayer
Archdeacon of Sherborne

01258 444521
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Area Team has recently moved! (Previously at Corfe Mullen (also correspondence address for Bishop Karen)

New address: -

The Sherborne Office area team

Tel. 01258 444521
Sherborne Office, Dairy Barn, Ash Farm Courtyard, Stourpaine DT11 8PW.

Office hours: 8.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
The office answer machine is on when there is no one is the office available to take your call. Please leave a message and they will contact you as soon as possible.

Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons for the foreseeable future.

Take care - Jeanette

 

 

THREE

VALLEYS

INFORMATION SHEET

     

13th July 2020

Batcombe Initials Competition

“Batcombe are organising an Initials Quiz in aid of church funds; the questions are free from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Hilary Brocklehurst) and, if you wish to participate, submit your answers by email or to Scotley Farmhouse with a £2 donation to PCC Batcombe (bank details available on request) by Saturday 18th July in order to get the answers and to enter for a prize of £20. This might be a bit of fun for you and your families.”

 

73rd Chetnole Flower Show

 

Saturday 1st August 2020

2pm – 4.30pm, Chetnole Village Hall

(Due to Covid-19 it will be different. The flower show will go ahead as usual. Instead of the usual fete element, they encourage you to bring a picnic fit for VE Day.

 

Leigh Candle Auction 2020

 

New re-arranged date of 23 July, @ 6.30pm – Leigh Village Hall. Please come along and bid!

 

Wine & Cheese Party – in aid of St.Michael’s Church, Beer Hackett

The above may still go ahead on Friday 7th August – please remember the date and look out for various notices regarding the above nearer the time.

The Countrymen’s club -Farm visits and cream teas

From August to October 2020, on select dates, the Countrymen’s club based at Boyshill,   Holnest, will be offering a cream tea and a farm walk to local men with a rural background along with their wives and carers.

You will have 1.5 hours on the farm with a maximum of 2 couples on the farm per session. Social distancing rules and relevant hygiene precautions will be strictly observed. There will be an opportunity to see the animals and some of the crafts that our countrymen have made over the years as well as the chance to talk about farming and the rural way of life.

There will be a small charge of £5 per person to cover costs.

If you are interested, please give them a call on the number below and they will let you know the dates and times available.

Rylands Farm, Boyshill, Holnest DT9 5PS

Tel: 01935 210703

The ALWESTON CAR BOOT SALE planned for August has sadly had to be cancelled.

(Please note that all of the above events are subject to cancellation/change due to the Corona Virus and if in doubt, it may be advisable to check with the organisers of the event to see that they are still going ahead)

Prayer for the Day

Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE

AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

MondayCompline - at 6.00pm via Three Valleys Team Facebook page (Rev.George Moody)

Wednesday @ 6.00pm – a service with Rev. Richard Kirlew using Zoom

Friday @ 6.00pm – an online service with Rev.Tony Gilbert

A Message from the Clergy Team

There has been some concern expressed that the clergy are not seen so much in the villages during the lockdown. We are aware of this and want to assure you that we are still available for telephone consultations or via skype, zoom and all the other electronic methods of communication

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

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Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

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Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

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Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

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Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

 

 

A Close Shave

Raising money for the Sudans Emergency Appeal and Dorset Historic Churches Trust has been a hair-raising experience for one of our Archdeacons.

Archdeacon of Dorset Antony MacRow-Wood decided to make his first post-lockdown haircut a chance to raise money for 2 good causes.

And to make sure people were willing to give, he offered to have all his locks shaved off.

Archdeacon Antony said:

"People in South Sudan and Sudan have been hard hit by Covid-19 and lack the medical facilities we take for granted. The Diocesan Link helps fund, medical equipment, training and medicines.

"Churches in Dorset have not been able to raise funds for repairs this year but the buildings still require maintenance. Dorset Historic Churches Trust helps churches with the cost of repairs.

 

A Salisbury Diocese appeal for help during the Coronavirus crisis on behalf of the Sudan

 

Our own problems with COVID-19 in this country are significant, but our brothers and sisters in South Sudan and Sudan face even greater problems with even less resources. Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo of the Episcopal Church in Sudan sends us the message that his people “would rather die of COVID-19 than hunger”.

 

Salisbury Diocese has a long association with the churches in the Sudans, and Bishop Nicholas has responded to their urgent need for improved hygiene and basic food items to help starve off the virus by launching the SOAP and FOOD Appeal, which will run throughout July. More details, including a poster which can be downloaded, can be found at https://www.salisbury.anglican.org/mission/the-sudan-link/emergency-appeal. Donations should be sent via Justgiving – https://bit.ly/sudansemergency.

 

Note: - Please remember that this is a separate appeal to our normal regular giving to Ezo. We will still be endeavouring to help the Ezo diocese.

 

 

The Wriggle Valley Mothers’ Union

 

A coffee morning is planned on October 24th in the Methodist Church, Yetminster to enable them to do some much needed fund raising. The above charity, like so many others have suffered due to the Covid-19 epidemic. If you have time, do take a look at their wonderful range of cards plus other things that can be ordered on-line. I understand that delivery is very prompt and efficient.

 

 

And finally, Thank you!

 

This week saw many of our churches unlocking for worship for the first time in over 100 days.

 

Thank you to everyone who made it possible for Church Services to take place at Yetminster, Folke & Thornford last Sunday.

Members of our Church Community had worked very hard to create a safe and physically-distanced environment for a new version of worship allowed under the present restrictions for which we are all grateful.

 

Rural Mission Sunday – 19th July @ 11.00am

 

There will be a benefice open air service in Leigh church yard to celebrate Rural Mission Sunday. Richard is co-ordinating it and he writes the following:

 

The theme will be ‘Heaven in the Ordinary’. Please bring with you:

A garden flower/wild flower

A picnic and hot drink for after the Service -(None will be served after the service)

A garden chair

 

Parking will be in the Leigh Village Hall car park.

 

In the event of rain there will be shelter in the churchyard for those attending the service under open sided canvas.

 

Future Church Service Dates: -

 

26th July

 

Holwell @ 10.00am

Chetnole @ 10.00am

Bradford Abbas @ 10.00am

 

2nd August

 

Glanvilles Wootton @ 10.00am

Batcombe @ 10.00am

Beer Hackett @ 10.00am

 

 

(There will also be electronic Eucharist service on facebook next Sunday with Rev.Anne Budgell for those who would prefer not to come out yet).

 

 

Word for the Day

 

During Covid-19 many of you may already know that Rev.Tony Gilbert has been live-streaming a ‘Word for the Day’ on the Three Valleys facebook page. (The text used for these can be read at your leisure on the Three Valleys Website page and found under the heading ‘Announcements’ – Word for the Day).

https://www.threevalleysteam.org

 

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

Yetminster St Andrew 8am - 12 noon daily

will be open for individual prayer daily from Monday 15th June 2020:  8am - 12 Noon.

(NB The church will be closed for cleaning after the service on Sunday 12th and will re-open for personal prayer from Thursday 16th July, from 8am to midday daily)

From 6th July, please enter and leave by the main North Church door. (The Tower works team have requested sole use of the South door for approximately three months).

On arrival please make sure you use the hand sanitiser or gloves provided.

Visitors are encouraged to remain standing although there will be one pew available for those who need to sit. This pew will alternate and be cleaned each day.

All doors and pew tops will be cleaned each day, and we would politely ask that people try not to touch anything.

If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask and your own gloves, please do. There will also be gloves available at the entry door. We want to ensure that everyone who comes to church feels safe and comfortable. For now please bring your own prayer books too.

Leigh, St Andrew’s open daily 10am to 4pm

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Holnest, Church of the Assumption, open on request

Chetnole St Peter's will be open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4pm (possibly earlier or later depending on the day).  

 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm beginning Sunday 21st June.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St.Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm (starting 24th June)

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

When we have more details of other churches opening, we will add them.

 

Re-opening of Churches

 

For the latest Gov.guidelines please refer to the link below: -

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-from-4-july/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-from-4-july

 

The change in the Government's guidance means that those of our churches, that are able to do so safely, can now open for private prayer.

Those who have been able to open up for a few hours each day or at set times during the week have found themselves negotiating the long list of measures that they need to put in place to keep us all safe.

For the first month after we are allowed back into church we intend to hold simply three services per Sunday, one service in each of the Three Valley groups (Wriggle Valley, Gifle Valley and Vale of the White hart).  These will rotate through the various churches in those areas.  We will also continue broadcasting a weekly service via the internet.  It seems likely that initially, distancing rules will have to be observed in church and that hymn singing will not be allowed as the deep breathing needed to sing is believed to increase the risk of spreading the virus.  Details of where the services are to be held will be published in the weekly electronic pew sheet, on our Facebook page and our website nearer the time

Music in our Churches?

Some good news that we have recently heard, is that Organ practice is now permitted providing the usual precautions of social distancing are observed. We look forward to a time where worship and music can once again be combined and our choirs are allowed to sing in our churches and cathedrals.

 

Local Prayer Spaces
Local Prayer Spaces have been launched as a way to encourage prayer - even if you can't open your church. While all our churches will be allowed to open up for private prayer, many - especially those who look after our rural churches - will find this difficult or impossible to achieve, and so our Rural Hope Team, with the help of Bishop Karen, has developed a way to make sure everyone can find a place to pray.

 

Church Warden’s Meeting!

 

The next meeting will be held on Monday 27th July @ 10.30am via Zoom

 

 

 

Benefice Council Meeting

 

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 5th August – venue tbc/Zoom meeting

The Sherborne Team office are still at their old address 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LQ

Tel. 01935 812459

The Sherborne Team

 

The Right Reverend Karen Gorham 
Bishop of Sherborne

01258 444521
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The Ven Antony MacRow-Wood 
Archdeacon of Dorset

01258 444521
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The Ven Penny Sayer
Archdeacon of Sherborne

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The Area Team has recently moved! (Previously at Corfe Mullen (also correspondence address for Bishop Karen

New address: -

The Sherborne Office area team

Tel. 01258 444521
Sherborne Office, Dairy Barn, Ash Farm Courtyard, Stourpaine DT11 8PW.

Office hours: 8.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
The office answer machine is on when there is no one is the office available to take your call. Please leave a message and they will contact you as soon as possible.

Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons for the foreseeable future.

Take care - Jeanette