Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton
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The next Safeguarding Training will be at 7pm on Thursday, 26th October at St Dunstan's. It is vital that anyone assisting with children, young people or vulnerable adults who did not attend the C1 training last year comes to the session.
Please give your name to the Church Office to reserve a place. If you have any queries please speak to Sue H.
Once again we made a successful contribution to Ride+Stride, the annual sponsored event that supports Dorset Historic Churches Trust. Six ladies led by Jenny Trinder enjoyed a pleasant walk around Blandford and signed in to five participating churches. They ended by taking tea at the Fashion Museum. Meanwhile, seven cyclists led by Ian Swinden visited churches including Lytchett Matravers, Sturminster Marshall, Shapwick and others along the Tarrant Valley. Volunteers also offered visitors to our church a welcome and refreshments.
Many thanks to all who rode, strode, welcomed and gave generously to make the Ride+Stride on 9th September 2017 a great success.
Eric Stevens, Parish Organiser
Harvest Sunday: Thank you so much for your kind generosity. A total of £1,710 was raised and will be sent to Wau Diocese in South Sudan, to help feed the displaced people now sheltering in the Cathedral Compound. Food Gifts were given to Poole Food Bank
Several people have said ... ... that they'd like to be 'confirmed' and admitted to Communion. If you would like to be too, please speak to Jean de Garis or another member of the clergy.
How about joining a new Home Group?
Ask Jean de Garis for details.
This year's Shoebox Project will run from Sunday, 17th Sept - 22nd Oct. Leaflets and boxes will be available in our churches from 17th Sept.
Dorset Historic Churches Trust fundraiser
Rachel made it !
Hilary Bond, Assistant Curate
Hilary Bond, Assistant Curate 25/6/17
Flower Festival and Cream Teas.
Youth Work from SEPTEMBER 2017
Thank you to all who gave so generously to the work of Christian Aid: through Lytchett Minster Parish Church and St Dunstan's Church £594.76 was raised which contributed to a total in the area of £715.66
10 new NIV Bibles have been bought for
Do pick one up on your way in or bring your own Bible if you prefer.
Thanks to everyone who gave to the church at Christmas We have raised £1,600 from our 2016 Christmas services for two charities.
WE THANK Elizabeth Rathbone and the Choir for rehearsing and leading our 2016 Carol Services. Thanks to Pauline Vickery and David Warwick for their accompanying. Thank you all. Jean de Garis
Homeless Sleepout: a very big thank you
CJ's in the car park of Lytchett Minster Parish Church can be hired by groups, clubs or organisations. For a pdf of the main features, see here
Nov 2016... A warm welcome to Augustine Ihm who is joining us until next summer. In a diocesan scheme, four 'explorers' are living in Poole and sharing the lift of local congregations whilst discerning a possible call into ordained ministry. So, who is he? Read on ...
Harvest Gifts in 2016 were given to the Poole Food Bank and Michael House. £287 was sent to Farm Africa. See here for links to info on these charities