Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton
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An invitation from Hilary:
Most of you - I hope - know by
now that I am part of Extinction Rebellion and Christian Climate Action and
that with them, as part of the October Rebellion, I was arrested in London on
October 7th. Quite a few people have expressed an interest in hearing my story,
so you are invited to St Dunstan’s on Sunday 17th November at 3pm for tea and
cake and a chance to hear my story and to ask questions. Please come whether
you agree with what I did or not and join in some listening and grace filled
conversation. (And eat cake). Hilary
‘No.5 Bell Replacement’ Follow the twists
CONCERT Thursday, 21st November at 7pm
annual homeless sleepout took take place on Friday 8th November at
CJ's. All donations will go towards the
church's food budget for organising the monthly lunch at Routes to Roots in
Ladies Breakfast on in St Dunstan's Lounge.
Dave Hunnings and his 'Band of Merry Men' will be cooking us a Full English Breakfast (including vegetarian/vegan)! £3 donation
Come and join us and bring a friend!
Please contact Jane Routledge as soon as possible if you would like to come and if you have any dietary requirements, please let Jane know.
The Carol Service Choir are now rehearsing on Sunday afternoons 3pm-4.30pm at Lytchett Minster Parish Church.
It will be a help (but it’s not essential) if you can read music a little. Please contact Elizabeth Rathbone (see Church Directory for contact details)
The inspecting Architects’ comments following our five year inspection of the Parish Church
“Lytchett Minister Parish Church is in good condition. Numerous repairs have been undertaken since the last inspection and the PCC have ambitious plans for the future. It is evident that there is a hardworking, enthusiastic, competent and active core group of people at the church”
New Wine is a Christian network of Churches that want to see ‘Local Churches Changing Nations’. New Wine works with leaders and churches all year round and has an annual ‘United’ gathering that has been taking place each Summer for the last 30 years.
The annual gathering is now located at the East of England Showground near Peterborough. ‘United 2020’ will be a chance to ‘Experience impactful teaching, worship, a programme for all, friendships for life and transformational encounters with God.’
All age groups are catered for. Accommodation can be in a tent or caravan, or there are a number of hotels just a 5-minute walk away.
Rev & Mrs Stephen Partridge and others from St Mary's, Lytchett Matravers will be attending the second week next year, from 2nd – 8th August 2020. They also went this year and, despite the weather, had a wonderful time, so do speak to them if you are interested.
Old News and a few non-time-specific items below...
After nine years of running MESSY CHURCH the
time has come to end this ministry. It was pioneered by Allie Kerr and Karen
Neagle and has served many members of our community with great love. Scores of
church members have served in a host of ways over these years in running craft
activities, preparing and serving food, providing welcome and sharing the love
of Jesus. Thank you to everyone who has served so faithfully –
especially Karen Neagle
Contact Robin SeQueira who will gladly collect from your home (see church directory for contact details)
A team from Lytchett Minster and St Dunstan's parish provide lunch on the first Sunday of each month for around 20 homeless people. Other churches provide lunches similarly on other Sundays in the month.
take part on each occasion but a larger number are involved and this allows for absences and holidays etc.. Anyone interested in being involved should get in touch with Jeff and Karen N (see Church Directory for contact info or ask the Church Office)
“Poetry of an Appalachian pilgrim:
Click the book cover to see details on
These poems and reflections span Jodi’s
life from recollections of childhood, her experiences of joyful worship, the
impact of rejection and abuse, and her struggles with facing old age.
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