Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton
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Shoe Boxes are available at the back of both churches with instruction leaflets about what is required.
toothpaste or sweets allowed anymore.
The Carol Service Choir will be rehearsing on Sunday afternoons 3pm-4.30pm at Lytchett Minster Parish Church beginning on Sunday 27th Oct.
If you would like to sing you will be very welcome to join us. 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)
photos taken by Graham.
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”
Dave Parker will be attending the annual
What is this season of Creationtide in our Churches?
Volunteers needed please to help decorate the Parish Church and St Dunstan's for Harvest
Volunteers needed please to help decorate the Parish Church for Harvest on Friday 27th at 12.30pm
Also do please come along to help decorate St Dunstan's church for harvest: we
will be there from 9.30am Sat 28th September; do bring any flowers and/or
greenery you have and join in, or just pick up some tips if you are new to
flowers arranging. Everyone
Sunday 29th September
12.30pm at St Dunstan’s Ploughman’s Meal
Cost £5 adult £2.50 children
Tickets available from the Church Office
All money raised will
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.
Tickets are on sale for a discounted rate until 25th September, do talk to Stephen if cost is a problem or if you’d like to give something to allow others to attend. Also see https://www.new-wine.org for more details. Stephen Partridge
Contact Robin SeQueira who will gladly collect from your home (see church directory for contact details)
CALLING all CYCLISTS !
Last year our parish raised over £728 (plus Gift Aid) and overall with nearly 200 churches taking part, almost £90,000 was raised. Grants from Dorset Historic Churches, totalling over £100K were received by twenty three churches in Dorset, including £4000 to St Mary’s in Lytchett Matravers.
Christian Aid Week May 2019
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
Thank you to all who generously supported our annual fund-raiser for the Dorset Historic Church Trust. Ten people visited our Parish Church, four went 'striding' around churches in Wareham and ten cyclists went 'riding' up the Tarrant Valley to visit churches there.
Harvest gifts 2018
Harvest Sunday cash donations came to £324.50. This was given to Routes to Roots
We need a minimum of 5 people for each occasion and ideally we would like a total of 10-12 people involved to allow for absences on holiday etc.. Obviously this would mean that those involved on a particular Sunday could not attend our 11 a.m. service.
We would hope to start on Sunday 7th October.
Would anyone interested in being involved see
Karen or Jeff N
A big thank you to Denise Cuthbert who has been doing the flower rota at the Parish Church in Lytchett Minster for many years. She is now retiring and handing over to the floral group who have agreed to take over.
“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