Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton
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CALLING all CYCLISTS !
This year’s Ride + Stride event, to raise funds for Dorset Historic Churches Trust, is on Saturday, 14th September.
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.
Upton Carnival - Saturday, 13th July. If you feel you could be part of our church presence at the carnival or wish more details of what is involved, please contact Jeff & Karen N
Christian Aid Week May 2019
On 7th July, Ian Swinden is taking part in the Dorset Bike Ride to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support – hopefully doing the 48 mile route. His mother died 50 years ago at the age of 59 from lung cancer and this has influenced his choice of charity. You can sponsor him via the Just Giving link or pick up a sponsor form from church.
On 27 July, Matt Reeds will be
walking 26 miles overnight in support of the prostate and breast cancer
charities, Prostate Cancer UK and Coppafeel!
Thank you - from the de Garis family.
Jean and Susan, Jonathan, Samuel and Benjamin want to say a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone for your love, prayers, gifts and good wishes as we prepare to leave Lytchett Minster. You will continue to be in our hearts and prayers in the days ahead.
'Naturally Supernatural' at Stafford Showground ST18 0BD
We’d love you to join us this summer for a week of
wonderful teaching, worship and fun together.
You’ll need Jean deGaris' email address to camp with our party. (This is in our current Church Directory) .The Church can help to pay for children and young people to go.
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)
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.
Organised by Mark P and Dave H, men from the Men's Fellowship repainted the railings at Lytchett Minster Parish Church on Saturday, 21st July.
2018 Holes Bay Sponsored Walk and BBQ
Dorset Historic Churches Trust fundraiser
Cyclists: see Men's Fellowship page
Christian Aid Week - Sun, 13th May to Sat, 19th May
"God's Kingdom is Stronger than Storms"
Please take an envelope, fill in and return it to church.
“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.
Hilary Bond, Assistant Curate
Hilary Bond, Assistant Curate 25/6/17
10 new NIV Bibles have been bought for
Do pick one up on your way in or bring your own Bible if you prefer.
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