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Calendar August 2019

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4 Sun  THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY   
    Holy Communion BCP, Goathill  9:15 am 
    Parish Communion CW, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    Holy Communion, Charlton Horethorne  6:00 pm 
7 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
8 Thu  Saint Dominic View more..
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Saint Dominic

One of the challenges to the Western Christian Church of the early thirteenth century came from the Cathars, a group of Christians living around Albi in the South of France. Pope Innocent III called for a crusade to eradicate what he saw as the heresy of the Cathars - this was known as the Albigensian Crusade. Many fighting men responded to the Pope by setting about the heretics in a brutal and violent manner. Others responded by seeking to put right the beliefs of the heretics, using words rather than violence. One of these men of peace was Saint Dominic (c 1170-1221), remembered by the Church on August 8th and whose view was, 'Arm yourself with prayer, not a sword. Wear humility, not fine clothes'.

It was with prayer and humility, combined with rigorous teaching that Dominic answered a second great challenge to the Church of this period. This was the generally low standard of knowledge and understanding of the faith and poor practical application of this faith

  
11 Sun  THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY   
    Holy Communion BCP, Milborne Port  8:00 am 
    Family Communion, Milborne Wick  9:15 am 
    Parish Communion CW, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    Evensong, Charlton Horethorne  6:00 pm 
14 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
15 Thu  The Blessed Virgin Mary   
18 Sun  THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY   
    Family Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    Holy Communion, Charlton Horethorne  10:30 am 
    Baptism, St John's, Milborne Port  12:15 pm 
    Evensong, Goathill  6:00 pm 
21 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
24 Sat  St Bartholomew the Apostle View more..
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St Bartholomew the Apostle

The feast day of St Bartholomew, the Apostle, comes on August 24th. He is one of the least known of the apostles. Indeed, we are sure neither of his name nor of his identity. It is generally thought that the disciple named Bartholomew in the first three gospels is the same as the one referred to as Nathaniel in John?s gospel. And so, the names Bartholomew and Nathaniel are interchangeable. There is a vivid contrast in the comments made by Jesus and Bartholomew at their first meeting. When Philip asked Bartholomew to come and see the prophet from Nazareth, Bartholomew's reply was, 'Can anything good come out of Nazareth?' And yet our Lord's judgement on first seeing this new potential disciple was, 'Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.' On the previously sceptical Bartholomew, the impact of meeting Jesus of Nazareth was overwhelming: 'Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the king of Israel'

The only other references in the New Testament to this month's

  
25 Sun  THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY   
    Holy Communion BCP, Milborne Port  8:00 am 
    Farm Service, Stowell  10:30 am 
    Baptism, Milborne Port  12:15 pm 
    Baptism, Charlton Horethorne  2:00 pm 
28 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
29 Thu  The Beheading of John the Baptist