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Calendar November 2020

This page shows the Church Calendar for the current or selected month. We are beginning to resume a pattern of worship in our church buildings. Our current schedule of services is provisional and subject to change at the last minute as we follow ever changing C of E and Government Guidance.

For those of you that like worshipping via Zoom it will be necessary to change the service time from now on. If you would like to meet on Zoom as a worship/house group please let Sarah know. As we begin to open our church we do not want anyone to feel excluded..

Please see more information here and on the home page.

1 Sun  ALL SAINTS DAY   
    Holy Communion, Charlton Horethorne  9:00 am 
    Holy Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
2 Mon  All Souls' Day   
4 Wed  Midweek Service, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
8 Sun  REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY   
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Sunday Service on Zoom

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11 Wed  Remembrance Day, Milborne Port   
    St Martin of Tours   
15 Sun  SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT   
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Sunday Service on Zoom

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19 Thu  Hilda, Abbess of Whitby 680 View more..
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Hilda, Abbess of Whitby 680

On November 19th the Church remembers Hilda of Whitby (614-680) who demonstrated the important role women played in the development of Christianity in the Early English kingdoms. Hilda was of noble birth and brought up in the household of King Edwin of Northumbria. It was not until she was in her thirties that she decided to forsake themore leisurely life of a noblewoman for that of a nun. Under the influence of Aidan of Iona and Lindisfarne, Hilda was persuaded to remain in the north of England and she eventually became Abbess of Whitby.

This was a double monastery containing both monks and nuns and at the head of the community was Abbess Hilda. The monastery had very large estates and, as a result, Hilda not only supervised the monks who led the worship, the nuns who devoted themselves to prayer and contemplation, but she was also responsible for the large number of lay servants and craftsmen who looked after the monastery and its estates.

Amongst the servants in

  
22 Sun  CHRIST THE KING   
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Sunday Service on Zoom

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23 Mon  Clement, Bishop of Rome   
26 Thu  Worship in the waiting: Waiting for a King, on Zoom View more..
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Worship in the waiting: Waiting for a King, on Zoom

“In everything that is anxious and traumatic and heart breaking; in everything that is busy and rushed and burdensome; in everything that never seems to stop or slow we dig out with bare hands a well from which to drink finally sitting back as the water impossibly rises up. And so we watch this space and give thanks for the blessing of a moment of being and not doing”

“Watch this Space” is very much the head- line for these times of uncertainty. We watch and wait to see what the government will tell us next. It is also an Advent theme as we watch this space and wait for God. Are you thirsting for God in these difficult times? Do you long for God to fill the space? Or have you forgotten how to thirst for God?

Throughout Advent we will be holding a weekly gathering on Zoom on the theme of ‘worship in the waiting’

They will be held at 7pm on Thursday evenings

  • 26th November: Waiting for a King
 7:00 pm 
29 Sun  ADVENT SUNDAY   
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Sunday Service on Zoom

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30 Mon  St Andrew the Apostle View more..
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St Andrew the Apostle

There is an intriguing connection between the Beacon Saint for October - Wilfrid - and this month's Saint - Andrew the Apostle. And yet they lived six hundred years apart! Legend has it that Wilfrid came back from a pilgrimage to Rome clutching some relics of St Andrew - probably pieces of bone - and presented them to the King of Scotland. The King installed these relics at a place in Fife which we know as St Andrews. Of course, Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and the St Andrew Cross (the saltire) with its X shape is part of the Union Jack. Sadly, like so many other stories about St Andrew it is very unlikely that he had any genuine connection with Scotland or with Russia, Romania or Greece, all claiming him as their patron saint.

It is said that he chose to be martyred on the X shaped cross because he felt unworthy to be crucified on the same style of cross as Jesus. Again, this tradition of his martyrdom dates probably from as late as 900AD and we really know