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Calendar April 2019

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3 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
5 Fri  Compline, Milborne Port more..
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Compline, Milborne Port

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.

St John's choir sings the service a capella, mostly in plainsong. The service lasts about 15 minutes and everyone is welcome to attend.

 7:00 pm 
7 Sun  THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT   
    Holy Communion BCP, Goathill  9:15 am 
    Parish Communion & AGM, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    Holy Communion & AGM, Charlton Horethorne  6:00 pm 
10 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
12 Fri  Compline, Milborne Port more..
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Compline, Milborne Port

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.

St John's choir sings the service a capella, mostly in plainsong. The service lasts about 15 minutes and everyone is welcome to attend.

 7:00 pm 
14 Sun  PALM SUNDAY   
    Holy Communion BCP, Milborne Port  8:00 am 
    Passiontide Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    Evensong, Charlton Horethorne  6:00 pm 
15 Mon  Stations of the Cross, St John's Church, Milborne Port  7:00 pm 
17 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
18 Thu  Benefice celebration of the Last Supper, St Peter's Church, Goathill  7:00 pm 
19 Fri  Good Friday   
    Service with procession to the Clump, St John's Church, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    Good Friday Service of Reflection, Charlton Horethorne  12:00 pm 
20 Sat  Holy Saturday Easter Eve Celebration, Vicarage/Milborne Port  7:00 pm 
21 Sun  EASTER SUNDAY   
    Holy Communion BCP, Goathill  9:15 am 
    Holy Communion, Milborne Wick  9:15 am 
    Holy Communion, Charlton Horethorne  10:30 am 
    Holy Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
23 Tue  St George, Martyr, Patron of England c304   
24 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
25 Thu  St Mark the Evangelist more..
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St Mark the Evangelist

It is to St Mark that we owe the word 'gospel' meaning 'good news' He it was who opened his book with the direct statement, 'The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God'. And the gospel continues in this vein - a direct and carefully constructed account to explain to his readers that the death of Jesus on the Cross was no accident but all part of God's plan. This clear intention may help to explain the curious end to his book (few scholars believe that the last 11 verses are his).

For Mark, perhaps there was no need to write any more because he and his readers knew exactly why the tomb was empty! Jesus, the Son of God had risen! Unfortunately, Mark, or Marcus was one of the most popular names at the time of our Lord. We therefore cannot be certain that the Mark referred to in other parts of the New Testament was the one who wrote the gospel. It could be that it was in Mark's mother's house that the Last Supper was held. It could be that Mark was the

  
28 Sun  SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER   
    Holy Communion BCP, Milborne Port  8:00 am 
    Family Service, Charlton Horethorne  10:30 am 
    Matins, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    Evensong, Stowell  6:00 pm 
29 Mon  Saint Catherine of Siena more..
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Saint Catherine of Siena

A visit to Tuscany must include a visit to Siena - a wonderful medieval city. Perhaps the real focal point of Siena is the /Piazza del Campo] where every year the famous (or infamous) horserace, the 'Palio' takes place. A short walk up from the Campo will lead to the enormous church of /San Domenico] which in medieval times was where the Dominican Friars worshipped. Just opposite this church, in 1347, Catherine, daughter of Giacomo and Lapa Benincasa was born - their 23rd child!

Watching the friars going to and from their church made the child Catherine determined to devote her life to God. She turned away from all the normal pursuits and expectations of the daughter of a prosperous dyer. But she worried those around her by her odd behaviour, her melodramatic outbursts and her visions and trances. Her ambition to follow the religious life was partially resolved when she was allowed to join the tertiary order of the Dominicans - which meant that she continued to live