The Church Of The Holy Rood -- Wool, Dorset, U.K.
Website updates for June 2017
A number of things have been happening recently in the life of Holy Rood, and our June updates include:
Coming Events in June
GiFT now meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 3 Lampton Close. See here for some more details, or contact Mrs Pauline Matthews (01929 462128)
Helping with ‘Open the Book’
Advance Warning: Invitation to anyone who may be interested in helping with ‘Open the Book’ to observe this in action 9am Thursday 8th June. Please see noticeboard at the back of church and the article in ‘Church Without Walls’ newsletter, and/or speak with Rev Carol.
and in the wider community -
Cancer Research Coffee Morning - on Thursday June 15th
The Cancer Research Coffee Morning is on June 15th from 10.30am until 12 mid day. It's held at Manor Farm, Spring Street, in Wool, and is always well worthwhile attending. Try and manage to get to it if you can.
Wool Carnival - coming soon, on 17th June
Church Fete—Saturday 1st July 2017
This year discussions took place between the church and school PTA over whether to combine our fetes. After some discussion it was agreed that more time was required to consider the options and a meeting in September was agreed.
Meanwhile it is hoped that the school will participate in our fete with the school choir and an art display, and more teddies leaping off the tower. Some help with the stalls was also offered. Planning is almost complete for this year’s fete.
We still need your help in running stalls and donating items, particularly providing cakes, Tombola prizes, plants, crafts and bric a brac (no clothes). The more volunteers, the easier it becomes. The fete is a fun day both for both visitors and those running stalls and refreshments. With your help we can make it another successful event for the church. Contact John Williams or one of the churchwardens if you can help.
Coffee Morning (Saturday 10th June)
A beautiful sunny morning for coffee and cake, generously hosted by Revd Carol and Mark in their garden on Saturday 10th June.
It was to raise funds for the Fete Prizes, and raised £165 - many thanks to them, and all who helped and contributed.
Bishop Karen, Bishop of Sherborne, led a Pilgrimage on 25th May 2017 to celebrate both Ascension Day and St Aldhelm's Feast Day. This is a part of the great worldwide wave of prayer 'Thy Kingdom Come' that is happening between Ascension (25th May) and Pentecost (4th June).
What is a pilgrimage?
What does it mean for Christians?
For Christians, some reasons for going on pilgrimage might be:
- from The Pilgrim's Way website (at http://www.pilgrimswaycanterbury.org/why-pilgrimage)
About 70 people, including a group from Holy Rood, walked from the Renscombe Farm Car Park (BH19 3LL) to St. Aldhelm's Chapel, about 1.5 miles each way. (Pilgrimages do not always have to be as long as The Pilgrim's Way to Canterbury, nor do they need to take weeks!)
At the tiny chapel, Bishop Karen conducted a short service of prayers and Holy Communion.
Afterwards there was an opportunity to picnic in the wonderful weather, whilst enjoying the views from the cliff top at St Aldhelm's.
The Norman chapel of St Aldhelm is about 800 years old, perched on top of high cliffs, and accessible only on foot. It is a very special place, and has an atmosphere of holiness all its own. St Aldhelm was the first Bishop of Sherborne; Bishop Karen is his direct successor 1,311 years later.
There are some pictures below - for more information see the separate page.
The Rt Rev Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborne, visited us on Sunday 28th May to celebrate Communion, to preach at that service, and then to consecrate the extension to our ancient churchyard.
We have not had a church choir for some years so this innovation is something we can all enjoy and celebrate.
Thank you to everyone willing and brave enough to take part - your contribution was really good to hear during the Sunday 10am Communion service. Some members are pictured below, and apologies to anyone whom I had to miss out this time.
Later Coming Events
Coming up in August - The Shoebox Coffee Morning - 8th August
Don't miss the famous annual Shoebox Coffee Morning! It's on 8th August this year. Come and meet friends at this Coffee Morning where you can also stay on for lunch! Come to either or better still stay for both and help to raise money for this year’s Shoe Box appeal. You may also like to bring along shoe boxes and/or items to put in them.
(Collecting goods and money to help fill a shoebox. The boxes go to poor children, in African and Eastern European orphanages or deprived families, at Christmas, giving them what may be the only gift they ever get.)
Tea Pot Club - Dates of some future meetings in 2017
All "teapots" are held at the Methodist Chapel at 2pm except where stated
Then a summer break, and provisionally we reconvene on September 12th.
"Sticky Church" is quite new to Holy Rood and we will have an article about it soon.
In the meantime, here is a quick preview of the fun, to give an idea of how it is going:
There are several other pictures, on their own page here. More details about the when and how, from the vicar -
Tel: Revd Carol on 01929 462215
At the family service to celebrate love and marriage, we had great time thinking about what love really means.
(The cake, wine, tea and coffee we all enjoyed afterwards were really good, too!)
If you are unwell or know someone who is . . .
If you know of someone in hospital who would appreciate a visit from a representative of Holy Rood Church, do please let us know. We have no way of knowing who is in hospital unless you let us know. It doesn’t matter if they are not regular churchgoers.
Home Communion for the sick & house bound
If you or anyone you know is unable to come to any of the services, and would like to receive communion at home, please let the vicar (01929 462215) know, and she can arrange for a member of the Pastoral Team to visit.
If you have a specific issue that you would like the members of our Prayer Chain to be praying for you on your behalf, please contact Jane Newbury on 462134.
If you would prefer to talk through an issue in more depth or would like someone to visit you, please let the vicar know on (01929 462215).
Community Information and Announcements
SHARE AND CARE - PHONE NUMBER
07751 968 944
Having only one person to 'man' a landline phone we have had to introduce a mobile. If you want transport ring 07751 968 944 and leave a message - containing your name, your phone number, and a brief summary of your need. Someone will get back to you quite quickly.
Local Surgery News - selections from
the Wellbridge Practice newsletter
BREAST FEEDING FRIENDLY- if you need to feed your baby whilst at the surgery please ask at reception and we will be happy to find a room for you to do this.
SOCIAL WORKER - we are pleased to inform you that we have a Social Worker available in the Practice on the last Monday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30. The social worker is here to offer advice and guidance to our patients. If you would like an appointment with the social worker please contact reception.
In a bereavement
BEREAVEMENT GROUP - our in house bereavement group has received praise and recommendation from patients who have used the service. If you know anyone who may be struggling with a bereavement please tell them about this service. Contact Jackie at the surgery.
Just a reminder that OPEN SURGERY is intended for patients who have an urgent problem that needs attention on the day and cannot wait until the next available routine appointment. The surgery doors open at 8.20am and patients will be seen in order of arrival unless there is an emergency. Please note some patients will be waiting to see a doctor or nurse in a pre-booked appointment and may therefore be taken in before patients waiting for open surgery. Patients can still request a telephone call from the doctor if that is their preference.
Pewsheet delivered direct to your inbox
You can receive the weekly pewsheet and quarterly "Church Without Walls" direct to you by email each week/month.
Please contact Jenny Hunt on THESKYPILOT [at*] sky.com if you wish to be added to the mailing list.
Information for the pewsheet
Please send to holyroodpewsheet [at*] hotmail.com by the preceding Monday for inclusion.
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Thank you to all those who plan their giving towards the work of God’s Church. This really does help to structure the church budget in order to better prepare for and plan our mission in this place. You can give even more efficiently by Gift Aid if you are a taxpayer.
Please also consider setting up a Standing Order with your bank which again is more cost effective by saving on the cost of envelopes. Many of you did that last year and so we have been able to further reduce the number of envelopes needed. So those of you looking for your envelope will notice that your number may well have changed.
If you require further details about Gift Aid or paying through the bank or have any other questions then please do not hesitate to speak to Chris Corteen or contact her on tel. 462642.
Details of forthcoming Services
(For more general service pattern details see the 'Services' page, here.)
Help us clean the church throughout the year
Please consider giving an hour to help clean the church. Currently it works out about once a month but the more that help the less often it will be. Cleaning can be done at your convenience as long as we have a clean church on Sunday.
Please, please help; contact Sue Burroughs, tel. 01929 463803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Wanted - School Governors
There are currently three vacancies for Foundation Governors at Wool CE VA Primary School. Governors play an important role in the management of the school, supporting the Head Teachers, staff and pupils. They need to be able to attend 4 governing body meetings, sub-committee meetings and spend additional time in school, during school hours and supporting events outside of the school day too. It is stimulating and rewarding.
Foundation Governors need to be communicant members of the Church of England or another Christian church. We particularly need parents of children attending the school.
For contact details during the vacancy please refer to the Contacts page.
Share and Care needs Helpers
Share and Care is in desperate of volunteer drivers and a telephone Link person. If you are interested and would like to know more please contact Bridget on 01929 463835.
There are many small on-going jobs in the church and the churchyard that need to be done on a regular basis. A small group of volunteers meets on the first Saturday of every month at the church at 10.00am to carry out these tasks. If you feel that you could help in any way or you would like to know more details, please contact the Churchwardens - please refer to the Contacts page.
See the Bulletins page for brief details of planned services and some other future events.
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