The Sinai Desert                              

Sinai Desert      

Water

 

I well remember at school in September looking out at the glorious sunshine we never had in August and wishing I was still on holiday. In Dorset we are rarely short of water, we take it for granted and during the summer often have too much of it!

Water is of course vital to life and we very quickly feel ill if we can't get it and know we won't live long without it. It is absolutely essential to our lives. The ancient Jewish people were also acutely aware of this and they also knew all about the torment caused by being derived of it in the desert. To die of thirst in the blazing sun of an arid desert is one of the most unpleasant deaths imaginable.

It is not surprising then that this very unpleasant imagery began to colour the Jewish ideas of Hell. In fact, the Old Testament imagery of Hell is often more of thirst without relief in a hot arid environment rather than the later mediaeval description of a fiery

furnace. Even the parables of Jesus in the New Testament sometimes build on the idea of unquenchable thirst.

I find the idea of a raging thirst without relief a much better description of Hell than the one we have today because, far from Hell being a place where bad people are put, it becomes a state of being where the unquenchable thirst is the need for God which is forever unsatisfied because our own desires and wants get in the way. Indeed, as a counterpoint to the unquenchable thirst, the descriptions in the Bible of God's interaction with us is often characterised by terms like 'living streams' of water. You can almost feel the relief this represents.

It seems to me that all too many people today recognise that they have a thirst and need for God but for some reason they continually forbid themselves the opportunity to quench it and far too many of them suffer a tormented thirst as a consequence.

 

Living Water

 

Tony Gilbert

 Team Rector

 

 

 

Three Valleys Team Ministry

 

For details of future services, please go to the Services page; for reports on what has happened, please go to the Recent Events  page and look at the Forthcoming Events page too.]

 

For up-to-date arrangements, as we receive them, please go to the Arrangements for opening churches page.

See the Three Valleys Team facebook page as well for more information and to watch live-streamed services.

  Three Valleys Facebook 

 

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A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

 

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

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For a morning and evening liturgy, published by Lambeth, to be downloaded for use at home,

please click here

 

 

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The Reverend Tony Gilbert and his wife Nicola

 

 

 

 

 

WRIGGLE VALLEY BRANCH OF

 

THE MOTHERS' UNION

 

www.mothersunion.org

 
We welcome anyone interested in supporting family life.
 
For further information please look on the MU website (see link above) 
 
 
 

The Wriggle Valley Mothers Union

 

A message  from our branch of the MU.

 

January 30th 2021

 

Like all charities this year, it has been really hard for The Mothers Union to raise money for all the wonderful work they do here in the UK and Overseas.

 

As a Branch here in the Wriggle Valley we have been unable to do any of the fund raising we had planned for 2020 except we managed to have a cake stall outside St Andrew's Church, Yetminster after a service (when they were allowed!) and raised enough money to be able to send £120 to an Appeal called The Big Give.

 

Also, since Christmas, we have sent £50 to the Salisbury Refuge which is something we like to support, as obviously they have been through hard times too.

 

We look forward to being able to fund raise again this coming year and it would be so good if folk could come and support us, once we know what is going to be allowed.

 

 

Many thanks

Margaret and Anne

 
 
 
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2020 PROGRAMME

 

“BUILDING HOPE AND CONFIDENCE”

 

Our meetings are open to all. Please bring your friends and support women and girls in this country and overseas with our chosen charities.

 

TUESDAY January 22nd  AGM

7pm Trim Room Jubilee Hall Yetminster DT9 6LG

 

THURSDAY  February 6th WAVE OF PRAYER

9.30-10.30am St Johns Almshouse Sherborne. Contact Margaret Shipman for  details.

 

FRIDAY March 6th 

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

10.30am Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Yetminster DT9 6LJfollowed by coffee and cake

 

THURSDAY  March 19th SPRING COUNCIL MEETING at Durweston. Contact Margaret Shipman for details. CANCELLED

 

 

9.30am BISHOPS CAUNDLE

10.15am  LEIGH

9.30am THORNFORD

11am YETMINSTER

 

May 25th is Lady Day. Please click here for a copy of a special service which you can say at home.

 

FRIDAY April 3rd  LENT LUNCH

12.30—2pm  Yetminster Jubilee Hall DT9 6LG CANCELLED

 

 

ALL CANCELLED

TUESDAY  May 5thOPEN MEETING with speaker the Reverend Kate Konrad 

7pm  Yetminster Jubilee Hall Trim Room DT9 6LG

 

WEDNESDAY June 3rd COFFEE MORNING

10am-11.30am Yetminster Jubilee Hall DT9 6LG

 

TUESDAY July 7th CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER AND SHARE

2.30pm Bembury Farm, Bembury Lane, Thorford DT9 6HL (Dodie Garnier)

 

TUESDAY  August 12th PICNIC AND GET-TOGETHER

Time tbc St Andrew’s Leigh DT9 6HL 

 

TUESDAY September 10th PRAYING WITH ST BRIGID

7pm Trim Room Jubilee Hall Yetminster DT9 6LG

 

SATURDAY October 24th COFFEE MORNING

10.30am—12 noon Coffee, Bring & Buy  at the Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Yetminster DT9 6LJ

 

WEDNESDAY November 18th date to be confirmed

7pm HOLY COMMUNION & BRING and SHARE SUPPER

 Ryall’s Ground, Queen Street, Yetminster DT9 6LL (Frances Moule)

 

THURSDAY December 10th Carols and Mince pies 10.45am The Old Vicarage, Leigh DT9 6HL

 

TUESDAY January 19th 2021  AGM

7pm Trim Room Jubilee Hall Yetminster DT9 6LG 

 
 

 

 

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2019 PROGRAMME

 

“LISTEN, OBSERVE, ACT — IN STEP WITH GOD”

 

Our meetings are open to all. Please bring your friends and support women and girls in this country and overseas with our chosen charities.

 

TUESDAY January 22nd  AGM

7pm Trim Room Jubilee Hall Yetminster DT9 6LG Speaker: The Reverend Richard Kirlew

 

WEDNESDAY February 6th WAVE OF PRAYER

12noon — 12.30 St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster DT9 6LG

 

FRIDAY March 1st

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

10.30am St Mary the Virgin, Bradford Abbas DT9 6RF followed by coffee and cake

 

WEDNESDAY March 27th SPRING COUNCIL MEETING at St Francis Church Salisbury SP1 3PN

 

SUNDAY March 31stMothering Sunday SERVICES

9.30am BISHOPS CAUNDLE

11am  LEIGH

9.30am THORNFORD

11am YETMINSTER

 

FRIDAY April 5th  LENT LUNCH

12.30—2pm  Yetminster Jubilee Hall DT9 6LG

 

TUESDAY  May 7thOPEN MEETING with speaker Canon Ian Woodward 

7pm  Yetminster Jubilee Hall DT9 6LG

Canon Ian Woodward is coming to speak about his involvement in "Salisbury - Sudan's Partnership Link" and he will give details of the involvement of the Mothers' Union in Sudan and South Sudan.  He will also mention how Mary Sumner House, Winchester works with the Link too which means that any financial aid goes directly to the problems in the Sudan with no 'middle man' involved.

 

WEDNESDAY June 5th COFFEE MORNING

10am-11.30am Yetminster Jubilee Hall DT9 6LG

 

TUESDAY July 2nd TALK

7pm Speaker: The Reverend George Moody

Yetminster Jubilee Hall DT9 6LG

 

FRIDAY August 9th MEETING MARY SUMNER DAY CELEBRATION

10.30am St Andrew’s Leigh DT9 6HL followed by a picnic

 

TUESDAY September 10th TALK

2.30pm—4pm Speaker: Rosemary Clary

at The Old House, Queen Street, Yetminster   DT9 6LL (Clare Lindsay) Tea

 

TUESDAY October 8th MEETING

2.30pm MU Theme and Prayers at Barnstones, Chetnole Road, Leigh DT9 6HJ (Anne Reason) Tea

 

SATURDAY October 26th COFFEE MORNING

10.30am—12 noon Coffee, Bring & Buy  at the Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Yetminster DT9 6LJ

 

WEDNESDAY November 20th

7pm HOLY COMMUNION & BRING and SHARE SUPPER

 Ryall’s Ground, Queen Street, Yetminster DT9 6LL (Frances Moule)

 

THURSDAY December 12th Carols and Mince pies 10.45am The Old Vicarage, Leigh DT9 6HL

 

 

WRIGGLE VALLEY BRANCH

2018 PROGRAMME

“IN MARY SUMNER’S FOOTSTEPS”

 

Our meetings are open to all. Please bring your friends and support women and girls in this country and overseas with our chosen charities.

TUESDAY January 23rd  AGM

7pm Trim Room Jubilee Hall Yetminster DT9 6LG

 

TUESDAY February 6th WAVE OF PRAYER

3.30-4pm Abbey View, Sherborne

 

FRIDAY February 23rd  LENT LUNCH

12.30–2pm Jubilee Hall Yetminster DT9 6LG  in aid of MU charities       All welcome

 

FRIDAY March 2nd

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

10.30am St Andrew’s Church, Leigh DT9 6HL  followed by coffee and cake

 

SUNDAY March 11thMOTHERING SUNDAY

9.30am Services in Leigh St Andrew and Yetminster St Andrew and at other times/churches in the Benefice

 

TUESDAY March 13th SPRING COUNCIL MEETING

10.30am (tbc) St Francis Church Salisbury SP1 3PN

 

THURSDAY March 15th LENT LUNCH

12.30-2pm Leigh Village Hall DT9 6HL  In aid of “Young Minds”       All welcome

 

SATURDAY March 24th MARRIAGE PREPARATION

2pm MU to help with tea. Please contact Anne Reason

 

THURSDAY April 17th IN MARY SUMNER’S FOOTSTEPS (1)

2.30pm Meeting at Barnstones, Leigh DT9 6LL  (Anne Reason)      

Discussing our theme for the year

 

WEDNESDAY May 2nd YETMINSTER VILLAGE COFFEE MORNING

10am-12 noon Yetminster Jubilee Hall DT9 6LG

MU Members to help from 9.15am


TUESDAY June 12th IN MARY SUMNER'S FOOTSTEPS (2)  

7pm Meeting at Eastover House, Brister End, Yetminster DT9 6NL 

(Margaret Shipman with Gemma Perrin)

Continuing the discussion of our theme for the year

 

JULY: NO MEETING

 

 

THURSDAY August 9th

MARY SUMNER DAY CELEBRATION

10.30am Service and Picnic in St Andrew’s Leigh DT9 6HL

 

WEDNESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER FUNDRAISING EVENT

3-5pm Afternoon Tea Party (in garden if fine)

Ryall’s Ground, Queen Street, Yetminster DT9 6LL (Frances Moule)

Raffle, Bring & Buy, £3 entry, children free

 

SEPTEMBER 17/18th MU NATIONAL CONFERENC, SWANSEA

“Celebrating Achievements”

 

SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER DIOCESAN AUTUMN

COUNCIL MEETING

10.3 tbc? Durweston Village Hall DT11 0QA

 

*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE*

THURSDAY  October 25th HOLY COMMUNION & BRING and SHARE SUPPER

7pm at LEIGH ST ANDREW church Leigh 

 

SATURDAY November 17th Coffee Morning

10.30am-12 noon  Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Yetminster DT9 6LI  Bring & Buy, Raffle etc

 

THURSDAY December 13th Carols & Mince pies

10.45am The Old Vicarage, Leigh DT9 6HL

 

Text in blue shows specific MU events

 
  
 
 
 
 

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FAITH IN ACTION

2017 Programme

Tuesday February 7th 2017 7pm AGM at the Trim Room, Yetminster Jubilee Hall

Seven members of the Wriggle Valley Branch  of the MU met for the AGM. Apologies from 4 people had been received and a potential new member joined us as well. Margaret Shipman welcomed us and gave her report for 2016. Anne Reason  gave her treasurer's report: in spite of being such a small branch we had managed to raise £700 during 2016 to give to various MU charities.

Margaret Shipman was elected leader; Anne Reason Treasurer and the following agreed to be committee members: Valerie Rowsell, Jo Barlow-Poole and Barbara Driver. Frances Moule offered to continue to keep the database for the recipients of the Baptismal cards and to look after the MU page on the Three Valleys Team website and to print the programme. Some discussion took place about the programme which would include a couple of fund-raising events; 3 events in members' homes and a public event with a good speaker which would be advertised in good time. There would also be a children's event in August and a visit to the local Care Home in December.

Wriggle Valley MU

HEADINGS IN BLUE SHOW SPECIFIC MU EVENTS

MONDAY February  6th WAVE OF PRAYER 9.30 to 10am Sepulchre Chapel, Sherborne Abbey

TUESDAY February 7th  AGM Quiz  7pm Trim Room Jubilee Hall Yetminster DT9 6LG

FRIDAY March 3rd WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

10.30am St Mary’s Church, Glanvilles Wootton DT9 5QE followed by coffee and cake

THURSDAY March 23rd  LENT LUNCH 12 noon–2pm Leigh Village Hall DT9 6HL

SATURDAY March 25thLADY DAY SERVICE 2.30pm St Peter’ Church, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UG

SUNDAY March 26thMOTHERING SUNDAYSee SERVICES PAGE for details of services throughout the Three Valleys Benefice

THURSDAY March 30th THE SPRING COUNCIL MEETING The Memorial Hall, West Moors BH22 0HZ

FRIDAY March 31stLENT LUNCH (MU) 12 noon–2pm Jubilee Hall Yetminster DT9 6LG

SATURDAY April 29thMARRIAGE TRAINING DAY 2-5pm Jubilee Hall (as above) MU help with refreshments

THURSDAY May 4thFAITH IN ACTION 2.30-4pm 1 Church Close, Leigh DT9 6HN (Jo Barlow-Poole) 01935 872220  with tea and cake

WEDNESDAY June 7th VILLAGE COFFEE MORNING 10am-12 noon Yetminster Jubilee Hall DT9 6LG MU Members to help from 9.15am

SATURDAY 9th July YETMINSTER COUNTRY FAIR: The MU had a stall selling cakes and with a Treasure Hunt. About £170 was made for MU charities..

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

THURSDAY July 13thFAITH IN ACTION 2.30-4pm with music and refreshments at Eastover House, Brister End, Yetminster, DT9 6NL  (Margaret Shipman with Val Rowsell)   01935 872440

WEDNESDAY August 9th MARY SUMNER DAY CELEBRATION. 10AM - 1PM. 

The Mothers' Union members celebrated Mary Sumner Day on Wednesday 9th August by hosting a family fun morning at Leigh Church in conjunction with the Living Churchyard Project. The morning started with a lovely service which welcomed two new members to the Mothers' Union followed by activities led by the members and Philippa. We were not deterred by the weather, and everyone enjoyed collecting fir cones and sticks for the bugs to find happy homes in their new bug hotel and at the end of the nature trail sweet treats provided everyone with lots of energy to continue building the bug hotel or create some great pieces of artwork in the creative zone. The morning ended with an indoor picnic where everyone enjoyed a nice natter and catch-up with friends. Thank you to all the members of the MU and Leigh Church who contributed their time and talents to the morning. 

TUESDAY September 5thJENNY'S JOURNEY IN INDIA WITH THE LEPROSY MISSION  

 
LEIGH VILLAGE HALL
 
OPEN MEETING
 
TUESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 7 pm
 
 
TALK ORGANISED BY THE WRIGGLE VALLEY MU
 
 
 
A JOURNEY IN INDIA WITH THE LEPROSY MISSION
 
 Jennie Marfleet went overseas to India to visit the Leprosy Mission Hospital last November.
She also visited the centre for training staff where the effects of treatment are studied.
Her talk will give an insight into how rife the problem remains and the inspiring care and dedication shown to patients.
 
ALL WELCOME 
 
 
Coffee and Biscuits 
 
TUESDAY 12th September 2.15pm, St George's Church, Fordington, Dorchester: A Celtic Eucharist with Sister Ann-Marie Stuart (with the Sherborne Archdeaconry Mothers' Union. 
 

FRIDAY September 29th- 30thMU AGMEdinburgh

SATURDAY October 14thTHE AUTUMN COUNCIL MEETING Market Lavington

SATURDAY October 14thCOFFEE MORNING 

For a printable poster for this event, please click here 

SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER

at THE METHODIST CHURCH, CHAPEL LANE, YETMINSTER

10-12 NOON

COFFEE MORNING

BRING & BUY

RAFFLE

All are welcome and any funds raised will go to the local Mothers' Union Charities, so do join us  for cake and coffee

THURSDAY November 2nd HOLY COMMUNION & BRING and SHARE SUPPER 7pm  Ryall’s Ground, Queen Street Yetminster DT9 6LL (Frances Moule) 01935 872447 

THURSDAY December 14thCAROLS AND MINCE PIES 10.30am The Old Vicarage, Leigh DT9 6HL

Scroll down to read our programme for last year.

2016

CELEBRATION OF FAITH

(1878 - 2016)

Regular meetings will have dates underlined.

Other events which many members support

and where help with serving teas etc

is welcome will be shown in italics.

If you would like more information about joining our group, please  contact

Margaret Shipman (872440)

Tuesday 19th January 2016 the AGM of the Wriggle Valley Branch of the Mothers' Union was held in the Trim Room of the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster.

At the meeting Margaret Shipman was re-elected as Chairman; Anne Reason as Treasurer; The post of secretary is still vacant. Barbara Driver,  Valerie Rowsell  and Jo Barlow-Poole were elected as committee members.

The Reverend Prebendary John Parfitt gave the first talk (of three this year) about "The Celebration of Faith", giving the history of the MU and talking about the impact it has in the world today.

Friday February 5th 9.30 - 10am Wave of Prayer to be held in the Rectory, Sheborne

Friday February 26th 12 noon - 2pm Lent Lunch to be held in the Trim Room, Yetminster Jubilee Hall.

Friday March 4th    2.30pm Women's World Day of Prayer to be held in St Andrew's Church, Yetminster

Sunday March 6th    Mothering Sunday at a Church near you!

Thursday March 10th   12 noon - 2pm  Lent Lunch at Leigh Village Hall

Saturday April 16th    MU Diocesan Festival at Salisbury Cathedral

Saturday April 23rd 10.30 - 12 noonCoffee Morning at Yetminster Methodist Church

A very successful coffee morning was held. We thank the people who came, set up and contributed in any way to the morning to make it the success it was (especially Barbara Driver). The Methodist Church has such a happy atmosphere and it was so good to see so many support our coffee morning.

We have been able to send £200 to the Holiday Fund and £150 to the Holiday Caravan at Poole.

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Tuesday May 3rd 7pmSpeaker: the Reverend Becky Ayers-Harris (Chaplain Sherborne Girls School) Trim Room, Yetminster Jubilee Hall

A lively and amusing talk was given by Becky to members about her life as Chaplain to Sherborne School for Girls. She told us about old and new problems; pyjama prayers (with duvets!) and the ecumenical side of her work in a Christian school which has many children of other faiths as well.

By the end of the evening we all felt that the girls of SSG were very lucky to have Becky as their chaplain! Margaret Shipman presented her with flowers as a thank you.

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The Reverend Becky Ayers-Harris and Margaret Shipman, leader of the Wriggle Valley Branch of the MU

Tuesday June 7th 2.30pm "Celebration of Faith" Part 2 either in the Trim Room, Jubilee Hall, Yetminater or in the Rectory Yetminster

July - Date to be arranged  Fish and Chips at Bridport

Tuesday August 9th  12 noon Home Communion for Mary Sumner Day at Caroline Birdsell (Dewlands House, Leigh) followed by Bring and Share Summer Lunch

12 people, including members and friends of the Wriggle Valley Branch of the MU, met for Home Communion led by our new curate, the Reverend John Summers. After the simple service lunch was shared in the beautiful garden  and we all enjoyed ourselves very  much! Sorry: I forgot to take my camera!

Tuesday September 6th  7pm  "The Leprosy Mission" Speaker: Jenny Marfleet    Trim Room, Yetminster Jubilee Hall cancelled

Wednesday October 5th Coffee duties (meet at 9 am - tbc - for 10 start) Yetminster Jubilee Hall

Tuesday November 1st 7pm "Celebration of Faith" Part 3 Quiet Evening at the Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Yetminster

A group met at the Methodist Church to be welcomed by Barbara Driver who offered refreshments. The church was candlelit. Several people read poems or passages from the Bible which were followed by periods of silence for meditation and music from Taize. The evening was very peaceful and the readings and ambience much appreciated by everyone. 

Tuesday December 13th morning Carols & Mince Pies at the Old Vicarage, Leigh This event has been cancelled.

Tuesday February 7th 2017 7pm AGM at the Trim Room, Yetminster Jubilee Hall

Please note change of date.

 

 

Services in the Three Valleys Team Benefice

  

WEEKDAY SERVICES: 

Zoom links to known members of the congregations will be emailed to them.

Monday Compline: this will be lay led and from Monday September 13th will take place in St Andrew's Church, Yetminster but with a zoom link. If you need the Zoom link please email the Reverend George Moody. The same text will be used weekly.

Wednesday Celtic Night Prayer: please email the Reverend Richard Kirlew for the Zoom link. There are 7 different service texts and these have been uploaded below. Richard will tell you what the theme is. This service will start again on Wednesday 8th September, preceded by Rectory Tea Room at 5pm. 

  

 

 

DECEMBER 2021 SERVICES

 

SUNDAYS 

 

Sermon for Advent 2 5th December 2021 

Sermon for Advent Sunday 27th November 2021 

 

There will not be any on-line Sunday services in November or December.

 

There are, however, lots of services already uploaded on the Three Valleys Facebook  page which can be followed. If you scroll down on this page there are sermons for previous Sundays and other sermons will be uploaded as they are received.

 

Holy Communion

For text  please click here

 

 

 

 

WEEKDAYS

Regular weekday services  

Mondays  6pm Compline  via Zoom. Please email George Moody for link or use the link sent on 14th December 2020. From Monday 13th September 2021 it is hoped that this service will take place in St Andrew's Church Yetminster, with a zoom link.
For text of traditional compline please click here
 

Wednesdays  6pm   Celtic Night Prayer via Zoom. Please email Richard Kirlew for link.

5pm Rectory Tea Room and 6pm Celtic Night Prayer 

For the text of  Celtic Night Prayer, please click the appropriate theme below:

The Cross

Community

Holy Spirit

Incarnation

Creation

Resurrection

The Saints

 

 

 

 

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Archived services and some sermons

Sermon for Sunday 21st November 2021

Sermon for Remembrance Sunday (the Reverend Tony Gilbert) 14th November 2021 TG

Sermon for Remembrance Sunday (the Reverend George Moody) 14th November 2021 GM 

Sermon for Sunday 7th November 2021

Sermon for Sunday 31st October 2021

Sermon for Sunday 17th October 2021 

Sermon for Sunday 24th October 2021

Harvest Sermon for Sunday 3rd October 2021

Sermon for Sunday 26th September 2021

Sermon for Sunday 19th September 2021 For text please click here

Sermon for Sunday 12th September 2021

 

For sermon 25th July 2021 Trinity 8 on-line please click here

For sermon 18th July 2021 Trinity 7 on-line please click here

For sermon 11th July 2021 Trinity 6 on-line please click here 

For sermon 4th July 2021 Trinity 5 on-line please click here 

 

Sunday 27th June 2021 11am Live streamed ordination service from Salisbury Cathedral. 

 As our new curate, Jenny Nelson is to be made Deacon as is Lindy Cameron for Hilfield it seems appropriate that we live stream this service rather than produce our own Eucharist.

Please follow this link for the service: https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/live

At the bottom of the link page the text for the service may be found.

For sermon 20th June 2021 Trinity 3 on-line (Budgell) please click here

For sermon 20th June 2021 Trinity 3 Yetminster (Kirlew) please click here

For sermon 13th June 2021 Trinity 2 please click here.  

For sermon 6th June 2021 Trinity 1 please click here. 

For sermon 23rd May 2021 Pentecost please click here.

For sermon 9th May 2021 please click here.

For sermon 2nd May 2021  please click here.

For George Meredith poem, mentioned in the sermon, please click here

For sermon 25th April 2021  please click here.

For sermon 18th April 2021 (the Reverend Anne Budgell officiating on-line) please click here.

For sermon 18th April 2021  (the Reverend Tony Gilbert, officiating at Yetminster) please click here 

For sermon 11th April 2021 please click here.

 

EASTER DAY 4th April 2021 10am Holy Communion via Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here.

For sermon (The Reverend Anne Budgell) please click here. 

 

EASTER SERMON FROM THE REVEREND TONY GILBERT

 

GOOD FRIDAY 2nd April 2021

From 12 noon a Good Friday meditation will be available via the Three Valleys Facebook 

led by the Reverend Tony Gilbert

For text of the Good Friday meditation please click here.

[For notes about the Good Friday meditation please click here.]

Good Friday 2nd April 2021 6pm Evening Prayervia Three Valleys Facebook 

 

Wednesday 31st March 2021 5pm Rectory Tea Room via Zoom followed by 

6pm Celtic Night Prayer.  The theme of the Service is The Saints

For text please click hereReadings: Isaiah 63:  1-9 and Revelation 14:  18 – 15:4

 

Monday 29th March 6pm Compline via Zoom For text please click here. 

SUNDAY 28th March 2021 10am PALM SUNDAY HOLY COMMUNION 

via Three Valleys Facebook (The Reverend Richard Kirlew)

For Service text please click hereFor Sermon please click here

FOURTH SUNDAY via Zoom (The Reverend George Moody)  

 

Friday 26th March 2021 6pm Evening Prayer 

For text please click here

Wednesday 24th March 2021 5pm Rectory Tea Room via Zoom followed by 

6pm Celtic Night Prayer. Theme "The Cross"

For text please click hereReadings: Genesis 3:  8-15  and   Galatians 4:  1-5

Monday 22nd March 2021 6pm Compline via Zoom. 

For text please click here.

Sunday 21st March 2021 10am Morning Prayer via Zoom.

For Order of Service please click hereFor Psalm of the day and Hymns please click here

For Sermon please click here

Sunday 21st March 2021 10am Holy Communion via Three Valleys Facebook

For Order of Service please click here.

Friday 19th March 2021 6pm St Joseph of Nazareth [Apologies: there was difficulty uploading the service. See text and notes about St Joseph below] via Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here.

For notes about St Joseph please click here

Wednesday 17th March 2021 5pm Rectory Tea Room via Zoom followed by 

6pm Celtic Night Prayer. Theme "Community"

For text please click here.  Readings: Exodus 4: 1-23 and Hebrews 10:  1-18

Monday 15th March 2021 6pm Compline via Zoom 
For text please click here.
 

Sunday 14th March 2021  MOTHERING SUNDAY

10am Holy Communion via Three Valleys Facebook

For Service text please click hereFor Sermon please click here.  

10am SECOND SUNDAY

From the Reverend George Mooday:
"Just to invite you to join us this Sunday for morning worship at 10 am.
We've got 
  • an interview with John Simmons, businessman/clergyman, on generosity
  • a thought from George, on possibly the most famous verse in the Bible
  • some prayer from there, from around the benefice on Mothers' Day
  • and much else
See you there."
 
 

Friday 12th March 2021 6pm Evening Prayer via Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here

Wednesday 10th March 2021 5pm Rectory Tea Room via Zoom. Please email for link.

followed by 6pm Celtic Night Prayer. Theme "The Holy Spirit"

For text please click here.  

Genesis 49:  1-32   Hebrews 6:  13-20

Monday 8th March 2021 6pm Compline via Zoom
 

Sunday 7th March 2021 10am Lent 3 Holy Communion via Zoom and uploaded to the  Three Valleys Facebook page. (The Reverend Tony Gilbert). For Service text please click hereFor Sermon please click here.

 

 

Friday 5th March 2021 6pm Evening Prayer via  Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here.

Friday 5th March 2021 10.30am World Day of Prayer via Zoom. Please email Richard Kirlew for link. All Welcome. For details please click here

Wednesday 24th February  5pm  The Rectory Tea Room followed by 

6pm Celtic Night Prayer, theme "Incarnation"

For Service text please click here

Readings: Genesis 44:  18-34, Hebrews 2: 10-18

Monday 1st March 2021 6pm Compline via Zoom. Please email George Moody for link or use previous link emailed on 14th December 2020.
For text please click here

Sunday 28th February 2021 10am Lent 2 Eucharist via Three Valleys Facebook

(The Reverend Richard Kirlew) For service text please click here For sermon please click here

and

Sunday 28th February 2021 10am Informal Sunday Worship via Zoom. 

 

 

Friday 26th February 2021 6pm Evening Prayer

For Service text please click here

Wednesday 24th February  5pm  The Rectory Tea Room

6pm Celtic Night Prayer, theme "Creation"

For Service text please click here

Readings: Genesis 42:  6-17 Galatians 4: 21-5:1

Monday 22nd February 6pm Compline via Zoom. Please email George Moody for link.
For text please click here
 

Sunday 21st February 2021 10am Lent 1 Eucharist 

(The Reverend George Moody) via Three Valleys Facebook For service text please click here. 

Sunday 21st February 2021 10am Lent 1 Morning Prayer 

(The Reverend Richard Kirlew) via Zoom Please email him for link. For service text please click here.

For hymns please click hereReadings Genesis 9: 8-17, 1 Peter 3: 18-22, Mark 1: 9-15 For Psalm please click here

 

 

Friday 19th February 2021 6pm Evening Prayer via Three Valleys Facebook

For the text please click here.  

Wednesday 17th February 2021 Ash Wednesday 7.30pk Short Act of Worship  on Zoom followed by the first session of the Benefice Lent Course (see the page Lent Course 2021 for details).

NB There will be NO Rectory Tea Room and Celtic Night Prayer on Wednesday  17th February 2021.

Monday 15th February 2021 6pm Compline via Zoom 

Please email the Reverend George Moody for link or use previous link emailed on 14th December 2020. 

For updated Compline text please click here. 

Sunday 14th February 2021 10am

Please email the Reverend George Moody for link.

From the Reverend George Moody:

Hello all

This is to invite you to join us for Sunday Worship this Sunday 14th February at 10am on Zoom. It is informal worship led by the Second Sunday team so there'll be prayer, music, chat, the daily gospel reading and a short thought as well as an interview.

 

Friday 12th February 2021 6pm Evening Prayer via Three Valleys Facebook

For the text please click here.  

Wednesday 10th February 2021 5pm Rectory Tea Room via Zoom Bring tea, cakes, sandwiches etc to eat

followed by 6pm Celtic Night Prayer Theme Resurrection  For text please click here.

Readings  Genesis 31:  21-32.3 and Titus 1 

Monday 8th February 2021 6pm Compline via Zoom. Please email the Reverend George Moody for link or use previous link emailed on 14th December 2020. 
For Compline text please click here. 

 

Sunday 7th February 2021 2nd before Lent 10am Eucharist via Zoom 

The service has been uploaded to Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here.  For sermon please click here.

 

Friday 5th February 2021 6pm Evening Prayer from the New Zealand Prayer Book

For text please click here.

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 6pm Celtic Night Prayer preceded at 5pm by Tea! via Zoom.

Bring tea, cakes, sandwiches etc to eat. It would be really good if you wished to join us, even if it is for part of the time.  You would be more than welcome at either or both. 

The theme of the Service is The Saints. Please email the Reverend Richard Kirlew for link.

For text please click here.

The readings are: Genesis 19:  1-3, 12-29 and Matthew 27:  45-56

If anyone wishes to volunteer to read, please contact Richard.

Monday 1st February 2021 Compline via ZoomPlease email the Reverend George Moody for link or use previous link emailed on 14th December 2020. For Compline text please click here
 

Sunday 31st January 10am Presentation

10am Eucharist via Zoom (Please email Richard Kirlew for link)

For text please click here

For hymns please click here

10am Eucharist via Facebook (George Moody)

From George Moody: Recorded Sunday Worship available from 10 am Sunday morning.

For this service please click here.

It contains the reading, talk and prayers so may be printed off for those who are not currently accessing worship through the internet.

 

Friday 29th January 2021 Evening Prayer 

For text please click here

Wednesday 27th January 2021 6pm Celtic Night Prayer via Zoom. The theme of the Service is The Cross. Please email for link.

For text please click here

Readings: Genesis 14, Matthew 26:  36-46

preceded by 5pm Tea Room via Zoom - bring tea and cakes sandwiches etc to eat.   

Monday 25th January 2021 6pm Compline via Zoom. Please email the Reverend George Moody for link or use previous link emailed on 14th December 2020.

Sunday 24th January 2021 10am Eucharist (The Reverend Richard Kirlew) via Three Valleys Facebook

 For text please click here.

For sermon please click here

 Sunday January 24th 2021 10am Sunday Worship

Invitation from the Reverend George Moody 

Please email him for the link.

"Hello All

This is to invite you to join us for Sunday Worship this Sunday 24th January at 10 am on Zoom. 
It is informal worship led by the Fourth Sunday team, so there'll be prayer, music, chat, the daily gospel reading, and a short thought as well as an interview with Reverend Kate Konrad our local Methodist minister.
We'd love you to feel able to pass this invite on, so please do so. Thanks.
Look forward to seeing you there.

George"  

 

 

 

 

Friday 22nd January 2021 6pm Evening Prayer "From Journeying with the Magi, Keith Duke.  

 

For text please click here

Wednesday 20th January 2021 6pm Celtic Night Prayer - Theme Community

 

For text please click here

 

Readings: Genesis 8:  1-14

 

Matthew 24:  29-51

Monday 18th January 2021 6pm Complinevia ZoomPlease email the Reverend George Moody for link or use previous link emailed on 14th December 2020. 

For Compline text please click here.

Sunday 17th January 2021 10am Eucharist via Zoom and Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here.

For sermon please click here

 

 

Friday 15th January 2021 6pm Evening prayer is from Common Worship Daily Prayer, Evening Prayer for Epiphany. [Page 232].

[Sorry, no link to text is available].

Wednesday 13th January 2021 6pm Celtic Night Prayer via Zoom. Please email the Reverend Richard Kirlew for link.

For text please click here.

Readings: Genesis 2: 4-25

Matthew 21: 33-46

Monday 11th January 2021 6pm Compline via Zoom. Please email the Reverend George Moody for link or use previous link emailed on 14th December 2020. For Compline text please click here.
 

Sunday 10th January  2021 Baptism of Christ/Epiphany 1 10am Eucharist via Three Valleys Facebook 

For text please click hereFor sermon please click here.

Also at 10am "Second Sunday" via Zoom.

"Informal worship led by the Second Sunday team, so there'll be prayer, music, chat, the daily gospel reading and a short thought. We're hoping to have an interview too."

 

 

Wednesday 6th January 2021 6pm Celtic Night Prayer via Zoom.

For text please click hereReadings:  Isaiah 62    John 2: 13-25

 

Sunday 3rd January 2021 Epiphany   10 am Eucharist 

For service text please click hereFor sermon please click here

 

Sunday 27th December 2020 Christmas 1 10am Holy Communion via Zoom

 For text please click here

 December 25th 2020 10am Christmas Holy Communion via Three Valleys Facebook 

For text please click here.

 

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE COVID 19 SITUATION, ALL IN-CHURCH SERVICES ON CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY  HAD TO BE CANCELLED IN THE WHITE HART VALE CHURCHESFor explanatory letter please click here.

 

Wednesday 23rd December  6pm   Celtic Night Prayer via Zoom. Please email the Reverend Richard Kirlew for link.

 

For text please click here

Monday 21st December 6pm Advent Evening Prayer led by the Reverend Anne Budgell via Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here

Also there was Compline via Zoom. For Compline text please click here.

Sunday 20th December 2020 10am Advent 4 Eucharist via Three Valleys Facebook

For service text please click here. (For the confession please click here). For sermon text please click here

 

 

 

Friday 18th December 2020 6pm Evening Prayer via  Three Valleys Facebook

For text please click here

Wednesday 16th December 2020 6pm Celtic Night Prayer via Zoom. Please email Richard Kirlew for link.

For text please click here

Readings: Isaiah 39    Matthew 17:  14-21

Monday 14th December 6pm Traditional Compline via Zoom. 

Sunday 13th December 2020 10am Advent 3 Eucharist via Three Valleys Facebook

For service text please click here. (For the confession please click here). For sermon text please click here

 

Friday  11th December 6pm Evening Prayer For Text please click here

Wednesday 9th December 2020 6pm Celtic Night Prayer Theme: Resurrection

For text please click here.

 Readings Isaiah 31    Matthew 15:  1-20

Monday 7th December 2020 6pm Traditional Compline via Zoom. Link the same as last week or please email the Reverend George Moody for the link.

Sunday 6th December 2020 10am Advent 2 Eucharist via Three Valleys Facebook

For service text please click here.

For sermon please click here

 

Friday 4th December 2020 6pm Evening Prayer 

For text please click here

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 6pm Celtic Night Prayer: Theme - The Saints.

For text please click here.

Monday 30th November 2020 6pm Traditional Compline via Zoom. Link the same as last week or please email the Reverend George Moody for the link.

Sunday 29th November 2020 Advent Sunday 10am Eucharist via Three Valleys Facebook

For service text please click hereFor sermon please click here

 

Friday 27th November 6pm Follow the link for the service.

 https://daily.commonworship.com/daily.cgi?today_ep=1

Wednesday 25th November 2020 6pm Celtic Night Prayer

For text please click here.The readings Isaiah 19 Matthew 10: 16-33

Monday 23rd November 2020 6pm Traditional Compline via Zoom.

For Compline text pleaseclick here.

Sunday 22nd November 2020 10am  Informal Worship via Zoom from George and the 4th Sunday team, an interview with Ann H and worship from around the globe - and a chance to catch up or meet new people in virtual breakout rooms.  

Please click here for Service Sheet.

 

 

Friday 20th November 2020 6pm Please click here for link for text.

Wednesday 18th November 6pm Celtic Night Prayer via Zoom. Please email the Reverend Richard Kirlew for link.

For text please click here

Monday 16th November 2020 6pm Traditional Compline via Zoom. 

For Compline text pleaseclick here. 

Sunday 15th November 2020

(All Church Services for above date cancelled)

10 am Holy Communion via Three Valleys Facebook 

For text please click here. For sermon please click here

 

 

Friday 13th November 2020 6.00pm Evening Prayer

For text please click here.

Wednesday  11th November 2020 6.00pm Celtic Night Prayer  

For text please click here. 

Wednesday 11th November 2020 Remembrance Day 

There was a short Act of Remembrance at Yetminster St Andrew at 10.50am

outside the church  (not at the Triangle as in previous years). 

[For a report on the latter please go to  http://www.threevalleysteam.org/index.php/recent-events ] 

 

Monday 9th November 2020 6pm Ffald-y-Brenin Evening Prayer  

For text please click here.

 

Sunday 8th November 2020 Remembrance Sunday

 There was an online  Service at 10.50am via Three Valleys Facebook with the Reverend Tony Gilbert

 

In line with Government recommendations:

short services of Remembrance were held OUTSIDE at 10.50am at

Glanvilles Wootton St Mary

Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Yetminster St Andrew. [For a report on the latter please go to  http://www.threevalleysteam.org/index.php/recent-events ]

 

Friday 6th November 2020 6.00pm Evening Prayer

For text please click here.  

Wednesday 4th November 2020 6pm Celtic Night Prayer   

For text please click here. 

Readings: Isaiah 2:  1-11, Matthew 2:  16-23

Monday 2nd November 2020 Ffald-y-Brenin Evening Prayer For text please click here.

There was an on-line service on Sunday via Three Valleys Facebook 

Sunday 1st November 2020 ALL SAINTS 10am Holy Communion (BCP)

For text of sermon please click here

 

Friday 30th October 2020 6pm Evening Prayer

For text please click here

Wednesday 28th October 2020 6pm Celtic Night Prayer.

For text please click here.

Readings : Isaiah 45: 18-25

Luke 6:  12-16

There was an on-line service on Sunday via Three Valleys Facebook 

Sunday 25th October 10am For text of service please click here. For text of sermon please click here.

 

Friday 23rd October 2020 6pm Evening Prayer For text please  click here.

Wednesday 21st October 2020 6pm Celtic Night Prayer. For text please click here.

Readings: 2 Chronicles 29: 1-19 and John 13: 21-30

Monday 19th October 2020 6pm Ffald-y-Brenin Evening Prayer text please click here.

There was an on-line service on Sunday via Three Valleys Facebook

Sunday 18th October 2020 10am

Harvest Service on-line.

For text please click here.

For sermon please click here.

 

Friday 16th October 2020 BCP Evensong remembering Bishops Latimer and Ridley, martyrs.

Wednesday 14th October Celtic Night Prayer. For text please click here.

Sunday 11th October 2020 10am On-line CW Holy Communion via Three Valleys Facebook

For text of service please click here.

For text of sermon please click here.

 

Friday 9th October 2020 St. Denis of France and Bishop Robert Grosseteste, and some prayers from the N.Z. Prayer Book.  For text please click here.

Wednesday 7th October 2020  For Ffald-y-Brenin Evening Prayer text please click here.

Sunday October 4th Sunday 10am

Clergy led services were held at 

Chetnole Holy Communion

Glanvilles Wootton Harvest Festival

Pulham Harvest Festival

Thornford Holy Communion

 

October 4th Sunday 12noon 

Ryme Intrinseca Harvest Festival

October 4th  Sunday 3pm

Hermitage Harvest Festival

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        There was an on-line Holy Communion (CW) service at 10am via Three Valleys Facebook 

For text of service please click here.

For text of sermon please click here.

 

Friday 2nd October 6.00pm Evening Prayer via Three Valleys Facebook 

For text please click here.

 

Wednesday 30th September  6.00pm  Compline via Three Valleys Facebook 

For Compline text please click here.

 

 

Monday 28th September 2020 Night Prayer via Zoom. 

For text please click here.

 

Sunday 27th September 2020 Harvest Services 10am

Church Services, clergy-led, were held in

Bradford Abbas

Chetnole

Folke

Sunday 27th September 2020 Harvest Service 6.00pm

Holwell 

There was an on-line Holy Communion (BCP) service via Three Valleys Facebook 

for those who prefer not to come out yet. For text of sermon please click here .

 

Friday 25th September 2020 6.00pm An online service via Three Valleys Facebook Evening Prayer with Bishop Lancelot Andrewes.

For text please click here.

 

Wednesday  23rd September 2020 6.00pm   Night Prayer via Zoom. 

For text click here.

 

Monday 21st September 2020 6.30pm

LPA Commissioning Service Yetminster at 6:30 with Bishop Karen. For details please click here.  

 

Sunday 20th September 2020 10 am

Church Services, clergy-led, were held in

Batcombe

Thornford 

There was an on-line Holy Communion (BCP) service via Three Valleys Facebook 

for those who prefer not to come out yet. For the text of the sermon please click here

 

Friday 18th September 2020

St Patrick's Compline. For text click here

 

Sunday 13th September 2020 10 am

Church Services, clergy-led, were held in

Yetminster

Holwell  

Beer Hackett

Sunday 13th September 2020 6pm

There was  a Lay-Led  Evensong in Leigh 

There was an on-line Holy Communion  service via Church Services, clergy-led, were held in

for those who prefer not to come out yet. For text please click here.

For the text of the sermon please click here.

 

Friday 11th September Evening Service via Three Valleys Facebook

 

Wednesday 9th September 2020  a Reflective Franciscan Night prayer was held via Zoom

For text please click here

 

Sunday 6th September 2020 10 am

Church Services, clergy-led, were held in

Leigh 

Glanvilles Wootton 

Bradford Abbas 

There was an on-line Holy Communion service via Three Valleys Facebook 

for those who prefer not to come out yet. For text please click here.

For the text of the sermon please click here

 

Sunday 30th August 2020 10am 

Caundle Marsh (St Peter & St Paul) Holy Communion

There was an on-line Holy Communion (BCP)  service via Three Valleys Facebook 

for those who prefer not to come out yet. 

For text of sermon please click here.

 

Friday 28th August 2020 St Augustine

For text please click here

 

Wednesday 26th August

Night Prayer

For text please click here

 

Sunday 23rd August 2020 10am

Church Services, clergy-led were held in

Beer Hackett Holy Communion

Folke Family Service

Lay led service at Chetnole

There was an on-line Holy Communion service via Three Valleys Facebook 

for those who prefer not to come out yet.

For text please click here.

For sermon please click here.

For poem please click here

  

Sunday 16th August 2020 10am 

Church Services, clergy-led, were held in

Pulham St Thomas a Becket Holy Communion

Yetminster St Andrew Holy Communion

There was an on-line Holy Communion service via Three Valleys Facebook 

for those who prefer not to come out yet. For text please click here.

For sermon please click here.

 

 

 

 
Live-Streaming of services
 
 
Please join our services through the Three Valleys Benefice Facebook Page page by following the link. (You will need to join Facebook).
 
[Mondays  6pm Compline or Ffald-y-Brenin Evening Prayer via Three Valleys Facebook or Zoom

For Compline text pleaseclick here.

For Ffald-y-Brenin Evening Prayer text please click here.

 

Wednesdays  6pm   Night Prayer via Zoom.

 

[or, sometimes, Compline via Three Valleys Facebook   For Compline text please click here].

 

Fridays 6.00pm An online service via Three Valleys Facebook]

 

The Church of England has issued  a link to a downloadable liturgy to be used at home should you wish to do so.

 https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/midweek_worship_at_home_0.pdf.