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All clean/wearable clothes,bags,belts,hats & shoes (tied together) most welcome. Towels,blankets, bedlinen & soft toys too , but please NO Duvets,pillows,curtains or pieces of material. NO RAGS.

Please leave in bags in church porch where they will be collected daily or call Gilly Wilson 01935 872 982 if you need other help.



We are delighted to announce that this Concert is going ahead after all!
Tickets £10 at the door.

St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster September 16th 




When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

A Concert to herald the coming of Autumn.

Music from all ages for all to enjoy.

Tickets £10  


Sunday 17th September 2017


“Music for a Summer’s Evening” with Andrew Bernardi together with friends from the local area.  Andrew will playing on a violin by Antonio Stradivarius.


The concert will be held in St Mary the Virgin Church, Glanvilles Wootton starting at 7pm. 

Tickets are £12 to include interval drinks and may be purchased from:


Richard Clarke 01963210267

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or Lucy Parrott 01963210642

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More details can be found on our website:


St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster, DT9 6NS

St Francis 

Giovanni Bellini’s St Francis:

A New Understanding

An illustrated presentation and talk


Graham Welstead

(Formerly Director of Art at Bancroft’s School, Essex)

Free entry; refreshments served afterwards

Further details:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 01935 872 414 





Kerri Canepa,
a member of the Hilfield Community who recently completed lay ministry training, is inviting all those within the Three Valleys Beneficeto her commissioning and licensing service.
It will take place on Saturday 30 September at Salisbury Cathedral during Choral Evensong, beginning at 5:30 pm.
She would appreciate very much your prayers as she prepares to be commissioned
as a Licensed Lay Minister.
Please come and support her; all are welcome!

An illustrated talk in aid of the Friends of Holnest Church:

The Long Weekend:

Life in the English Country House between the Wars


1017a     1017b

Thursday 5th October 2017 at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AA. 8pm

(doors open 7.15pm). Tickets: £5 (to include teas).

Patron of the Friends, Adrian Tinniswood OBE, will uncover the truth about a world half-forgotten, draped in myth and hidden behind stiff upper lips and film-star smiles. Drawing on the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls, unhappy heiresses and bullying butlers, he gives a voice to the people who inhabited the world of the English country house, both above and below stairs.

Adrian is the author of fourteen books on social and architectural history. His most recent, The Long Weekend, was a Sunday Times bestseller, a New York Times bestseller and a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. Adrian lives in Bath and Co. Mayo and is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham. In 2013 he was awarded an OBE for services to heritage.

Tickets can be obtained from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL. Telephone bookings on 01935 815341 or by
email at sherborne.tic@westdorset-

**Please be advised that this supersedes the booking details previously given out in the newsletter.** 

St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster, DT9 6NS

The Courtesan’s Gaze: A concert of music by

Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677) and her circle



 Barbara Strozzi


Barbara Strozzi (pictured) lived a life of high musical achievement and scandal in the Venice of the seventeenth century. A prolific and successful published composer in her own time, she was also said to have acted as courtesan at musical and intellectual meetings where “clothes were optional”. This concert of duets composed by Strozzi and her contemporaries, Monteverdi and Cavalli, will explore her reception and whether the scandal surrounding her was justified.


Sung by sopranos Hannah Ely and Lucy Cox of the Fieri

Consort with music on Baroque guitar and

theorbo (Toby Carr) and harp (Aileen Henry) 


Tickets: £14 available from John Summers:

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We are pleased to be able to announce an exciting community event

in Yetminster church on Friday 10 November at 7.30pm when local rock, pop

and country musician, Jo Burt, will perform an acoustic set by candlelight. 


Jo has been a professional musician and songwriter for over 40 years,

playing to packed stadia around Europe and the world.


He is noted for his past musical ventures with legends such as Freddie

Mercury, The Troggs and Black Sabbath to name but a few.


Jo will perform an evening of rich vocal and guitar harmony.

He'll play some of the songs from his famous past (e.g. Love is All Around, The Troggs) as well as his new songs.

There'll also be some tales from his past on tour with some of the greats of twentieth century rock.


You can listen to some of his songs on his website by clicking here

This is a community event, and we hope to draw an audience from a wide cross section of the village and around. 


Tickets will be £10 to include a drink, available soon from locations in Yetminster.


If you would like to reserve a ticket for what we expect to be a sell-out event, please  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .








Auction of Promises at Leigh Village Hall


Details to come





Fieri Consort


The Fieri Consort




Friday 22 December, 7.30pm


Concert: 'A Crown of Roses'


The Fieri Consort explores depictions of Mary in folk and polyphonic music, presenting Christmas music by composers from Praetorius to Rutter, with arrangements of some of Europe's best-loved traditional carols alongside intricate polyphony.