Information Sheet

 

Three Valleys Team

 

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Information Sheet 5th July 2021 

or read the copy below

 

THREE

VALLEYS

INFORMATION SHEET

 

 

 

 

4th July 2021

Prayer for the Day

Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

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.

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

Monday 5th July @ 6.00pm

Compline - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Lay led. Please email George Moody for link. 

Wednesday 7th July

The Rectory Tea Rooms & Celtic Night Prayer will be having a Summer Break.

We will have a break from:

Wednesday 30th June  -  Wednesday 21st July inclusive.

Friday 9th July

6.00pm – Evening Service on-line via Three Valleys Team facebook page with either Anne Budgell/Tony Gilbert

Sunday 11th July

 

Beer Hackett 10:00 Holy Communion

Glanvilles Wootton 10:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion

Ryme Intrinseca 08:30 Holy Communion

Yetminster School 10:00 2nd Sunday

Sunday 18th July

Chetnole 10:00 Holy Communion

Holnest 16:00 Informal Service

Holwell 10:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion

Thornford 10:00 Family Communion

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

 

Sunday 25th July

 

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Holwell 10:00 4th Sunday

Leigh 10:00 Family Service

Pulham 10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 10:00 Holy Communion

 

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

 

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

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Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

St Andrew's Yetminster:

St Andrew’s church remains open daily, from 8am to 6pm, with restricted access for personal prayer following a service.


St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church too.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing.

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

Hermitage - open on Wednesdays & Sundays

Holnest - The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Following the completion of church repairs and restoration the Holnest Church will re-open daily from Monday 21 June.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Forthcoming Diary Dates!

Wells Cathedral – the choir of Trinity College, Cambridge – Saturday 10th July 2021 @ 7.30pm.

Fantastic programme – one night only – incl. William Walton’s ‘The Twelve & Durafle’s requiem’. For more details, tickets etc. please see Wells Cathedral website.

Yetminster Fair – Saturday 14th August the Yetminster Sports Field (New date)!

Saturday 7th August – Chetnole Village Flower Show & Fete 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday 4th September – the Leigh Flower Show

Ride & Stride - Saturday (11th September) welcome to Riders & Striders. Complimentary tea and cake at Holnest Church.

HOLNEST CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION Saturday 11 September & Sunday 12 September - Free Entry to: Heritage Open Days - illustrated talks & church and churchyard tours.

 

Our Wine and Cheese party is back, on Friday 6 August, from 6.30 pm at Higher Farm, Beer Hackett, DT9 6QT, by the kind St. Michael’s Church invitation of Leigh and Simon Clothier.

Tickets £5, to include finger food and a glass of wine. Plates of food and raffle prize donations would be appreciated. Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church.

Enquiries – Tel: 01935 872217. Tickets available at the gate.

Sadly, Covid restrictions have forced the Friends of St. Michaels to defer their Village Get Together on 3rd July until an event to be planned later in the year.

The Friends will be amalgamating some of the planned activities into the Wine & Cheese party, including musical entertainment and Bonny Sartin (ex Yetties) as compere.

Please remember the Friends village website friendsofstmichaelschurchbeerhackett.org or contact the Friends secretary Tel: 07552 818389 to keep in touch.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you on 6th August.

News from the Three Valleys team

Jenny Nelson, currently training for the ministry at Sarum college, will be joining our Three Valleys Team as Assistant Curate from June this year. She will be joining as a self-supporting Associate Minister which means she will retain her job as a teacher whilst exercising her ministry with us. Jenny’s ordination took place on 27th June and we look forward to welcoming her to the team and the benefice.
 
The above was LIVE STREAMED from Salisbury Cathedral at 11am. 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.

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Call of the midwife

The Revd Maggie Metcalfe, now a brand-new deacon, is heading from one valley to another.

Hailing from Odstock with Nunton and Bodenham in the Chalke Valley, Maggie was on the PCC, benefice team council and charity committee, was a churchwarden for 4 years and has been a sidesperson for many years.

Throwing herself into rural ministry in the Wylye and Till Valley Benefice, also in Wiltshire, she says:

"Welcoming people to church is always a delight!

"I am so looking forward to meeting the people in the Wylye Valley and getting to know the different villages with their beautiful churches - and pubs!"

Maggie trained as a nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, then as a midwife in Salisbury before working in many places, including ten years in Salisbury itself.

In 2012 Maggie left midwifery and trained as a health visitor in in Southampton where she worked until 2018.

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Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday and Tuesday mornings for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes - Jeanette

 

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28th June 2021

Prayer for the Day

O God, the protector of all who trust in you,
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
increase and multiply upon us your mercy;
that with you as our ruler and guide
we may so pass through things temporal
that we lose not our hold on things eternal;
grant this, heavenly Father,
for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

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.

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

Monday 28th June @ 6.00pm

 

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Lay led. Please email George Moody for link. 

 

Wednesday 30th June

 

The Rectory Tea Rooms & Celtic Night Prayer will be having a Summer Break.

 

We will have a break from:

 

Wednesday 30th June  -  Wednesday 21st July inclusive.

Friday 2nd July

 

6.00pm – Evening Service on-line via Three Valleys Team facebook page with either Anne Budgell/Tony Gilbert

Sunday 4th July

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Folke 10:00 Holy Communion

Hermitage 10:00 Holy Communion

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

 

Sunday 11th July

 

Beer Hackett 10:00 Holy Communion

Glanvilles Wootton 10:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion

Ryme Intrinseca 08:30 Holy Communion

Yetminster School 10:00 2nd Sunday

Sunday 18th July

Chetnole 10:00 Holy Communion

Holnest 16:00 Informal Service

Holwell 10:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion

Thornford 10:00 Family Communion

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

 

Sunday 25th July

 

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Holwell 10:00 4th Sunday

Leigh 10:00 Family Service

Pulham 10:00 Holy Communion

Yetminster 10:00 Holy Communion

 

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

 

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

St Andrew's Yetminster:

St Andrew’s church remains open daily, from 8am to 6pm, with restricted access for personal prayer following a service.


St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church too.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing.

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

Hermitage - open on Wednesdays & Sundays

Holnest - The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Following the completion of church repairs and restoration the Holnest Church will re-open daily from Monday 21 June.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Forthcoming Diary Dates!

HOLNEST CHURCH (DT9 5PU)

led by
Dorset Wildlife Trust

Saturday 3rd July 8-10am

‘Moth Trapping and Identification’

Complimentary Breakfast, please book: 01963 210632

                      

Saturday 3 July 11am –1pm

‘Wildflower, Grass & Dorset Notable Species Identification’

Survey and count with opportunities to

Photograph/ Sketch, please bring own materials

With Complimentary Lunch, please book: 01963 210632

 

Free events!
*****************

 

Covid restrictions at the prevailing time will be adhered to

 

Events organised by Holnest Church PCC in partnership with Friends of Holnest Church & Dorset Wildlife Trust and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Further details from: 01963 210562 / 07974 590927

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & www.friendsofholnestchurch.wordpress.com

Sunday 4th July 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Chetnole between 3 -5.00pm Teddy Bear Parachuting & Cream Teas in the churchyard.

Coffee morning and Bring & Buy – St. Andrew's Church, Leigh on Tuesday July 6th 10.30 - 12.00. Lots of delicious cakes. All very welcome.

Wells Cathedral – the choir of Trinity College, Cambridge – Saturday 10th July 2021 @ 7.30pm.

Fantastic programme – one night only – incl. William Walton’s ‘The Twelve & Durafle’s requiem’. For more details, tickets etc. please see Wells Cathedral website.

Yetminster Fair – Saturday 17th July at the Yetminster Sports Field

Saturday 7th August – Chetnole Village Flower Show & Fete 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday 4th September – the Leigh Flower Show

Ride & Stride - Saturday (11th September) welcome to Riders & Striders. Complimentary tea and cake.

 

Our Wine and Cheese party is back, on Friday 6 August, from 6.30 pm at Higher Farm, Beer Hackett, DT9 6QT, by the kind St. Michael’s Church invitation of Leigh and Simon Clothier.

Tickets £5, to include finger food and a glass of wine. Plates of food and raffle prize donations would be appreciated. Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church.

Enquiries – Tel: 01935 872217. Tickets available at the gate.

Sadly, Covid restrictions have forced the Friends of St. Michaels to defer their Village Get Together on 3rd July until an event to be planned later in the year.

The Friends will be amalgamating some of the planned activities into the Wine & Cheese party, including musical entertainment and Bonny Sartin (ex Yetties) as compere.

Please remember the Friends village website friendsofstmichaelschurchbeerhackett.org or contact the Friends secretary Tel: 07552 818389 to keep in touch.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you on 6th August.

Yetminster News!

Tower Teas... huge thanks to all who came, and all those wonderful volunteers who so cheerfully manned the tower and the tea tables! We were incredibly lucky with the weather, the sun shone down, the jazz band played, the singers sang, and everyone enjoyed themselves being out and about again. The great news is that approx £700 was raised for the Sherborne Food Bank, thanks to all your generosity. At least 115 cups of tea were made and It was very hard work for those on duty.....I know many an aching muscle was suffering on Sunday, so special thanks to you. Also a big thank you to  Sarah Hedin at our wonderful Gallery who so kindly supported us with the bamboo mugs!

We hope to have an Autumn car boot sale, and I will let you know if and when this can be organized.

News from the Three Valleys team

Jenny Nelson, currently training for the ministry at Sarum college, will be joining our Three Valleys Team as Assistant Curate from June this year. She will be joining as a self-supporting Associate Minister which means she will retain her job as a teacher whilst exercising her ministry with us. Jenny’s ordination took place on 27th June and we look forward to welcoming her to the team and the benefice.
 
The above was LIVE STREAMED from Salisbury Cathedral at 11am. 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.

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Saying Goodbye to the Bishop

It is less than three weeks until Bishop Nicholas retires after ten years' faithful service to us. Here's how to send a message to him.

If you would like a message to go in a card that is being presented to Bishop Nicholas and his wife Helen, then please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your message.

All the messages will be given to the Bishop before he leaves, so he can read them at his leisure.

Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday and Tuesday mornings for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes - Jeanette

 

THREE

VALLEYS

INFORMATION SHEET

 

 

 

 

21st June 2021

Prayer for the Day

 

Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts
whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought
to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen

 

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.

 

 

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

Monday 21st June @ 6.00pm

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Lay led. Please email George Moody for link. 

 Wednesday 23rd June

 5.00pm – Rectory Tea Room chat (followed by)

 6.00pm - Celtic Night Prayers via Zoom with Richard & Liz

The Rectory Tea Rooms & Celtic Night Prayer will be having a Summer Break.

NB We will have a break from:Wednesday 30th June  -  Wednesday 21st July inclusive.

Friday 25th June

6.00pm – Evening Service on-line via Three Valleys Team facebook page with either Anne Budgell/Tony Gilbert

Sunday 27th June

Holnest 16:00 - Songs of Praise

Holwell Village Hall 10:00 - 4th Sunday

Leigh 10:00 - Morning Service

Pulham 10:00 - Holy Communion

Thornford 10:00 - Family Service

 

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

 

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

St Andrew's Yetminster:

St Andrew’s church remains open daily, from 8am to 6pm, with restricted access for personal prayer following a service.


St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church too.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing.

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

Hermitage - open on Wednesdays & Sundays

Holnest - The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Following the completion of church repairs and restoration the Holnest Church will re-open daily from Monday 21 June.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Forthcoming Diary Dates!

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – hopefully, this year’s Candle Auction will be held in Leigh Village Hall (7.30 for 8.00pm)

HOLNEST CHURCH (DT9 5PU)

led by
Dorset Wildlife Trust

Saturday 3rd July 8-10am

‘Moth Trapping and Identification’

Complimentary Breakfast, please book: 01963 210632

 

                      

 

Saturday 3 July 11am –1pm

‘Wildflower, Grass & Dorset Notable Species Identification’

Survey and count with opportunities to

Photograph/ Sketch, please bring own materials

With Complimentary Lunch, please book: 01963 210632

 

Free events!
*****************

 

Covid restrictions at the prevailing time will be adhered to

Events organised by Holnest Church PCC in partnership with Friends of Holnest Church & Dorset Wildlife Trust and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Further details from: 01963 210562 / 07974 590927

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & www.friendsofholnestchurch.wordpress.com

Saturday 26th June 2021 - 3-6pm

 

 

TOWER TEA PARTY

St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster

The church tower will be open -climb the 85 steps for great views over the Three Valleys!

Fun for kids -Live Music -Pimms from 5pm

Refreshments free –donations to Sherborne Food Bank appreciated

Early access for photographers and

other info, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday 27th June 2021 - Batcombe Church will be serving Cream Teas at Hilfield Friary between 3-5.00pm. Please come along and support!

Sunday 4th July 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Chetnole between 3 -5.00pm Teddy Bear Parachuting & Cream Teas in the churchyard.

Coffee morning and Bring & Buy – St. Andrew's Church, Leigh on Tuesday July 6th 10.30 - 12.00. Lots of delicious cakes. All very welcome.

Yetminster Fair – Saturday 17th July at the Yetminster Sports Field

Saturday 7th August – Chetnole Village Flower Show & Fete 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday 4th September – the Leigh Flower Show

Ride & Stride - Saturday (11th September) welcome to Riders & Striders. Complimentary tea and cake.

 

 

 

ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH, BEER HACKETT

Our WINE AND CHEESE PARTY is back!

To be held at Higher Farm, Beer Hackett, DT9 6QT

By kind invitation of Leigh and Simon Clothier

On Friday 6th August from 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Tickets £5 to include finger food and a glass of wine

Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church

Booking and Enquiries  - Tel: 01935 872217

Tickets also available at the gate

News from the Three Valleys team

Jenny Nelson, currently training for the ministry at Sarum college, will be joining our Three Valleys Team as Assistant Curate from June this year. She will be joining as a self-supporting Associate Minister which means she will retain her job as a teacher whilst exercising her ministry with us. As things stand, she expects to be made Deacon on 27 June and we look forward to welcoming her to the team.

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Christian Aid launches emergency Global Hunger Appeal

Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal as more than 30 million people in 20 countries teeter on the brink of famine. Immediate humanitarian assistance is needed to help prevent escalating numbers of deaths.

The Covid health pandemic, climate crisis, and continued conflict have worsened hunger and food insecurity in 20 countries. Countries like South Sudan, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, north east Nigeria, and Afghanistan are particularly affected.

In South Sudan, 60% of the population are struggling to get enough food to eat, and 82% are living in extreme poverty. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, six of the country’s counties are already categorised as being in IPC Phase 5 Catastrophe, which means people face starvation, death, destitution and debilitating levels of acute malnutrition.

34 states are in the emergency acute food insecurity phase as people experience very high acute malnutrition and excess deaths. The worst affected are Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile, Lakes, Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

7.2 million people have been impacted during this lean season, expected to be the worst on record.

To give to the appeal and help communities in the worst-affected countries including South Sudan, please visit www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/emergencies/global-hunger-emergency-appeal.

Saying Goodbye to the Bishop

It is less than three weeks until Bishop Nicholas retires after ten years' faithful service to us. Here's how to send a message to him.

If you would like a message to go in a card that is being presented to Bishop Nicholas and his wife Helen, then please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your message.

All the messages will be given to the Bishop before he leaves, so he can read them at his leisure.

Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday and Tuesday mornings for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes - Jeanette

 

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14th June 2021

Prayer for the Day

 

Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen
.

 

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.

 

 

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

Monday 14th June @ 6.00pm

 

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Lay led. Please email George Moody for link. 

 

Wednesday 16th June

 

5.00pm – Rectory Tea Room chat (followed by)

 

6.00pm -Celtic Night Prayers via Zoom with Richard & Liz

Friday 18h June

 

6.00pm – Evening Service on-line via Three Valleys Team facebook page with either Anne Budgell/Tony Gilbert

Sunday 20th June

Bradford Abbas 10.00 am Holy Communion

Chetnole 10.00am Holy Communion

Hermitage 6.00pm Holy Communion

Holwell 10.00am Holy Communion

Leigh 10.00am Holy Communion

Yetminster 10.00am Holy Communion

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

Sunday 27th June

Holnest 16:00 - Songs of Praise

Holwell Village Hall 10:00 - 4th Sunday

Leigh 10:00 - Morning Service

Pulham 10:00 - Holy Communion

Thornford 10:00 - Family Service

 

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

 

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

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Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

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Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

 

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

St Andrew's Yetminster:

St Andrew’s church remains open daily, from 8am to 6pm, with restricted access for personal prayer following a service.


St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church too.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing.

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

Hermitage - open on Wednesdays & Sundays

Holnest - The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Following the completion of church repairs and restoration the Holnest Church will re-open daily from Monday 21 June.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Forthcoming Diary Dates!

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – hopefully, this year’s Candle Auction will be held in Leigh Village Hall (7.30 for 8.00pm)

Saturday 26th June 2021 - 3-6pm

 

 

TOWER TEA PARTY

St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster

The church tower will be open -climb the 85 steps for great views over the Three Valleys!

Fun for kids -Live Music -Pimms from 5pm

Refreshments free –donations to Sherborne Food Bank appreciated

Early access for photographers and

other info, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday 27th June 2021 - Batcombe Church will be serving Cream Teas at Hilfield Friary between 3-5.00pm. Please come along and support!

Sunday 4th July 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Chetnole between 3 -5.00pm Teddy Bear Parachuting & Cream Teas in the churchyard.

Coffee morning and Bring & Buy – St. Andrew's Church, Leigh on Tuesday July 6th 10.30 - 12.00. Lots of delicious cakes. All very welcome.

Yetminster Fair – Saturday 17th July at the Yetminster Sports Field

Saturday 7th August – Chetnole Village Flower Show & Fete 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday 4th September – the Leigh Flower Show

Ride & Stride - Saturday (11th September) welcome to Riders & Striders. Complimentary tea and cake.

 

 

ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH, BEER HACKETT

Our WINE AND CHEESE PARTY is back!

To be held at Higher Farm, Beer Hackett, DT9 6QT

By kind invitation of Leigh and Simon Clothier

On Friday 6th August from 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Tickets £5 to include finger food and a glass of wine

Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church

Booking and Enquiries  - Tel: 01935 872217

Tickets also available at the gate

News from the Three Valleys team

Jenny Nelson, currently training for the ministry at Sarum college, will be joining our Three Valleys Team as Assistant Curate from June this year. She will be joining as a self-supporting Associate Minister which means she will retain her job as a teacher whilst exercising her ministry with us. As things stand, she expects to be made Deacon on 27 June and we look forward to welcoming her to the team.

Are you inspired by the outdoors?

The Journeying team comprise men and women from all denominations and walks of life. We are always pleased to hear from people interested in discovering more about team membership and journey leadership with Journeying.

For more than thirty years Journeying has been taking people on holiday in small informal groups to places on the edge – island, hill, shore.

Travelling in the spirit of pilgrimage our purpose is to provide inspiring holidays that enable people to venture out, leave the every-day and connect with God in creation, in each other and in ourselves.

Our focus tends to be within the UK and Ireland and since 1988 we have taken people to most corners of these wild and beautiful islands.

There is an underlying Celtic spirituality threaded through all that we do – the worship and rhythm of the day, creating community and hospitality and seeing God in all things.

Ours is a spirituality fed by the outdoors; by hills, mountains and walking.

Holidays may be on a ‘self-cater as a group’ basis using our own house, or perhaps in a small hotel or retreat house where catering is provided.

We tailor each trip using the best of our wide experience to create a time away that, we believe, is unique.

Even though we are a Christian organisation (and perhaps because of it too) we welcome guests of all traditions, of other faiths and none.

Journeying is non-profit-seeking. Leaders both guide the organisation and lead holidays. All are volunteers. Despite our wide separation geographically, there is a real community feel among the team - we are if you like, a dispersed community. Collaboration and sharing are very important.

For further details please visit our website, telephone or email.

David Gleed

(on behalf of the Journeying team)

07896 285839   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

www.journeying.co.uk

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Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday and Tuesday mornings for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes - Jeanette

 

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7th June 2021

Prayer for the Day

 

O God,
the strength of all those who put their trust in you,
mercifully accept our prayers
and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature
we can do no good thing without you,
grant us the help of your grace,
that in the keeping of your commandments
we may please you both in will and deed;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

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.

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

Monday 7th June @ 6.00pm

 

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Lay led. Please email George Moody for link. 

 

Wednesday 9th June

 

5.00pm – Rectory Tea Room chat (followed by)

 

6.00pm -Celtic Night Prayers via Zoom with Richard & Liz

Friday 11h June

 

6.00pm – Evening Service on-line via Three Valleys Team facebook page with either Anne Budgell/Tony Gilbert

Sunday 13th June

 

Batcombe – 10.00am Holy Communion

Beer Hackett – 10.00am Morning Prayer

Glanvilles Wootton – 10.00am Holy Communion

Leigh – 10.00am Holy Communion

Ryme Intrinseca 8.30am Holy Communion

Yetminster School – 2nd Sunday (10.00am)

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

Sunday 20th June

Bradford Abbas 10.00 am Holy Communion

Chetnole 10.00am Holy Communion

Hermitage 10.00am Holy Communion

Holwell 10.00am Holy Communion

Leigh 10.00am Holy Communion

Yetminster 10.00am Holy Communion

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

Sunday 27th June

Holnest 16:00 - Songs of Praise

Holwell Village Hall 10:00 - 4th Sunday

Leigh 10:00 - Morning Service

Pulham 10:00 - Holy Communion

Thornford 10:00 - Family Service

 

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

 

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

 

 

St Andrew's Yetminster:

St Andrew’s church remains open daily, from 8am to 6pm, with restricted access for personal prayer following a service.


St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church too.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing.

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

Hermitage - open on Wednesdays & Sundays

Holnest - The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Following the completion of church repairs and restoration the Holnest Church will re-open daily from Monday 21 June.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Alpha Course – postponed

(The above has been postponed until we can meet once again)

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Forthcoming Diary Dates!

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – hopefully, this year’s Candle Auction will be held in Leigh Village Hall (7.30 for 8.00pm)

 

Saturday 26th June 2021 - 3-6pm

 

TOWER TEA PARTY

St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster

The church tower will be open -climb the 85 steps for great views over the Three Valleys!

Fun for kids -Live Music -Pimms from 5pm

Refreshments free –donations to Sherborne Food Bank appreciated

Early access for photographers and

other info, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sunday 27th June 2021 - Batcombe Church will be serving Cream Teas at Hilfield Friary between 3-5.00pm. Please come along and support!

Sunday 4th July 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Chetnole between 3 -5.00pm Teddy Bear Parachuting & Cream Teas in the churchyard.

Yetminster Fair – Saturday 17th July at the Yetminster Sports Field

Saturday 7th August – Chetnole Village Flower Show & Fete 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday 4th September – the Leigh Flower Show

News from the Three Valleys team

Jenny Nelson, currently training for the ministry at Sarum college, will be joining our Three Valleys Team as Assistant Curate from June this year. She will be joining as a self-supporting Associate Minister which means she will retain her job as a teacher whilst exercising her ministry with us. As things stand, she expects to be made Deacon on 27 June and we look forward to welcoming her to the team.

Other Notices

Benefice Consultation - Saturday 23rd October between 9:30-12:30am at Thornford Village Hall (venue tbc)

Good News from Holnest Church!

Holnest PCC are very pleased to update you with the news that the planned scheme of major repairs and other emerging works has now been satisfactorily completed to a high standard and we look forward to reopening the church daily from 21 June.

We are grateful for the financial support we have received from the Heritage Lottery Fund thanks to lottery players, Dorset Historic Churches Trust, Erskine Muton Trust and the Friends of Holnest Church courtesy of their members and supporters and from the local Whist Drive players.

We also express our sincere thanks to those who have made very generous personal donations towards the repair and conservation costs. Collectively, along with our loyal supporters past and present we have been able to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Holnest Church invites you to join us at 4pm on Sunday 27 June for a ‘Thanksgiving Songs of Praise’ to celebrate the completion of building works and a party to launch a free ‘Summer Programme of Events and Activities’ with something for everyone.

 

 

 HOLNEST CHURCH 

Summer Programme of Events & Activities

                      

Sunday 27 June 4pm

‘Thanksgiving Songs of Praise & Party’                                                                                                                                                    A free celebration of the completion of building works and launch of Programme of Events.                                   An opportunity to view the completed repair and conservation work

Saturday 3 July 8-10am

‘Moth Trapping @ Breakfast Time’

   Light traps are used to attract moths overnight which will be identified and safely released at this morning event. Come and meet some fantastic moths, perhaps Hawk or Tiger Moths.

    

Complimentary breakfast & drink. Booking details below.                                                                                                                

Saturday 3 July 11am –1pm

‘Wildflower & Grass identification survey and count with opportunities to Photograph/ Sketch’

Learn how to identify wildflowers and grasses, observe and survey some of the notable wildflower species in Holnest Churchyard. Bring a camera or come along to paint.                                               Complimentary lunch & drink. Cameras and sketch materials not supplied.                                                                                        

Telephone 01963 210632 to book for either or both events led by Dorset Wildlife Trust.     

                 

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Sunday 18 July from 10am - 4pm concluding with informal Country Church Service                

Free Admission t ‘Countryside Activity Day’                                                                                                       

  • Scything demonstration & opportunity to have a go!

led by Chris Riley scythesman and scythe trainer www.pratensis.net

 

  • Exhibition of Rural Bygones and Artefacts with Quiz.
  •  Mobile Bell Ringing Tower and
  •  chance to have a go!
  • Assembling wildlife boxes with
  • Dorset Wildlife Trust.
  • Complimentary coffee & cake.
  • Other stalls & attractions with further refreshment opportunities.         ~~~~~~
  • Saturday 11 September & Sunday 12 September - Free Entry to:                    
  • Heritage Open Days - illustrated talks & church and churchyard tours.

Saturday welcome to Riders & Striders. Complimentary tea and cake.

‘Thank You’ event for all supporters & Lottery players Details to follow                                                                                 *****

All events at Holnest Church DT9 5PU

Sherborne & Dorchester on the A352

 

Events organised by Holnest Church PCC in partnership with Friends of Holnest Church & Dorset Wildlife Trust and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Further details from: 01963 210562     M. 07974 590927 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & www.friendsofholnestchurch.wordpress.com

Here at St Andrew's, plans are well ahead for opening the Tower again, on Saturday 26th June, from 3-6 pm.  Apart from the 85 steps up the Tower to see the sensational views, there will be delicious teas, a treasure hunt for the kids, and the launching of Jane and Ollie Robotham's major churchyard plans for tracing your ancestors.  This has taken them over four years and we are all hugely grateful for their time and commitment.  As Jane says below....

Tracing your Ancestors....
Have you ever tried to locate the final resting place of your ancestors in order to complete your family’s story? Would you like to investigate a surname to see if you can find further relatives? Access our new alphabetical database and grid system, which catalogues burials, cremations and inscriptions going back to the 1600s. You may find more than you bargained for!

There will also be the beautiful millennium hanging cards on sale, and Pimms at 5pm!   So do come and join us for this  special celebration.  The PCC have decided that there will be no fund raising for the church this year, after such a difficult 15 months in all our lives, but rather that there will be donations to local charities.  So our Yetminster Scouts will be on duty with buckets to collect donations in aid of the Sherborne Food Bank.

 

 

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Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes - Jeanette

 

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1st June 2021

Prayer for the Day

Almighty and everlasting God,
you have given us your servants grace,
by the confession of a true faith,
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:
keep us steadfast in this faith,
that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen

 

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.

 

 

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

Monday 31st May @ 6.00pm

 

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Lay led. Please email George Moody for link. 

 

Wednesday 2nd June

 

5.00pm – Rectory Tea Room chat (followed by)

 

6.00pm -Celtic Night Prayers via Zoom with Richard & Liz

Friday 4th June

 

6.00pm – Evening Service on-line via Three Valleys Team facebook page with either Anne Budgell/Tony Gilbert

Sunday 6th June

 

Folke – 10.00am Holy Communion

Thornford – 10.00am Holy Communion

Yetminster – 10.00am Holy Communion

On-line 10.00am Holy Communion via Three Valleys Facebook page

Sunday 13th June

 

Batcombe – 10.00am Holy Communion

Beer Hackett – 10.00am Morning Prayer

Glanvilles Wootton – 10.00am Holy Communion

Leigh – 10.00am Holy Communion

Ryme Intrinseca 8.30am Holy Communion

Yetminster School – 2nd Sunday (10.00am)

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

 

Sunday 20th June

Bradford Abbas 10.00 am Holy Communion

Chetnole 10.00am Holy Communion

Hermitage 10.00am Holy Communion

Holwell 10.00am Holy Communion

Leigh 10.00am Holy Communion

Yetminster 10.00am Holy Communion

 

Sunday 27th June

Holnest 16:00 - Songs of Praise

Holwell Village Hall 10:00 - 4th Sunday

Leigh 10:00 - Morning Service

Pulham 10:00 - Holy Communion

Thornford 10:00 - Family Service

 

On-line 10.00am via Three Valleys Facebook page

 

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

 

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

St Andrew's Yetminster:

Open for personal prayers everyday from 8.00am – 6.00pm with restricted access after a service (will be closed for 72 hours following a service for cleaning purposes).


St Andrew’s, Leigh

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

‘Tuesdays Together’ 9am every week in St Andrew’s, Leigh

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Chetnole St Peter's - As of June 1st church will be open every day again! Books and puzzles still available for swap/small donation (now located in the north east corner by the children's area). Food bank drop off still in church. Please continue to use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing. 

 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

Hermitage - open on Wednesdays & Sundays

Holnest - The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Following the completion of church repairs and restoration the Holnest Church will re-open daily from Monday 21 June.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Alpha Course – postponed

(The above has been postponed until we can meet once again)

……………………………………..

Forthcoming Diary Dates!

Tuesday 1st June 2021 – Leigh Coffee Morning in St Andrew’s Churchyard between 10:30-12:30 Refreshments including delicious cakes and a Bring & Buy Stall. Welcome to all including dogs, on leads please.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – hopefully, this year’s Candle Auction will be held in Leigh Village Hall (7.30 for 8.00pm)

Saturday 26th June 2021 - 3-6pm

 

TOWER TEA PARTY

St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster

The church tower will be open - climb the 85 steps for great views over the Three Valleys!

Fun for kids -Live Music -Pimms from 5pm

Refreshments free –donations to Sherborne Food Bank appreciated

Early access for photographers and

other info, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sunday 27th June 2021 - Batcombe Church will be serving Cream Teas at Hilfield Friary between 3-5.00pm. Please come along and support!

Sunday 4th July 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Chetnole between 3 -5.00pm Teddy Bear Parachuting & Cream Teas in the churchyard.

Yetminster Fair – Saturday 17th July at the Yetminster Sports Field

Saturday 7th August – Chetnole Village Flower Show & Fete 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday 4th September – the Leigh Flower Show

News from the Three Valleys team

Jenny Nelson, currently training for the ministry at Sarum college, will be joining our Three Valleys Team as Assistant Curate from June this year. She will be joining as a self-supporting Associate Minister which means she will retain her job as a teacher whilst exercising her ministry with us. As things stand, she expects to be made Deacon on 27 June and we look forward to welcoming her to the team.

Other Notices

Benefice Consultation - Saturday 23rd October between 9:30-12:30am at Thornford Village Hall (venue tbc)

Good News from Holnest Church!

Holnest PCC are very pleased to update you with the news that the planned scheme of major repairs and other emerging works has now been satisfactorily completed to a high standard and we look forward to reopening the church daily from 21 June.

We are grateful for the financial support we have received from the Heritage Lottery Fund thanks to lottery players, Dorset Historic Churches Trust, Erskine Muton Trust and the Friends of Holnest Church courtesy of their members and supporters and from the local Whist Drive players.

We also express our sincere thanks to those who have made very generous personal donations towards the repair and conservation costs. Collectively, along with our loyal supporters past and present we have been able to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Holnest Church invites you to join us at 4pm on Sunday 27 June for a ‘Thanksgiving Songs of Praise’ to celebrate the completion of building works and a party to launch a free ‘Summer Programme of Events and Activities’ with something for everyone.

 

HOLNEST CHURCH

 

Summer Programme of Events & Activities

 

Sunday 27 June 4pm 

‘Thanksgiving Songs of Praise & Party’

A free celebration of the completion of building works and launch of Programme of Events. 

An opportunity to view the completed repair and conservation work.

 

Saturday 3 July 8-10am

‘Moth Trapping @ Breakfast Time’

   Light traps are used to attract moths overnight which will be identified and safely released at this morning event.

Come and meet some fantastic moths, perhaps Hawk or Tiger Moths.

Complimentary breakfast & drink.

Telephone 01963 210632 to book for the event which is led by Dorset Wildlife Trust.

 

Saturday 3 July 11am –1pm

‘Wildflower & Grass identification survey and count

with opportunities to Photograph/ Sketch’

Learn how to identify wildflowers and grasses,

observe and survey some of the notable wildflower species in Holnest Churchyard.

Bring a camera or come along to paint.

Complimentary lunch & drink.

Cameras and sketch materials not supplied. 

Telephone 01963 210632 to book for the event which is led by Dorset Wildlife Trust. 

 

Sunday 18 July from 10am - 4pm

concluding with informal Country Church Service

Free Admission to

‘Countryside Activity Day’

  • Scything demonstration & opportunity to have a go!

led by Chris Riley scythesman and scythe trainer www.pratensis.net

 

  • Exhibition of Rural Bygones and Artefacts with Quiz.
  •  Mobile Bell Ringing Tower and
  •  chance to have a go!
  • Assembling wildlife boxes with
  • Dorset Wildlife Trust.
  • Complimentary coffee & cake.
  • Other stalls & attractions with further refreshment opportunities.         ~~~~~~
  • Saturday 11 September & Sunday 12 September -
  • Free Entry to:                     Heritage Open Days - illustrated talks & church and churchyard tours.

 

Saturday (11th September) welcome to Riders & Striders. Complimentary tea and cake.

‘Thank You’ event for all supporters & Lottery players

Details to follow

All events at Holnest Church DT9 5PU

Sherborne & Dorchester on the A352

 

Events organised by Holnest Church PCC in partnership with Friends of Holnest Church & Dorset Wildlife Trust and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Further details from: 01963 210562     M. 07974 590927 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & www.friendsofholnestchurch.wordpress.com

 

 

At St Andrew's, Yetminster, plans are well ahead for opening the Tower again, on Saturday 26th June, from 3-6 pm.  Apart from the 85 steps up the Tower to see the sensational views, there will be delicious teas, a treasure hunt for the kids, and the launching of Jane and Ollie Robotham's major churchyard plans for tracing your ancestors.  This has taken them over four years and we are all hugely grateful for their time and commitment.  As Jane says below....

Tracing your Ancestors....
Have you ever tried to locate the final resting place of your ancestors in order to complete your family’s story? Would you like to investigate a surname to see if you can find further relatives? Access our new alphabetical database and grid system, which catalogues burials, cremations and inscriptions going back to the 1600s. You may find more than you bargained for!

There will also be the beautiful millennium hanging cards on sale, and Pimms 
at 5pm!   So do come and join us for this  special celebration.  The PCC have decided that there will be no fund raising for the church this year, after such a difficult 15 months in all our lives, but rather that there will be donations to local charities.  So our Yetminster Scouts will be on duty with buckets to collect donations in aid of the Sherborne Food Bank.

 

 

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Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes - Jeanette

 

THREE

VALLEYS

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 [NB For those of you who have been following the info about The Folke Altarpiece and Sir James Thornhill in an earlier information sheet: you may like to know that it is now in pride of place at the entrance to the Artists' Gallery, top floor, in the new Dorset Museum which is opening on 28th May!).

 

 

24th May 2021

Prayer for the Day

O Lord, from whom all good things come:
grant to us your humble servants,
that by your holy inspiration
we may think those things that are good,
and by your merciful guiding may perform the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

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.

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

 

Monday 24th May @ 6.00pm

 

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Lay led. Please email George Moody for link. 

 

Wednesday 26th May

 

5.00pm – Rectory Tea Room chat (followed by)

 

6.00pm -Celtic Night Prayers via Zoom with Richard & Liz

Friday 28th May

 

6.00pm – Evening Service on-line via Three Valleys Team facebook page with either Anne Budgell/Tony Gilbert

30 May 2021

 

Beer Hackett 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Holy Communion

Chetnole 10:00 Holy Communion

On-line 10:00 Holy Communion

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

St Andrew's Yetminster:

Open for personal prayers everyday from 8.00am – 6.00pm (will be closed for 72 hours following a service for cleaning purposes).


Leigh, St Andrew’s

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

Weekday prayertime at

St. Andrew’s Church, Leigh.

Starting on Tuesday 18th May

9am - Tuesdays Together every week for informal sharing, caring and prayer-time for the needs of the community & wider, in Church. 

(this is moving on from the 'in-house' prayer group)

Starting on Monday 24th May

9am - 6 weekly schedule of Morning Prayers

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for more structured Common Worship, sometimes with discussion after the reading, or occasionally a 'special' - & sometimes keeping Tuesdays for the informal (as above).

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Chetnole St Peter's will be open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. There is a food bank hamper in church and we welcome your donations. Also, a restocked and extended book and puzzle exchange.

 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

Hermitage - open on Wednesdays & Sundays

Holnest Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Following the completion of church repairs and restoration the Holnest Church will re-open daily from Monday 21 June.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Alpha Course – postponed

(The above has been postponed until the Spring or until we can meet once again)

……………………………………..

Forthcoming Diary Dates!

Tuesday 1st June 2021 – Leigh Coffee Morning in St Andrew’s Churchyard between 10:30-12:30 Refreshments including delicious cakes and a Bring & Buy Stall. Welcome to all including dogs, on leads please.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – hopefully, this year’s Candle Auction will be held in Leigh Village Hall (7.30 for 8.00pm)

Saturday 26th June 2021 St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster will open the Tower again with teas in the church on Saturday 26th June.

Sunday 27th June 2021 - Batcombe Church will be serving Cream Teas at Hilfield Friary between 3-5.00pm. Please come along and support!

Sunday 4th July 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Chetnole between 3 -5.00pm Teddy Bear Parachuting & Cream Teas in the churchyard.

Yetminster Fair – Saturday 17th July at the Yetminster Sports Field

Saturday 7th August – Chetnole Village Flower Show & Fete 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday 4th September – the Leigh Flower Show

News from the Three Valleys team

Jenny Nelson, currently training for the ministry at Sarum college, will be joining our Three Valleys Team as Assistant Curate from June this year. She will be joining as a self-supporting Associate Minister which means she will retain her job as a teacher whilst exercising her ministry with us. As things stand, she expects to be made Deacon on 27 June and we look forward to welcoming her to the team.

Other Notices

Church Warden’s Meeting – Monday 24th May @ 10:30am

Benefice Consultation - Saturday 23rd October between 9:30-12:30am at Thornford Village Hall (venue tbc)

Good News from Holnest Church!

Holnest PCC are very pleased to update you with the news that the planned scheme of major repairs and other emerging works has now been satisfactorily completed to a high standard and we look forward to reopening the church daily from 21 June.

We are grateful for the financial support we have received from the Heritage Lottery Fund thanks to lottery players, Dorset Historic Churches Trust, Erskine Muton Trust and the Friends of Holnest Church courtesy of their members and supporters and from the local Whist Drive players.

We also express our sincere thanks to those who have made very generous personal donations towards the repair and conservation costs. Collectively, along with our loyal supporters past and present we have been able to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Holnest Church invites you to join us at 4pm on Sunday 27 June for a ‘Thanksgiving Songs of Praise’ to celebrate the completion of building works and a party to launch a free ‘Summer Programme of Events and Activities’ with something for everyone.

 

HOLNEST CHURCH

Summer Programme of Events & Activities

                      

Sunday 27 June 4pm

‘Thanksgiving Songs of Praise & Party’                                                                                                                                                    A free celebration of the completion of building works and launch of Programme of Events.                                   An opportunity to view the completed repair and conservation work

Saturday 3 July 8-10am

‘Moth Trapping @ Breakfast Time’

   Light traps are used to attract moths overnight which will be identified and safely released at this morning event. Come and meet some fantastic moths, perhaps Hawk or Tiger Moths.

    

Complimentary breakfast & drink. Booking details below.                                                                                                                

Saturday 3 July 11am –1pm

‘Wildflower & Grass identification survey and count with opportunities to Photograph/ Sketch’

Learn how to identify wildflowers and grasses, observe and survey some of the notable wildflower species in Holnest Churchyard. Bring a camera or come along to paint.                                              Complimentary lunch & drink. Cameras and sketch materials not supplied.                                                                                         Telephone 01963 210632 to book for either or both events led by Dorset Wildlife Trust.                       ***********************************

Sunday 18 July from 10am - 4pm concluding with informal Country Church Service                 Free Admission to                                                                                 ‘Countryside Activity Day’                                                                                                       

  • Scything demonstration & opportunity to have a go!

led by Chris Riley scythesman and scythe trainer www.pratensis.net

 

  • Exhibition of Rural Bygones and Artefacts with Quiz.
  •  Mobile Bell Ringing Tower and
  •  chance to have a go!
  • Assembling wildlife boxes with
  • Dorset Wildlife Trust.
  • Complimentary coffee & cake.
  • Other stalls & attractions with further refreshment opportunities.         ~~~~~~
  • Saturday 11 September & Sunday 12 September - Free Entry to:                     Heritage Open Days - illustrated talks & church and churchyard tours.

Saturday welcome to Riders & Striders. Complimentary tea and cake.

‘Thank You’ event for all supporters & Lottery players Details to follow                                                                                *****

All events at Holnest Church DT9 5PU

Sherborne & Dorchester on the A352

 

Events organised by Holnest Church PCC in partnership with Friends of Holnest Church & Dorset Wildlife Trust and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Further details from: 01963 210562     M. 07974 590927 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & www.friendsofholnestchurch.wordpress.com

The Life and Influence of Nelson Mandela

On Tuesday 8th June at 7.00pm, homeless charity Alabaré will be hosting a fascinating online talk on Zoom by the Revd Colin Chambers, who was Chaplain to Nelson Mandela for eight years.

Colin is now an Alabaré Chaplain, helping to support veterans who have become homeless to rebuild their lives.

Colin will talk about Mandela, focussing particularly on forgiveness and reconciliation, including an introduction to apartheid, and after his talk there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Tickets to join cost £15, and can be bought via www.alabare.co.uk. Details on how to join the Zoom webinar on the day will be sent to ticket holders a few days beforehand.

The evening, which is due to end by 8.30pm, should provide fascinating insights into Nelson Mandela and life on Robben Island.

Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not already be receiving a copy from the office. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes - Jeanette

 

THREE

VALLEYS

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17th May 2021

Prayer for the Day

O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen

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.

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

 

Monday 17th May @ 6.00pm

 

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Lay led. Please email George Moody for link. 

 

Wednesday 19th May

6.00pm -Celtic Night Prayers via Zoom with Rev.Tony Gilbert.

No Rectory Tea Room this week.

Friday 21st May)

 

6.00pm – Evening Service on-line via Three Valleys Team facebook page with either Anne Budgell/Tony Gilbert

Sunday 23rd May 2021 Pentecost

 

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion

Holwell 10:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 10:00 Lay-led Morning Service in the Churchyard

Thornford 10:00 Family Service

Yetminster 10:00 Holy Communion

On-line 10:00 Holy Communion (BCP)

30 May 2021 Trinity Sunday

 

Beer Hackett 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Holy Communion

Chetnole 10:00 Holy Communion

On-line 10:00 Holy Communion

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Balcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of

Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

St Andrew's Yetminster:

Open for personal prayers everyday from 8.00am – 6.00pm


Leigh, St Andrew’s

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

Weekday prayertime at

St. Andrew’s Church, Leigh.

Starting on Tuesday 18th May

9am - Tuesdays Together every week for informal sharing, caring and prayer-time for the needs of the community & wider, in Church. 

(this is moving on from the 'in-house' prayer group)

Starting on Monday 24th May

9am - 6 weekly schedule of Morning Prayers

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for more structured Common Worship, sometimes with discussion after the reading, or occasionally a 'special' - & sometimes keeping Tuesdays for the informal (as above).

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Chetnole St Peter's will be open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. There is a food bank hamper in church and we welcome your donations. Also, a restocked and extended book and puzzle exchange.

 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm (starting 24th June)

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

Hermitage - open on Wednesdays & Sundays

Holnest Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Following the completion of church repairs and restoration the Holnest Church will re-open daily from Monday 21 June.

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Alpha Course – postponed

(The above has been postponed until we can meet once again)

……………………………………..

Forthcoming Diary Dates!

Saturday 22nd May 2021 @ 2.30pm - Glanvilles Wootton Church Plant Sale & other goodies at the Village Hall car park, G.Wootton. All welcome - please come along and support.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – hopefully, this year’s Candle Auction will be held in Leigh Village Hall (7.30 for 8.00pm)

Saturday 26th June 2021it is hoped that St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster will be able to open the Tower again with teas in the church on Saturday 26th June..... to be confirmed.

Sunday 27th June 2021 - Batcombe Church will be serving Cream Teas at Hilfield Friary between 3-5.00pm. Please come along and support!

Sunday 4th July 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Chetnole between 3 -5.00pm Teddy Bear Parachuting & Cream Teas in the churchyard.

Yetminster Fair – Saturday 17th July at the Yetminster Sports Field

Saturday 7th August – Chetnole Village Flower Show & Fete 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday 4th September – the Leigh Flower Show

News from the Three Valleys team

Jenny Nelson, currently training for the ministry at Sarum college, will be joining our Three Valleys Team as Assistant Curate from June this year. She will be joining as a self-supporting Associate Minister which means she will retain her job as a teacher whilst exercising her ministry with us. As things stand, she expects to be made Deacon on 27 June and we look forward to welcoming her to the team.

Other Notices

Church Warden’s Meeting - 24th May @ 10:30am

Benefice Consultation - Saturday 23rd October between 9:30-12:30am at Thornford Village Hall (venue tbc)

The Folke Altarpiece and Sir James Thornhill

Sometime early in the 19th Century the Reverend Robert Frome, Rector of St Lawrence Church at Folke (1777 to 1833) gave the church an Altarpiece by Sir James Thornhill of the Resurrection of Christ. This painting had been given to him by Charles Sturt, esq. when Grange Chapel at Middlemarch was pulled down.


James Thornhill (1675 to 1734), Dorset born and bred, became a renowned artist and architect of his time. Among his many commissions are the Dome of St Paul's Cathedral, Greenwich, Blenheim Palace and, local to us, the amazing stairwell at Sherborne House. He is the first British artist to be awarded a knighthood.


Over the years the painting became a bit of burden to the church, it hung in the church until 1964 when the damp of the unheated building had caused so much damage it prompted the Parochial Church Council (PCC) to take action.

The Bristol City Art gallery took the painting and carried out some conservation work and it was on permanent loan to them for 10 years. After that time the Gallery declined to keep it longer. The PCC made huge efforts to loan the picture to other organisations, including the National Trust, but to no avail, its size of 7 feet x 3.3 feet proved a stumbling block, so it was decided to sell it. It was sent to Christies for Auction in 1965 but failed to reach the recommended reserve. Strangely at this time Christies attributed it to Sir Issac Fuller and called it the Ascension. There are no papers to explain this assertion. After that the PCC was fortunate to loan the painting to the Dorset County Museum (DCM) in Dorchester. It has been stored there ever since.

In the meantime Jeremy Barker, trustee of The Friends of Sherborne House, and Thornhill enthusiast, has written a detailed book about the Altarpiece essentially to prove the painting's provenance.


At the end of last year DCM requested a 5 year loan from the PCC to hang the painting in the new Dorset Artist's Gallery when the Museum reopens after refurbishment. This led to a close examination of the painting and restoration work being identified. It was sent to International Fine Art Conservation Studios in Bristol. Over £9,000 work was required. This has been carried out and largely paid for by The Friends of Sherborne House , thank you to Jeremy Barker, and the balance paid by DCM charitable funds. The PCC are very, very grateful to the both organisations.


The painting will now spend 5 years at DCM. It is then destined to hang in Sherborne House when the restoration there has been completed. Folke PCC could not have wished for a better outcome, and cannot wait to go and see it.


The painting has now been confirmed as The Resurrection by Sir James Thornhill.

Bishop tweets for Christian Aid Week

Our Bishop Nicholas has commended those involved in supporting Christian Aid Week, traditionally the largest door-to-door charity collection week in the UK, and spoken out against climate change, a major theme of this year's campaign.

Original photo by Ash Mills

Referring to the G7 climate summit in June, and November's UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) - both due to be held in the UK - the Bishop tweeted a three-message thread:

"Thanks to all in Diocese of Salisbury who are supporting #caweek this year. We stand together with communities in Kenya: together we can stop this climate crisis.

"With @COP26 and the @G7 fast approaching, this year is critical in the fight against climate change. Those who contributed the least are experiencing the worst effects. This #caweek, I stand with those most affected.

"The climate crisis and coronavirus have created a double threat, endangering lives and livelihoods. This #caweek, I am pleased to be supporting @christian_aid and their work with the most marginalised communities across Kenya.

 

Canons are finally installed

07 May, 2021 10:16 PM

After 18 months' delay due to the pandemic and the 2019 organ restoration work, five Canons who were welcomed into Salisbury Cathedral’s College of Canons over 18 months ago were finally able to claim their personal stalls in Salisbury Cathedral Quire on Tuesday.

Jonathan Leigh, Kelvin Inglis, the Dean, Andrew Rowland, the Bishop, Andrew Evans, Janice Audibert. Original photo by Ash Mills

Following the Bank Holiday weekend, the Revd Janice Audibert, Vicar of Christchurch Creekmoor, the Revd Kelvin Inglis, Rector of St Thomas' and Rural Dean of Salisbury, the Revd Andrew Evans, Rural Dean of Bradford and Rector of Broughton Gifford, Great Chalfield and Holt St Katharine and the Revd Andrew Rowland, Rural Dean of Wimborne and Rector of Wimborne Minster and the Northern Villages, and Mr Jonathan Leigh, Master of Marlborough College from 2012 to 2018, were finally installed during Evensong on 4th May.

Traditionally, all Canons who join at the invitation of the Bishop of Salisbury assume their named stalls in the Quire when they join the College, but this cohort have had to be patient thanks to the pandemic.

Happily, earlier this week Revd Janice Audibert took up the Stall of Slape, Revd Kelvin Inglis took the Stall of Winterborne Earls, Revd Andrew Rowland took the Stall of Fordington and Writhlington, Mr Jonathan Leigh took the Stall of Hurstborne and Burbage, and Revd Andrew Evans took the Stall of Yatesbury.

To date, the College of Canons - which meets twice a year to provide a sounding board for the Dean and Chapter (the Cathedral’s governing body) on policy decisions and Cathedral activities - has had to meet by Zoom. It is hoped that, as things ease, they may be able to meet in person once again.

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10th May 2021

Prayer for the Day

 

God our redeemer,
you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

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.

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

 

Monday 10th May @ 6.00pm

 

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Lay led. Please email George Moody for link. 

 

Wednesday 12th April

 

5.00pm – Tea Room chat followed by

 

6.00pm -Celtic Night Prayers via Zoom with Rev.Richard Kirlew (please contact Richard if you do not have the link for above).

Please note that on Wednesday 19th April there will be no Tea Room chat, however at 6.00pm Celtic Night Prayers will be led by Rev.Tony Gilbert.

Thursday 13th May 2021 (Ascension Day)

St. Andrew’s Church, Yetminster at 11:00 Holy Communion

Friday 14th April)

 

6.00pm – Evening Service on-line via Three Valleys Team facebook page with either Anne Budgell/Tony Gilbert

Sunday 16th May 2021

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Hermitage 18:00 Evening Service

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion in the Churchyard

Pulham 10:00 Holy Communion

On line 10:00 Holy Communion

23rd May 2021

 

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion

Holwell 10:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 10:00 Lay-led Morning Service in the Churchyard

Thornford 10:00 Family Service

Yetminster 10:00 Holy Communion

On-line 10:00 Holy Communion

30 May 2021

 

Beer Hackett 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Holy Communion

Chetnole 10:00 Holy Communion

On-line 10:00 Holy Communion

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

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Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

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Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

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Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

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Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Batcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

St Andrew's Yetminster:

Open for personal prayers everyday from 8.00am – 6.00pm (will be closed for 72 hours following a service for cleaning purposes).


Leigh, St Andrew’s

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

 

Weekday prayer-time in St. Andrew's Leigh

Starting on Tuesday 18th May

9am - Tuesdays Together every week for the informal sharing, caring and prayer-time for the needs of the community & wider, now in Church (this is moving on from the 'in-house' prayer group)

Starting on Monday 24th May

 9am - 6 weekly Morning Prayers (Monday, Tues, Wedn, Thurs) also in Church for more structured Common Worship, sometimes with discussion after the reading, or occasionally a 'special' - & sometimes keeping Tuesdays for the informal (as above).

To start with, we will still be restricted for social gatherings in our homes, but there is no reason why you should not ask one or two (but probably not all) back for informal coffee-time (with cakes & biscuits), except for 1st Tuesdays Church Coffee Morning which will be restarting on June 1st. With 9am start, there will be time for dogwalks, comfort stops and preparation for the general influx of 10.30 Coffee Morning attendees. 

We are suggesting chairs in the north aisle rather than being in the uncomfortable choir stalls - this also means that if we are still in daily cleaning mode, this area is roped off for the rest of the day/week. 

As we progress through 'unlocking' we will gradually be able to be more social together either having coffee etc in the Church or in each others' homes.

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Holnest Church of the Assumption: The church is currently closed for building works which are expected to continue until midMay 2021. The churchyard remains open for anyone to attend to graves. Any enquiries to Jenny Hunnisett 01963 210562

Chetnole St Peter's will be open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. There is a food bank hamper in church and we welcome your donations. Also, a restocked and extended book and puzzle exchange.

 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm beginning Sunday 21st June.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm (starting 24th June)

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

Hermitage - open on Wednesdays & Sundays

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Alpha Course – postponed

(The above has been postponed until we can meet once again)

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Forthcoming Diary Dates!

Saturday 22nd May 2021 @ 2.30pm - Glanvilles Wootton Church Plant Sale & other goodies at the Village Hall car park, G.Wootton. All welcome - please come along and support.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – hopefully, this year’s Candle Auction will be held in Leigh Village Hall (7.30 for 8.00pm)

Saturday 26th June 2021it is hoped that St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster will be able to open the Tower again with teas in the church on Saturday 26th June..... to be confirmed.

Sunday 27th June 2021 - Batcombe Church will be serving Cream Teas at Hilfield Friary between 3-5.00pm. Please come along and support!

Sunday 4th July 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Chetnole between 3 -5.00pm Teddy Bear Parachuting & Cream Teas in the churchyard.

Yetminster Fair – Saturday 17th July

Saturday 7th August – Chetnole Village Flower Show & Fete 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday 4th September – the Leigh Flower Show

News from the Three Valleys team

Jenny Nelson, currently training for the ministry at Sarum college, will be joining our Three Valleys Team as Assistant Curate from June this year. She will be joining as a self-supporting Associate Minister which means she will retain her job as a teacher whilst exercising her ministry with us. As things stand, she expects to be made Deacon on 27 June and we look forward to welcoming her to the team.

Other Notices

Church Warden’s Meeting - 24th May @ 10:30am

Benefice Consultation - Saturday 23rd October between 9:30-12:30am at Thornford Village Hall (venue tbc)

Please pray for India

Our mission partner Church Mission Society (CMS) has issued a call to prayer for the ‘devastating’ Covid situation in India.

A patient arrives at the Covid-specific entrance to the casualty department at CMC.

Doctors and other personnel working at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, a Christian hospital long supported by CMS, have issued an urgent call to prayer for hospitals throughout the country, for the provision of vital medical equipment and above all oxygen, in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping across India.

Harry and Jane Searle*, who are based at CMC, one of India’s largest hospitals, said:

“The situation India is facing is critical. The number of people infected continues to climb but our medical teams are being hampered by a lack of beds, insufficient oxygen needed to treat Covid patients, and shortfalls in experienced, qualified staff.”

Currently, CMC is focusing efforts on sourcing and purchasing an additional oxygen generator and other lifesaving equipment like portable oxygen concentrators and positive air pressure devices. These will supply the oxygen that Covid patients desperately need.

"Loyalty, commitment and friendship"

The Most Revd Ezekiel Kondo, Primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and Archbishop of Khartoum, has paid tribute to Bishop Nicholas' 10 years of support for the Salisbury-Sudans Link and the Episcopal Church of Sudan.

Photo courtesy anglicannews.org

Archbishop Bishop Ezekiel says:

"Bishop Nicholas has been a great and outstanding supportive friend for the Episcopal Church of Sudan in our very longstanding partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury.

"It was an honour for me to have attended his enthronement in 2011 and since then I have visited Salisbury many times upon Bishop Nicholas' invitation including the 40th anniversary of the Salisbury- Sudan Link, representing Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul, then the Primate of the Sudan.

"For 10 years we have travelled together through many difficult and challenging times of conflict, famine, Covid-19 pandemic, education, relief and joy, and throughout, his commitment, inspiring faith, prayers and practical support, have meant a lot to us and have helped sustain us and ensured that here in the Episcopal Church of Sudan, we are not forgotten, and we are never alone. His home in the Close has been my second home whenever I am in England.

"We will very much miss his constant loyalty, commitment and friendship and thank God for the ministry we have shared. We wish him and his wife Helen well and a long and happy retirement."

Gearing up for Thy Kingdom Come 2021

100,000s of Christians worldwide will be gearing up to take part in the sixth ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – a global ecumenical prayer movement for evangelisation, occurring annually from Ascension to Pentecost – next week.

This year the dates are 13th-23rd May.

From outdoor Pentecost celebrations to prayer walking in the local community, continuous prayer events (online and in person) to family-friendly services, churches worldwide are taking part in a variety of innovative ways adapting to Covid-19.

In addition to praying for friends, family members and neighbours to come to faith in Jesus Christ, many churches are also praying for the needs of their local community and the wider world.

Oberammergau 2022

The world-famous Passion Play which was postponed in 2020 has been rescheduled for 2022.

With the proposed easing of travel arrangements looking more likely, might this be the time for you to consider joining one of the 2 visits already planned by the Sherborne Abbey Benefice?

The Revd Lesley and Mr Stuart McCreadie are leading the earlier of the 2 trips, 24th May to 2nd June 2022.

This is a 3-centre holiday with 4 nights in a resort near Salzburg, 2 nights in Oberammergau to watch the play and a further 3 nights beside Archensee, the highest lake in the Tyrol. A 10-day holiday with lots of variety. The cost for this holiday is £1,865pp sharing a twin or double room, half board return flights from Heathrow to Munich. Top grade tickets for the play are included.

Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes and Mrs Patsy Mitchell-Innes are leading the second group from 27th June to 6th July 2022.

This is a 2-centre holiday staying 7 nights in a luxury hotel in the Salzammergut lake district near Salzburg. A further 2 nights are spent at the end of the holiday in Oberammergau to watch the Passion play. The cost of this holiday is £2,095pp sharing a twin or double room, return flights from Heathrow to Munich. Top grade tickets for the play are included.

Single rooms are available for both holidays at an additional cost and travel insurance includes Covid cover should you decide to use the policy provided by McCabe. A deposit of £600 per person secures your place.

Please contact the Revd Lesley McCreadie  for more details.

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Please remember to share the Pew Sheet with others in your benefice, who may not be receiving a copy by email from the office plus forward me contact details of anyone who would like a copy sent directly to them. Finally, if there is anything that you would like for me to mention in the Pew Sheet please email the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap. I am hoping to continue working at the office on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons for the foreseeable future. Best Wishes - Jeanette

 

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4th May 2021

Prayer for the Day

Risen Christ,
your wounds declare your love for the world
and the wonder of your risen life:
give us compassion and courage
to risk ourselves for those we serve,
to the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

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.

Compline Worship & other service details for this forthcoming week

 

 

Monday 3rd May @ 6.00pm

 

Compline/Evening prayers - Every Monday 6pm Compline via Zoom. Lay led. Please email George Moody for link. 

 

Wednesday 5th April

 

5.00pm – Tea Room chat followed by

6.00pm -Celtic Night Prayers via Zoom with Rev.Richard Kirlew (please contact Richard if you do not have the link for above).

Friday 7th April)

 

6.00pm – Evening prayers via Three Valleys team Facebook page.

 

Sunday 9th May 2021

 

Beer Hackett 10:00 Holy Communion

Glanvilles Wootton 10:00 Holy Communion/Rogation

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion for Rogation Day in the Churchyard

Ryme Intrinseca 08:30 Holy Communion

Yetminster School 10:00 2nd Sunday

On-line 10:00 Holy Communion

Thursday 13th May 2021

Ascension Day

Yetminster 11:00 Holy Communion

Sunday 16th May 2021

Bradford Abbas 10:00 Holy Communion

Hermitage 18:00 Evening Service

Leigh 10:00 Holy Communion in the Churchyard

Pulham 10:00 Holy Communion

On line 10:00 Holy Communion

23rd May 2021

 

Batcombe 10:00 Holy Communion

Holwell 10:00 Holy Communion

Leigh 10:00 Lay-led Morning Service in the Churchyard

Thornford 10:00 Family Service

Yetminster 10:00 Holy Communion

On-line 10:00 Holy Communion

30 May 2021

 

Beer Hackett 10:00 Holy Communion

Caundle Marsh 10:00 Holy Communion

Chetnole 10:00 Holy Communion

On-line 10:00 Holy Communion

 

(Please note that these Services are subject to Covid Restrictions)

All the above dates are Provisional and may have to be changed according to circumstances/events nearer the time.

 

 

Clergy Contact Details

Team Rector: Tony Gilbert: 01935 873 044

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: George Moody: 01935 873 214

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar: Richard Kirlew: 01963 23 570

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benefice Office Contact Details

Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster DT9 6LG

Tel. 01935 872600            

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 

Please send items for this Pew Sheet to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Benefice Website: www.threevalleysteam.org

 

Please send items for publication on the website     (especially forthcoming/recent events) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church Video links

Please see the links below. 5 churches in our benefice so far!

These are made by Nick Swann who makes videos of churches as a hobby.

He has a YouTube channel, England’s Old Churches.

Video of Batcombe St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of of Batcombe  church Easter 2021.

https://youtu.be/5H0RGezpIUo

Video of Beer Hackett St Michael   

Here is a link to a video made of of Beer Hackett  church in October 2020.

https://youtu.be/FJBu-ECA8dg

Video of Chetnole St Peter

Here is a link to a video made of Chetnole church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/IHvaC_h9Ry0

Video of Thornford St Mary Magdalene

Here is a link to a video made of Thornford church in September 2020.

https://youtu.be/7i8QK5jX7S4

Video of Yetminster St Andrew

Here is a link to a recent video made of Yetminster church after the service on Easter Day 2021.

https://youtu.be/bxIjkZkzylE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR OPENING CHURCHES

St Andrew's Yetminster:

Open for personal prayers everyday from 8.00am – 6.00pm (will be closed for 72 hours following a service for cleaning purposes).


Leigh, St Andrew’s

The church will be open for private prayer daily from (10.00am – 4.00pm).

 

Weekday prayer-time in St. Andrew's Leigh

Starting on Tuesday 18th May

9am - Tuesdays Together every week for the informal sharing, caring and prayer-time for the needs of the community & wider, now in Church (this is moving on from the 'in-house' prayer group)

Starting on Monday 24th May

 9am - 6 weekly Morning Prayers (Monday, Tues, Wedn, Thurs) also in Church for more structured Common Worship, sometimes with discussion after the reading, or occasionally a 'special' - & sometimes keeping Tuesdays for the informal (as above).

To start with, we will still be restricted for social gatherings in our homes, but there is no reason why you should not ask one or two (but probably not all) back for informal coffee-time (with cakes & biscuits), except for 1st Tuesdays Church Coffee Morning which will be restarting on June 1st. With 9am start, there will be time for dogwalks, comfort stops and preparation for the general influx of 10.30 Coffee Morning attendees. 

We are suggesting chairs in the north aisle rather than being in the uncomfortable choir stalls - this also means that if we are still in daily cleaning mode, this area is roped off for the rest of the day/week. 

As we progress through 'unlocking' we will gradually be able to be more social together either having coffee etc in the Church or in each others' homes.

Batcombe, St Mary Magdalene  open 24/7

Holnest Church of the Assumption: The church is currently closed for building works which are expected to continue until mid May 2021. The churchyard remains open for anyone to attend to graves. Any enquiries to Jenny Hunnisett 01963 210562

Chetnole St Peter's will be open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. There is a food bank hamper in church and we welcome your donations. Also, a restocked and extended book and puzzle exchange.

 

Thornford, St Mary Magdalene open on Sundays & Wednesdays – 10.00-4.00pm beginning Sunday 21st June.

Bradford Abbas – 9.00am – 7pm on Sundays & Wednesdays

Beer Hackett, St Michael’s – 10.00am-4.00pm Sundays & Wednesdays

Folke, St. Lawrence’s – Tuesday & Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm (starting 24th June)

Glanvilles Wootton – Open on Wednesdays & Sundays (10.00-4.00pm) tbc

Hermitage - open on Wednesdays & Sundays

Howell, St Lawrence’s – this will be opened by appointment – phone numbers on Church notice board and porch gate.

Pulham, St Thomas A Beckett - will be open every day between 10.00am -4.00pm for private prayer.

Hand sanitising gel and disposable face masks will be available at the entrances to most of our churches.

 

Updated Guidance

Updated guidance and information around the unlocking of our churches and moving to a ‘new normal’ – is being issued regularly. You can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Alpha Course – postponed

(The above has been postponed until the Spring or until we can meet once again)

……………………………………..

Forthcoming Diary Dates!

Saturday 22nd May 2021 @ 2.30pm - Glanvilles Wootton Church Plant Sale & other goodies at the Village Hall car park, G.Wootton. All welcome - please come along and support.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – hopefully, this year’s Candle Auction will be held in Leigh Village Hall (7.30 for 8.00pm)

Saturday 26th June 2021it is hoped that St.Andrew’s Church, Yetminster will be able to open the Tower again with teas in the church on Saturday 26th June..... to be confirmed.

Sunday 27th June 2021 - Batcombe Church will be serving Cream Teas at Hilfield Friary between 3-5.00pm. Please come along and support!

Sunday 4th July 2021 @ St Peter’s Church, Chetnole between 3 -5.00pm Teddy Bear Parachuting & Cream Teas in the churchyard.

Yetminster Fair – Saturday 17th July

Saturday 7th August – Chetnole Village Flower Show & Fete 2pm-4.30pm

Saturday 4th September – the Leigh Flower Show

Yeovil Street pastors

Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets. We are volunteers from over 20 Christian congregations working as a team to be a caring presence and a listening ear to people who may need it, helping people to stay safe whilst they are out at night.

During the covid pandemic, Yeovil Street Pastors suspended patrols but with the gradual lifting of restrictions, we are prayerfully considering at what point it would be safe and appropriate to return.

We are very thankful for the prayerful support from local churches.

If you are interested in coming out for a short time with us as an observer, please contact Christine Thomas on 07704 969 366 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

News from the Three Valleys team

Jenny Nelson, currently training for the ministry at Sarum college, will be joining our Three Valleys Team as Assistant Curate from June this year. She will be joining as a self-supporting Associate Minister which means she will retain her job as a teacher whilst exercising her ministry with us. As things stand, she expects to be made Deacon on 27 June and we look forward to welcoming her to the team.

Other Notices

Church Warden’s Meeting - 24th May @ 10:30am

Benefice Consultation - Saturday 23rd October between 9:30-12:30am at Thornford Village Hall (venue tbc)

Oberammergau 2022

The world-famous Passion Play which was postponed in 2020 has been rescheduled for 2022.

With the proposed easing of travel arrangements looking more likely, might this be the time for you to consider joining one of the 2 visits already planned by the Sherborne Abbey Benefice?

The Revd Lesley and Mr Stuart McCreadie are leading the earlier of the 2 trips, 24th May to 2nd June 2022.

This is a 3-centre holiday with 4 nights in a resort near Salzburg, 2 nights in Oberammergau to watch the play and a further 3 nights beside Archensee, the highest lake in the Tyrol. A 10-day holiday with lots of variety. The cost for this holiday is £1,865pp sharing a twin or double room, half board return flights from Heathrow to Munich. Top grade tickets for the play are included.

Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes and Mrs Patsy Mitchell-Innes are leading the second group from 27th June to 6th July 2022.

This is a 2-centre holiday staying 7 nights in a luxury hotel in the Salzammergut lake district near Salzburg. A further 2 nights are spent at the end of the holiday in Oberammergau to watch the Passion play. The cost of this holiday is £2,095pp sharing a twin or double room, return flights from Heathrow to Munich. Top grade tickets for the play are included.

Single rooms are available for both holidays at an additional cost and travel insurance includes Covid cover should you decide to use the policy provided by McCabe. A deposit of £600 per person secures your place.

Please contact the Revd Lesley McCreadie  for more details.

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