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June 2018                             June 2018

                                      THE PARISHES of BERE REGIS and
 DATES FOR                          AFFPUDDLE with TURNERSPUDDLE

    YOUR DIARY                              Reverend Canon Charles Masheder
                                         The Vicarage,  West Street, Bere Regis,

 2018                                                                BH20 7HQ
                                                                 01929 472883

 28th   Macmillan Coffee Morning, Lower Hall   10.00am-12.00noon

                                                                Our Mission:
 October                                       To encourage awareness of the
                                              presence of God through worship
 3rd   Mothers’ Union Holy Communion, the Vicar      2.00 p.m.
                                                            music and the arts;
 9th   Floral Group, Annette Parker workshop

 10th   Autumn Leaves, Stewart Timbrell          To encourage everyone in the
 13th   An Evening with Rapport and Presentations   Christian faith through example,
 13th   Mother’s Union Autumn Council and AGM, Durweston   learning and spiritual growth;
        Our Vision:
 17th   WI, Care in the Community   To make Christ’s love   To make our churches open and
 19th   Purbeck Film Festival Briantspuddle Village Hall      7.30 p.m.   known in the world today   welcoming to all, and supportive of

        and to live out his teaching                            those in need;

 November                                   To challenge injustice at home and
 7th    Mothers’ Union AGM and Bring and Buy                   2.00p.m.   A LETTER FROM   abroad and to balance our care for
 13th   Floral Group, Michael Bowyer, (Tarrant Keynston)      the environment.
 14th   Autumn Leaves, Hilary Foggo   YOUR VICAR
    Fundraising Raffle for Children in Need
 21st   WI, Christmas Sweets and Treats   My dear Friends,

       “Vicars only work on Sundays”! Well, if I had a £1 for every time that has been said

 December   to me, I would indeed be a very rich man! I often think Sundays are not really days
       of work but days of privilege in leading the worship of God with his people in his
 5th   Mothers’ Union Christmas Party      2.00 p.m.
       church.  Sometimes,  of  course,  it  can  be  challenging  to  find  the  right  words  to
 11th   Floral Group Christmas Lunch, Athelhampton   choose to preach but I always believe that my sermon is a channel through which
 12th   Autumn Leaves, Christmas Afternoon   God speaks to people. It is sometimes an unimportant line or word that I may say
 14th   Pop in Performers Christmas Show      7.00pm   which  can  have  the  biggest  impact  and  twice  in  my  ministry  people  have
       indicated that I said something helpful which I never actually said! “God moves in
 15th   Pop in Performers Christmas Show      2.00pm
       mysterious ways” as the old hymn claims.
 17th   Pop in Place Christmas Party, Lower Hall      2.00pm
 19th   WI, Christmas Festivities   Obviously being a Vicar is not just one day a week but then being a Christian is just
       the same. One of the great Festivals in the Church’s year is Ascension Day and it
       was good that a fair number of us met together to praise God that evening when

            Church website:  www.bereregiswith

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