February…..Winter coming to an end, and Spring around the corner!   Looking ahead to longer days and  more sunshine. 

Our pattern of services is evolving in February and March and will be as follows:

1st Sunday 10am Hoy Communion

2nd Sunday Worship and Praise at St Andrews School

3rd Sunday Choral Holy Communion

4th Sunday   6pm Evensong

Wearing a mask in church is now mandatory at all times.  Please also do a lateral flow test before coming to a service.

As usual I will add the other services in the Benefice each week to the Round Robin.  If you would like to get this weekly update on services and local news and events, please let me know on the email below.  We hope to continue the online services via Facebook etc too.  Up to date service schedules are posted at the church main gate, and on the church notice board.

Clock update:  the online Faculty application (planning permission) is now with the Diocese, and we have received donations so far of £5250.  Grateful thanks to the Yetminster Fair Committee!  More funding applications will be made in the coming months, as we cannot start the repairs until all the funding has been raised (some £32,000 inc VAT.)  we will be hosting monthly fund raisers for the church and clock, and more of this next month.

Welcome back to Coffee, Cake and Chat in the Hall, with grateful thanks to Angela and Grace.  Please note new timings and day:  First Tuesdays from 2.30 to 4pm.

Church path: the main church path is slippery, so please take care.  Professional cleaning  has been booked.

Looking forward to:

Rectory Tea Rooms, Saturday 5th February:

A bit of midsummer madness in the depths of winter!

Tea / coffee / cakes / light lunches / cream teas at 

The Rectory, Holwell from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

All welcome – please bring your friends

In aid of Benefice funds, the Agricultural and Rural Chaplaincy, and DorSAR (Dorset Search and Rescue).  All subject to local covid arrangements on the day.

Looking ahead: World Day of Prayer 10am Friday 4th March at Yetminster St Andrew followed by refreshments. 

With my best wishes for a better and brighter month!

Churchwarden Clare


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