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This page gives information about special events and social get-togethers we have planned.

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Special Church Services

2016 Events so far
 

Thu 28 Sep

 

Skittles evening with supper at The Silver Plough, Pitton. Please sign the list on the board if you would like to book a place.

Wed 28 Sep

7.30pm

Grapevine Group meeting: We restart our programme on Wednesday 28th September in St Thomas’s House. Please note that we have a slightly EARLIER START AT 7.45 p.m. so please arrive from 7.30 p.m. We will begin with a discussion about the future of Grapevine before going on to normal business. Details of our programme will be in the weekly newsletter in church nearer the time. New members are always welcome. Please contact John Foster (01722 710426) for further information.

Sun Oct 2

 

This year, as we celebrate our Harvest Festival, we’d like to encourage everyone to donate food in aid of Salisbury Food Bank. Please place any donations in the trolley at the back of Church – we’ll offer them during our harvest service on 2nd October and then take them down to the Food Bank on Tuesday 4th October.

The Food Bank is particularly in need of: sugar (500g packets), rice (500g or 1kg packets), tinned potatoes, tinned pulses, sponge pudding, long life fruit juice, tinned meat or meals, bars of chocolate.  The list of needed things (and those that aren’t needed) is updated all the time and can be found at https://salisbury.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Sun 9 Oct

 

Visiting Choir coming to St Thomas's At the morning Eucharist service on 9th October there will be a visiting choir singing directed by Nigel Groom and comprised of members attending the Singing Weekend at Sarum College.  The church choir will save themselves for the evening Songs of Praise. 

 


Sun 9 Oct

2.00 pm

Sponsored Peal  Recognising that our tenor bell is 300 years old this year, our band of ringers wish to mark the occasion and to combine it with raising money for another venerable St. Thomas’s musical instrument: the organ, whose origins also go back to the 18th century.

On Sunday, 9th October, eight ringers will meet in the tower at 2pm and attempt to ring a peal; if successful, this will take about 3 and a quarter hours. A peal is what Bellringers like to do and is often rung to celebrate some event or other. It involves one ringer per bell, with no substitutes or visual aids, each bell sounding at least 5000 times in different combinations with the others. The ringing has to be continuous without breaks. About 5000 peals are rung each year and it is considered the “gold standard” of ringing. Half of the band are local ringers and the rest, including the Ringing Master of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild, are from elsewhere. One of them was formerly a ringer at St. Thomas’s. The Bellringers are asking for sponsorship for this effort. Forms are available in the church and on the church website or from the Bellringers.

Sun 9 Oct

7.00 pm

Churches Together are holding the 2016 Prayer Market on Sunday 9th October at Wyvern College, Laverstock, 7:00 – 9:00pm. This is the third such event building on previous successful and enjoyable evenings. All member churches have been asked to contribute to the Market which creates the potential for a dynamic ecumenical event. We have much to pray for! The Churches in Salisbury have a remarkable reputation for mutual support, collaboration and creativity. The Prayer Market is yet another sign of our strong and close fellowship.

St Thomas’s, the Salisbury Methodist Church and the URC have been asked to provide a room for Taize worship lasting around forty-five minutes. The rest of the evening will be filled with collective worship, speakers and refreshments – a time to meet new friends. 

Sat 29 Oct

8.00 am - 6.00 pm

A Sponsored Music Marathon is being held at St Thomas’s in aid of the Organ Restoration Appeal.

The Marathon will run from 8:00am to 6:00pm which means we will have ten hours of on-going music in the church! This event is designed to be a fun, community event for musicians of all standards, of all ages, playing an instrument or singing their favourite songs. There are no limits to the possibilities.

The Marathon has been divided into ten minute slots. Musicians can book a time of their choice for the vast sum of £5.00 and will then receive a Sponsor Form with the challenge of raising as much money as possible from friends, family and work colleagues for the restoration of our wonderful organ. Even better …. musicians may wish to book more than one ten-minute slot so that a choir or band could perform a twenty or thirty-minute set. To encourage children to participate we would be happy for them to use only part of a ten-minute slot if that was appropriate.

Naturally, being a Saturday in addition to the music there will be coffee, cakes and the bookshop during the morning, with refreshments continuing into the afternoon. There will also be a raffle.

This is a massive fund-raising event but we want the Marathon to be a fun community event, with a hint of challenge, attracting many people into the church. We hope very much that you will want to take part and would be willing to publicise the Marathon amongst your members,

Wed 2 Nov

 

Flowers for a loved one  All Souls Day and All Saints Day is fast approaching - 2nd November. I write on behalf of the flower-arrangers to say that if anyone would like to make a donation for flowers in church in memory of a loved one, we would be very happy do a special arrangement.

We are also very happy to do special arrangements to mark important occasions: birthdays, wedding anniversaries, or in memory of someone special.

Finally the flower team will, in the near future, be doing some arrangements that will be on sale on a Saturday morning in aid of the organ fund.

If anyone would like a special arrangement, please do not hesitate to contact me via the Parish Office. Many thanks. Jill Clark        The Flower Arrangers


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