|Weds 15 Oct
||A Message of Hope for those forced to live far from home.
Our study programme at St Thomas’s this autumn will focus on these writings. There are three ways of taking part:
Read the weekly leaflet that will be given out with the notice-sheet each Sunday.
Join the weekly discussion group that will be reading and discussing these passages. No previous knowledge is necessary.
Come to hear Rabbi Mark Solomon on Thursday 23 October when he will give a Jewish perspective on these passages – 7.30 pm.
|Fri 17 Oct
||Alastair Savage concert for The Friends. A new face for us last year was the Scottish folk fiddler, Alastair Savage. We all had such a great time, that we have invited him back. Although, he will be playing on his own this year, we know that it will be another superb night.
Tickets are only £9 in advance and £10 on the door – available either from church or Sarum Books in Catherine Street, Salisbury. Do come and join us for some superb music and to support The Friends.
|Thurs 23 Oct
||Rabbi Mark Solomon will give a Jewish perspective on our Study Programme 'A Message of Hope' in St Thomas's House. See 15 Oct for more details on the course.
|Weds 29 Oct
10.45am for Choir
|Public Lecture by WW1 historian Margaret MacMillan in Church. Free Admission.
Renowned WW1 scholar and best-selling author Margaret MacMillan will give a public lecture on Canada and the First World War.
Do join us at 10.45am for a FREE performance of World War I Songs by the Salisbury Coffee Choir.
Margaret MacMillan is the Warden of St Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford. Her books include Women of the Raj (1988, 2007); Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World (2001) for which she was the first woman to win the Samuel Johnson Prize; Nixon in China: Six Days that Changed the World; The Uses and Abuses of History (2008); and Extraordinary Canadians: Stephen Leacock (2009). Her most recent book is The War that Ended Peace. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto, Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto and of St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, and sits on the boards of the Mosaic Institute and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and the editorial boards of International History and First World War Studies. She also sits on the Advisory Board Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and is a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust.
She has honorary degrees from the University of King’s College, the Royal Military College, The University of Western Ontario, Ryerson University, Toronto and Huron University College of the University of Western Ontario. In 2006 Professor MacMillan was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
For more information about Margaret MacMillan, please visit: www.margaretmacmillan.com/
|Wed 29 Oct
||Grapevine Meeting - Quiz night + Fish & Chip supper. Only £5 to include the food, please let Geoff Bishop know by 24 Oct if you would like to come along - (Tel: 335 615 or email@example.com)
|Sat 8 Nov
||In Remembrance - concert by La Folia commemorating the First World War. The concert will be in church. Works performed will include music by Vaughan Williams, Janacek Webern, Ravel and Lucy Pankhurst. Performers include the Residents of Tedworth House Recovery Centre, Howard Moody and the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Men's Chorus.
Tickets £20 available from Salisbury Playhouse Box Office. More info here.
|Sat 15 Nov
||Shoe Box Appeal. We will be supporting the Trussell Trust Christmas Appeal again this year. We will be collecting, covering and filling shoe boxes with gifts for people of all ages in Bulgaria. Please come to church with gifts, shoe boxes or time to help wrap and pack some boxes.
Please click here to find out what to bring.
Click here to find out more about The Trussell Trust.
|Sun 23 Nov
||Roast Lunch in St Thomas's House. Please sign up on the sheet on the noticeboard at the back of church to join in with the fabulous St Thomas's traditional Roast Lunch. There are only 30 places and tickets are only £5 a head. Bring your own bottles!
|Thurs 27 Nov
||4 - 7 pm
||Lantern Workshop & Lantern Parade. A lovely event for the children and families to get involved with. More details to follow or chat to Amanda Berry in church or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tues 2 - Sun 7 Dec
|10am - 5.30pm
||Christmas Tree Festival. Come and see 100 decorated Christmas Trees and for the first time we will have Nativity Scenes too! There will be live music all day from choirs, individuals, groups along with our wonderful chefs providing tea and coffee all day with homemade cakes and lunches. More info here.
|Wed 3 Dec
||Grapevine Christmas Dinner. We return to Charter 1227 in the Market Square for our traditional Christmas meal. Please let Mike Winterman know if you would like to come. Bring a cheque for £21 and choose your menu at the October meeting (29 Oct).
|Sat 13 Dec
||3 - 5pm
||Children's Christmas Party. A wonderful time for the children to come and 'take over' the church with some festive fun and laughter. More details from Amanda Berry: email@example.com
|Sat 20 Dec
||Christingle Day! Come and join us from 9 - 11am making our Christingles in church. Then the big event of the Christingle Process to church & Service. We will learn all about the Christingle, its symbolism and how to share the joy of Christmas with others.