Webteam: October 2017
The weekend of 29 September to 1 October saw the church building alive with activity as we celebrated the opening of our refurbished premises and the 50th anniversary of the current church being built.
On the Friday morning, we hosted a Big Macmillan Coffee Morning, raising just over £450. Our thanks go to all who supported this event.
In the evening we had a Musical Concert starring the Polly Morris Band and the former harpist to HRH Prince Charles, Jemima Phillips. A packed audience was treated to a truly memorable feast of music.
Our Open Day on Saturday was brought to order by Town Crier, Chris Brown. After a couple of speeches, the refurbished premises were opened by Mrs Norah Moore who started the coffee lounge 50 years ago. Displays from groups who use the church premises and wonderful singing by the Rainbows and Happy Faces (for babies and preschool children) were a real highlight. Mark and Mo's mandolin melodies were magnificent, too.
The church was packed on Sunday morning when the service was led by our ministers Revd Gwyneth Owen and Deacon Alison McMillan. We were delighted that the Mayor of Wimborne, Cllr Terry Wheeler and his wife Pauline, and the Chair of EDDC, Cllr Derek Burt and his wife Janet, were able to join us, together with church members past and present. A lunch and quiz ( team winners -"The Band of Pilgrims") followed the service, after which Methodists went home to rest!
Over the weekend there was music, food and laughter and well over £3,000 was raised for Future Pillars Zambia, a charity that provides food, education and life skills to one thousand children and young people.
The last image on this page is a video of some of the proceedings, just click the arrow to begin the playback. Many more photos can be found on the Gallery (Wimborne's Anniversary Weekend) of this website, or on the church website: www.wimbornemethodist.org
You may also be interested in
The Christchurch and Wimborne Circuit will be hosting the Autumn Synod on Saturday, 15th September at QE School, Wimborne. This involves a lot of work and requires volunteers for the following tasks:-Car Park Attendants from 8.30-10.30amHelp with Signing in Sheets when people arrive from 8.30 -10.30am Manning of drinks stations, tea and coffee: Three shifts: 8.30 -11.30am, 11.30am...
The Final Service at Witchampton Methodist Church will be held on Sunday 29 July 2018 at 3.00 pm.Everyone is very welcome to attend.Car parking available at the Village Hall and at Witchampton...
THE WALKERS HAVE WALKED! They have sent in this report:"Team Wimborne has completed its challenge. Over a very hot weekend we walked the Saints Way in Cornwall as follows:Joy, Grenville, Terry and Phil — 30 miles each — the full distanceGordon and Jenny — 20 milesGwyneth — 15 milesMargaret — 10 milesTEAM TOTAL of 185 milesThank you to our supporters and encouragers. We had...
Barton Methodist Church
Wimborne Methodist, Wesley Hall
Witchampton Methodist Church
Barton and Colehill