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June 2022 Newsletter

Services for June:

June 5th: Revd. Peter McNeil – Holy Communion

June 12th: Trinity Sunday service at the Minster 9.30a.m. N.B. No service at our church
June 19th: Revd. Pauline Crispin

June 26th: Local Arrangement

Pauline and Richard returned from their holiday on 27th May and we hope they had time for rest and relaxation and feel energised for the months ahead! We welcome them back.

Worship Stewards

We now have 4 couples that have kindly stepped forward to assist with the preparation and closing of the church on some Sundays on a rota basis. Linda and Eric (who replaced David Kendall on May 1st ) will continue with the full Steward duties as well as continuing to take their turns on the rota. With Joyce and Pat's continued support too the roles become more manageable.


Printed service materials

With Audio and Visual resources now in common use via the screen at the front of the church, it has been decided not to replace hymn books, service books and Bibles in the pews each Sunday. However, they will be freely available on the shelves in the corridor leading into church, so please help yourselves if you prefer to use them, kindly returning them after the service.


Folk Festival message from Joy Morling

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June

It is almost here!

We will be open from 9.00 – 5.00 on Saturday and 9.00 -4.00 on Sunday.

What do we need?


Items for the Folk Festival stalls can be delivered to church on Sunday 5 June at the morning service, during the week commencing 6 June during coffee lounge or on Friday 10 June during the afternoon from 2.30 pm. Please give me a ring if you need anything collected (01202 619603).

We are hoping for plenty of cakes for our stall. We find that cakes with lots of cream in are not so popular although coffee cake sells like mad! Tray bakes, homemade biscuits, cheese, plain and fruit scones also go well.

Does anyone have a sun umbrella and stand that we could borrow for the festival weekend? I can collect if necessary. These help us to attract visitors to our forecourt.

Unfortunately, the usual Folk Festival Ecumenical Service on the Minster Green is not being held this year. We are invited to attend the Trinity Sunday service at the Minster which is taking place at 9.30 am but don't forget to come over to us afterwards. If you are not attending the service, do come to us for coffee, share time of fellowship then enjoy your lunch in the Wesley Hall.

Thank you to all those who have offered to help over the weekend, this is much appreciated. If you are unable to help, do come and support us by popping in for refreshments, which are being served on both days including lunches between 12 – 2 pm. We are raising money for two local charities, High Mead Community Therapy Farm and Wimborne Food Bank




A home for refugees

There has been an amazing response from individuals and churches to the dire situation in Ukraine. Generous gifts of money, warm clothing and other necessary items have all been provided. Many people have even offered space in their home for a family of refugees, and some are already hosting a family in Dorset. Inevitably, most of us do not have the space, time or energy to share our homes but there is another way to help a family.

We began working to raise sufficient money to cover the rent of a flat for one year to assist a Ukrainian family get back on their feet. The flat we would be looking for would be in Bournemouth where there is ready access to services and transport.

When we consulted ICN, a local refugee resettlement agency, about the project, we discovered that there are Afghan families living in crowded accommodation in a hotel in Bournemouth who are desperate to get a home. They fled to this country in fear for their lives because they had worked for the British Armed Forces. We therefore decided also to raise money to cover the cost of a home for an Afghan family.

We are now taking pledges to provide £10 per month (or more of course) for one year to help two families. Money can be donated for the Ukrainian family, or the Afghan family or hopefully both. At present it is only possible for an individual to sponsor a Ukrainian family so until the next stage when the government announces how churches and community groups can help, we will not be asking for any money.

When the money is required, it will be paid into a special fund at St Michael's Church and the treasurer will transfer it on a monthly basis to the landlord. If you feel able to make a pledge or would just like more information, please speak to (or contact) one of us. Thank you.

Jennifer Jenkins and David Vincent (with Sharen Green of St. Michael's Colehill)



Essential for new workers and an update for those who trained 4 years ago

Saturday 6 August 2022 at Trinity United Church, Ringwood, BH24 1DH

Coffee from 9.30 a.m. for a 10 am start to 12.30 pm approx

Training for new workers with children, young people, pastoral visitors, church stewards

Update training for anyone who trained 4 years ago

To register: e-mail Pauline Sunderland on or tel: 01425 478510 by Monday 1 August 2022

Registration is required to ensure certificates, handbooks and refreshments are prepared.

The Church has a free car park at the rear, accessed from the Quomp

Please contact Linda Bennett if you are unsure whether you are due an update.

Please forward any items for the July Newsletter to before 25th June.


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