‘Friday Night is Music Night’ Friday 26thJune 7.30 pm in Croscombe Church Room
 Owing to popular demand our series of music evenings will continue during the summer! This month Terry’s programme is Shostakovich Symphony No 9 and Sibelius Symphony No 7. Programme notes will be supplied. Wine and tea/coffee and nibbles will be served after the music, which will last about an hour.  Because space is limited, admittance is by ticket. These are available from the Churchwardens (345405 or 345222) and are free to Friends, £3 to others.


YOS Huge thanks to Robert Egan for representing YOS at the Christian Aid evening. Everyone remarked on what a fantastic performance he gave as well as writing his own script! June’s meeting will be on Friday 5th June in the Dinder Village Hall where we will be learning circus skills with a circus skills instructor! Hope you can come. YOS is open to children of all parishes in year 6 upwards. We meet in Dinder Village Hall on the first Friday of each month 5.45pm-7.15pm. For further information please contact Sandra Kirkham 342221 or Becky Gilbert 676739

Prayer and a Pint

The next meeting will be on MONDAY 8th JUNE at Crossways Inn, North Wootton at 8pm Prayer and a Pint is an opportunity for discussion/learning in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd Monday each month and everyone is very welcome to come and join us. We may be in a different room from usual but we will be somewhere. For further details or information please contact Revd Chris Butler 899061

Rogation Sunday – A dogs viewpoint

So Sunday morning I am forced to jump into the back of the car; last time that happened I ended up at the vets so I was rather reluctant. But the car stopped somewhere different and next thing I knew I could hear the sound of voices and, joy of joys, the smell of bacon as we came to Dinder. Then it was back into the car as people went into a strange building for the first part of what they called a travelling communion service. Some people I didn’t know then took me away with them, and I began the longest walk of my life, something I could get used to.

It was lovely listening to people from the different churches talking with each other as they walked and looking at the countryside, but I have to admit I was rather more interested in the exciting new smells in the hedgerow and the pheasant that I was so very close to capturing. We walked from the smell of bacon to the smell of cake, the smell of lunch and the smell of more cake – or I am told more correctly between all the churches in the Benefice – from Dinder to North Wootton to Pilton to Croscombe and then back to Dinder. When I got home I wolfed down my tea and was then very quiet all that evening!! At each stop the humans went into more strange buildings and I understand it was part of the travelling communion service. I don’t really understand what that is but apparently it was to celebrate Rogation Sunday, which is the last Sunday before Ascension Day and traditionally a time to ask God’s blessings on crops and everything around us and to ‘beat the bounds’.

The usual communion service had been split into four parts with a hymn and additional prayers at each stop. The actual communion took place after lunch in Pilton. I highly recommend this next year to my four-legged friends and hope my new two legged friends will join me again, and maybe I can find some new friends as well (my owner is threatening to join me for some of the walk next year). Not everyone did the whole circuit but paws up to those who did, and thank you to everyone who looked after me – can we go again next week?