June heralds in the glorious colours and scents of summer. As we smile at the blossoming countryside all around us and welcome the heat of the sun on our faces, we give thanks for the constant changing of seasons, the regrowth after each winter of rest, and the regeneration of both our surroundings and our spirit.
FLOWER FESTIVAL 2018
To celebrate the parishes of Pilton, Croscombe, North Wootton and Dinder there will be an opportunity to experience the beautiful setting which each of our Parish Churches provides for a Flower Festival.
Pilton and North Wootton churches will be open on Saturday 30th June from 10.30am – 5.00pm and on Sunday 1st July from 2.00 – 5.00pm.
Croscombe and Dinder churches will be open on Saturday 22nd September from 10.30am – 5.00pm and on Sunday 23rd September from 2.00 – 5.00pm. Refreshments will be available at each of the churches during these times.
If anyone would like to help with the Flower Festival by providing flowers from their own garden, or in any other way, this would be very much appreciated.
Contacts for each parish are:
Pilton, Dorothy Blyth (890322)
Croscombe, Stella Stonehouse (345277)
North Wootton, Christine Raphael (890310)
Dinder, Ros Comer (679468).
Further details about the Flower Festival will appear in the May magazine.
Christian Aid Week this year will be 13 – 19 May
There will be events in each of the villages, which we hope you will be able to support
Saturday 12th May – coffee morning at Jan Hodge’s, Croscombe
Thursday 17th May – coffee evening at Ruth Eavis’, Pilton
Sunday 20th May – cream teas and plant sale in North Wootton Village Hall
Friday 25th May – soup, entertainment and puddings in Dinder Village Hall
(More details in the May Roundabout.)
We are always looking for people willing to collect during Christian Aid Week. If you feel you are able to help please contact Hilary Austin on: 01749 890561
Our monthly prayer meetings in Pilton and Dinder continue:
Pilton Wednesday 11th April 6.00pm in the Parish Church
Dinder Please note this month the meeting will be on 8th April at 6pm (second Sunday) at Sharcombe Farm (the home of Joan Chambers).
Please do come along if you can.
And remember Morning Prayer in Croscombe church at 8.30am every morning.
Come and join us to celebrate the good news of Jesus’ resurrection as we take Holy Communion together on Easter Sunday- 1st April
8am Holy Communion – St John the Baptist, Pilton
9.30am Holy Communion – St Michael and All Angels, Dinder
11am Easter Praise – St John the Baptist, Pilton
11am Easter Service – The Blessed Virgin Mary, Croscombe
11am Holy Communion – St Peter, North Wootton
There are 3 reflective services on Friday 30th March to offer time to think about events of Good Friday.
12pm at St Michael and All Angels, Dinder
2pm at St Peter’s, North Wootton
7.30pm at St John the Baptist, Pilton
Come and mark Maundy Thursday with a reflective service of Holy Communion in The Blessed Virgin Mary, Croscombe at 7.30pm on Thursday 29th March
Come and join us at 7.30pm in St Peter’s, North Wootton and mark the events of Holy week with a traditional service of Compline
Monday 26th March
Tuesday 27th March
Wednesday 28th March
Mossy Church at North Wootton
10th March from 2.30pm In North Wootton Village Hall
Help prepares the posies of flowers for the Mothering Sunday Service, make a card for that special person and plant wild flowers!
We will also be learning the meaning of the Simnel Cake and enjoying a lovely tea afterwards!