Community Carol Service – Tues. 19th, 6pm

Do go along to our lovely village church and join in the Christmas carols service – the more voices – the merrier 🙂

The Broadwindsor Carol service will take place in church at 6pm on Tuesday 19th December. Come and join in this community event, back in church for the first time since Covid. Hear the story, sing familiar carols and put the Nativity figures in the crib.
There is no midnight mass in Broadwindsor this year, we don’t have the volunteers to host the event late in the evening. However, you are welcome to join in with a service at Stoke Abbott at 10pm on Christmas Eve or 11.30pm at Beaminster. Broadwindsor will host a Christmas Day Family service with communion at 10.30am on Christmas Day.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, every blessing, Jo.

Rev Jo Neary
Pioneer Priest
Beaminster Area Team
01308  867816

(N.B.: Rev. Jo’s usual parish working days are Saturday – Tuesday.)

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Unit To Let At Redlands Yard

Just announced…

Sadly, Clare Colby, the curator of The Gallery of Makers is stepping down and moving away to a new area.
Clare has run the gallery for the last 5 years and has been integral to its success.
Redlands Yard are therefore hoping to find someone to take on this role.
The space is ideal for someone (or two people sharing) who are looking for workspace and can create income by renting space to other artists and makers.
For further information or other unit availability, please get in touch with Sarah at hello@redlandsyard.co.uk

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Broadwindsor Tree Lights Switch On – Thursday, 30th Nov

All are invited to come along to Bernards’ Place in the Square at 6.30pm on Thursday, 30th November to see the village’s Christmas tree lights be switched on for the festive season 🙂

This will be followed by carol singing, minced pies and mulled wine served at The White Lion.

Get into the Christmas spirit and join in!

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing one and all a peaceful and merry Christmas.  Do you recall in 2020 when we were all locked down and couldn’t visit each other? That December, Rev. Jo inspired the village to  create Advent windows… please enjoy it again.

 

Stay Warm & Stay Safe

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Live Music At The White Lion This Friday, 23rd December

Songs from the 1950’s, 1960’s Rock ‘n’ Roll era can be expected from the boys this Friday night with a few festive rockers too!

Starting at 7pm, the village welcomes back the Silver Lining Band.  They played at the Comrades Hall as part of our village’s Jubilee celebrations and packed out the White Lion when they played there for the pub’s first music night at the end of September.

Entry is free but you might want to get there early to secure a seat! The kitchen will be providing bar meals.

Click HERE to follow the Silver Lining Band on Facebook.

Have fun!


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Carol Service & Christmas Story – Saturday, 17th December

There will be a short outdoor service with carols and the Christmas story led by Rev. Jo this Saturday, starting at 4pm in Bernards’ Place by the Christmas tree and shelter.

Wrap up warm and bring a torch!

There will be refreshments afterwards in The White Lion 🙂

Christmas Garland
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Live Music: The Churchfitters Christmas Cracker – This Saturday, 17th December

A reminder that the Churchfitters are performing at The Comrades Hall on Saturday, 17th December, you’re advised to get your tickets booked for a show preparing you for Christmas with their repertoire, traditional and original festive songs, surprises, novelties and of course – what you get in every Christmas cracker – bad jokes!

Celebrating 30 years of providing rural community music – Artsreach present the trio.

Tickets £10 & £5 for under 18s. Refreshments available.
In advance from Margaret Wing: 07796 454203 or email margaretmwing@gmail.com.

More HERE.

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Christmas Fayre & Coffee This Saturday

Organised by and raising funds for ‘The 3 churches’: Broadwindsor, Burstock and Blackdown.

This Christmas Coffee morning starts at 10.15am and offers stalls, crafts, Christmas treats, cakes, bric-a brac, tombola, books….. and of course a raffle! Ends at 12.15pm.
Your £2 entry fee includes a drink with a mince pie 🙂

Please direct any enquiries to:

  • Peter Hardwill – 01460 30661
  • Philip Coltart – 01308 867646
  • Kate Penney – 01308 868083

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Use Scout Post This Christmas

As they did last year, with an extensive delivery list, the Scout Group are offering to post your Christmas cards for only 30p! A first class stamp is 95p and a second class, 68p.

Most households will have already received a leaflet through their letterbox. Going Green – they will be phasing them out gradually over the coming years in response to feedback.

Locally, there will be yellow post boxes in our lovely Broadwindsor Community Stores, The Royal Oak in Drimpton and Beaminster‘s Co-op. Running from 5th December – 12 noon, 17th December.

  • No stamp required!
  • Please check the address you are sending to is in one of their delivery areas.
  • Please ensure your card is correctly addressed and include the postcode if you know it.
  • Post your greetings cards in one of our many Yellow Post Boxes together with 30p for each card, they will do the rest 🙂
  • Deliveries are made by our small army of adult volunteers.
  • 100% proceeds will go directly to Scout Funds.

Delivery Areas:

PLEASE NOTE: There are changes to their delivery areas each year and they are unable to deliver outside of these areas or to overseas.

Can You Help?

They need willing volunteers who are able to spend four to five hours spread over a two week period at the beginning of December to sort or deliver Scout Post in our area.  Volunteers provide a useful and popular community service as well as raising much needed funds to support your local Scout Groups. You will be making a real difference to local young people and be giving something back to the community. Don’t delay, please contact: scoutpost@dwdscouts.org.uk

Scout Post is run by Dorchester & West Dorset District Scout Council
Charity registration no: 1039833

A list of cards they are unable to deliver will be held until the 12th of January and listed on the District Website – click HERE.
Enquiries to: scoutpost@dwdscouts.org.uk (01305) 852314


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The Churchfitters Christmas Cracker – Saturday, 17th December.

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw or a glass harp. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.

Performing at The Comrades Hall on Saturday, 17th December, you’re advised to get your tickets early for a show preparing you for Christmas with their repertoire, traditional and original festive songs, surprises, novelties and of course – what you get in every Christmas cracker – bad jokes!

The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments – adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass-bouzouki and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades!
Read more about the musicians HERE.

Tickets £10 & £5 for under 18s. Refreshments available.
In advance from Margaret Wing: 07796 454203 or email margaretmwing@gmail.com.
Alternatively, visit the Artsreach website.

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