Forthcoming Events

For details of services please see the relevant pages in the Services section.

For details of the Insight Lectures please click here.

All other events are listed below.

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Stephen Bell

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm for about 40 minutes, by local and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Thursday 17th October 2019

Prayer for Peace

An ecumenical meeting, open to all, with members from Sherborne Churches meeting every Thursday at 11.30 am in the Sepulchre Chapel, Sherborne Abbey to pray for current critical, political and social situations around the world.

 


Friday 18th October 2019

Mother’s Union

Christian care for families

10.00 for 10.30 am Griffiths Room, Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne.

The next meeting will be on.   Our speaker is John Bradshaw and his subject is Churches Together in Sherborne. As always non MU members are most welcome.


Friday 18th October 2019

Remembering the Fallen

Sherborne Abbey, 11.00 am

Following prayers, the names are read from one page each of the two Dorset Regiment Books of Remembrance, the Sherborne Book of Remembrance and The Rifles Book of Remembrance. The service concludes with the Last Post, Two Minutes’ Silence, Reveille and Blessing. All are most welcome to attend this short service.


Saturday 19th October 2019

Christian Aid Coffee Morning

The coffee morning will be in Cheap Street Church Hall from 10.00 am to 12 noon. All are most welcome. Please help support the work of Christian Aid.


Saturday 19th October 2019

#Walkforfreedomsherborne

  • To raise awareness of Modern-day Slavery
  • To recognise its local presence
  • To provide a focus and activity for those who have God’s heart for the oppressed
  • To stand with others who otherwise feel their voice is not heard

Where: Sherborne Abbey to Sherborne Abbey

Time: 10.30 am registration

11.00 am walk in single file


Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Simon Gregory

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm for about 40 minutes, by local and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Thursday 24th October 2019

Prayer for Peace

An ecumenical meeting, open to all, with members from Sherborne Churches meeting every Thursday at 11.30 am in the Sepulchre Chapel, Sherborne Abbey to pray for current critical, political and social situations around the world.

 


Saturday 26th October 2019

Treorchy Male Choir

The legendary Welsh musical institution returns to the Abbey for a concert in aid of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

At 7pm

Tickets £12, £18, £25 available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, 01935 815341, or by clicking here.


Wednesday 30th October 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Harold Jackson

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm for about 40 minutes, by local and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Thursday 31st October 2019

Prayer for Peace

An ecumenical meeting, open to all, with members from Sherborne Churches meeting every Thursday at 11.30 am in the Sepulchre Chapel, Sherborne Abbey to pray for current critical, political and social situations around the world.

 


Monday 4th November 2019

Insight Lecture: Holy Stardust

Angela Tilby spent 22 years as a producer with the BBC’s religious affairs department before being ordained. She served as the vicar of St Bene’ts church in Cambridge and is Canon Emeritus of Christchurch Cathedral Oxford. She is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and the Daily Service.

The title of her talk is taken from her essay published in Living the Mystery, edited by Jeffrey John. In the essay she explored the apparent conflict between Science and Religion and the reliance of both on order, relativity, indeterminacy and chaos. She challenged “cosy ecclesiologies which condemn technology and science in order to keep our naivety intact” an asked “where are the apologists who can interpret this world”?

In a world that demands evidence for faith, and where human concern has taken the place of piety how can the church express her gospel? Come and find out!

Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL at 7.30 pm.  Tickets £5 on the door or online from http://insight.sherborneabbey.com/event/holystardust/


Wednesday 6th November 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Michael Robertson

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm for about 40 minutes, by local and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Monday 11th November 2019

Pre-Advent Quiet Day

The Griffiths Room at the Digby Memorial Church Hall

10 am (sharp) to 3.30 pm

Led by The Venerable Penny Sayer, Archdeacon of Sherborne. Please apply for a place at the Parish Office on 01935 812452 (office hours only). Please bring a Bible, notebook and pen & packed lunch. Coffee, tea and soup will be available. Please note: We need to start at 10.15 am sharp as it is Armistice Day and the Two Minutes Silence in the Abbey will be included as an option for the first Quiet Time.


Wednesday 13th November 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Paul Ellis

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm for about 40 minutes, by local and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Tuesday 19th November 2019

Sherborne Abbey Faith and Arts Group: Advent Meditations

The Reverend David Marl and The Reverend Jane Craw are offering times to reflect on Advent and to indulge in some painting, drawing and creative work.

These will take place on Tuesdays: 26 November, 3 December and 10 December. Each session will take place in the Digby Memorial Church Hall from 2.15 pm until 4.15 pm. They are free of charge. Please sign up on the sheets in the Parish Office.

 


Wednesday 20th November 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

James Henderson

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm for about 40 minutes, by local and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Tuesday 26th November 2019

Faith and Arts Group: Advent Meditations

The Reverend David Marl and The Reverend Jane Craw are offering times to reflect on Advent and to indulge in some painting, drawing and creative work.

These will take place on Tuesdays:  3 December and 10 December. Each session will take place in the Digby Memorial Church Hall from 2.15 pm until 4.15 pm. They are free of charge. Please sign up on the sheets in the Parish Office.


Wednesday 27th November 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Peter Bray

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm for about 40 minutes, by local and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Saturday 30th November 2019

Made in Longburton

2.00 pm to 4.00 pm in the Church of St James the Great

A great opportunity to buy Christmas presents all made by talented residents of Longburton and to buy all those novels you have been meaning to read from our book stall.

 


Saturday 30th November 2019

Magnificat

Sherborne Chamber Choir
Conductor Paul Ellis
Organist Christopher Allsop

Inspirational music to celebrate the start of Advent and the Christmas season, with some of the greatest choral settings dedicated to the Virgin Mary from across the ages.

This year’s programme is based around the traditional plainsong settings of the Advent antiphons, along with interpretations by today’s composers, settings of the Magnificat and Advent carols, and includes the first performance of two specially commissioned antiphon settings by David Bednall for the choir’s fortieth anniversary.

Click here for full programme details.

At 7.30pm

Tickets will available online and at Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne, 01935 815341

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Faith and Arts Group: Advent Meditations

The Reverend David Marl and The Reverend Jane Craw are offering times to reflect on Advent and to indulge in some painting, drawing and creative work.

These will take place on Tuesdays: also 10 December. Each session will take place in the Digby Memorial Church Hall from 2.15 pm until 4.15 pm. They are free of charge. Please sign up on the sheets in the Parish Office.


Wednesday 4th December 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Paul Ellis

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm for about 40 minutes, by local and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Tuesday 10th December 2019

Faith and Arts Group: Advent Meditations

The Reverend David Marl and The Reverend Jane Craw are offering times to reflect on Advent and to indulge in some painting, drawing and creative work.

Each session will take place in the Digby Memorial Church Hall from 2.15 pm until 4.15 pm. They are free of charge. Please sign up on the sheets in the Parish Office.


Wednesday 11th December 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Harold Jackson

The last of this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm for about 40 minutes, by local and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday).

Free entry, with retiring collection