Forthcoming Events

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

For details of the Insight Lectures please click here.

All other events are listed below.

Monday 27th March 2017

Lent Compline and Address

There will be an address given in the Abbey at 8.00 pm, after which Compline is sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. The addresses follow the theme of the Lent Study Groups.


Wednesday 29th March 2017

Organ Recital

Simon Clarkson

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

Free entry, with retiring collection


Friday 31st March 2017

Christian Aid Lent Lunch

Digby Memorial Church Hall

£4, to include soup, cheese, rolls and fruit lunch,

to raise money for the world’s poorest communities.

Please come and support the work of Christian Aid.


Sunday 2nd April 2017

Cheap Street Church

Readings from Dorothy L. Sayers “The Man Born to be King” is the second play of twelve – “The King’s Herald” and in the Cheap Street Church Hall, 7.40 for 8.00 pm. The readings take one hour and are open to everyone. They will continue on 9 April. For more information please contact Margaret Field on 815427 or Dennis Porter on 817284.


Monday 3rd April 2017

Lent Compline and Address

There will be an address given in the Abbey at 8.00 pm, after which Compline is sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. The addresses follow the theme of the Lent Study Groups.


Wednesday 5th April 2017

Organ Recital

Jack Gonzalez-Harding

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

Free entry, with retiring collection


Sunday 9th April 2017

Taize Service

Please note: there is NO service in April.

 

 


Sunday 9th April 2017

Cheap Street Church

Readings from Dorothy L. Sayers “The Man Born to be King” is the second play of twelve – “The King’s Herald”. The readings are in Cheap Street Church Hall, 7.40 for 8.00 pm. They take one hour and are open to everyone. For more information please contact Margaret Field on 815427 or Dennis Porter on 817284.


Monday 10th April 2017

Holy Week Meditation

Sherborne Abbey at 7.30 pm

Readings chosen by the Vicar

Music chosen by Paul Ellis and sung by

Members of Sherborne Chamber Choir


Wednesday 12th April 2017

Stainer The Crucifixion

Sherborne Abbey Choir

Director of Music Paul Ellis
Organist Peter Bray

At 7.30pm

A performance for Holy Week of this well-loved English oratorio, with recitative, solos and choruses, including the famous God so loved the world, along with rousing hymns for the congregation to join in with.

Tickets £10 unreserved, available in due course from the Abbey Shop in the Close. Proceeds in aid of the choir’s summer trip to France.


Wednesday 12th April 2017

Julian Meetings

These are an opportunity ‘to be still and know that He is God’ in the company of fellow Christians. The meetings are ecumenical and take place in the Chapel of St. Johns’ Almshouse, Half Moon Street, on the second Wednesday of each month. This is the last date for the spring term, 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm. Everyone is most welcome of all denominations or none. Information and publications about the Julian Movement are available at each meeting. For further information please contact Shirley Fry on 01935 389124.


Wednesday 12th April 2017

Organ Recital

Simon Clarkson

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

Free entry, with retiring collection


Friday 14th April 2017

Walk of Witness – Good Friday

Sherborne Churches Together

Gathering at 10.50 am at The Green (top of Cheap Street) to walk down Cheap Street ending outside the Abbey (via Half Moon Street) in the Abbey Close at 11.45 am.  Please support this annual and very moving event.  Everyone most welcome.


Saturday 15th April 2017

Christian Aid Coffee Morning

Cheap Street Church Hall

from 10.00 am to 12 noon

Please come and support the work of Christian Aid


Sunday 16th April 2017

Easter Day Sunday School and Easter Egg Hunt

All children over 4 are welcome to learn about the Easter Story and enjoy some craft work in the Digby Memorial Church Hall.  Meet by the font at the west end of the Abbey before the 9.30 am Parish Eucharist and be brought back to join parents, or grandparents, in time for Communion. The Easter Egg Hunt will be on the Abbey Close after the service.


Monday 17th April 2017

Bank Holiday Organ Recital

Marc Fitze gives our first Bank Holiday organ recital of the year, lasting about an hour. The Nave screen will be up, giving a full view of the organ console. (Next Wednesday organ recital is 26 April).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Friday 21st April 2017

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.


Wednesday 26th April 2017

Organ Recital

James Henderson

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

Free entry, with retiring collection


Friday 28th April 2017

Mothers’ Union

Christian Care for Families

Please note that there will be NO general meeting of the MU in April. There will however be a prayer meeting in The Sepulchre Chapel at 10.30 followed by coffee together in the RendezVous. Happy Easter to all.


Friday 28th April 2017

Sherborne Abbey Festival

28th April to 2nd May

A host of music throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, much of it free of charge.

Concerts in the Abbey include Tenebrae, clarinettist Emma Johnson, The Dream of Gerontius performed by Sherborne Festival Chorus, and violinist Nicola Benedetti.

Internet and postal booking for Patrons starts 14th February. Tickets go on general sale from 10am 1st March.

See Sherborne Abbey Festival website for more detail.


Monday 8th May 2017

Lunchtime recital

At 1pm

By Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir

Free of charge


Saturday 20th May 2017

Music for Voices and Viols, from Dowland to Purcell

Cambridge Renaissance Voices with Concordia

At 7.30pm

Cambridge Renaissance Voices join forces with the viol consort Concordia to explore a rich repertoire of English music from the 17th century.  This was the golden age of consort music, where voices and viols were used interchangeably or together, in both domestic and sacred music. The programme ranges from intimate part songs by Dowland to Jacobean verse anthems by Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Tomkins, and the music of Henry Purcell, which represents in many ways the culmination of this rich tradition.

Hailed by Early Music Review for ‘beautifully controlled… assured and expressive’ performances, informed by ‘understanding and passion’ Cambridge Renaissance Voices was formed in 2013 under the musical direction of Rupert Preston Bell.  Concordia has established itself among the foremost viol consorts in Britain. In concert with Emma Kirkby, their performance was acclaimed by The Telegraph as ‘the music of heaven’.

Tickets £17.50 and £13.50 from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, 01935 815341, or online by clicking here.


Sunday 4th June 2017

Sherborne Churches Together

Pentecost Picnic: This year Sherborne Churches Together are hosting a Pentecost Picnic as a visible and happy celebration of Pentecost, the time when Jesus’ followers received the gift of the Holy Spirit. This traditional picnic will take place in the Abbey Close, by kind permission of Canon Eric Woods, starting at 12.30 pm. Put the date in your diary now and come along from church! Bring your own picnic. John Crossman