Upcoming Special Events

Dec
13
Fri
Quiz Night (in aid of Dorchester Pre-school) @ Dorchester village hall
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm
Quiz Night (in aid of Dorchester Pre-school) @ Dorchester village hall

Quiz night – teams of 8

Tickets £10 each to include deli board supper and cake selection.

Friday December 13th 7.30pm village hall

Tickets available from Lily’s and the co-op or email melissadenning@hotmail.com to book your team table.

Don’t have a team?

Don’t let that stop you joining the fun, we can create an ad hoc one!

All welcome

Question? To melissadenning@hotmail.com

In aid of dorchester pre-school

Dec
15
Sun
Christmas Decoration Workshop @ Dorchester-on-Thames Village Hall
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come and join me at my workshop to make a gorgeous, fresh, Christmas Door Wreath OR an Encrusted candlestick. Your wreath can adorn your door , sit upon a mantle or hang on the wall, the encrusted candlestick can take pride of place on your dining table or sit in an entrance hall, both are lovely. They will be made from Pine, Dogwood, Cupressus, Nuts,Cones,Berries,Mosses etc. ( the candlestick comes complete with pillar candle). You do not need any previous experience at all in flowers and everything will be provided, even a refreshment and a cheeky mince pie. A relaxed and fun class. (the photos are a guide, if you would like to check out my credentials please go to www.blossomwithlaura.com .Come and get in that ‘Christmas spirit’ .

Please email me on lleeflowers@icloud.com to book a place, leaving your name, email and telephone number and let me know whether you would like to make the wreath or candlestick and I will be in touch to take payment.

Jan
22
Wed
Historical Society: The Land of the White Horse
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm
Historical Society: The Land of the White Horse

David Miles will talk on: ‘The Land of the White Horse’

Who made the White Horse, when and why? And how has Britain’s oldest piece of land art survived for millennia – through dramatic changes to the land, to language and religion? DM will examine the changing meanings of the Horse and the attitude of antiquarians, local people, writers and artists to this marvellous image and the landscape around it.

David Miles was the Director of Oxford Archaeology and the Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage. Since his retirement he has concentrated on writing: The Tribes of Britain, The Tale of the Axe and recently The Land of the White Horse. He now lives in Kent and the south of France.

The meeting will be preceded by a short AGM – an opportunity for feedback and sharing ideas about future talks, research and outings, and for you to stand for the Committee. We shall also collect members’ subscriptions before the meeting, so do, please, come in good time.

Visitors and new members are always very welcome to our talks and outings.
Margot Metcalfe, Chairman

Feb
20
Thu
Newcomers meeting
Feb 20 all-day
Feb
26
Wed
Historical Society: Richard Dudding ‘The Deserted Settlements of Radley’
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
Mar
25
Wed
Historical Society: Keith Parry ‘Thames Bridges between Reading and Oxford’
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
Apr
22
Wed
Historical Society: iz Woolley ‘Leisure and Entertainment in Victorian and Edwardian Oxford’
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
May
27
Wed
Historical Society: Pam Manix ‘Oxford’s Medieval Jewish Quarter’
May 27 @ 7:30 pm
Sep
23
Wed
Historical Society: Kate Tiller ‘Village Lives: contrasting communities and histories’
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
28
Wed
Historical Society: Geoffrey Tyack ‘The Architecture of Georgian Oxford’
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm
Dec
8
Sun
1662 Holy Communion Service @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am

This beautiful service of Holy Communion, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, begins at 8.00am every Sunday. This service includes a sermon, but no hymns, and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. It takes place in the Birinus Chapel near the high altar.

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Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 8 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am

At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer.
Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead.
This simple, gentle service is a wonderful start to the day, enabling us to lay before God our hopes, expectations and concerns about the coming hours, and reminding us that as we journey we are not alone; God is with us.
You are very welcome to join us.

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Sung Eucharist @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This formal service, during which Communion is taken, combines elegant liturgy, thoughtful preaching and glorious music sung by our Abbey Choir.
You are welcome to come to the altar for communion if you would normally do so in your own church. Otherwise all are welcome (regardless of age) for a blessing.

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Tennis Club – Open Club Session
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Solemn mass @ Birinus Chapel
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Vigil mass @ Birinus Chapel
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm
Dec
9
Mon
Morning Prayer @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 9 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am

At Dorchester Abbey the day begins, as it has done for hundreds of years, with Morning Prayer.
Members of clergy and people from the community gather in the quiet stillness of the Birinus Chapel for a said service involving Psalms, readings from the Bible and prayers to help prepare us for the day ahead.
This simple, gentle service is a wonderful start to the day, enabling us to lay before God our hopes, expectations and concerns about the coming hours, and reminding us that as we journey we are not alone; God is with us.
You are very welcome to join us.

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Walking Netball for the over 55s @ Abbey sports centre, Berinsfield
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Try out walking netball Abbey Sports centre, Berinsfield Mondays 11am - 12 noon  
Tai Chi
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Adults need 150 minutes of heart pumping physical activity Start with 60 minutes of Tai Chi Dochester Village Hall - £5 Mondays 2pm - 3pm Starts 4 June 2018 To book contact:
  • Annalie Thomasson
  • 07766 991487
  • annalie.thomasson@southandvale.org.uk
Culham and District Horticultural Club @ Abbey Guest House
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm
Culham and District Horticultural Club @ Abbey Guest House
We have speakers at the Abbey Guest House on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm of the 6 winter months: January-April, October and November. In May, June, July and September we organise group garden visits. The annual subscription is £20. The cost of garden visits depends on how much the owners charge.
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