Magna Carta: 8oo years celebrations

MCARTA‘The Great Debate’ in St Andrew’s Church, Boscombe SP4 0AB

Monday 3 November, 7.30pm
Commemorating Richard Hooker, the influential 16th Century Anglican priest and theologian, who was Rector in Boscombe for a time.
This year the event looks forward to the forthcoming celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in 2015, and we are delighted to have Bishop Graham Kings, His Honour Judge Keith Cutler and former Salisbury MP Robert Key coming to debate issues of justice from the perspectives of faith, law and politics. Questions from the floor will be welcomed, and refreshments served. Tickets at £8 each, in aid of Church funds, can be booked by phone (01980 611350) or email (RHookerDay[at] or ostlieast[at]

The Great War Commemorative Exhibition [UPDATED 11th October!]

The Great War Commemorative Exhibition [UPDATE!]

An exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, will be held in the Memorial Hall Ludgershall, Saturday 8th November, 10 AM–4 PM, and on Sunday 9th November 11:30 AM–2 PM. Entrance will be free of charge. The event will serve as a launch for new book commemorating the 32 War Heroes commemorated on Ludgershall’s War Memorial.

A highlight on the Saturday all be a performance of popular war songs by Malcolm and Sandra Grundy, accompanied by Tom Turner on the organ, at 11AM & 2PM.

Also, there will be exhibits, a stall of books and materials from the period – including a newly written book containing the names and details of service of the Fallen as recorded on the War Memorial – together with a short history of the war and how it affected the growth of Wiltshire, from being an agricultural county that of a vast Army Training Ground.

At 10:30 AM on Saturday 8th November a specially designed and sown collage will be unveiled by the grandson of one of the men recorded on the War Memorial, and the Revd. Claire Maxim will dedicate it.

Refreshments will be available and a Raffle will be held.

Do come along and support the Royal British Legion, to whom all the proceeds will be donated.

If you have any memorabilia which you are willing to display, or could help to set up the exhibition, please would you contact Win Dixon, on (01264) 790812.

Upcoming events

Advance warning of a couple of upcoming events…full details in next month’s Parish News.

All Souls Service 6pm, 2nd November, tea and coffee in the Church Hall after the service.

WW1 Equine heroes – a celebration of our war horses, by popular request. Fish and chip supper included. 7.00pm Saturday 15th November in the Church Hall.  Tickets£10 from Julie Walker (709448) or Mike Dunning (398602)

It’s here!… sort of

Dear all

Well, as promised in this month’s Parish News the website is now here….ish! I’m still working on getting it to appear at the correct address as opposed to redirecting visitors to here but this’ll do for now. And very many thanks to the Rector who has done the great majority of work putting this very attractive and functional new site together. Watch this space…