4 Villages Spring Fete - 20th May 2018

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Donhead St Mary, Charlton, Ludwell and the Coombes

Sunday 20th May 2018

at the Remembrance Field, Charlton, SP7 0PL

The Fete opens at 1.00 pm

'Mr Chips' Fish 'n Chips - Nina's BBQ
Afternoon Teas
Great Aunt Lucy's Ice Creams

Shaftesbury Town Silver Band

Favourite Traditional Stalls including:

Bottle Stall - Bric-a-Brac - Books - Plants
Clothes - Cakes & Produce  - White Elephant - Bling

Classic Car Display

Sports Activities and Games

Circus Skills

Bouncy Castles

Raffle and Prize Giving at 4.00 pm

Click here to see the location of the event and to obtain directions on how to find it.

Raising money to support specific needs within the community, including the Donhead Sports Club, Donhead Youth Football Team, St Mary's and St John's Churches, Ludwell Primary School, the two Village Halls, Tisbus,Tisbury & District Link Scheme and The Happy Gathering Club.

Service of Nine Lessons With Carols - 17th December 2017

The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

will be held at

St Mary's Church, Donhead St Mary


Sunday 17th December 2017
at 4.30 pm

Sung by candlelight with choir and organ

With traditional congregational carols and readings for all the family

Lighted Candles

A collection will be taken to support the work of Juila's House Hospice.

After the service, there will be seasonal refeshments in the Donhead St Mary Village Hall.

All welcome !

Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning - 12th May 2018

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Donhead St Mary with Charlton PCC invite you to

A Coffee Morning

in Donhead St Mary Village Hall

on Saturday 12th May 2018 from 10.00 am to 12 noon

All proceeds to

Christian Aid

to support their work in Refugee Camps in the Middle East.

For more information about Christian Aid Week please visit caweek.org

An Evening with Crispin Black - 14th October 2017

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Donhead St Mary with Charlton PCC is pleased to invite you to

An Evening with Crispin Black


Saturday 14th October 2017

6.00 pm at
New Remembrance Hall, Charlton, near Shaftesbury, SP7 0PL
Tickets: £10.00 to include a glass of wine

Crispin Black has stories to tell from his time as a platoon commander in the Falklands War, through membership of COBRA on 9/11 as a member of the intelligence community and now as a successful author of both fact and fiction.

Tickets available from:
 - Ludwell Village Stores (www.ludwellstores.co.uk),
- Tony, telephone: 01747 829188,
 - Bob, telephone: 01747 829035,
- after services in both churches,
 - or at the door if still available.

Make this a date for your diary

 Click here to read more about Crispin Black.

The Donheads & Charlton Harvest Festival - 16th & 17th September 2017

Harvest Festival has always been a time for the whole community to celebrate together. The churches in the Donheads invite you to join them, both for a celebration
supper and also for their traditional Harvest Service.

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Saturday 16th September 2017

6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

Harvest Supper


Ludwell Primary School

Bring your own drinks and glasses

Parking available behind the school

Tickets - only in advance:
£10 adults / £5 children
from Ludwell Village Stores (http://www.ludwellstores.co.uk), Bob (tel: 01747 829035), or from all three churches.

 Charlton St John Church

Sunday 17th September 2017


St John’s Church, Charlton

10.30 am: Coffee and Children’s activity

11.00 am: Harvest Festival Service

 Any donations of fruit and vegetables to decorate the church would be very welcome. Please deliver to the church at around 10.00 am on the Saturday morning, or leave with Bob Thackray, Churchwarden, before that.

Do come and join us - all will be most welcome.

Family Barn Dance, Charlton - 17th June 2017

*** Important - unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled
Refunds will be given to those who have already purchased tickets ***

St Mary’s Church Donhead with St John’s Church Charlton invite you to

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Saturday 17th June 2017

from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm


Charlton Manor Farmyard, Charlton, SP7 0EW

(signposted from A30)

Ticket includes burger or hot dog and a half pint, glass of wine or soft drink

Ticket prices: £10 for adults and £5 for children ages 6 to 13; ages 5 and under free.
Available from Ludwell Stores (www.ludwellstores.co.uk
), Greenacre Farm Shop,
Ansty PYO (www.anstypyo.co.uk), Bob (tel: 01747 829035) and after services in both churches.

Pay Bar, Ice Creams and Raffle

Click here to see the location of the event and to obtain directions on how to find it.

Raising money for our two churches and for other local causes. Full details and ticket information to come later.

St Mary’s Patronal Festival, Donhead St Mary - 3rd September 2017

CrucifixThe Patronal Festival of St Mary’s Church, Donhead St Mary will be held on Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 11.00 am. This is a very big event for the whole parish, and it would be wonderful to have a really good congregation. 

There will be a tent in the churchyard with organised activities for children, and we very much hope that families with young children will feel comfortable coming to this service.


Please do join us at this service - all will be most welcome.