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 (
), Greenacre Farm Shop,
Ansty PYO (, 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.

4 Villages Spring Fete - 21st May 2017

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Donhead St Mary, Charlton, Ludwell and the Coombes

Sunday 21st May 2017

at the Remembrance Field, Charlton, SP7 0PL

The Fete opens at 1.00 pm

'Mr Chips' Fish 'n Chips - Nina's BBQ
Afternoon Teas
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, Tisbury & District Link Scheme, The Happy Gathering Club and Tisbus.

St Mary’s Patronal Festival, Donhead St Mary - 4th September 2016

d st marys sThe Patronal Festival of St Mary’s Church, Donhead St Mary will be held on 4th September 2016 at 10.30 am. This is a very big event for the whole parish, and it would be wonderful to have a really good congregation to meet our preacher and celebrant, the Bishop of Ramsbury, The Rt Rev'd Dr Edward Condry. The Benefice choir will be leading the singing, with their organist, Michael Hockney.

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.

All the Donheads Harvest Weekend - 17th & 18th September 2016

The following events will take place to celebrate Harvest in Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary, Charlton, Ludwell and the Coombes:

Saturday 17th September 2016

Harvestharvest sHarvest Show

2.00 pm to 4.30 pm
at Donhead St Mary Village Hall

A fun show with classes for children, cookery, home produce & arrangements, and crafts
Teas will be served through the afternoon
For more information, including full details of the classes and how to enter, click here


Sunday 18th September 2016

Harvest Festival Service

11.00 am
at St Mary's Church, Donhead St Mary

A traditional Harvest Festival service for all the family
All very welcome, whether regular church-goers or not

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'Bring-a-Dish' Harvest Lunch

From Midday on Sunday 18th September
at Donhead St Mary Village Hall

This year, we are organising a shared lunch following our Harvest Festival Service. The Lunch will be from about 12.15pm. St Mary’s and St John’s congregation members - please bring a ‘first course’ dish and Bob will ask St Andrew’s folk to bring a pudding. For each person in your party, you need to bring sufficient for two.

Bring your own drink, plates, glasses and cutlery.

Although there are no tickets, we need a good idea of numbers, so when you come to the Patronal Festival service on 4th September 2016, please sign up for the lunch on the list at the back of the church. Alternatively, you could email Bob with numbers. (please don’t do both!). To email Bob from this website, click here and when new page opens, click on the 'Contact Form' tab, and compete the form to send your email.


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Evensong at Donhead St Mary During Summer

Over the Summer months, starting on 14th June 2015, there will be Evensong at St Mary's, Donhead St Mary, at 6.00 pm on every second Sunday of the month.

Mid-Week Music at St Mary's Church, Donhead St Mary

Musiccup of teaCome and enjoy a wide range of light classical music on

Wednesday afternoons


St Mary's Church, Donhead St Mary

starting on

Wednesday 26th August 2015

and then on

2nd September and 9th September 2015

Tea and biscuits at 4.00 pm

Music on CDs with short introductions: 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm

Entrance free.

Chipolatas and Chocolate, Donhead St Mary - 14th February 2015

ChipolatasThe Chipolatas and Chocolate party, also known as 'Bangers and Mash', held in Donhead St Mary Village Hall marked the approach of Lent, on 14th February 2015 with considerable indulgence in chocolate brownies and meringues and an excellent social evening. Much talent was shown in finding how many four-letter words could be made from the word 'Chipolata' and in the writing of humorous Valentine's Day cards. Although we were down on numbers due to half term and St Valentine's day, we raised about £300 thanks to the generosity of those present and also donations from those unable to come.

Very many thanks to everyone who helped in any way, particularly the valiant kitchen team.

Christine Speak