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Vacancy - Cafe on the Green Operations Manager

The Methodist Church, Salisbury Circuit, wishes to appoint a Part-time Operations Manager for Cafe on the Green from 1st September 2017

Full Details can be found here.

Pastoral Letter

Dear Sisters and Brothers.

At the spring District Synod Salisbury Circuit seemed to be flavour of the month. Bekkie Wright and Anna Bishop gave a presentation about the 'Cafe on the Green' outreach initiative on Bishopdown Farm; Dudley Coates drew attention to 'Kneaded' at Bemerton; Bekkie and Steve Hawkes were brought forward to be prayed for, Bekkie as a successful candidate for the ministry and Steve as one of the ordinands for ordination at this year's conference.

The new District Intergenerational Worker, Mark Tizzard, wanted to see me soon after his appointment because of the exciting things Salisbury Circuit is doing. He told me that the Cafe at Shrewton is the only project in the District that is on Trip Advisor. For the first time Downton had a stall at the annual Cuckoo Fair.

Alongside all of this we have Messy Church, Little Blessings, coffee mornings and other events. The Circuit is buzzing with life and hope.

This quarter will see Steve Hawkes ordained in June. We congratulate Steve on successfully completing his training, a process that began when he started to candidate and the church tested his call, was developed through his time at college and has continued as a probationer in this circuit. He will continue to need our love and support as he moves into this new phase of ministry.

At the end of the quarter we will lose Bekkie Wright to full time training. Bekkie has been a great asset within the Circuit, enabling us to bridge the gap when Shrewton and Amesbury were without a minister and helping Anna in Sandleheath and Fordingbridge. Her legal and organizational skills have been invaluable in the setting-up of 'Cafe on the Green'. We wish Bekkie well in her training for ordained ministry and look forward to seeing her as time allows.

As we approach the end of the Methodist year it gives us time to reflect on what has gone well and what needs altering, from what we can learn and what new ideas we may have to begin in the new Methodist year starting in September.

We are a Circuit that is seen by those outside as innovative and exciting. May that always be rooted in our commitment to God revealed in Christ.

When it comes I hope you have a good summer.

Your brother in Christ,


Rev. David Hookins

Preaching Plan

Summer 2017

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Steve Hawkes

Rev Steve Hawkes' Ordination Service

Please pray for Steve as he is ordained on Sunday 25th June at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry.

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Cafe on the Green - Bishopdown Farm

Community coffee shop on Tuesday afternoons 2.30 - 4.00 and Friday mornings (except during August)09:00 - 11:00 in the Pavillion at Bishopdown Farm. All are very welcome to come and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and have a drink and cake.

Tuesday - Mother and Toddler group from 1.30pm - 2.30pm before the Cafe opens.

You are welcome to join in adult crafting sessions on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 2.30pm

This project has been set up by the Circuit as a Christian outreach presence in this growing community. The local Anglican churches are also holding a prayer meeting at the same site on Friday evenings and we hope to be able to develop these activities to provide a positive Christian witness in that area.

More volunteers to join the rota of supporters will be appreciated.

Maybe you can help with serving drinks and cakes, making drinks in the kitchen, providing home-made cakes, talking to people as they sit at tables or visit the reflection room - or join the prayer chain.

If you can help in anyway please speak with Bekkie Wright or Christine Fordham or contact us by clicking here. Or, of course, come along on a Tuesday afternoon or Friday morning to see for yourself and enjoy what is on offer.

You can download a flyer here.

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