Good News – please see below:-
“The Holt Parish Council meeting was also when we would have announced who was to receive the Holt Good Citizen Award 2020. It is great to see how people appreciate what others do and we are pleased to give this year’s award to Anne Sanyal. Anne is recognised as a friend to all with her contribution to Holtwood Church, Little Angels Playgroup and Pot Luck Lunch for older folk of the Parish. Anne will hopefully enjoy spending a voucher at Stewart’s Garden Centre on something special!”
Thank you Anne for all the wonderful work you do in our area – much of which goes unacknowledged – but it certainly is noticed!
We’re sad to report that, for the duration of the present crisis and following national guidelines, all church services have been suspended alongside all other church and social activities that are usually held on our premises. For more information please contact our minister Revd Nigel Deller on (01202) 822212 or our Lead Steward Rod Frampton on (01202) 881975.
At Holtwood on Sunday at 10.45 we have a Christmas Celebration with Dr Chris Slade, at 6.00 we have Carols around the Tree on our lawn (weather permitting) followed by seasonal refreshments in the hall and then on Christmas Day at 9.30 we’ll enjoy a family Christmas Morning with Colin Besant – all are most welcome and do bring along a gift that you can show to us all!
Sadly, tonight will be the final night for the Free Tea & Toast Bus on Wimborne Square. The Trust which owns the Bus (and from which we hire it) is being wound up at the end of the year. Possibly something will happen in a different form in 2020 – so watch this space. So, if you’re in town (or even if you’re not!) do come and join us for a few minutes between 10.30pm and 12.30am tonight – hope to see you there!
In September we were delighted to welcome Revd Ralph Ward, our previous Minster, to lead our Harvest Festival Service. Our harvest gifts were donated to the Trussell Trust Ringwood Food Bank and, together with the gifts from St James’ School who also had their harvest festival service at Holtwood, these weighed in at an impressive 183.24 kg – sufficient to provide 3 meals a day for 3 days for 18 people in crisis situations. Thank you to all for such generosity. And above are some pics of many of us thoroughly enjoying our Harvest Festival lunch!
On Sunday 8th September at 6.00 ‘Worship for You’ will be led by Peter Aston, of Holtwood Methodist Church, speaking about his life as a Christian presenter at BBC Radio Solent, as a guest contributor at Premier Christian Radio in London and Hope FM in Bournemouth and also about his current role as a folk and acoustic music presenter at Forest FM92.3 based in Verwood. Part of the service will take the form of a ‘Radio Woodlands’ programme and Peter’s studio interview guest will be Dr Chris Slade.
With effect from September 2019 the Friday Night Bus will have altered opening times – between 10.00pm and 12.30am. Do drop in and share a cuppa with us!