Holtwood Summer Fair

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Here are some pics of those who entertained us at Holtwood Summer Fair in July 2019 – Becoming Branches, Half of Murphy’s and Simply Symons. Thank you all for bringing us your beautiful music in the sunshine!

Open Air ‘Songs of Praise’

On Sunday 7th July at 6.00 we’ll be joining with local Anglicans for our annual ‘Songs of Praise’ on Holt Village Green – or in the church if the weather is poor. Just turn up with your voice and a chair – or arrive early and enjoy a picnic as well!

Holtwood Summer Fair

Only a few days away! Holtwood Summer Fair will be in the grounds of Holtwood Methodist Church BH21 7DT on Saturday 6th July, running between 12.00 & 4.00. As well as lots of stalls, games and superb Strawberry cream teas there will be live entertainment from Becoming Branches, The Promise, Half of Murphy’s and Simply Symons – with our own Peter Aston filling any gaps! On Monday 1st in Forest Folk on Forest FM Peter will be playing music from all of our entertainers. Listen live on 92.3FM or on-line at www.forestfm.co.uk or you can listen-again from Tuesday at www.mixcloud.com/ForestFolk/ Hope you can join us at the Fair – in the sunshine!


BIG BREAKFAST AT HOLTWOOD – You’re invited to join us at 9.30 on Sunday 9th June for our ‘Big Breakfast’ to be led by Revd Nigel Deller. Quite apart from the great breakfast there will also be music led by the band and the ‘Open the Book’ drama team will also reprise a brilliant recent presentation in local 1st Schools. And that’s not all – there will also be children’s activities for the youngsters and the not-so-young. All ages are most welcome and numbers are not limited so why not kick off your day with us? Oh, and did we mention that there will be a Great Breakfast?

Special Circuit Service

First, the Bad News – there will not be a morning service at Holtwood on Sunday 24th March BUT the Good News is that there will be a special Circuit Service at Verwood Methodist Church – and we’re all invited! The service is to recognise the long and dedicated service of four local preachers (including our own Colin Besant) and will start at 10.30 with musicians and singers from several churches leading worship songs from 10.15. Hope you can join us!

‘Carols around the Tree’

‘Carols around the Tree’ will be on the lawn at Holtwood Methodist Church on Sunday 23rd December, 2018 at 6.00. Weather permitting, we’ll join together in favourite carols around our Christmas Tree – led by James Frampton with music by HMB. Afterwards we’ll adjourn to our hall where free seasonal refreshments will be served. Do come and join us – what’s not to like?

Holtwood Summer Fayre Entertainment

Holtwood Summer Fayre will be on Saturday 7th July between 12.00 & 4.00. As well as the usual array of stalls, games, strawberry cream teas and an opportunity to chat with friends old and new, there will be a full programme of musical entertainment appropriate for a summer afternoon.  And here it is – just click below.  Hope you can join us!

Holtwood Summer Fayre Entertainment 2018

Holtwood Summer Fayre

Holtwood Summer Fayre will be on Saturday 7th July between 12.00 & 4.00 with all the usual stalls and attractions including local strawberry cream teas. The musical entertainment programme has been confirmed as:-
Nia Nicholls – country/folk singer
Dan Desmond – singer/guitarist
Becoming Branches – acoustic indie trio
The Promise – folk/indie duo
…. and our own Peter Aston will fill any gaps!
Hope to see you there!

Church Services Cancelled

Due to the continuing adverse weather conditions we’re sorry to report that our Services on Sunday 4th March have had to be cancelled. This also applies to the Services at Woodlands Methodist Church and possibly to other churches in the Christchurch and Wimborne Circuit. Our priority in this sense is to safeguard both preachers and local congregations who might otherwise take to the road in possibly dangerous driving conditions. Hopefully by this time next week things will be back to normal and we might really be able to welcome Spring which began officially on 1st March – stay warm folks!

Return of Friday Night Bus Postponed

We’re disappointed to say that, due to the adverse weather conditions, the return of the Friday Night Bus to Wimborne Square on Friday 2nd March has had to be postponed. All being well we will return on the 9th. In the meanwhile – stay warm!