The Quiver 

                          Trinity 8                       July 21 2024                                                                                                          

Mark’s Gospel gives us a sense of the breathless pace of Jesus’ ministry and the constant, jostling crowds, eager, curious, needy, following him wherever he goes. Just before today’s Gospel reading, the disciples have had their first unsupervised ministry trip, and have heard the shocking news of the murder of John the Baptist. No wonder they and Jesus need some time alone, to debrief and to grieve. But the crowds do not care about what Jesus might need. Jesus’ willingness to meet all needs avove his own is part of the love that will take him to the cross.



9.30am         Benefice Communion at Gussage St Michael  342  117  484  522

                       Jeremiah 23.1-6 Woe to the bad shepherds, for the Lord will come and redeem Israel

                       Ephesians 2.11-22 Now the Gentiles are brought near by the blood of Christ

                        Mark 6.30-34, 53-56 The feeding of the five thousand, healings in Gennesaret

11.00am         High Mass to celebrate Canon John William’s Golden Jubilee of Ordination to the                               Priesthood at Wimborne St Giles, followed by refreshments on the Village Green


Give praise and thanks to God and pray for his help and healing:

  • For the Church: The Diocese of Salisbury and the Deanery of Wimborne
  • The Episcopal Church of Sudan (Diocese of Nzara & Deanery of Yabongo)
  • For the World:  Nations and their leaders; justice, peace and development. Refugees and victims of war. the dispossessed, the hungry, the persecuted.
  • The Middle East


The housebound: Gerry & Pat Cope   Geoff Phillips  

Those in need : Hayley Loader  Katherine Woodland   Zachary Jackson    Sylvia  Gray   Frank Russell   Gill Lee   Andrew Sawyer  Michael Goold  Hilary & Guy   Cherry Thick  Jax Sharp   Jim Bolton  Sue Day  Clifford House  Marion Challenor  Tereasa Harrison  Sheila Laker  Gary Snelling  Becky Gates  Martin Instone


For those who have died   


Monday            Mary Magdalene [John 20.11-18]

                           10.30am Circle Coffee Club at Cranborne Garden Centre

                           7.30pm Bell Ringing at Wimborne St Giles

                            Pray that we may proclaim the Risen Lord

Tuesday            8.45am Cranborne First School Leavers’ Service

                            Pray for our local schools as they break up for summer

Wednesday       10.00am Holy Communion at Woodlands

                             Pray for retired & visiting clergy

Thursday           James the Apostle [Matthew 20.20-28]

                            7.30pm Choir Practice at Cranborne

                            Pray for the Parish of St James’, Alderholt

Friday                Pray for all parents

Saturday           1.00pm Wedding at Wimborne St Giles

                             Pray for Theological Colleges & Training Courses



  • 9.00am Breakfast Church at Cranborne First School
  • 9.30am   Benefice Communion Edmondsham followed by refreshments and a few stalls outside the north door of the church
  • 11.00am Matins at Cranborne
  • 6.00pm  Open Air United Service at Knowlton Church

                 2 Kings 4.42-end                Ephesians 3.14-end                             John 6.1-20

There is a basket available at the back of church for the Charity of the Month. During June, July & August this will be for In Jolly Good Company a local charity which plays an important role in the improvement of people’s physical and mental health with indoor and outdoor sessions in Wimborne St Giles and 5 other locations. It is now possible to donate online; Choose the amount and add Gift Aid. Donations by 31.8.24, Thank you.


  • Laudemus Choral Evensong Gussage All Saints 6pm Thursday, August 8

         Music by Aldrich, Henry Purcell & Maurice Greene

  • High Mass for the Feast of the BVM St Giles 7pm Thursday, August 15


Almighty Lord and everlasting God,

we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern

both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws

and the works of your commandments;

that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,

we may be preserved in body and soul;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.