Calendar of Events

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Jun
1
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Jun
7
Fri
June First Friday – Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau, O.P.

The speaker for our First Friday Fellowship Meeting for June will be Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau, O.P, who will be speaking on the theme  “Listening to the Holy Spirit” – the action of the Holy Spirit and more specifically how God speaks to us, and how we can listen to him.

Sister Hyacinthe has known community many years, since before she joined the Dominican Sisters of St. Joseph

She speaks and writes in catechesis, and is Head of Formation for the Mission Team for Portsmouth Diocese.  She is a gifted communicator of the truths of Christian faith especially with the young, and uses the new media in her work (webinars and podcasts such as Sunday Gospel Podcasts). 

Please come and join us as we seek the Lord together.  The evening concludes at 10 p.m. with refreshments.

See the Calendar of Events for Friday night speakers on other dates.

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Sr. Hyacinthe Defos du Rau, OP is a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Joseph in Lymington, UK, which she joined in 2000. She has been an associate member of the staff of Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, UK, since 2007, and is one of their MA student supervisors. She is the author of the Anchor resource for adult faith formation. Since 2007, she has been translating from French the Come, follow me catechesis.

Jun
15
Sat
Men’s Day – “Holding the High Ground”
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Men's Day - "Holding the High Ground"

Who shall go up to the Mountain of the Lord?
Who shall take a stand in his Holy Place? (Psalm 24 v 3)

For it is not against human enemies that we have to struggle (Ephesians 6 v 12)

The theme of this Men’s Day (and for 2 others this year) is  “Holding the High Ground” 

Testimonies by committed men about their experience of “battling … with a single aim, for the purposes of the Gospel” (Phillippians 1 v 27):

Speakers: TBC

We welcome men to a Men’s day beginning with tea/coffee at 10.  Lunch is included (contributions toward the cost are invited if you can manage).  The day will finish with drinks around 4pm.

Jun
22
Sat
Stillness – Quiet Day
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Come to me…and I will give you rest”

(Matthew 11 v 28)

 

A day to be still in the presence of God with scripture based reflections and prayer, led by Margaret Wade.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact us by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Stillness” Quiet Days this year, see Stillness – Quiet Days

Jun
27
Thu
Concert at HOD: Nick Battle and Friends – with Ebb & Flow and Steve Nelson
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Concert at HOD in the Tithe Barn – Thursday 27th June 8pm

Nick Battle

Nick Battle

Nick Battle and Friends

with Ebb & Flow and Steve Nelson

Nick Battle is a musician, author, funeral celebrant and occasional broadcaster. He is also a man of faith. His music career has seen him work with everyone from Sir Cliff Richard to the Spice Girls and write songs with Gary Barlow. He lives to create, communicate and to be compassionate.

Nick is joined in this concert by acclaimed folk group Ebb & Flow, and leading Americana artist Steve Nelson.

Places are limited and tickets must be pre-booked at £12 each, but can be collected at the door on the night.

Please contact the bookings secretary at HOD to reserve tickets and for payment details.

Nick Battle has enjoyed a long and varied career in the music industry. He was in 70’s rock band After The Fire, worked at IRS records in the 80’s as an A&R man (his first top 10 hit was the novelty record by Karel Fialka) ‘Hey Matthew’.

He ran his own independent record promotion business from 1988-1993 and his clients included George Benson, Sir Cliff Richard, Ronnie Wood, Take That, Clannad, & Paul Hardcastle among many others.

In 1993 he helped start the music publisher Windswept Pacific Music Ltd and introduced Simon Fuller (his former client) and the Spice Girls to the company. At the height of the company’s success they enjoyed 44 top 40 hits in one year with a team of just two creative staff.

He has had his songs recorded by the actress Jane Horrocks, Michael Ball, Sir Cliff Richard and Engelbert Humperdinck and has written with Gary Barlow, Tony Swain, Chris Eaton & David Grant.

As an Executive Producer in the noughties he made records with Russell Watson, Michael Ball (four albums) the Honeyriders and Engelbert Humperdinck.

He is in demand as a great judge of the popular song and has served on the Ivor Novello’s
committee as well as the MPA Pop Publishers committee and was also hired by Simon Cowell to provide invaluable research to the Syco group of companies.

Between 1993-2003 his first wife fought a ten year battle with cancer and this has led to him founding the Gravel Road Trust a registered charity for carers, and patients dealing with long term illness and also the bereaved.

In 2008 he wrote his autobiography, ‘Big Boy’s Don’t Cry’ and subsequently two more books The Daily Male 1 & 2 followed along with in 2009 his album, ‘King Of My Heart’ featuring collaborations with Chaz Jankel, Kipper, Gary Barlow, Tony Swain, Chris Eaton, and Paul Field among others.

For three and a half years he also had his own radio show, ‘Men At Work…’, on Premier Radio.

At present he runs a small music publishing company, which enjoyed a No. 1 record with ‘Let’s get Ready To Rumble’ by Ant & Dec – as well as publishing Elizabeth McGovern’s band, Sadie & The Hotheads and acclaimed folk group The Open Road. He has co-authored two books with Eric Delve published by Hodder & Stoughton. ‘The Billy Fidget Letters’, & ‘Billy Fidgets Family Fortunes’, and in 2015 his latest book ‘Love, Loss & Loneliness’ was published by Authentic Media.

He lives in Cornwall is married to Nicky and has three children Misha, Jodie and Jesse, a Boxer dog called Monty and a miniature Schautzer called Betty.

He lives to create, communicate and on a good day be compassionate.

He is also a funeral celebrant and is currently writing a new book about his life and work in Cornwall.

His new album, ‘Big Heart’ is now available from all good Digital sources or you can go to: starstreetmusic.com

November 2018

Jul
6
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Jul 6 @ 8:30 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Jul
20
Sat
Stillness – Quiet Day
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Come to me…and I will give you rest”

(Matthew 11 v 28)

 

A day to be still in the presence of God with scripture based reflections and prayer, led by Margaret Wade.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact us by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Stillness” Quiet Days this year, see Stillness – Quiet Days

Aug
3
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Aug 3 @ 8:30 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Sep
21
Sat
Stillness – Quiet Day
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Come to me…and I will give you rest”

(Matthew 11 v 28)

 

A day to be still in the presence of God with scripture based reflections and prayer, led by Margaret Wade.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact us by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Stilness” Quiet Days this year, see Stillness – Quiet Days

Sep
28
Sat
The Road to Freedom: Make my word your home
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Road to Freedom – Make my word your home

Approaches to meditating and reflecting on the Scriptures throughout the year, individually and in groups

The sessions will be led by Dr Tom Gorman, PhD

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact us by email or phone – see Contact Us

Oct
5
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Oct
26
Sat
Men’s Day – “Holding the High Ground”
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Men's Day - "Holding the High Ground"

Who shall go up to the Mountain of the Lord?
Who shall take a stand in his Holy Place? (Psalm 24 v 3)

For it is not against human enemies that we have to struggle (Ephesians 6 v 12)

The theme of this Men’s Day (and for 2 others this year) is  “Holding the High Ground” 

Testimonies by committed men about their experience of “battling … with a single aim, for the purposes of the Gospel” (Phillippians 1 v 27):

Speakers: TBC

We welcome men to a Men’s day beginning with tea/coffee at 10.  Lunch is included (contributions toward the cost are invited if you can manage).  The day will finish with drinks around 4pm.

Nov
2
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Nov 2 @ 8:30 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days