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Thursday Afternoon Group

Meet on the third Thursday each month at 2.30pm. See Notices for details

Watch out for the new year’s Programme of Events, which will start on 21st September following our summer break.

Previous events this past year have been
20th October: Talk by Marcus Paul entitled "From Ireland to the West".
This is the title of the book written by Marcus
and it will be well worth coming along to listen to his story.

17th November: We will welcome Tricia Roche to talk about Headway
6th December: Christmas lunch at Oake Golf Club
19th January: Dick will talk on The story of Hestercombe
16h February: John Browne takes us in Shackleton's footsteps
16th March: Ken Kedward talks on photography
20th April: Andrew Janes will, we hope, talk on the history of the Bible Christians

The Group meets in the hall at Temple and everyone is very welcome to attend.

SALT (Socialising And Learning Together)

Below is a provisional programme of social and educational events for 2023 which are open to all
(details for each event will be published in the  Notices)

11th March - A Taste of Kenya, at Lisieux Way - Rev Annie Deche
15th April - Boat Trip
27th May - Picnic at Dunster
24th June - Barbecue and Games
8th July - Open top bus trip  (Minehead - Lynton)
20th July - Hinkley Point  Visit
September  (no event)
5th October - Somerset Heritage Centre Talk
17th November - Wine Tasting
17th December - Afternoon Tea before Carol Service

Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB)

National Website 

‘magnet’ Magazine:
Magnet is an excellent Christian magazine, published three times a year, which has very strong links with Methodist women.  We are now embarking on a new stage of our journey as we join forces with and come under the wing of Hymns Ancient & Modern who will take over publication of Magnet from 1 August. We as MWiB continue to wish Magnet every possible success and to pledge our ongoing partnership, support, prayer and commitment to the magazine and all involved in its production.  Visit the Magnet website for more news and to subscribe.
Judith Naylor is going to place the order for the next year’s subscription to the ‘magnet’ magazine very soon. The annual cost is £16. If you wish to continue (or start!) receiving this interesting magazine, please let Judith (or Graham Dickinson) know by the end of September – and let Graham have payment. Otherwise, Judith will assume you do not wish to continue to receive the magazine. Thank you.

Future MWiB events – Circuit and District:
Please note the upcoming dates - all meetings are open to everyone.
7th September: District Meeting for Induction of new President
2nd October: Circuit Meeting 10am at Rowbarton
8th November: District Day at Wonford, with Rachel Lampard
"Being a Justice-Seeking Church Today"
26th – 28th April 2024: Weekend at Lee Abbey

Contact Elaine Banks for more details about MWiB locally.

Walking Group - Temple Trekkers

Usually meet most Monday mornings for a walk of between 5 and 7 miles. Recent walks have included a very wet walk starting from Barrington Court, a delightful walk amongst the snowdrops on Exmoor and a very local walk of half of the Foxglove route around Taunton.
Lifts can be arranged if you fancy joining us now the weather is, hopefully, improving.
Contact Kathryn Turner.