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4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

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Portesham's Jubilee celebrations

9:39pm Thursday 24th May 2012

THE BENEFICE of Abbotsbury, Portesham and Langton Herring will be holding a Diamond Jubilee service and picnic at St Catherine’s chapel, Abbotsbury on Saturday, 2 June at 5.30 pm.

Thelma is "Open all hours" for plant sales

2:56pm Tuesday 8th May 2012

Thelma Mentern, from Orchard House, Church Lane, Portesham, sells plants throughout the year with all profits going to local charities. Currently she has annuals, perennials and herbs in many varieties together with a large selection of bedding plants. Organic compost, produce, preserves and all occasion cards also available.

Portesham WI celebrate the Jubilee Weekend

2:16pm Thursday 3rd May 2012

Portesham WI are promoting all things Jubilee with their village cafe and Jubilee exhibition, which will include the unveiling of the Jubilee banner, on Saturday, 2 June at the usual time of 10am in the village hall. Tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be on offer together with a cake and produce stall and a raffle.

Annual RNLI Grand Plant Sale

2:36pm Wednesday 25th April 2012

Di LUDLOW will again be hosting the Annual RNLI Grand Plant sale at Friar Waddon Farmhouse (between Upwey and Portesham) on Wednesday, 9 May between 10.30am and 1.30pm. Plants, produce, cakes, teas and light lunches will be available together with a raffle. Entrance fee is £1.

Portesham has plants galore!

2:43pm Thursday 19th April 2012

ANYONE looking for new plants need look no further than Portesham in the next couple of weeks or so as we have two plant sales coming up.

A Journey to Southern India

2:58pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Portesham village hall will be hosting yet another fascinating event on Wednesday, 25 April, when Roland Tarr will be giving a travel talk on Southern India in aid of local Portesham charity, Dors to India.

Holy Week Services

3:41pm Thursday 29th March 2012

There are a number of services open to everyone to attend at St Peter’s Portesham this Holy Week; • Compline at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 3 April.

Travels in Southern India for Dors to India

5:20pm Monday 19th March 2012

Portesham village hall will be hosting yet another fascinating event on Wednesday, 25 April, when Roland Tarr will be giving a travel talk on Southern India in aid of local Portesham charity, Dors to India.

Another full house for Artsreach

9:10pm Wednesday 14th March 2012

‘Wonderful’…’a fantastic evening’s music’….’magical’….’I was spell bound’- just a few of the many enthusiastic responses made by the audience at the end of an evening of top quality music created by Heartsrings’ Arty, Nollaig, Maire and Chris at Portesham’s latest Artsreach performance.

A very busy St Peter's in Portesham!

1:29pm Wednesday 7th March 2012

LOTS of events happening at St Peter’s church Portesham, past and present!

RBL Annual lunch serves up a treat

6:56pm Wednesday 22nd February 2012

I’VE just been sent details of the Abbotsbury and Portesham Royal British Legion Annual lunch for this year which will take place at 12 noon for 12.30 pm on Friday, 30 March at Portesham village hall.

Morgan and West mystify and amaze

3:49pm Tuesday 7th February 2012

I WASN’T one of the fortunate ones to have a ticket to the recent sell out Artsreach event by Time Travelling Magicians, Morgan and West, but I’m told that the large audience, young and old, were mystified, riveted, amazed and intrigued by the magic tricks and precognitive powers that the two magicians produced. A memorable, lively and fun evening was enjoyed by all.

More Positive Steps from Portesham School to Malawi

8:18pm Wednesday 1st February 2012

LAST Sunday children from Portesham school together with Jane Cherry and Rosy Lloyd from the charity Positive Steps updated the congregation at St Peter’s Portesham on their fundraising activities at the Nguluwe school in Malawi.

Heartstrings Quartet to perform at the village hall

1:30pm Wednesday 25th January 2012

JUST to clarify, it will be THE HEARTSTRING QUARTET that will be the next Artsreach presentation at Portesham village hall on Saturday, 25 February and not Morgan and West as printed in last week’s Echo. More details to follow shortly.

Practice begins for Portesham's world championship pancake tossing to music!

3:40pm Wednesday 18th January 2012

THE fundraising committee of St Peter’s Portesham are busy planning their fundraising activities for this year, the first being a village cafe supporting the Living Churchyard initiative on Saturday, 4 February at the usual time of 10 am in the village hall.

Portesham Carol Evening raises £110 for Joseph Weld Hospice

2:28pm Wednesday 11th January 2012

WHAT a contrast to last year’s snow and ice for the very successful village carol singing on 22 December this year! Over 60 people joined in accompanied by fabulous music from Graham Moore’s concertina and Leslie Smith’s trumpet.

Happy New Year from a busy Portesham!

12:01pm Tuesday 3rd January 2012

ARTSREACH will be presenting their next entertainment at Portesham village hall on Saturday, 14 January beginning at 7.30pm, when Victorian magic duo Morgan and West will entertain.

Christmas and New Year in Portesham

9:03pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

Here is a reminder of some of the Christmas community events here in Portesham.

Christmas is coming ...

4:05pm Tuesday 6th December 2011

FOLLOWING on from the carol service at St Bartholomew’s Corton and the Christingle service at St Peter’s with the Scouts, there will be a Christmas Carol Service at Portesham Methodist church at 7pm on Thursday, 15 December to be followed by soup and rolls. All welcome.

Scheherazade tells stories of Sinbad and Sultans

2:22pm Wednesday 30th November 2011

MY daughter and I spent a thoroughly enjoyable evening watching Fairgame Theatre’s production of Arabian Nights at Portesham village hall last week – part of the Artsreach rural arts programme.

Arabia comes to Portesham!

10:57am Wednesday 23rd November 2011

TOMORROW, Tuesday, 29 November at 7:30pm Artsreach will be presenting Fairgame Theatre’s Arabian Nights at Portesham village hall. This intriguing entertainment will bring the warmth and magic of ancient Arabia to our own lovely village! Through storytelling, music and dance, performers will transport you to exotic lands full of genies, flying carpets, magic lamps and mystery. This show will appeal to you all, so adults and children 5 years+, come and experience an exciting and magical performance!

Children lead Act of Remembrance

12:00pm Wednesday 16th November 2011

REMEMBRANCE Day saw the children from Portesham school and members of the local community take part in a special service of Remembrance at St Peter’s church.

Pop into POPS Christmas village cafe!

6:14pm Tuesday 8th November 2011

THERE will be lots of stalls to browse and buy from at this year’s POPS (Parents of Portesham School) Christmas village cafe which will be held at Portesham village hall on Saturday, 26 November from 10 am to 12 noon.

Lee Valley Legacy Loop

Dorset Echo: Lee Valley Legacy Loop

9:15pm Wednesday 26th October 2011

YEAR 6 children from Portesham Primary school were able to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity recently to go white water rafting at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire.

Is it a record?

9:51am Wednesday 19th October 2011

IS there a world record for a potato yield from one plant? Could that winner come from Portesham?!

Supper for Shelterbox

12:18pm Wednesday 5th October 2011

St Peter's Church,Portesham supporting Shelterbox.

A Bumper Harvest!

2:41pm Wednesday 14th September 2011

HARVEST Festival services continue in Portesham with a united service beginning at 1030 am at the Methodist church on Sunday, 25 September.

Support ShelterBox at the Harvest Supper

4:55pm Tuesday 6th September 2011

TICKETS are on sale for the St Peter's Portesham Harvest Supper which will take place at the village hall on Saturday, 15 October.

Funky Farming Fun at Weymouth Carnival!

Dorset Echo: Second place at the Carnival

6:18pm Friday 26th August 2011

Portesham Primary School’s “Funky Farmers” float came away with not one, but two certificates at Weymouth Carnival.

First prize at first attempt!

1:34pm Friday 12th August 2011

WELL done to St Peter’s church Portesham and Liz Draper and Di Ludlow for winning the new entry class in the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Living Churchyard competition.

Portesham Parish News

9:26pm Wednesday 27th July 2011

YOU can now keep up to date with all the happenings in Portesham with a free newsletter which has been put together by your local councillors and is distributed to all addresses in the parish.

Portesham Park, Portesham's premier theme park!

4:36pm Wednesday 20th July 2011

Portesham Park, Portesham’s premier theme park, was open to the public for one day only at Portesham Primary school recently.

Almost £2000 raised for school

6:54pm Wednesday 13th July 2011

I HAVE just had notification from POPS (Parents of Portesham School) that the wonderful sum of £1941.59 was raised at their summer fair and the school sports day which was held recently.

Summer barbecues

4:10pm Wednesday 6th July 2011

FRIDAY, 29 July is the date for this year’s RBL Abbotsbury and Portesham branch annual barbecue which takes place at Portesham village hall from 6.30pm.

St Peter's Living Churchyard

Dorset Echo: Living churchyard sign

11:44am Wednesday 29th June 2011

THIS year many residents will have noticed that part of St Peter’s churchyard has been left mainly uncut to encourage wildlife and create a more natural environment, as part of the Living Churchyard Project run by Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Parents of Portesham School Summer Fayre

11:57am Wednesday 22nd June 2011

COME and join in the fun at Portesham school on Saturday, 2 July between 11am and 2pm at the POPS summer fayre.


Dorset Echo: School council members presenting cheque for £1200 for Nguluwe school

7:55pm Monday 13th June 2011

Portesham Primary school’s school council recently handed over a cheque for a staggering £1200 to trustees Jane Cherry and Rosy Lloyd from the charity Positive Steps. Through the school council co-ordinator Laura Evans, the children were made aware of a school in the village of Nguluwe, Malawi where the children there were being taught under a fig tree.

Rain doesn't stop play!

1:31pm Wednesday 8th June 2011

THERE was a wonderful atmosphere despite the unkind weather at St Peter’s Fun dog show and fete. Profits were slightly down on last year but this didn’t stop visitors from enjoying the many stalls, games and catering outlets provided by local community groups.

Goodbye and thanks to Jack

Dorset Echo: Jack Elwin cutting his retirement cake

10:18am Tuesday 31st May 2011

A PACKED congregation listened to former Portesham vicar Rev Roy Wyatt describe himself as “bookends” to Jack Elwin’s ministry, as he spoke warmly at the special service to thank Jack for his many years of service here at St Peter’s.

All the fun of the fete!

5:44pm Tuesday 24th May 2011

ST Peter’s church fete and fun dog show takes place at Portesham village hall and adjoining field on Sunday, 5 June.

Portesham royal wedding lunch

Dorset Echo: Portesham royal wedding lunch

5:06pm Monday 16th May 2011

Portesham primary school seen here enjoying a fabulous royal wedding street party lunch. Children, parents and staff all dressed in red, white and blue to celebrate the event. The children each brought in a plate of food to share… just like the Silver Jubilee street parties in 1977!!

Portesham Parish Councillors

9:26am Tuesday 10th May 2011

FOLLOWING the recent local elections our six Portehsam parish councillors on the Chesil Bank Group Parish Council are: Stuart Bainbridge, David Blackwell, Peter Craggs, Geoffrey Haine, Vaughan Jones and Marsha White. Congratulations to them all.

Grand Plant Sale for RNLI

12:25pm Tuesday 26th April 2011

DI Ludlow will again be hosting the annual open garden and grand plant sale in aid of the RNLI at Friar Waddon farmhouse (between Portesham and Upwey) on Wednesday, 11 May, 10.30 am – 1.30 pm. Morning coffee and light lunches will be served and as well as plant sales there will be a raffle, bring and buy, produce and cake stalls. Entrance is £1.

Jasmine joins in Palm Sunday service

Dorset Echo: Jasmine the donkey on Palm Sunday

11:55am Tuesday 19th April 2011

AN EXTREMELY well behaved donkey named Jasmine from Weymouth Beach Donkeys joined the large Palm Sunday procession around the village as both congregations from St Peter’s and Portesham Methodist churches came together on a glorious morning for a combined service.

Music Extravaganza for Easter assembly!

4:42pm Monday 11th April 2011

THERE was standing room only in Portesham school hall for the school’s end of term musically themed Easter assembly.

Yummy Mummy lunch!

Dorset Echo: Kitty with prize and winning design

8:17pm Monday 4th April 2011

I WAS lucky enough to be invited to a shared Mother’s Day lunch at Portesham school recently.

Fundraise the easy way at www.easyfundraising.org.uk!

12:08pm Wednesday 30th March 2011

Shooting Stars stride out

Dorset Echo: Shooting Stars stride out

9:04am Wednesday 23rd March 2011

SHOOTING Stars, the well attended after school club at Portesham school, run by Rev Ada Whittock and her team of volunteers from St Peter’s church, had great fun last Wednesday taking off their shoes and socks to make a multi coloured footprint paint collage. Afterwards they drew around their hands and feet to make three beautiful crosses which will hopefully be displayed, together with the footprints, at three churches in the benefice.

Portesham house entertainers win by a short toss!

Dorset Echo: Portesham House Entertainers win by a short toss!

4:18pm Tuesday 15th March 2011

YET another world record event took place at Portesham recently in the shape of the “World championship synchronized pancake tossing to music!”


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