Morning Service of Remembrance

Morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death.

Sunday 8th October 2017

William Barnes Society Events

Dorset Meetings are held throughout the year, with talks, poetry readings, recitals and other entertainments including excursions to places with special Barnes connections. Annual events include a spring Service of Remembrance at Winterborne Came Church, a June, Summer Lunch and a wreath laying at St. Peter's Church, Dorchester, in October.

Non-members are welcome to our events as advertised (£2 for entry), William Barnes Society members FREE. For more information on joining click here.  External events advertised outside of the organisation may be ticketed.

Morning Service of Remembrance

Morning Service of Remembrance

Morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death.

From Sunday 8th October 2017 10:30 until Sunday 8th October 2017 12:30

Willam Barnes Society Annual General Meeting

Willam Barnes Society Annual General Meeting

Followed by performances by John Blackmore entitled West Country Sound and Song

From Tuesday 10th October 2017 19:00 until Tuesday 10th October 2017 21:00

Keepen Up O' Chris'mas

Keepen Up O' Chris'mas

Festive celebrations in words and music. Refreshments: Christmas cake, chocolate log, mince pies and more.

From Tuesday 12th December 2017 19:00 until Tuesday 12th December 2017 21:00

Willam Barnes Society Members Annual Summer Lunch

Willam Barnes Society Members Annual Summer Lunch

Willam Barnes Society Members Annual Summer Lunch

From Saturday 23rd June 2018 12:00 until Saturday 23rd June 2018 04:00

Celebrating William Barnes with Tim Laycock and Friends

Celebrating William Barnes with Tim Laycock and Friends

Music and Poetry reading in the garden of Thomas Hardy's Max Gate

From Saturday 15th September 2018 14:30 until Saturday 15th September 2018 16:00

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Morning Service of Remembrance Morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death. Sunday 8th October 2017
Willam Barnes Society Annual General Meeting Followed by performances by John Blackmore entitled West Country Sound and Song Tuesday 10th October 2017
Keepen Up O' Chris'mas Festive celebrations in words and music. Refreshments: Christmas cake, chocolate log, mince pies and more. Tuesday 12th December 2017
Willam Barnes Society Members Annual Summer Lunch Willam Barnes Society Members Annual Summer Lunch Saturday 23rd June 2018

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