Wessex – Diary of Events

6th – 22nd April.  Easter Holiday Extravaganza at Butzer Farm.

Butser Ancient Farm, Charlton lane, Charlton, Waterlooville, Hampshire. PO8-0BG.

Tel 023 9259 8838

open – 10.00 – 17.00hrs

admission   adult £9-  /   concession £8-  /  Child £5-  /  under 3 free  /  family  2 & 2 £24 / annual family 2 & 2 £55- / annual family 2 up to 4 £70-

This Easter holiday extravaganza, with different things happening over the time so need to contact them.

On the 19th – 22nd April, this is when the Saxon settlers will arrive to give their own blend towards the event in their Saxon ways.


Sunday, 21st April, Palm Sunday. (Western Rite Orthodox, ROCOR)

St. Mary the Virgin, Isleworth, Middlesex

Service starts 11.00hrs .


Sunday, 28th April, Pasha. (Western Rite Orthodox, ROCOR)

St. Mary the Virgin, Isleworth, Middlesex.

Service starts 11.00hrs.

for more information.  Tel 07894 917212 Fr Thomas.   internet.   fr.thomascook@gmail.com


Saturday, 4th, May, 2019 `Beltain Festival / Festival the beginning of Summer

Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton lane, Charlton, Waterlooville, Hampshire. PO8-0BG.
Tel 023 9259 8838

Butser Ancient farm will be celebrating their annual Beltain Festival. Visit the Anglo-Saxon hall on site. As in previous years, the festival is a fantastic opportunity to explore the Iron Age Farm and Roman Villa in the early evening whilst enjoying a variety of food stalls, a licensed bar and an assortment of bands. The evening will (of course) culminate with the burning of a spectacular `Wicker Man` at sunset.

Admission

Adult £20

Child (3-16) £15

Under 3 free

opening time 16.30 -22.00hr.


Week-end, 18th – 19th May.  Saxon Settlers at Butser Ancient Farm.

open times & admission see above

Discover the Saxons as they come to demonstrate with re-enactment and the ways of the Saxon life, around and within the Saxon hall.


Sunday, 26th May  Easter 4  (Western Rite Orthodox ROCOR)

St Mary the Virgin,  Isleworth, Middlesex

Service starts  11.00hrs

for more information  Tel 07894 917212  Fr Thomas.  Internet  fr.thomascook@gmail.com


Saturday, 1st June,  walk with the Saxons at Butser Ancient Farm.

10.00 – 13.00hrs

Charge of £15 includes entrance to Butser Farm and a hot drink in the café.

Saxons in the Southdowns, explore the Saxon landscape around Butser farm with an interpretive staff member, visiting the site of the 7th Century Saxon village and Harold Godwin’s St. Hubert’s Church at Idsworth.

Visit the Butser Ancient Farm web-site for more details and booking.


Week-end, 20th – 21th  July, 2019.  Historic Life Week-end Saxon archaeology

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Hampshire, PO18-0EU

Tel : 01243 811363

office@wealdondown.co.uk

Open    10.30 – 17.30hrs

Admission    Adult £14.00

Child £6.50p

Over 65 £12.00

Family 2 + 3 £38.00

”        1 + 3  £25.00

This event coincides with the national wide festival of archaeology, there will be demonstrations and displays on the Saxon way and readings of Old English and the chance to discuss with a range of experts on Saxon life.


Weekend  19th – 21st July. Saxon settlers at Butser Ancient Farm.

open times & admission see above.

The Saxons will be re-enacting fighting and demonstrating the way of life of a Saxon, around and within the Saxon hall.


Sunday  23rd June  Pentecost  (Western Rite Orthodox  ROCOR)

St Mary the Virgin,  Isleworth, Middlesex.

Service starts  11.00hrs

for more information.  Tel 07894 917212  Fr Thomas.  Internet   fr.thomascook@gmail.com


Sunday  21st July   Pentecost 5  (Western Rite Orthodox  ROCOR)

St Mary the Virgin, Isleworth, Middlesex.

Service starts 11.00hrs

for more information.  Tel 07894 917212  Fr Thomas.  Internet   fr.thomascook@gmail.com


Saturday, 17th August, walk with the Saxons at Butser Farm.

10.00 – 13.00 hrs.

£15 per person, includes entrance to the Butser farm and a hot drink in the café.

Join Butser’s interpretive staff and explore the Saxon landscape around Butser, we visit the important site of the 7th Century Church Down Saxon settlement, 10th Century Charlton village and Harold Godwin’s St. Hubert’s Church at Idsworth.

Visit the Butser Ancient Farm web-site for more details and booking.


18th August  Pentecost 9   (Western Rite Orthodox  ROCOR)

St Mary the Virgin, Isleworth, Middlesex.

Service starts 11.00hrs.

For more information  Tel 07894 917212     Internet   fr.thomascook@gmail.com


15th September  Pentecost 13    (Western Rite Orthodox  ROCOR)

St Mary the Virgin,  Isleworth,  Middlesex.

For more information contacts above.


Week-end, 21st – 22nd September, Saxon settlers at Butser Ancient Farm.

open times & admission see above.

The Saxons will be here to re-enact and demonstrating the Saxon way of life, around and within the Saxon hall.


13th October   Pentecost 17    (Western Rite Orthodox ROCOR)

St Mary the Virgin, Isleworth, Middlesex.

Service starts 11.00hrs.

For more information.  Tel 07894 917212  Fr Thomas      Internet  fr.thomascook@gmail.com


Sunday, 27th October,2019 Remembrance of the passing of King Alfred `The Great`, nearest Sunday to the 26th the actual day of his passing

Winchester, Hampshire

0900 hrs prompt at Hyde Abbey Gardens, laying of flowers on the relayed tomb stones of –
King Alfred ‘The Great’- father of England.
Queen Ethelswith – mother of England.
King Edward ‘The Elder’- son of the above

Then across to the statue of King Alfred in the centre of Winchester to lay flowers.

There is a car-park next to the Abbey gardens, it is the car-park for the leisure centre.

contact number 01843 447536 for further information.

This is a silent and dignified tribute in remembrance of an important part of our Englisc heritage.

The Two Fatherlands

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,

entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love:

the love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,

that lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;the love that never falters, the love that pays the price,

the love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there’s another country, I’ve heard of long ago,

most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;

we may not count her armies, we may not see her King;

her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;

and soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,

and her ways are ways of gentleness and all her paths are peace.

Cecil Spring-Rice (1859-1918)


10th November  Pentecost 21/St Simon 7 Jude.   (Western Rite Orthodox ROCOR)

St Mary the Virgin, Isleworth, Middlesex.

Service starts  11.00hrs

For more information  Tel 07894 917212  Fr Thomas    Internet   fr.thomascook@gmail.com


15th December  Advent   (Western Rite Orthodox ROCOR)

St Mary the Virgin, Isleworth, Middlesex.

Service starts 11.00hrs.

For more information see contacts above.