Christmas at St Candida & Holy Cross

We hope to be holding be four services this December, plus a Short and Sweet Crib Service on the 23rd at 4.30p.m. We will be holding our candlelit Carol Service on Sunday 12th December at 5.00p.m. followed by mince pies and mulled wine. The Christmas Eucharist will be on Christmas Eve at 7.30p.m. Saturday December …

Happy Birthday

Congratulations to Margaret – 100 years old in 2021. Margaret MacDonald Smith (known to many of us as Margaret Woollet) who lived in Whitchurch Canoicorum for many years and then Ryall celebrated her 100th Birthday at the beginning of June in Basingstoke.  She was a stalwart of St Candida and long term Churchwarden.  She was …

Team Whitchurch takes on the 2021 Ride and Stride Challenge

An Ode to Ride and Stride 2021, Whitchurch Canonicorum We rode, we strode, we “tractored” and ran! The weather was ‘Fair’ and we took to the land. Thirteen striders strong and one runner to boot, set off from St Candida on a ten mile set route. Four cyclists met at St Giles, contemplating the thirty-four miles Late joined by …

Open Allotments – Thank You!

On behalf of the Church PCC and Co-Ord Group we would like to send an enormous thank you for all your help and effort to get our first event off the ground. It was amazing to see so many people in and around the Church on Saturday afternoon in a relaxed atmosphere.  There are too many people …

Sunday 31st of July -A Whitchurch Summer Event

The Whitchurch Canonicorum PCC and The Friends of St Candida are planning a Summer Celebration of Open Allotments, Village Street Market and Teas in the Church. More details will be available shortly, but offers of help to Briony 01297 489546 or to Sue Johnson 01297 489375.

900th Anniversary

In July 1980 the church at Whitchurch Canonicorum in Dorset celebrated its 900th Anniversary. The church is the only one in the country other than Westminster Abbey to have the bones of its own saint, St Wite, in the church itself. Part of the celebrations was a play, Legends of St Wite written by Christopher …

Legends of St Wite

In July 1980 the church at Whitchurch Canonicorum in Dorset celebrated its 900th Anniversary. The church is the only one in the country other than Westminster Abbey to have the bones of its own saint, St Wite, in the church itself. Part of the celebrations was a play, Legends of St Wite written by Christopher …

Ride and Stride and RUN 2020

A Runner’s Perspective by Andrew Christopher Preliminary As of January 2020 I decided to take on the New Year’s resolution of getting fit and healthy. Having just graduated from university my lifestyle was very much eating junk food and drinking more than one should. At the beginning of the regime I weighed 13 stone 11 …