Churches Together in Poole




August  2019


Some of this  information comes from the Communications Department of the Diocese and I am in touch with a number of other sources including the internet, magazines from our local churches and parishes in the Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery.   Please feel free to use as required.






Services are held at St Mary’s Church on Brownsea Island on summer Sundays at 3 p.m.   Transport is available from Sandbanks and Poole Quay.   National Trust and boat fares are as normal.  The Harvest Festival on September 29th is the last service of this year’s season. 


John Ainsworth, the new Chairman of Churches Together in Poole sends invitations for two events on September 18th.  At 7.30 p.m., at the King Charles Pub, Poole Old Town.    representatives from different churches can come together to explore what Unity looks like in Poole and beyond and hear the fascinating story of “Transforming Teeside” and to ask questions about what unity might look like in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch with guest Stephen Sutton, who  leads an exciting Christian movement in Teeside Middlesborough. “Transforming Teeside” is a relational group of churches which are working alongside five different councils to see their city changed. He is minister at Coulby Newham Baptist church and the church have agreed that part of his time should be devoted to helping serve this citywide unity movement. Those would like to come to this free event, please get in touch, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and if there is a high demand, there may be a need to find another venue.   In addition, on the same day, (September 18th) the regular lunchtime quarterly meeting of the Churches Together group is at 12.30 p.m. at St George’s Church, Oakdale.   Take lunch. 


IDEA (Inter-faith Dorset Education and Action) will be hosting a Day with the theme of “Climate Change, Faith and Me” on Saturday, September 21st with speakers, exhibitions, and discussions.   The venue is the Bournemouth Friends Meeting House in Wharncliffe Road, Boscombe from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch and refreshments available free as well.   Grateful thanks is being offered to them for their hospitality in this regard.   Pre-registration is needed for those wishing to take part on or 01202 580112.  


For any of those struggling with an addiction or habit, a new course hosted by St Mary’s Church, Longfleet, Poole, begins on Thursday, September 26th at the Church Centre in Kingston Road, opposite the church, starting at 7 p.m.   The evening includes a free meal, fellowship, speakers and support for those attending where necessary.   Information or bookings should be made on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01202 338733.


Adding to the outreach team in Hamworthy will now be Lucy Bolster, husband Kevin and their family, to minister in the Turlin Moor community.   Paul Bradbury is also making changes in his area of work and all this news is in the July Newsletter from Poole Missional Communities.   The contact for reading this longish Newsletter is


Poole Hospital’s Carol Service which is always a special date in the year will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 7.30 p.m. and the venue will be the newly furnished Spire Methodist Church in Poole High Street.    The Rose Hall is likely to be used and the guest preacher will be the Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam.   


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