Churches Together in Poole

 

POOLE AND NORTH BOURNEMOUTH ANGLICAN DEANERY NEWSSHEET

 

July 2018

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS, ST THOMAS’S

 

 

 

Celebrations and a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of St Thomas’s Church in Ensbury Park began in February and continue at least until September.   There will be a movie show, concerts, exhibitions, a parish pilgrimage and a summer fair plus a visit from Bishop Nicholas to bless an anniversary banner and partake of a carnival lunch.  

 

 

 

 HOST FAMILIES WANTED

 

Wessex Chernobyl Children's Lifeline is seeking host families for ten and 11 year olds who will be staying here in July this year. They are here for recuperative care in order to improve their immune systems and reduce their risks of developing cancer. The children are here for four weeks and there is a full programme of trips and activities that take place during weekdays between 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Two week's hosting is also possible. This is a friendly group and hosts are encouraged to join in when they can. For more information see the website www.ccllwessex.org.uk or contact John and Carolyn on 01202 690110.                              John Martindale (Chair: Wessex CCLL)

 

 

 

 

 

SALISBURY DIOCESAN EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP

 

 

 

The final meeting organised by the SDEF for the year and this will be on Monday, November 26th at St Francis Church, Salisbury at 9.45 a.m. to end at 12.45 p.m., with a time to chat over a packed lunch from 1 to 2 p.m. The speaker is the Reverend Dr Emma Ineson, Principal of Trinity College, Bristol, on “the Joys and Pitfalls of Biblical Ministry in the 21st Century”.

 

 

 

BOURNEMOUTH AND POOLE CONVENTION

 

 

 

Details are now available for this regular yearly event.   The speaker at the evening meetings at the Citygate Centre will be Craig Dyer, Associate Pastor of Harper Church, Glasgow focussing on 1 Peter, and the morning sessions at Christ Church, Westbourne will be led by Daf Meirion-Jones, Senior Pastor of the Kings Centre in Chessington looking at words from Zephaniah.   Publicity material will be coming to those interested at the beginning of this month.   The Church Leaders’ Day is July 3rd and Youth Nights are scheduled for July 4th and 5th.  Details available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS ABOUT MALAWI

 

The Mothers’ Union group at St Peter’s Church in Parkstone is hosting a social evening with talk from Laura Kachale, Project Development Officer for the Diocese.   This is at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11th and includes wine and canapés in aid of Mothers’ Union work in Wau, South Sudan.    Those attending are asked for a suggested donation of £2.50 for this special evening.

 

WOULD YOU ADAM AND EVE IT?

 

This 90 minute journey through the first 90 chapters of the Bible presented by Searchlight Theatre Company has been around the world already, got rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and now Bible Society is getting together with the company to host this two man show in churches around the country.   So far the nearest to us have been in Surrey and Berkshire but further performances are likely in September.   Look out for further information at biblesociety.org.uk/searchlight.

 

ACCOMMODATION FOR REFUGEES

 

Churches Together in Poole is now supporting three families from Syria who have found refuge in Poole. They'd like to do more but desperately need accommodation. Please help by asking your congregation:  Do you own a property which you could let out? Might you be willing to consider accepting a rent which is lower than the market rent in order to provide for a refugee family. Please contact the Rev Michael Camp: 01202 801802: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

BOURNEMOUTH WILLIAM TEMPLE ASSOCIATION

 

The new season of this Association begins on Monday, October 1st and meetings will be as before at the Marsham Court Hotel in Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth and continue until May.   Dinner is available, pre-booked, from 7 p.m. with the talk and questions from 8.10 p.m.  Topics to be included “Can a Scientist be a Christian?”, “God and the Gas Board”, “Homelessness Matters”, “Copts”, and “Tools with a Mission”.   Speakers range from Professor David Catchpole from Sarum College, Professor George Smith from Oxford University, Father Botros El Moharaky of the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester.

 

FLOWERS NEXT YEAR IN PARKSTONE

 

St Peter’s Church is planning to hold a Flower Festival at the church in Ashley Cross next summer, but this seems to be a new venture for them and they feel they can do with advice from other local churches about “do’s and don’ts” beforehand.   Please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help soon.   If your church has a flower group, pass this plea on to them for attention.

 

 

 

SOME EVENTS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST:

 

 

 

JULY

 

 

 

Monday, 2 – Bournemouth and Poole Convention to 6th at the Citygate Centre, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth at 7.45 p.m.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 4 – Bournemouth and Poole Convention morning sessions, Christ Church, Westbourne, 10.30 a.m., to 6th .

 

 

 

Saturday, 7 - Holes Bay Walk for WAU.

 

“Rule Britannia: Last Night of the Proms” with Questa Musica and Questa Voce, 7.30 p.m., Lifecentre, Winton, Bournemouth.   “The Armed Man Mass” and also film.

 

 

 

Saturday, 14 – Gold theme Summer Fair, St Thomas’s Church, Ensbury Park, 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

“The Bible Course” (SOLD OUT), Lantern Church, Wimborne.

 

 

 

Sunday, 15 – Community Strawberry Tea in aid of Romanian charity, St Clement’s Church Hall, Newtown, 4 p.m.

 

 

 

Sunday,15 – Confirmation Service, St Mark’s Church, Talbot Woods, 10.30 a.m. with the Bishop of Sherborne.

 

Gathering for LLMs in the Dorset Archdeaconry (Milton and Blandford, Poole and North Bournemouth, Purbeck and Wimborne) at Wool C of E Primary School, Lulworth Road, Wool, BH20 6BT,at 2.30 p.m.

 

 

 

Saturday, 21 – MHA Maidment Court (Parkstone/Churchfield Roads) Summer Fair, 2.30 to 4 p.m.

 

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

 

Saturday, 4 – Summer Fete, Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs, 2 p.m.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

Saturday, 8 – Annual Ride and Stride in aid of the Dorset Historic Churches Trust takes place throughout the UK.   Many churches in our area should be open to greet visitors with hospitality of all kinds.

 

 

 

Saturday, 15 – Dorset Police Male Voice Choir in Concert, St Thomas’s Church, Ensbury Park, 7.30 p.m

 

 

 

Friday, 28 – Pre-Admission Quiet Day for LLMs.

 

 

 

Saturday, 29 – LLM Annual Meeting and Admissions Service, Salisbury Cathedral, 2.30 p.m.

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

 

Monday, 1 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m. with Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes TSSF on “Francis: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”.

 

 

 

Thursday, 18 – Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery Synod, 7.30 p.m, venue tba.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

 

Friday, 2 – Bournemouth and Poole Men’s Convention is expected to be at Moordown Baptist Church, but as yet unconfirmed.

 

 

 

Sunday, 4 – Mission Avation Fellowship Week of Prayer.   Details from www.maf-uk.org/weekofprayer.

 

 

 

Monday, 5 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m. with Professor David Catchpole, on “Resurrection Revisited”.

 

 

 

Monday, 26 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St Francis Church, Salisbury, 9.45 a.m.   “Biblical Ministry in the 21st Century – the joys and pitfalls” with the Reverend Dr Emma Ineson, Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. 

 

 

 

E &OE

 

 

 

These days, the majority of churches seem to be using websites for information about services and other events.   Not all inevitably are “current”, so please check with your details.   Meanwhile, could those church secretaries/administrators let me know their official church  site address so that when I remember I can check for any of your events which should go into this newssheet, now that many magazines are not being used.

 

 

 

Summary of useful addresses and websites from previous Newssheets:

 

 

 

www.salisbury.anglican.org with details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Don’t forget your news and interesting photos  for Grapevine.

 

 

 

also This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Sunday morning show  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

The current address for items for BBC Radio Solent which are not necessarily church related is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

This Newssheet is only sent out once a month and late additions, changes/errors may be difficult to get circulated.    Apologies to editors of magazines – yes, I know this is not a good time for you, but I am only going to do this circulation once a month and try to do it when the best of the information comes in.

 

 

 

INFORMATION OFFICER

 

Mrs Penny Elliott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

 

 

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