POOLE AND NORTH BOURNEMOUTH ANGLICAN DEANERY NEWSSHEET
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.
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
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
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
SOME EVENTS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST:
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.
Saturday, 4 – Summer Fete, Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs, 2 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Don’t forget your news and interesting photos for Grapevine.
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.