Churches Together in Poole







June  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.




Organisers of Poole Town Pastors, John and Anne Ainsworth, tell us they would be very grateful if they could have the opportunity of making a short presentation at a local church service or similar event of the work of the Pastors.   They are keen to get their work publicized in our area and they could also do with some more volunteers.   For information, the e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone number 01202 738615 with information about what the Pastors do and what might interest volunteers.




These are excellent opportunities to open churches, display the work of gifted people, and also make the venue an unforgettable joy to visitors.   It also might introduce otherwise scared people to a building which means a second visit is more likely later.   St Peter’s in Parkstone will be booked for a Festival with a theme to do with the church’s patron and featuring the sea, with water, fishing, boats and more.   In addition to flowers a photographic exhibition of Poole, music and a competition for children of  “a garden on a baking tray” will be on offer from Friday, June 28th to Sunday, 30th.   




Events in connection with this Convention will be held again this year at the Citygate Centre in Bournemouth from July 1st to 5th at 7.45 p.m. with Charles Price as guest speaker from the Peoples Church in Toronto.    Morning meetings will again be held at Christ Church, Westbourne, at 10 a.m. from July 3rd to 5th with speaker Adrian Reynolds, Training Director at FIEC.   The Seminar for Church Leaders is on Tuesday, July 2nd at 10 a.m., also at Christ Church, Westbourne.    It is hoped that Youth Meetings led by the Crossteach team will also be part of the programme. Charles Price is booked to be returning for the Men’s Convention on November 2nd, with the likely venue being Moordown Baptist Church.   (




On Saturday, July 20th a Service in the new Rose Hall of the Spire Methodist Church, Poole High Street, is at 3.15 p.m. to dedicate the restored building.   The guest speaker is the President of the Methodist Conference, the Reverend Dr Barbara Glasson.




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.  




This biennial event will be taking place in 2020 and early information is now being circulated. A new version of the story called “Footsteps” will be presented from Tuesday, March 31st and continue until April 4th.   This open air production usually begins at Parkstone United Reformed Church.   Workshops are scheduled and rehearsals begin in September this year.   Those interested who need to be seven years old or over by March 2020 should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Intern placements for students to work with professionals in lighting, costume, music, projection and stage management are also needed.   Those with experience in dance for younger members will also be part of the community experience, as before.












Monday, 3 – Poole Maritime Festival to 7th.




Thursday, 6 – Lunchime recitals begin again on Thursdays at St James’ Church, Poole, and continue each week at 1.10 p.m. until the end of September.




Friday, 7 – Flower Festival and Pentecost Celebrations, to 9th.   St Luke’s Church, Parkstone.


Midsummer Art Soiree with parish art group, Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs, 7 p.m.   Exhibition of paintings and cards.   Tickets are eight pounds.




Saturday, 8 – St Peter’s Church, Parkstone’s Summer Fayre at Parkstone Park, 10 a.m.


LLM Day with Bishop of Sherborne, St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen, 10 a.m.


A Service for those whose lives have been cut short, St Peter’s Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth, 11 a.m.




Saturday, 15 – Quiet Day with Churches Together in Dorset and Bishop Karen, St Aldhelm’s Church, Crossways, Dorchester, 10 a.m.


Refugee Art Exhibition, Parkstone United Reformed Church, with music, poetry, and information about local support.


“Bridge of Hope” Summer Concert for Romanian orphans, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, 6.30 p.m.   “Significance” signing choir.




Monday, 17 – Refugee Week.




Saturday, 22 – Summer Fair, St Mark’s Church, Wallisdown Road, Talbot Woods, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.




Tuesday, 26 – Women’s Croquet Evening with All Saints’ Church at the East Dorset Tennis and Croquet Club, 6 p.m.




Friday, 28 – Flower Festival, St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, to 30th.




Saturday, 29 - Poole-Wau Parnership Holes Bay Challenge: Holes Bay Walk for 7 miles, starting at 9.30 a.m., or Upton Country Park Walk for 2.5 miles, starting at 10.30 a.m. (or earlier or later up to 11 a.m.).   Both from St Dunstan’s Church, Upton.   Barbecue 12 noon approx.   Exhibition and presentation from 1.15 p.m.  








Monday, 1 – Bournemouth and Poole Convention, Citygate Centre, Bournemouth, to 5th.


Other events during the week in Westbourne.




Saturday, 6 - Summer Fete, Vicarage Lawn, All Saints’ Church, Branksome Park, 12 noon to 4 p.m.




Sunday, 7 – Family Pet and Parade Service, All Saints’ Church, Branksome Park, 10 a.m. 




Saturday, 13 – Summer Fair, St Aldhelm’s Vicarage Garden and Church Hall, Branksome, 12 noon to 3.30 p.m.


“More Tea Vicar” with Frank Williams from “Dad’s Army”, St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, 7.30 pm.




Saturday, 20 – Dedication of the restored Spire Methodist Church in Poole High Street, 3.15 p.m. (see above).




Sunday, 21 – Dr Tanas Alqassis, Regional CMS manager for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, visits St Luke’s Church, Parkstone for morning service and tea meeting at 3.30 p.m.




Saturday, 27 – Charity Picnic with music and dance, St Mark’s Church, Talbot Village, 2 to 10.30 p.m.   Take picnic, blankets and chairs.   Food available.








Saturday, 3 – Summer Fete, Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs.




Tuesday, 13 – CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other), St Luke’s Church Hall, Parkstone, to 15th.








Saturday, 12 – Quiet Day with Churches Together in Dorset, Faith House, Holton Lee, East Holton, Holton Heath, 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.  Speaker is Colin Norris on “Out of my depth and going deeper”.




Thursday, 17 – Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery Synod, 7.30 p.m., venue tbc.








Monday, 4 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St Francis Church, Salisbury, 9.45 a.m., with the Reverend Johnny Jukes, President of Oak Hill Theological College on “The Challenge of Teaching Heaven and Hell in the 21st Century”.








Tuesday, 17 – Poole Hospital Carol Service, the Rose Hall, Spire Methodist Church, Poole High Street, 7.30 p.m.   Preacher the Bishop of Salisbury.








Check your own parish website so that it remains current.   Have a look at others to add to your list of interesting events in the locality.




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