Churches Together in Poole






May  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.












A previous Fashion Show in aid of St Peter’s Church, Parkstone and South Sudan hosted by “Travelling Trends” and the Mothers’ Union was so popular that another date for the event will be on Tuesday, May 7th from 7.30 p.m. again at St Peter’s Church.   The evening includes a catwalk show, a chance to try branded women’s fashions, but tickets must be bought in advance at £8 and include nibbles and a glass of wine.   Contact numbers are 01202 748218, 01202 733944 and 07788 737858.  




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.    Jobs to advertise the event, help with flowers and staffing during the days when visitors arrive will be needed.  (Contact is 01202 462867).




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.   






This biennial event will be taking place in 2020 and early information is now being circulated (thank you Church of the Transfiguration for the first note).   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.












Thursday, 2 – Bournemouth and Wessex Council of Christians and Jews, Menorah Suite, Murray Muscat Centre, Glen Fern Road, bournemouth, 7.30 p.m.   Study evening with Dr Helen Spurling of Southampton University “Adversus Judaeos”.   Registra


tion necessary,




Friday, 3 – May Music Festival, St Stephen’s Church, Bournemouth, to 6th.  Services, recitals, choirs.




Saturday, 4 – Ninebarrow in Concert with Hart Voices and the Chantry Singers, St James’ Church, Poole, 7.30 p.m.   Tickets £14 in advance.




Tuesday, 7 -  Fashion event, St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m.   (see above).




Wednesday, 8 – Messy Church, St Michael’s Church, Blandford Road, Hamworthy, 3.30 p.m.




Thursday, 9 – Breakfast session with Hope in the Community, Best Western Hotel Royale, Bournemouth, 7.45 a.m.




Saturday, 11 – Annual Sponsored Christian Aid Walk, ride, etc., from Southbourne to Sandbanks.




Sunday, 12 – Christian Aid Week.


Celebration of 25 years of PACE Youth Ministry in local schools, Citygate Church, Bournemouth, 3 p.m.




Monday, 13 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St John’s Church, Wimborne, 9.45 a.m. with David Shaw, Tutor in New Testament and Greek at Oak Hill Theological College on “Exploring Transgender and the Christian Worldview”.


Licencing of Lay Worship Leaders from Deanery, St Luke’s Church, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m. (time tbc)


Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m, with the Archdean for Mission Development from Winchester Diocese, Paul Moore on “Setting God’s People Free” replacing the Bishop of Winchester who is unable to be present.




Wednesday, 16 – Institution and Licensing of the Reverend Canon Jean de Garis at St Francis Church, Salisbury, as Vicar, for St Francis and St Laurence, Stratford-sub-Castle, at 7 p.m.




Saturday, 18 – CMS Coffee Morning, St Luke’s Church, Parkstone.


Barclays House in Concert, St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m. with the Mozart “Requiem” and Opera Classics.




Sunday, 19 – Canford Heath Fest Community Service, St Paul’s Church, 10 a.m.


“Through all the changing scenes” with Purbeck Village Quire, Lytchett Minster Parish Church, 7 p.m.




Tuesday, 21 – Churches Together in Poole AGM, St Mary’s RC Church Halls, Wimborne Road, 12.30 p.m.


Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery Synod, 7.30 p.m., St Mary’s Church, Lytchett Matravers (tbc).




Thursday, 30 – Ascension Day.


St Elisabeth Convent Monastic Choir in Concert, St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, 7 p.m.  Songs and chants from Minsk in Belarus.








Monday, 3 – Poole Maritime Festival to 7th.




Thursday, 6 – Lunchime recitals begain 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.




Sunday, 9 – Being Church Differently for Pentecost, with Poole New Monasticism.   Family friendly event, 4 p.m.   Venue via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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




Monday, 17 – Refugee Week.




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




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








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


Other events during the week in Westbourne.




Saturday, 6 -  Annual Poole-Wau South Sudan Sponsored Walk around Holes Bay, plus Barbecue.


Summer Fete, All Saints Church, Branksome Park, 12 noon to 4 p.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.




Sunday, 14 – “Being Green Differently”, with Poole New Monasticism, 7 p.m.   Venue via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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, blnkets 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”.








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.




Summary of useful addresses and websites from previous Newssheets:
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