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.
SALISBURY DIOCESAN EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP
The final meeting organised by the SDEF for this year is 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 Paul Gardner, on “the Joys and Pitfalls of Biblical Ministry in the 21st Century”.
SOLAR STORIES FROM ETHIOPIA
A presentation about Christian Aid projects in Ethiopia using solar to bring light and power to remote villages is at Hilfield Friary in Dorchester on Wednesday, September 5th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. A tour of solar systems at Hilfield with Brother Hugh and a chapel service are also included for the event, which is free, but places should be booked with Christian Aid on 023 8070 6969.
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.
CHRISTIAN AID ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS APPEAL
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.
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SOME EVENTS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST:
Saturday, 1 – Organ Recital, St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, 3 p.m., with Alexander Palotai.
Wednesday, 5 – Solar presentation at Hilfield Friary, Dorchester (see above).
Friday, 7 – Lunchtime Concert, St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, 1.10 p.m., with songs at the piano with Meg Beardsley and Sam Hanson
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.
Bishop Karen Graham of Sherborne will be involved in a Sponsored event in aid of Routes to Roots in London, and crossing all the bridges.
60s and 70s Music Quiz and Fancy Dress event at St George’s Church, Oakdale, 7.30 p.m.
Sunday, 9 – “Saying Goodbye” Service, Wimborne Minster, 3 p.m. Hosted by the Mariposa Trust this is for those who have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy or after.
“Battle of Britain” Service, St James, Poole, 6.30 p.m.
Friday, 14 – Lunchtime Concert, St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, 1.10 p.m. with pianist David Parry.
Saturday, 15 – Dorset Police Male Voice Choir in Concert, St Thomas’s Church, Ensbury Park, 7.30 p.m.
Sunday, 16 – Harvest Festival Service, 9.30 a.m, All Saints Church, Branksome Park.
Big Community Sing, St Paul’s Church, Canford Heath, 3 to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 18 – “Death Café” for “Gravetalk”s hosted by St Peter’s Church, Ashley Cross, Parkstone, to be held at the new Alexandra House Nursing Home, Alexandra Road, 7.30 p.m. Repeated at the same venue on Wednesday, 26th. Further sessions in October.
Wednesday, 19 – Licensing of the Reverends Lynn Bowerman and Mo Willis as Associate Priests at St Clement’s Church, Parkstone, 7 p.m., with the Bishop of Sherborne.
Friday, 21 – Lunchtime Concert at St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, 1.10 p.m., with ‘cellist Daniel Brandon.
Saturday, 22 – Organ Recital, St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, 3 p.m., with David Beeby.
Sunday, 23 – Harvest Festival Service, 10.30 a.m., St Mark’s, Talbot Village.
Upton Methodist Church, 10.30 a.m.
Friday, 28 – Pre-Admission Quiet Day for LLMs.
Lunchtime concert at St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, 1.10 p.m with music for oboe and piano with Andrew Knight and Phillip Gibbs.
Charity Guitar Recital, Lytchett Minster Parish Church, 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, 29 – LLM Annual Meeting and Admissions Service, Salisbury Cathedral, 2.30 p.m.
Sunday, 30 – Popular date for Harvest Festival Services including:
St Mary’s Church, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour
St Michael’s Church, Blandford Road, Hamworthy, 10 a.m.
St Gabriel’s Church, Keysworth Road, Hamworthy, 10 a.m.
Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs, 10.30 a.m.
St Mary’s Church, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, 3 p.m.
Sunday, 30 – Churches in East Poole United Service at St Joseph’s RC Church, 6.30 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”.
Saturday, 6 – Quiet Day with Churches Together in Dorset, Faith House, Holton Lee, Poole, 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Led by Bishop Karen. Take packed lunch.
Organ Recital, St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, 3 pm., with Daniel Campbell.
Harvest Barn Dance, St Peter’s Church, Ashley Cross, Parkstone. (Time tba)
Sunday, 7 – Harvest Thanksgiving Service, St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, 9 – Poole Conversation 3, venue tbc, 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 – Poole-Wau Partnership AGM, St George’s Church, Oakdale, 7.45 p.m. , with information about help to South Sudan and the Wau Diocese given from our area. Refreshments from 7.15 p.m. in the small hall.
Friday, 12 – Jonathan Veira in concert, St Mary’s Church, Longfleet, 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, 13 – Tolpuddle Festival to 14th.
Barn Dance, St Mark’s Church, Talbot Village, 6 p.m.
Bournemouth Male Voice Choir in Concert, St Paul’s Church, Canford Heath, 7.30 p.m.
Tuesday, 16 – Christian Resources Exhibition, Sandown Park, Surrey to 18th.
Thursday, 18 – Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery Synod, 7.30 p.m, venue tba.
Sunday, 21 – Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Hospital Sunday Service, St Mary’s Church, Longfleet, 3 p.m. Guest preacher will be the Reverend Canon Jane LLoyd. Refreshments follow.
Thursday, 25 – Christchurch Conversation for churches and faith groups, Twynham School, Christchurch, 4 to 6.30 p.m.
Saturday, 27 – Craft Day, St George’s Church, Oakdale, 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Sunday, 28 – “A Time to Remember” Commemoration Service for those who have lost loved ones during the year, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy, 4 p.m. (tbc).
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”.
Friday, 9 – World War One Exhibition and Remembrance services to 12th, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy.
Saturday, 17 – Tearfund Big Quiz Night to combat poverty around the world.
Saturday, 24 – Christmas Fayre, St Mark’s Church, Talbot Village, 10.30 a.m.
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 change of speaker.
Monday, 3 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m. “Tools with a Mission” with Rod Hill, Register of tools for the charity.
Sunday, 16 – Carols by Candlight Services:
St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy, 6 p.m
Sunday, 23 – Christingle Service, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy. (tbc)
Monday, 7 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m., with Professor George Smith, Emeritus Professor, Oxford University, on “Can a Scientist be a Christian?”
Monday, 11 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St Mary’s Church, Ferndown, 9.45 a.m. with the Reverend Charlie Skrine. Associate Minister at St Helen’s Church, London, on “How far can we stretch in a diverse church?”
Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m., wth the Reverend Helen Dawes, Team Rector of Shaftesbury on “God and the Gas Board – Theology, Society and Everyday Economics”.
Monday, 4 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m., with Father Botros El Moharaky of the Bournemouth Coptic Orthodox Church on “Copts”.
Monday 1 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m., with Bocombe GP, Dr Maggie Kirk on “Homelessness Matters”.
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”.
Bournemouth William Temple Associatio, Marsham Court Hotel, Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m, with the Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Tim Dakin on “Anglican Social Theology Today”.
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”.
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.
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