Churches Together in Poole

 

POOLE AND NORTH BOURNEMOUTH ANGLICAN DEANERY NEWSSHEET

 

February 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 begin on February 17th 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.   And who was it who said, fifty years ago, “you’re a lot of Doubting Thomases”?   Who remembers?

 

 

 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

 

 

 

Another chance to use the facilities of All Saints Church’s offer to join in with the Marriage Preparation Course begins on Wednesday, February 28th in the church hall at 6.45 p.m.   The sessions are held for five weeks and further information is available at www.allsaintsbh13.church or from the church office on 01202 701822. 

 

 

 

 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)

 

 

 

NEW OPPORTUNITY WITH CHRISTIAN AID

 

 

 

Christian Aid is working with the Church of England Education Office to set up a new accreditation scheme for C of E schools (in particular, although it may well appeal to non-church schools, too).  The SIAMS framework will require schools to demonstrate how they inspire and support the development of “courageous advocacy” in pupils as “agents of change in local, national and international communities, with the confidence to confront and challenge injustice and inequality”.   So the charity is now advertising for Volunteer Teachers for Christian Aid to join this new project.  See https://jobs.christianaid.org.uk/vacancy/christian-aid-teacher-volunteer-1371/1389/description/ for more information.  Christian Aid Teachers are volunteers who support schools participating in the scheme. They offer guidance and ideas to class teachers and provide workshops and assemblies.  If you would like the opportunity to use your professional expertise in an exciting new project, and to inspire young people to make a difference, then this role could suit you. You will need to have engaging presentation skills and some experience of working in the education system. The scheme itself is due to start Jan 2018.  Christian Aid is starting the recruitment process now (please make contact even if you are reading this after the closing date) and there will be a training day in the autumn (date tbc). The minimum level of participation is likely to be two visits to each participating school per term.  For more information please follow the link above or contact Fiona Daborn, Regional Coordinator for Dorset on 023 8070 6969 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

CAN YOU HELP A YOUNG PERSON AT RISK?

 

 

 

Dorset Nightstop provides safe and secure temporary accommodation for vulnerable 16-25 year olds who have found themselves at risk of, or suddenly homeless. Our fully trained and supported volunteer hosts provide a warm bed for the night in the young person's own room, a hot meal, the opportunity to get yourself cleaned and your clothes washed if needs be, headspace if you want it, or a listening ear if you need it. All of this takes place in a warm family environment. This takes place on a night by night basis, with the idea that services such as local housing providers, are given the time to address the young person's long term housing situation. Young people are not able to make self-referrals, but rather are referred by agencies such as Housing or Social Care and Health. The power of Nightstop is transformative. Placements are usually offered for up to three nights.  Volunteer Hosts must have a spare room that they can make available to young people.  Our Volunteer drivers are able to transport young people from where they are referred, to the host family. They must have their own car with fully comprehensive insurance.  Full training and ongoing support is offered for both roles.    Questions to the office at 01305 753657 or 07779 029 292.   Simon Keys, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Dorset Independent Visitors for Dorset Nightstop.    

 

We are repeating this appeal in case it was missed, but we are glad to know that the idea is taking off around in Dorset.

 

 

 

TESTIMONY EVENING TOURS

 

 

 

Paul Jones (once of Manfred Mann and other bands) together with his wife West End actress Fiona Hendley are appearing at evenings of conversation and song in a relaxed and informal setting of outreach events and have some dates still available early next year, using church settings.   Currently February 10th is free, although later in the year might be more helpful locally.   Full details can be obtained from Lins Honeyman on 01738 636253 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

SOUP GLORIOUS SOUP

 

 

 

After the amazing success of similar events in Boscombe and Winton last year where hundreds of pounds was raised for local grass roots projects, as well as helping to build new networks and generally encouraging one another to all be community activists in our own way, we felt inspired to pick up the baton and spread the love further across the conurbation to Poole and beyond!

 

If you have not heard about Soup events, it is a community meal that funds micro-grants for creative community projects.   For a suggested donation of £5 you get a hearty soup made with local organic ingredients no less, some tasty bread and one very important vote.   Together we hear from four projects who will be pitching for the SOUP money and with our vote we can have a say as to who gets it.   And it is not just about fundraising.   These are really encouraging and inpirational events for communities where everyone can get involved, share ideas, publicise local initiatives and ask for support.   It is no surprise then that this is a model which is taking the world by storm!   Eat your heart out “Apprentice”.

 

 

 

So, if you want to get involved  and join the adventure of the Poole Soup Community Crowdfunding Event visit the website at www.poolesoup.org.uk.   We need community projects seeking to apply for a pitch.   We are looking for Crew to help run the Poole Soup Event.   We are looking for vvenues to host about 100 to 120 people in Poole for three hours.    Explore the Facebook Page.   The first Poole Soup Event is  proposed for March somewhere where there is most need and opportunity.   But for a taster, there’s an event in Boscombe on February 22nd.

 

The Poole Soup Crew

 

 

 

POOLE PASSION PLAY

 

 

 

The cry has gone out for people to be involved in this year’s Passion Play and the performance dates are March 20th to 24th.    A production of this kind needs backstage runners, make-up artists, dressers, lighting and sound assistants to say nothing of the actors.   Rehearsals are due to be held on Wednesday and Friday evenings and for those who wish to take part then the contact is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   For all other information then the website is www.poolepassion.com.   This special event only happens every other year, so don’t miss the opportunity which could be for anybody from 7 to 87.  

 

 

 

 

 

SOME EVENTS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST:

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

Saturday, 3 – “Dick Whittington” panto at St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Poole Road, Branksome with St Aldhelm’s Players, to 10th.

 

 

 

Sunday, 4 – Bishop Karen visits St Michael’s, Hamworthy, 10 a.m.   She will aso attend the service for Routes to Roots at Skinner Street United Reformed Church, Poole, in the afternoon. 

 

 

 

Monday, 5 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Russell-Cotes Road, with “Contemporary Apologetic” with the Reverend Angela Tilby of Christcurch Cathedral, Oxford at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 6 – Joint Prayer Service with St Michael’s, Hamworthy, and St Mary’s, Longfleet, at 7.30 p.m. at Hamworthy.

 

The Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery Synod meets at 7.30 p.m. at St James’ Church, Poole.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 7 – Messy Church, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy, with CHANGE OF DAY, 3.30 p.m.

 

 

 

Sunday, 11 – St Michael’s in Hamworthy has Mission themed service at 10 a.m.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 14 – Ash Wednesday.

 

 

 

Saturday, 17 – Tea Dance, St Thomas’s Church, Ensbury Park, 2 to 5 p.m.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 20 – St Clement’s Women’s Fellowship, Newtown, Parkstone, 2.30 p.m. with guest speaker Sue Coleman, Chaplain at Maidment Court.

 

 

 

Saturday, 24 – Ladies’ Breakfast, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy, 9 a.m.

 

“The Shack”, movie, St Thomas’s Church, Ensbury Park, 7 p.m.

 

VivaVoce in Concert, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m.

 

 

 

Sunday, 25 – The Archdeacon of Dorset will be at St Michael’s, Hamworthy, at 10 a.m.

 

 

 

Monday, 26 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St John’s Church, Leigh Road, Wimborne, 9.45 a.m.   “Growing the Local Church” wth Bishop David Williams of Basingstoke.

 

 

 

MARCH

 

 

 

Monday, 5 - Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth.   Speaker on “We believe in life before death” wth David Pain of Christian Aid at 8 p.m

 

 

 

Tuesday, 6 – Joint Prayer Service with St Michael’s, Hamworthy, and St Mary’s, Longfleet, at 7.30 p.m. at Hamworthy.

 

 

 

Saturday, 17 – Vocations Day for those exploring ministry in the church, St Mary’s Church, Longfleet, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Book via e-mail bulletin or Diocesan office.

 

Bournemouth and District Concert Band in concert, St Thomas’s Church, Ensbury Park, 7.30 p.m.

 

 

 

Friday, 23 – “Crossroads” art exhibition, St Thomas’s Church, Ensbury Park, to 29th.

 

 

 

Sunday, 25 – Palm Sunday

 

 

 

Friday, 30 – Good Friday events with witness, services and times for reflection in most parishes.

 

 

 

APRIL

 

 

 

Sunday, 1 – Easter Day.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 17 – Licensing of the Reverend Tessa Nisbet as Rector of Hamworthy Parish, at St Michael’s Church, 7 p.m.

 

 

 

Saturday, 21 – Celebration of Lay Ministry, Salisbury Cathedral, 10.30 a.m.

 

 

 

MAY

 

 

 

Sunday, 13 – Christian Aid Week.

 

 

 

Thursday, 17 – Fifty hours of Prayer, St Thomas’s Church, Ensbury Park, to 19th.

 

 

 

Monday, 21 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St John’s Church, Leigh Road, Wimborne, 9.45 a.m. with speaker the Reverend Dr Ian Paul from Nottingham on “From Paradise to the Parousia”.   Take packed lunch.

 

 

 

JUNE

 

 

 

Saturday, 2 – Multi-instrumentalist Simeon Wood in concert, St Thomas’s Church, Ensbury Park, 7.30 p.m.

 

 

 

Saturday, 16 – Fifty Years of St Thomas’s exhibition, at the church in Ensbury Park, open afternoon and evening.

 

 

 

Sunday, 24 – St Thomas’s Anniversary Service with Bishop Nicholas.

 

 

 

JULY

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Sunday,15 – Dorset Archdeaconry LLM Gathering, 2.30 p.m.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

E &OE

 

 

 

Probablly not a good idea to circulate my new address to all and sundry this way, but if you normally send a magazine by snail mail, please let me know that you need to change your information.   Any post arriving at my old address will find me.   I am not expecting my e-mail address to change..

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

INFORMATION OFFICER

 

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

 

 

 

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