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.
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 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
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:
Saturday, 4 – Summer Fete, Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs, 2 p.m.
Monday, 20 – “Team Builders” Holiday Club, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy, to 23rd.
Wednesday, 5 – Solar presentation at Hilfield Friary, Dorchester (see above).
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.
Sunday, 30 – Popular date for Harvest Festival Services.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, 23 – Christingle Service, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy. (tbc)
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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