Churches Together in Poole

 

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

 

 

 

SALISBURY DIOCESAN EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP

 

 

 

The programme for the 2019 meetings of the SDEF is now available and the sessions are on Monday, February 11th at St Mary’s Church Ferndown, Monday, May 13th at St John’s Church, Wimborne, and Monday Noember 4th at St Francis Church , Salisbury.   Full details are obtainablefrom the local contacts – the Reverend David Price at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Canon Chris Tebutt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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

 

Volunteeers are needed to join the team this Autumn to help communicate stories of Peace at Christmas and raise money for the Christmas Appeal in the South West. Advent and Christmas volunteers work with regional staff and supporters in the run up to Christmas to raise the profile of Christian Aid's annual Christmas Appeal. For Christmas 2018 the appeal will focus on the theme of "Peace Building" and provides a wonderful opportunity for schools and churches to support the work and play their part in bringing peace at Christmas.  As a Christian Aid Advent and Christmas volunteer you will have the opportunity to use and develop your skills in media, communication and fundraising. To get a flavour of what was done at Christmas last year go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIdodXcAz0k. A minimum of one day a week is envisaged between September and December (your supervisor will be working Monday, Tuesday and Thursday so ideally within those times). This role can be based at the Southampton office or at your home.  For more information, contact Fiona Daborn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 023 8070 6969. Deadline 31st August.

 

 

 

ACCOMMODATION FOR REFUGEES

 

Churches Together in Poole is now supporting three families from Syria who have found refuge in Poole. They'd like to do more but desperately need accommodation. Please help by asking your congregation:  Do you own a property which you could let out? Might you be willing to consider accepting a rent which is lower than the market rent in order to provide for a refugee family. Please contact the Rev Michael Camp: 01202 801802: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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

 

St Peter’s Church is planning to hold a Flower Festival at the church in Ashley Cross next summer, but this seems to be a new venture for them and they feel they can do with advice from other local churches about “do’s and don’ts” beforehand.   Please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help soon.   If your church has a flower group, pass this plea on to them for attention.

 

 

 

POST NOW AVAILABLE IN BROADSTONE

 

 

 

Due to the retirement of the current post holder, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St John’s Church in Broadstone wish to appoint a part-time Parish Administrator to assist the incumbent and other parish office-holders.  The role will be based in the Parish Office, Macaulay Road, Broadstone, BH18 8AR.  He or she will work closely with the clergy and parish office-holders and will need to deal with representatives of the diocese, general public and the wider church. A good understanding of the Church of England, or the ability to learn quickly, is therefore desirable. The role will be initially for 15 (Fifteen) hours per week working from 9 a.m. to 12 noon from Monday to Friday.  The closing date for applications is September 28th.  For further information and to obtain an application form and a job description, please contact the Churchwarden, Roger Leach, Tel: 01202 885866 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOME EVENTS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST:

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

DECEMBER

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

JANUARY

 

 

 

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?”

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

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”.

 

 

 

MARCH

 

 

 

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”.

 

 

 

APRIL

 

 

 

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”.

 

 

 

MAY

 

 

 

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”.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2019    

 

 

 

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”.

 

 

 

E &OE

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.    Apologies to editors of magazines – yes, I know this is not a good time for you, but I am only going to do this circulation once a month and try to do it when the best of the information comes in.

 

 

 

INFORMATION OFFICER

 

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

 

 

 

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