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.
NO THE TIME IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT
A new evening service event begins on Sunday, October 1st at All Saints’ Church, Branksome Park – that’s in Western Road, Poole. It’s the time you might feel we have got wrong – but no, it’s 6.09 p.m. The aim is for a contemporary worship led service to include prayer ministry, worship and a mystery guest speaker and all particularly focussing on the young, our youth, and a “missing generation”. Refreshments will be included. This will a monthly event and continues on November 5th and Deember 1st. Further information can be obtained from the parish on 01202 041147.
TRAINING EVENTS FOR CARERS, PASTORAL WORKERS
NEW OPPORTUNITY WITH CHRISTIAN AID
VOICES FOR PEACE
Poole Quakers invite everyone to VOICES FOR PEACE, the stories of women in conflict zones told in poetry and song, accompanied by instruments you may not have heard before. Suitable for children over 8, presented by Paula Tait on Saturday, October 7th, 3.00 pm at Longfleet Baptist Church. Free admission. For more information call 01202 461289.
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. Our next round of training is due to start at the end of September 2017. Questions to the office at 01305 753657 or 07779 029 292. Simon Keys, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Dorset Independent Visitors for Dorset Nightstop.
BOURNEMOUTH WILLIAM TEMPLE ASSOCIATION
Details of the new sessions from October to May for this group are now available from John Newbold at 01202 761749. Meetings are on Mondays from October 2nd at the Marsham Court Hotel in Russell-Cotes Road with a prebooked meal at 7 p.m. and the talk and questions at 8.10 p.m., coffee available beforehand. Speakers include the Reverend Jonathan Herbert from Hilfield Priory, Dr David Catchpole of Sarum College, the Reverend Dr Sally Welch, Area Dean of Chipping Norton, the Venerable Antony Mac-Row Wood, Archdeacon of Dorset and Mr David Pain of Christian Aid. Subjects covered include “Travellers and Gypsies”, “Brexit, Trump and Popularism”, “Contemporary Apologetics” and “God’s world – Who cares?”
HELPFUL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
As with many of our local Funeral Directors, helpful support in many ways following a funeral is provided in the way of meetings and social groups. The magazine from St Mark’s Church, Talbot Village, in July, tells of a new event called “Here for You” with coffee and cake organised by Co-op Funeralcare from Wallisdown. This is held on the last Thursday of each month at St Saviour’s Church Hall, in Scott Road, Wallisdown from 2.30 to 4 p.m. The event is free of church and is for all ages. Further information is avaialble on 01202 533353.
THE BIG SING AT MILTON ABBEY
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SOME EVENTS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST:
Sunday, 1 – New service at All Saints’ Church, Branksome Park, 6.09 p.m. with theme of “Prayer” this month (see above).
Monday, 2 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth, with the Reverend Jonathan Herbert of Hilfield Priory (see above).
Saturday, 7 – “Who is My Neighbour?”, St John’s Church, Leigh Road, Wimborne, 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshops and information about engaging with Muslims about the Gospel. Cost is £10 or £6 for students. Speaker is Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali. (01202 842255).
Monday, 9 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St Francis Church, Salisbury, 9.45 a.m. Speaker is Dr Sharon Dirckx.
Thursday, 12 – Fashion Show in aid of South Sudan and the church, St Peter’s Church, Ashley Cross, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £7 in advance from 01202 748218.
Sunday, 29 – “A Time to Remember”, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy, 4 p.m.
Churches Together in East Poole Service, St Luke’s Church, Parkstone, 6.30 p.m.
Thursday, 2 – Deanery Synod, Christ Church, Creekmoor, 7.30 p.m.
Monday, 6 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth, with the Reverend Dr Sally Welch, Area Dean of Chipping Norton on “Walking the Labyrinth”.
Saturday, 11 – Bournemouth and Poole Men’s Convention meeting, with guest speaker Rico Tice, on “Equipping Men for Evangelism”, venue tbc.
Tuesday, 14 – Deanery Mothers’ Union celebration for 100 Years, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, time tbc.
Thursday, 16 – Deanery Chapter, St Mary’s, Longfleet, 12 noon.
Saturday, 18 – Diocesan Synod.
Saturday, 25 - Men’s Breakfast, St Michael’s, Hamworthy, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, 28 – Churches Together in Poole, The Greenhouse, Burton Road, Branksome, 12.30 p.m. Take lunch.
E & OE
Information about Christmas Fairs, Carol concerts, and other related events need to be with me early in November please, or even earlier if you know dates, times and venues.
Sunday, 10 – Barclays House Choir Christmas Concert, St Peter’s Church, Ashley Cross, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m.
Although I expect to be moving residence before long, I am not expecting my e-mail address to change. New address for magazines and other snail mail I will advise as soon as is possible.
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