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.
TRAINING EVENTS FOR CARERS, PASTORAL WORKERS
NEW OPPORTUNITY WITH CHRISTIAN AID
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 usually on first Mondays and started in October 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?”
WRITING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
An interesting course coming up on social media and writing for the web for churches, is taking place at Church House in Salisbury on Tuesday, November 28th between 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to include lunch. The cost is £10. Amaris Cole, the digital content and communications manager for the Church of England, is coming from London for the day to run the day course on social media and writing for the web. We all know that social media is a vital “mission field” in the 2010s, but many of us know we could make more effective use of it. On this practical course, you’ll be taken through the basics of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and how you should be sharing content. The teaching will also touch on the importance of analytics and paid promotions. Learning to write for the web is crucial to making websites and social media content engaging and helpful for users. This course is church-specific for those who may feel they need some help in producing exciting copy. The course talks about audience, tone and what a website should include. Booking can be done on line at http://www.salisbury.anglican.org/learning/courses/social-media-and-writing-for-the-web-6202.
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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TESTIMONY EVENING TOURS
SOME EVENTS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST:
Wednesday, 1 – Annual Poole-Wau Celebration and Meeting, St Paul’s Church, Canford Heath, 7.30 p.m.
Thursday, 2 – Deanery Synod, Christ Church, Creekmoor, 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, 4 – Come and Sing Day with the Dorset Chamber Choir, St Hubert’s Church, Corfe Mullen.
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”, Moordown Baptist Church, Bournemouth, 8.45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is £10 to include refreshments and sandwich lunch.
Men’s Group, St Clement’s Church Hall, Newtown, Parkstone, 10 a.m., with talk on the Sailors’ Society with the Reverend Mark Warner.
Concert for Remembrance Day, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, 4.30 p.m., featuring Collegium Musicum Dorset and Orchestra.
A Concert for Remembrance with the Dorset Chamber Choir, St James’ Church, Poole Old Town, 7.30 p.m.
Sunday, 12 – Bereavement Service, remembering loved ones, St James’ Church, Poole Old Town, 6.30 p.m.
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.
Tear Fund Event, “Cakes, Bakes and Faith” at St Mary’s Church, Longfleet, 7.30 p.m. Tickets from Tearfund at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tearfunds-autumn-cakes-bakes-faith-tour-with-martha-collison-will-torrent-tickets-34273515006
Friday, 17 – Seasonal Concert, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, 7 p.m. with church choir and visiting choir from Holy Angels, Lilliput.
Saturday, 18 – Diocesan Synod.
St Aldhelm’s Christmas Fair, Branksome, 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Christian Aid Quiz, St Luke’s Church Hall, Parkstone, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 211 – Messy Church, St Dunstan’s Church, Upton, 3.15 p.m.
Saturday, 25 - Men’s Breakfast, St Michael’s, Hamworthy, 9 a.m.
Christmas Fair, St Mark’s Church, Talbot Village, Bournemouth, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, 26 – Taize style Service, St Dunstan’s Church, Upton, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 28 – Churches Together in Poole, The Greenhouse, Burton Road, Branksome, 12.30 p.m. Take lunch.
Saturday, 2 – Christmas Fayre, Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, 5 – Poole Light Orchestra in Concert, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parktone, 7.30 p.m.
AFCB Community Carol Concert, Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, evening.
Wednesday, 6 – Prayer for Poole, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, 12.45 to 2 p.m.
Sunday, 10 – Barclays House Choir Christmas Concert, St Peter’s Church, Ashley Cross, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m.
Friday, 15 – Carols and Nibbles at Christmas Coffee Morning, Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs, 10.30 a.m.
Sunday, 17 – Carols by Candlelight, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, 6.30 p.m.
Saturday, 23 – Christingle Crib Service, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, 3.30 p.m.
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