Churches Together in Poole

 

POOLE AND NORTH BOURNEMOUTH ANGLICAN DEANERY NEWSSHEET

 

 

 

August 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 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

 

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.

 

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

SOME EVENTS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST:

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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”.

 

 

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

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.     

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Sunday, 23 – Christingle Service, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy. (tbc)

 

 

 

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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