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.
CHRISTIAN AID EVENT
MORE REMOVALS IN POOLE
We learn that our previous Rural Dean, the Reverend Canon Jean de Garis is on the move and will be taking up a post in Salisbury at St Francis Church. He will be greatly missed both in the Lytchett and Upton area and also for his sterling leadership of the Deanery. His last service in the parish will be on Easter Day. St Peter’s in Parkstone is also to say goodbye to the Reverend Michael Camp whose leaving reason is the surprising one of “retirement”, although as he points out, priests don’t retire, they simply change venue but are relieved of a lot of the legal duties. We send to both our good wishes for their new sphere of service where their presence should be valued.
TRAINING SESSION FOR LEADERS
MORE FASHION FOR GOOD CAUSES
A previous Fashion Show in aid of St Peter’s Church, Parkstone and South Sudan hosted by “Travelling Trends” and the Mothers’ Union was so popular that another date for the event will be on Tuesday, May 7th from 7.30 p.m. again at St Peter’s Church. The evening includes a catwalk show, a chance to try branded women’s fashions, but tickets must be bought in advance at £8 and include nibbles and a glass of wine. Contact numbers are 01202 748218, 01202 733944 and 07788 737858.
POOLE TOWN PASTORS
These are excellent opportunities to open churches, display the work of gifted people, and also make the venue an unforgettable joy to visitors. It also might introduce scared people to a building which means a second visit is more likely later. St Peter’s in Parkstone will be booked for a Festival with a theme to do with the church’s patron and featuring the sea, with water, fishing, boats and more. In addition to flowers a photographic exhibition of Poole, music and a competition for children of “a garden on a baking tray” will be on offer from Friday, June 28th to Sunday, 30th. Jobs to advertise the event, help with flowers and staffing during the days when visitors arrive will be needed. (Contact is 01202 462867).
SOME EVENTS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST:
Friday, 1 World Day of Prayer (formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer). Services in various central places across the area, plus
Parkstone United Reformed Church, Commercial Road, 10.30 a.m.
St Dunstan’s Church, Upton, 2 p.m.
Maidment Court, Parkstone Road, Poole, 2.30 p.m.
Skinner Street United Reformed Church, Poole, 7.30 p.m.
Time at Broadstone URC not known.
Sunday, 3 – Confirmation Service, St Luke’s Church, Parkstone, 10.30 a.m.
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”.
Tuesday, 5 – Wimborne Minster Pancake Race begins at 11 a.m.
Spring Lunchtime Recitals series begins at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, 1.10 p.m.
Training Sesssion for leaders of children’s and youth groups, St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m. (see above)
Thursday, 7 – New Bereavement Journey Course (six sessions) begins at All Saints Church Hall, Branksome, 7 p.m. Cost is £30 to include supper and materials.
Saturday, 9 - “The Rhythm of Life”, St John’s Church, Leigh Road, Wimborne, with readings, contemporary music, art, gospel songs, prose and poetry, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 13 - “Generation Session”, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy. Workshop and music with Power House.
Thursday, 14 - “Contemplation and Conversation”, hour of peace, space and stillness, Parkstone United Reformed Church, 7 p.m., with Poole New Monasticism, followed by more conversation on “I believe in miracles?” at the Sloop pub, 8 p.m.
Friday, 15 – Quiz Night to raise funds for kitchen facilities, St Aldhelm’s Parish Centre, Poole Road, Branksome, 7 p.m.
Christian Aid “Delivering Hope”, Mapperton House, West Dorset, 7 p.m. (see above).
Saturday, 16 – “Singing the Faith”, Poole Bay Methodist Circuit Music Day, the Spire, Poole High Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Matters of the Heart” Women’s Conference, St John’s Church, Wimborne, 10 a.m.
Christian Aid “Delivering Hope”, St Michael’s Church, Colehill, Wimborne, 10.30 a.m. (see above)
Wednesday, 20 – Messy Church, St Michael’s Church, Blandford Road, Hamworthy, 3.30 p.m.
Saturday, 23 – Bournemouth and District Association of Organists visits St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, 1.10 to 3.30 p.m. “How a church organ works”.
Thursday, 28 – Care event, Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth, with Dr R T Kendall and Graham Kendrick, 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, 30 – Men’s Breakfast, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy, 9 a.m. “Lessons from a Life of Adventure”.
Spring Fair, St Aldhelm’s Church Hall, Branksome.
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”.
Friday, 5 – “Wind in the Willows”, St Luke’s Church Hall, Parkstone, to 7th.
Monday, 9 – Practical Theology Conference, Moorlands College, Christchurch, to 10th.
Friday, 19 – Good Friday Walk of Witness from St Gabriel’s Church, Keysworth Road to St Michael’s Church, Blandford Road, Hamworthy, 9.45 a.m.
Friday, 3 – May Music Festival, St Stephen’s Church, Bournemouth, to 6th. Services, recitals, choirs.
Saturday, 4 – Ninebarrow in Concert with Hart Voices and the Chantry Singers, St James’ Church, Poole, 7.30 p.m. Tickets £14 in advance.
Tuesday, 7 - Fashion event, St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m. (see above).
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”.
Licencing of Lay Worship Leaders from Deanery, St Luke’s Church, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m. (time tbc)
Bournemouth William Temple Association, 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”.
Wednesday, 16 – Institution and Licensing of the Reverend Canon Jean de Garis at St Francis Church, Salisbury, as Vicar, for St Francis and St Laurence, Stratford-sub-Castle, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, 18 – CMS Coffee Morning, St Luke’s Church, Parkstone.
Barclays House in Concert, St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m. with the Mozart “Requiem”.
Tuesday, 21 – Churches Together in Poole AGM, St Mary’s RC Church Halls, Wimborne Road, 12.30 p.m.
Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery Synod, 7.30 p.m., St Mary’s Church, Lytchett Matravers (tbc).
Friday, 7 – Flower Festival and Pentecost Celebrations, to 9th. St Luke’s Church, Parkstone.
Tuesday, 13 – CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other), St Luke’s Church Hall, Parkstone, to 15th.
Thursday, 17 – Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery Synod, 7.30 p.m., venue tbc.
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”.
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