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.
LPA TRAINING BEGINS THIS MONTH
SALISBURY DIOCESAN EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP
ROGER JONES MUSICAL EVENT
The musical “From Pharoah to Freedom”, another musical by Roger Jones is due to be performed on Saturday, April 8th 2017 at Broadstone Methodist Church with the composer as conductor. Rehearsals will be taking place at the church in the meantime, and enquiries for joining the choir, or for tickets should be made to that address.
BOOK LOVER NEEDED
St Ann’s Hospital, Canford Cliffs, has had the faithful service of a volunteer who has taken a book trolley around the wards in the hospital now for seventeen years. He is leaving this month. The provision of books is much appreciated by patients. The patients enjoy contact from a friendly visitor and good conversations start over good books! We would love to continue this valuable service. It requires a couple of hours a week and training will be provided with full support. If you would like to consider this , please contact Rev Mike Oates, Chaplain at St Ann’s Hospital 01202 492072.
CHRISTIAN RESOURCES EXHIBITION
From time to time, many from our churches, especially the clergy have visited this exhibition, usually held in Esher. The management of the company organising this has changed, although it will continue under the direction of Stephen Goddard (no relation as far as we know to the Rector of Hamworthy!) and he has been involved since 1987 together with Gospatric Home, President and original founder of the exhibition. Over the years these exhibitions have helped thousands of Christians and churches to find important new resources for the maintenance and mission of the local church. This year’s CRE event will be held at the ExCel Events Centre in London’s Royal Docks from May 16th. Christian Resources Exhibitions are part of the work of Bible Society.
FRANCE FOR A HOLIDAY NEXT YEAR?
We have received information about an event called “Provence Praise” which is held in a pine forest camp in the area of southern France called the Var. The two weeks involve talks, worship and opportunities for ministry and is described as “an English-speaking Christian holiday experience to connect with God in a friendly and relaxed environment”. It came to us via the Intercontinental Church Society. There are two weeks available from July 1st to 8th, or July 8th to 15th. If this appeals to you, then the website to find out more is www.provencepraise.com.
ANOTHER HOLIDAY FOR 2017, PERHAPS?
“Journeying” – Holidays with a difference - is an ecumenical organization which takes small groups of people on holiday in the spirit of pilgrimage to beautiful and sometimes remote places around the British Isles and on the Camino in northern Spain. A walk is offered on each day on most holidays and there is also plenty of time to look at the view and soak up the atmosphere. The holidays are suitable for singles, couples and people of all ages and are all inclusive. Each holiday is led by one or two experienced Journeying guides. Details can be found on www.journeying.co.uk or by telephoning 01646 279478.
TOLPUDDLE AND TODAY
SOME EVENTS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST:
Thursday, 2 – Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Talk with Bishop Karen of Sherborne, Student Hall, Bournemouth University, with free lunch from 12.30 p.m.
Mike Pilavachi of Soul Survivor will be speaking on “Life and Ministry in the Power of the Spirit” at 7 p.m., Gainsford Theatre of Lytchett Minster School. Admission free but by ticket only from Lytchett Minster Parish.
Saturday, 4 – Diocesan Synod, St Nicholas, Corfe Mullen.
Monday, 6 - Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m. with the Reverend Dr John Morris on “Suffering”.
Tuesday, 7 – Poole Light Orchestra Concert, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, 11 – St Clement’s Men’s Group Discussion, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, 10 a.m., on “Falling Upwards” (challenges of ageing).
Saturday, 18 – Bournemouth Bach Choir in Concert, Christchurch Priory, 7.30 p.m. with Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” for choir’s 30th anniversary event.
Tuesday, 21 – Churches Together in Poole Meeting, St Luke’s Church, Parkstone. 12.30 p.m. Take picnic lunch.
Saturday, 25 - Men’s Breakfast, St Michael’s, Hamworthy, 9 a.m.
Spring Fair, St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, 10.30 am. to 1 p.m.
Cake Sale, St Clement’s Church Hall, Newtown, Parkstone, 2 to 4 p.m.
Monday, 27 – Healing Service, St Clement’s Church, Newtown, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m.
Thursday, 30 – Safeguarding Training Session for possible LPAs, Christ Church, Creekmoor, 7 p.m. (see above).
Monday, 3 - Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m. with Mrs Julia Jones on “Bringing Christian Religious Education to Life”.
Tueday, 4 – “The Tolpuddle Story”, St Luke’s Church, Parkstone (see above).
Saturday, 8 – “From Pharoah to Freedom”, Broadstone Methodist Church (see above).
Sunday, 9 – Concert with Cantabile, St Luke’s Church, Wellington Road, Parkstone, with John Rutter “Requiem”. Time tbc.
Monday, 10 – Holiday Club, mornings, to 12th at St Paul’s Church, Canford Heath, Poole.
Tuesday, 25 – Deanery Chapter, Holy Angels, 12 noon.
Thursday, 27 – Deanery Synod Standing Committee, 7.30 p.m.
Friday, 28 – “Sing for Life” Concert with Bournemouth Male Voice Choir and members of a recent singing course for men, Lighthouse, Poole, 7.3o p.m.
Monday, 8 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St John’s Church, Wimborne, 9.45 a.m. Speaker the Reverend Glen Scrivener.
Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth, 8.10 p.m. for the AGM and a talk by the Bishop of Winchester or his Representative.
Wednesday, 10 – Deanery Synod, St Peter’s, Parkstone, 7.30 p.m.
Monday, 15 – Poole Maritime Festival to 21st.
Saturday, 20 – Bournemouth Bach Choir in Concert, Christchurch Priory, with music by Mozart, 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, 27 - Men’s Breakfast, St Michael’s, Hamworthy, 9 a.m.
Sunday, 28 – Area LLM meeting, Crossways Church, Tincleton, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, 14 – Diocesan Synod (evening).
Thursday, 22 – Commissioning Service for newly trainned LPAs, Christ Church, Creekmoor, 7.30 p.m.
Monday, 3 – Diocesan Clergy Conference, Swanwick, to 6th.
Saturday, 29 - Men’s Breakfast, St Michael’s, Hamworthy, 9 a.m.
Saturday 2 – Induction for the Reverend Suzie Roberts at Longfleet Baptist Church, Poole.
Wednesday 13 – Deanery Chapter, All Saints, 12 noon.
Saturday, 30 - Men’s Breakfast, St Michael’s, Hamworthy, 9 a.m.
Monday, 9 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St Francis Church, Salisbury, 9.45 a.m. Speaker is Dr Sharon Dirckx.
Thursday, 2 – Deanery Synod, Christ Church, Creekmoor, 7.30 p.m.
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.
E & OE
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