Churches Together in Poole




January 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.














Christian Aid is working with the Church of England Education Office to set up a new accreditation scheme for C of E schools (in particular, although it may well appeal to non-church schools, too).  The SIAMS framework will require schools to demonstrate how they inspire and support the development of “courageous advocacy” in pupils as “agents of change in local, national and international communities, with the confidence to confront and challenge injustice and inequality”.   So the charity is now advertising for Volunteer Teachers for Christian Aid to join this new project.  See for more information.  Christian Aid Teachers are volunteers who support schools participating in the scheme. They offer guidance and ideas to class teachers and provide workshops and assemblies.  If you would like the opportunity to use your professional expertise in an exciting new project, and to inspire young people to make a difference, then this role could suit you. You will need to have engaging presentation skills and some experience of working in the education system. The scheme itself is due to start Jan 2018.  Christian Aid is starting the recruitment process now (please make contact even if you are reading this after the closing date) and there will be a training day in the autumn (date tbc). The minimum level of participation is likely to be two visits to each participating school per term.  For more information please follow the link above or contact Fiona Daborn, Regional Coordinator for Dorset on 023 8070 6969 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..








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. 








Details of the new sessions until 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?”








Paul Jones (once of Manfred Mann and other bands) together with his wife West End actress Fiona Hendley are appearing at evenings of conversation and song in a relaxed and informal setting of outreach events and have some dates still available early next year, using church settings.   Currently January 10th and 14th, plus February 10th are free, although later in the year might be more helpful locally.   Full details can be obtained from Lins Honeyman on 01738 636253 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..








This is event is being held at Lyndhurst Baptist Church on Saturday, February 10th between 9.30 a.m. and 4 p.m., with Flame International.   The venue is in Chapel Lane (SO43 7FG).   Lunch is available.   For further information the Kings Church Centre in Southampton will be able to help on 023 8078 5414.   Full information is on the website at and includes booking opportunities.












Wednesday, 3 – Churches Together in Dorset Service with the focus on “Bereavement after Violence”, St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth, 11 a.m.




Friday, 5 – Coffee Morning, Church of the Transfiguration, Canford Cliffs, 10.30 a.m.




Monday, 8 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth, on “Brexit, Trump and Popularism” with Archdeacon Antony MacRow-Wood at 8 p.m.




Wednesday, 10 – Poole Conversations Meeting, Bournemouth University, 4.30 to 6.30 p.m.


Service of Praise and Prayer, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy, 7 p.m.




Sunday, 14 – St Clement’s Men’s Group, St Clement’s Church Hall, Newtown, Parkstone, 10 a.m.


Healing Service, St Peter’s Church, Ashley Cross, Parkstone, 6.30 p.m.




Thursday, 18 – Deanery Standing Committee.




Sunday 21 – Service for the Week of Prayer for Church Unity, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rossmore, Poole, 6.30 p.m.




Tuesday, 23 – C3 Safeguarding Training, St Andrew’s Church Centre, Kinson, 10 a.m.








Saturday, 3 – “Dick Whittington” panto at St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Poole Road, Branksome with St Aldhelm’s Players, to 10th.




Sunday, 4 – Bishop Karen visits St Michael’s, Hamworthy, 10 a.m. 




Monday, 5 – Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marsham Court Hotel, Russell-Coes Road, with “Contemporary Apologetic” with the Reverend Angela Tilby of Christcurch Cathedral, Oxford at 8 p.m.




Wednesday, 7 – Messy Church, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy, with CHANGE OF DAY, 3.30 p.m.




Sunday, 11 – St Michael’s in Hamworthy has Mission themed service at 10 a.m.




Wednesday, 14 – Ash Wednesday.




Saturday, 24 – Ladies’ Breakfast, St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy, 9 a.m.




Sunday, 25 – The Archdeacon of Dorset will be at St Michael’s, Hamworthy, at 10 a.m.




Monday, 26 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St John’s Church, Leigh Road, Wimborne, 9.45 a.m.   “Growing the Local Church” wth Bishop David Williams of Basingstoke.








Monday, 5 - Bournemouth William Temple Association, Marshalm Court Hotel, Bournemouth.   Speaker on “We believe in life before death” wth David Pan of Christian Aid at 8 p.m.




Sunday, 25 – Palm Sunday








Sunday, 1 – Easter Day.




Tuesday, 17 – Licensing of the Reverend Tessa Nisbet as Rector of Hamworthy Parish, at St Michael’s Church, 7 p.m.




Saturday, 21 – Celebration of Lay Ministry, Salisbury Cathedral, 10.30 a.m.








Sunday, 13 – Christian Aid Week.




Monday, 21 – Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship, St John’s Church, Leigh Road, Wimborne, 9.45 a.m. with speaker the Reverend Dr Ian Paul from Nottingham on “From Paradise to the Parousia”.   Take packed lunch.








Sunday,15 – Dorset Archdeaconry LLM Gathering, 2.30 p.m.








Friday, 28 – Pre-Admission Quiet Day for LLMs.




Saturday, 29 – LLM Annual Meeting and Admissions Service, Salisbury Cathedral, 2.30 p.m.










Although I expect to be moving residence fairly soon, 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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