The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth


Message from the Rector – The Sixth Sunday of Easter – 9th May 2021

Dear Friends, Within this next ten days, we welcome one of the Church’s major festivals, Ascension Day (and I shall share Malcom Guite’s poem about The Ascension with you shortly), we also have an annual opportunity to focus on supporting in prayer and finance the worldwide work for justice and peace of Christian Aid (and my video of intercessions […]

The Fifth Sunday of Easter Reflections – Sunday 2nd May 2021

Dear Friends, Let me share with you Malcom Guite’s poem, ‘I am the Vine’, which stimulates reflection around our Gospel reading for this Sunday, 2nd May: John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye […]

Service for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Rev’d Ian Terry leads us in prayers, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, and invites us to reflect with him on what it means for us that the Risen Jesus is the Good Shepherd – we read John 10: 11-18 – and try out an informal way of talking with Jesus, our Good Shepherd, about […]

Friends of St Peter’s Update for 2021

Good Morning Friends The Glorious 12th of April has arrived as we slowly, but surely, make our way out of lockdown and ease ourselves towards a new normal! It’s high time that I updated you as to what is planned in the coming weeks and months. As I am sure you can understand, everything that […]

Archbishop gives Radio 4 ‘Thought For the Day’ on HRH Prince Philip To set aside your own rights and interests in order to serve others is always difficult, but as we reflect on the life of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, we are reminded of how much it is possible to achieve when we dedicate our lives to larger causes than ourselves. Prince Philip […]

Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said today:  “I join with the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and give thanks to God for his extraordinary life of dedicated service. Prince Philip continually demonstrated his unfailing support and unstinting […]

Condolence book for HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, opens online The Church of England has opened an online condolence book following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. The book is open to any individual or church communities who wish to sign and record a message.  The Government has advised that in order to observe current […]