The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

Weekly Message from the Rector – Advent Sunday – 5th December 2021

Dear Friends, This Sunday is Advent 2.   The third chapter of St Luke’s Gospel grounds, in history, what it is about to describe– for the events of God growing His kingdom within and around us are much stranger than any fiction we could dream up! – and, yes, these events really did take place, take time […]

Weekly Message from the Rector – Advent Sunday – 28th November 2021

Dear Friends, This Sunday is Advent Sunday.  This season of the Church’s year invites us to prepare ourselves spiritually for Christmas. In many churches, the Advent Prose is sung throughout Advent at the start of Communion services:   “Drop down you heavens from on high,  And let the skies pour down righteousness”. It compares the goodness of God […]

Weekly Message from the Rector – Remembrance Sunday – 14th November 2021

Dear Friends, On November 14th, Remembrance Sunday, we shall make use of the pandemic reality that it is two years since we marked Remembrance Sunday, other than online, and recognise our changed society by doing things just a little differently.  As the numbers of virus cases increase again, it is wisest to do as many things as possible […]

Weekly Message from the Rector – Sunday 4th July 2021

Dear Friends,  Bible Study always repays the time we give to it.  Lucinda and I greatly enjoy welcoming to our garden (18 Wimborne Road) anyone who would like to join our mid-week Bible Study at 4pm on Wednesdays.  A group of us have been getting under the surface of what St John’s Gospel is all about, using Tom […]

Weekly Message from the Rector – St Peter’s Day – June 27th 2021 – John 21

Dear Friends, On Sunday, 27th June, St Peter’s Day: 8am Communion at St Peter’s. 10am St Peter’s: Patronal Festival Eucharist: I shall preside and The Rev’d Dr Paul Collins will preach. 10am St Augustin’s: The Rev’d Dr David Wheeler will preside and preach. 10.45am St Stephen’s:  The Rev’d Stephen Holmes will preside and preach. If you […]