The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

Welcome to our Eighth Sunday After Trinity Webcast Service, Sermon and Message from the Rector – 2nd August 2020

Dear Friends,                                             Welcome to our video service, which you’ll find here: People sometimes say to me, ‘How do I get close to God?’.   Now, immediately I feel inadequate to reply meaningfully.  I am a fellow explorer, seeking the way, not an expert.  Indeed, the people I respect most in these matters are very suspicious of anyone who […]

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday After Trinity from the Rev’s Bryan Apps and a Message from the Rector – 19th July 2020

Dear Friends,                                                                                                                         It has been so amazingly good to see very many of back at church again!  This past four months … !? There is no reason at all why you should not set aside a bit of time each week to carry-on joining our video services, as well as coming to church in our holy […]

St Peter’s Day Webcast Service – Sunday 5th July 2020

A message from the rector Dear Friends,                              Today we reopen St Peter’s Church at 10am to celebrate a Eucharist of thanksgiving for St Peter.  We transferred this from 28th June (the usual date) so that this could be our prayerful focus on this first Sunday when public worship opens-up our churches again throughout the UK.  I am delighted […]

The Third Sunday After Trinity – 28th June, 2020 Webcast Service & Sermon

Reflection for Sunday 28th June 2020 Well – that cup of cold water that Dominic has just read about would be really welcome in this heat-wave we’re enjoying – and that’s the point, Jesus is saying that we should treat each other with compassion (because dehydration is bad news!) and gentle hospitality. I begin each day […]

The Second Sunday After Trinity – 21st June, 2020 Webcast Service & Message from the rector

Dear Friends,                        Welcome to this morning’s video service.  You’ll find it by following this link: It’s lovely that, in these lockdown days (and weeks, and months …) we can worship together online, using these video services. I’m delighted, this morning, to welcome my friend and colleague, the Rev’d Dr Gareth Sherwood, CEO of Bournemouth’s YMCA, to […]