The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

Easter Day Refections from the Rector

Dear Friends, “The Lord is risen, Alleluia!” – and we all reply to this oldest of Christian greetings: “He is risen indeed, Alleluia!” Holy Week brings before us just so much.  It is more than we can cope with; and it is entirely right that should be so. Earlier this week, I recorded for us, […]

Weekly email – Sunday 28th March – Palm Sunday

Dear Friends, As we enter into Holy Week, it is good that we now have the option of worship in person at all three of our Churches and/or video worship. Holy Week offers an opportunity that is simple but profound; the opportunity for each of us to choose to come closer to Jesus, in heart […]

Weekly email – Sunday 21st March – Passion Sunday

Dear Friends, Churchyard Restoration in-action: Let me begin by celebrating ten cherry trees being planted on Thursday in St Peter’s Churchyard as a real high point of a vastly successful churchyard restoration project which has been running since last August and some photos are attached.  It is a partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust, and also […]

All Saints Sunday

Because today is All Saints Day, this evening is when Hallowe’en begins. I have two areas of focus.  Secondly, I shall spend a few minutes suggesting that God’s Saints are ordinary people – including you and me – ordinary people who live with an extraordinary hope. But, before that, let me share a few thoughts about […]