The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

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 […]

Pentecost Sunday Webcast Sunday – 31st May 2020

Pentecost Sunday 2020 Would you like a revelation? Thought you might …so listen-up carefully. There was once a man who was fed up with waiting for the end of lockdown, and who could see the nasty impact it was having on the economy, (so, no revelations there – that’s how most of us are feeling!) […]

Ascension Sunday Webcast Service – 24th May 2020

After Jesus’ Ascension what did those friends of his do? We are told by Luke, writing in Acts 1:14, that a main characteristic of their life together was that “they all joined together constantly in prayer.” His physical presence with them had ceased.  But, nonetheless, it became clear to his friends, in a variety of ways (spoken of […]