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 […]

Welcome to our Webcast Service for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels and our Weekly News email

Good morning all Welcome to our webcast video service for the Fest of St Michael and All Angels, Sunday, 27th September.  Please click this link to view: This Sunday, the rector will be at St Peter’s with Lucinda preaching, the Reverend Dr David Wheeler will be in St Augustin’s and the Reverend Stephen Holmes will be in St Stephen’s. Don’t forget that this Sunday will be the last […]

Welcome to our Twelfth Sunday After Trinity Webcast Service and Message from the Rector – 30th August 2020

Dear Friends Welcome to our webcast video service for Sunday, 30th August.  It can be accessed by way of this link: or  This morning my colleague, the Reverend Bryan Apps will share with us some reflections on the Scriptures and how they point us to God’s action in our lives. Next Sunday, 6th September, Bryan will also be […]