The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

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 […]

6th Sunday of Easter Webcast Service

“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever.” He will give you – future tense for them Waiting is always hard, even on a sunny day in a nice garden.   Our dog, Jasper, for instance, on the film we shot, banged his paw down impatiently on the table, and […]

5th Sunday of Easter Webcast Service – Sunday 10th May 2020

Reflection 10th May, 2020 Come now, disturbing Spirit of our God, Breathe gently on the bodiliness of your beloved creation, and make us one body in Christ, united in justice and joy, in peace and love. Open our graves, unbind our eyes, And name us here; Touch and heal all that has been buried in us, […]