The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

6th January 2019 – Sermon – The Trinity explained in words of one syllable

Readings: Isaiah 6:1–8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12–17  John 3:1–17 Do you know the One-Bit Word Game? It’s a game where you may not use words that have more than one bit – one part. Now: I need some help here. Tom, what do I mean by ‘bit’? (Nice and clear, please) [Tom calls out: ‘Syllable!’] […]

A Sermon for Christmas Day 2018

This year Lucinda and I are looking forward to becoming  grandparents again in just a very few weeks time.  Jack and Leo, who have been with us sometimes at Easter services, are excited about, very soon, having a little sister – quite a ‘game-changer’ when you’re aged 5, or even 8! We are all, in our different […]

A Sermon for Advent 3 2018

A man who has braved recent storms and spent last night under the pier wanders in and tries to tell a joke  – but it falls flat.  No one is greatly fussed – it happens.  But, by contrast, if we were honoured with a royal visit and that visitor told an unfunny joke you might feel the tension rise to […]

Friends of St Peter’s Late Harvest Supper 4th November 2016

The Friends of St. Peter’s Church, Bournemouth are organising a ‘Late Harvest Parish Supper’ on Friday 4th. November in St. Stephens Hall, St. Stephens Rd, Bournemouth from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Ticket price £7.50 to include Hot Food and Live Musical Entertainment from:- The Land Girls and Karl Lattimer. We do hope you can attend – […]

Easter Day 2014

We used to live near the river Wye. It was about half an hour’s walk along the river bank to Hereford Cathedral. Very often we would take Pippa, our dog, and walk a circular route along that river bank and back, till I knew it like the back of my hand. We saw the river, […]