The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

A Sermon for Pentecost – 20th May 2018

Jesus said, ‘When the Spirit of truth comes he will guide you into all truth.’ John 16: 13)  A lady calls the police to report her husband is missing. The police arrive and ask for a description. She tells them he’s 6 feet 2 inches tall, blonde wavy hair and has a smile that makes […]

Sermon – 17th March 2019 – Philippians 4: 1 “Stand firm in the Lord”

Perhaps Paul means, ‘Have faith’. Well – let me ask you: Does your car run on faith? If not, what else does it need? Churches and other faith communities were delighted by research which, I am told, produced a car that would run on faith.  It was spoken of as the very latest evidence of ‘the […]

10th February 2019 – Sermon on Luke 5:1-11 – Fishing with Jesus

Michel Kripalani is CEO of Oceanhouse Media, a premier publisher of award-winning children’s books and personal development apps that inspire, uplift and educate. Last year, Michel set himself a huge goal which he failed to achieve. Here’s what he shared about the unexpectedly good events that resulted. He wrote:   “Have you ever set a big, hairy, […]

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 – […]