The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

Weekly message from the rector – Sunday 13th June – Second Sunday After Trinity

Dear Friends,

This Sunday, 13th June, is Trinity 2.  

Services ‘in person’ will be as follows in our three churches, and there will continue to be a video offering on the usual YouTube channel.  Follow this link: SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICE and PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

8am Communion at St Peter’s Church, in the Keble Chapel. 

10am at St Peter’s: I shall preside and preach at Communion

10.45 St Stephen’s:  The Rev’d David Lund

10am St Augustin’s:  The Rev’d John Staples

Next Sunday, 20th June, 3rd Sunday after Trinity:

8am Communion at St Peter’s

10am Communion: St Peter’s: I shall preside and the Rev’d Dr Chris Steed will preach

During the service we shall Chris’ most recent books, written during the pandemic, and partly a response to it, “Seven Songs” and “The Red Stain of Cain”.  There will be opportunity after the service, outside the church, to purchase copies signed by the author.  I warmly commend them to you.

10am Communion: St Augustin’s: The Rev’d John Staples

10.45 am Mass:  St Stephen’s: The Rev’d David Lund

We look towards Sunday, 27th June, which we shall keep as St Peter’s Day, as the first time since Christmas when we shall be able (we hope) to have a full choir singing – and the congregation to sing hymns with them.  Marvellous!

As this will be St Peter’s Patronal Festival – and a time to quietly give thanks for God’s gift of priestly ordination for those who have been ordained at this time – we would particularly welcome gifts to further the work of our Church for the common good of Bournemouth.  

St Peter’s Church Gift Day: Friday, 25th June: I shall be in church from 10am until 4pm to receive donations to fund the mission and maintenance of St Peter’s. There will be a celebratory 1pm Jazz Concert in St Peter’s, and this is a welcome opportunity to focus our annual Gift Day on 25th June (you can give by cheque, cash, contactless payment or by covenanting – and, if you are a tax-payer, it will help us gain an extra 25% if you complete a Gift Aid yellow envelope to accompany your very welcome gift).  We shall give thanks for those gifts during our Eucharistic worship on 27th.

Parry’s Cafe has now reopened in St Peter’s on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am – 2pm.  Do contact Chris Mayne if you would like to help with the cafe. This is a hugely important part of our welcoming people – all people – to the glorious sacred space that is St Peter’s Church. Also attached are flyers for two upcoming events this month – a Fish & Chip Supper with Jazz on Weds 23rd and a St Petertide Big Band Concert and BBQ on Weds 30th, so contact Chris to book!   

Also, on Wednesdays, 4- 5pm, Lucinda and I are delighted to welcome to a Bible Study meeting in our garden (18 Wimborne Road) anyone who would like to study with us some of the major themes that emerge from St John’s Gospel, asking how these themes shed light on our lives, our closeness to God, and the decisions we make; there will also be some open praying around those themes. All are welcome.  We are following Tom Wright’s book, ‘Broken Signposts’.

Enjoy the week!   


The Rev’d Dr Ian Terry

Team Rector of Bournemouth Town Centre Parish,
Visiting Fellow with Bournemouth University,
18 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 6NT
01202 554058
07733 336047