The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

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 recorded webcast service for a while. We are looking towards broadcasting the Sunday morning service or even be able to stream this live but as I said last week, we need to sort out the technology and the manpower to be able to do this, so if anyone has the expertise and is willing to join a team to enable us to do this, please contact Ian directly.

The transformation of the St Peter’s churchyard is entering its final week for this year. If you can spare a couple of hours to pop down and help Jane and her small band of helpers with what they are doing, please just go down and lend a hand. They’ll be there on Mon-Weds mornings all this week. Coffee breaks and lunch are all provided, as are the tools. Just bring a pair of gardening gloves and yourself! A feedback form is attached, (hard copies are available in church) which Jane and the team would love you to fill in and return, either to the parish office or via email to me as soon as possible. Your feedback is invaluable in order to secure further funding and all the necessary permissions we will need to complete all of the final stages of the project, so please take 10 minutes over a cup of coffee and pen/type your thoughts and get them over to me as soon as possible.

Don’t forget that the Arts By The Sea installation began last week (25th Sept- 2nd Oct,10am-10pm daily) so come along and spread the word to your friends and family as it promises to be an interesting piece.

Our parish Harvest Festival is next Sunday (Oct 4th) and your donations to support Bournemouth Foodbank will be gratefully received. Due to the generosity of the local supermarkets during the covid crisis giving bulk deliveries, their warehouse is almost at capacity. The specific items they STILL NEED are: Rice pudding, custard, jelly, chocolate. What they DO NOT NEED are: cereal, pasta, milk. Because of their over-stocking situation at present, they are also asking for financial donations which can then be used to buy supplies that they need as space becomes available. If you are willing to do that, here are the ways you can donate:

Cheques payable to ‘Bournemouth Foodbank’

Bank details are CAF Bank – Bournemouth Foodbank; Sort code 40-52-40; Account Number 00025306 – please reference it BTCP Harvest Donation.

Cash – in an envelope marked ‘Bournemouth Foodbank’ 

Some wonderful news. Rosemary Larkin finally left hospital and went back home this week. Although she is not currently up for visitors, as it will take some time for her to readjust to living at home and all that that entails, I know she would love to receive cards and messages from you to let her know that we ‘re all thinking about her and wishing her a speedy recovery. If you drop off your cards and letters into the parish office letter box, Jane & I will arrange to have them dropped over to Rosemary’s on a regular basis for you. 

And finally, check out this sneak preview of our old friend Sam Hanson’s new synth/jazz album The Atmosphere Suite. Due for release on 2nd October, you can sample the first three tracks via Sam’s YOUTUBE channel.

Please share this news with those who aren’t able to access email as I’m conscious that without a weekly news sheet they will be relying on word of mouth to keep them up to date on what’s happening.

Have a lovely week


Lisa Babb, Parish Administrator