News and Requests -
Bulletin 16th January click HERE
Bulletin 23rd January click HERE
See below for important Roof appeal information.
News & Requests
The Sick or in need of Prayer:
Roy McMenamin, Gary Hickman, André Flower, Sue Bellamy, John Smith, Joe Smith and Tony Whittaker
NB: Please submit requests for the prayer list to Liz Christopher or the office & confirm you have the permission of the individual. Thank you.
Thanksgiving for the Departed:
We pray for the families of all The Recently Departed, and for the family of Mary White whose anniversary of death occurs during this coming week. May they Rest in Peace
Home Communions – if anyone wants Communion at home, or knows of anyone who would appreciate home Communions, please contact Liz Christopher on 01202 420234.
Holocaust Memorial Service today 2pm on-line - Our Boy Bishop, Elliot Gower, is speaking at this service which can be viewed on Zoom. Joining details via Eventbrite website or search Bournemouth & Poole Holocaust Memorial Day.
Next Parish Walk - Sunday 30th January 2.30pm from St Nicholas church. We will walk for approx. 1-1.5 hours locally, depending on attendee's wishes. Weather dependent so please contact Natalie Greenfield on 07966 713798 if any doubts on the day.
Fish and Chip Supper + Quiz – at St Nicholas’ on Saturday 12 February (6.00-9.00pm). Tickets are £10 and may be purchased from Carol at St Katharine’s or from Sally at St Nicholas’.
Walsingham Pilgrimage 2022 This will take place on March 14th -18th. For any updates or questions please speak to Christine Quinton.
Very Important – Junior Church Both of our churches need more people to help lead our Junior Church classes. If you have a good knowledge of the Bible and a concern for the children of our parish, who are our future church members, please speak to one of the wardens. This is a vital ministry in every parish because our young people need to be taught and we are commanded to do this (Psalm 78:1-8). To be brutally honest, if we do not teach and encourage our young people then our churches will die!
Card Payments Both our churches now have card payment facilities - please ask the welcomer or your warden for details, should you wish to make an offering in this way. It is quick and secure and you have the option of receiving a receipt via text or email.
Dates for your diary:
30 January Parish Walk from the St Nicholas’ car park
3 February All-age Fellowship at St Nicholas’
7 February William Temple Association ‘Pilgrimage’ by the Bishop of Sherborne, Karen Gorham
12 February Fish and Chip Supper + Quiz at St Nicholas’
2 March Ash Wednesday Service at St Katharine’s at 7.00pm
7th March William Temple Association "Head and Heart. Ignatian Spirituality and Discernment" by Father Paul Keys (St. Catherine's Church, Wimborne).
14 – 18 March Walsingham Pilgrimage
Help us replace the East roof on St. Nicholas Church
Situated on the approach to Hengistbury Head in Southbourne, this unique building has been part of the local community since 1961. For the last 60 years, the roof has withstood all the wind, salt spray and rain that comes from being in such an exposed position, but it now needs replacing so residents and visitors to this beautiful part of the Dorset coast can continue to appreciate the unusual design of this important building.
Last year, we launched a crowd funding campaign to help pay for the necessary work on the roof. At the end of 2021 we had raised a little over £4,000, leaving us another £21,000 to find in 2022. It would be fantastic if you are able to help by donating through the website or via our Just Giving page:
As the original roofing panels are now obsolete, we are awaiting planning approval from BCP Council for an alternative solution. Unfortunately, the roof is now letting water in, which is causing damage inside of the building above the font, close to the altar, and whilst a temporary repair should keep most of the rain out, we urgently need help raising the necessary funds to complete this work in 2022.
During the pandemic, our regular church income has significantly reduced, and the Parish really needs your help now to complete this important project. We would be grateful for anything you are able to give, and your donation will help preserve this unique landmark for decades to come.
The Livestreamed services will continue this Sunday.
See here for recent services.
The Livestream links for this Sunday's services are HERE:
Readings for services on 23rd January -
Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10 1 Corin 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21
Livestreamed Services Booklet
(Unfortunately we do not have an electronic copy of the St Nicholas service booklet, but the service shares many of the responses used at St Katharine)
Please subscribe to the channel by clicking 'subscribe' on our YouTube page- it is free, and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you click the notification bell, then you will be alerted by email and/or a smartphone notification whenever we upload or livestream and the notification will take you straight to the service.
Our online donations page is now active. If you normally give via the collection bags or plate, please consider making use of this facility as it really helps our church and community work
In the meantime, if you do hear of someone who is self isolating, please do let us know. We may be able to contact them and possibly provide some practical help.
We will keep you updated, and please do stay in touch!
Dean and Kevin - Churchwardens
Service times are normally:
- St Nicholas 9am till 10am, and St Katharine 1030am till 1130am.
- Weekly on Wednesdays at 7.30pm at St Katharine - Said Mass
- Confessions - these can now be resumed and arranged by appointment.