News and Requests -
Bulletin 7th August click HERE
Bulletin 14th August click HERE
ACORNS - Pre-school Child and carer group - Fridays 10am to 11.30am (term time) St.Katharine's church centre.
Please let others know about the group. See HERE
The terrible situation in Ukraine has been very much in our prayers and on our minds in this last week and many have reached out asking how we can support their nation.
We were pleased to see a good number of people at our monthly prayer gathering on Thursday afternoon at St Nicholas. We will continue to meet for weekly prayer on Wednesday evenings at 7pm via Zoom (joining details on the weekly bulletin). Please do join us if you can. Please use the churches before and after the Sunday service for any quiet time of prayer you desire. Please remember the prayer tree at St Nicholas church and the fishing net at St Katharine's church are there for all to write personal prayer requests.
In the meantime, there are some specific suggested prayers to be found at
You may have seen that the Dorset Polish community have been organising much needed items to be donated to the now-closed Argos, Castlepoint and also to Christchurch Baptist Church. We understand they have been inundated with items and the last day for drop-off's in Christchurch is Monday morning. Please look at the Dorset for Ukraine and Christchurch Baptist Church Facebook pages or websites for up-to-date information.
Please support the Ukraine by contacting our treasurer, Jenny Glendenning or the parish office to make any donations outside of the events we are organising.
And finally, can I share with you the prayer from our Archbishops:-
A pilgrimage to the Holy Land
With the Revd Michal Smith and Revd Canon Mike Powis 6-15th June
10 days based in Jerusalem & Galilee click HERE for more information
News & Requests
The Sick or in need of Prayer:
Roy McMenamin, Gary Hickman,André Flower, Sue Bellamy, and John Smith
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 families of Margaret Rankin, Wilfred Elkington and James McIntyre (senior) whose anniversaries of death occur during this coming week.May they Rest in Peace
Home and Study Groups
The Tuesday Evening Study Group will resume on 6 September.
The Wednesday morning Home group will recommence in September.
Walsingham pilgrimage 2023
The dates for the Parish pilgrimage to Walsingham are Monday 20 - Friday 24 March. Christine Quinton will require a £10 non-refundable deposit from anyone who would like to secure a place.
Churches Together in Southbourne - skittles with Fish & Chips at Immanuel church on Saturday 3rd September 6-9pm.
Ticket price is £8 and booking will be on line:
Please come and support this event as Peter and Ruth Southcombe retire and move away later in September so we'd like to have a good representation from our churches. Please speak to Natalie Greenfield or Julian Davies with any questions.
St Katharine’s School
There is a vacancy on the governing body of the school for two foundation governors. If you feel that this is a role you could fill, or you know of someone who could, please speak to Fr Dave, Kerry Leighton-Bailey or Colin Baker to find out what the role involves.
Parish Skittles evening
This will now take place at the Bournemouth Electric Club on Friday 14 October (6.30pm). Tickets are £11 (includes meal in basket) each and can be obtained from Carol Hammond at St Katharine’s or Sally McMenamin at St Nicholas’.
Dates for your diary:
11 Sept Next local walk (2.30pm)
14 Oct Skittles evening at Bournemouth Electric Club (6.30pm)
See here for recent services.
The Livestream links for services are HERE:
Readings for services on 14th August :-
Isaiah 5:1-7 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56
Livestreamed Services Booklet Click HERE
(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)
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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.