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News and Requests -


Bulletin 21st November               click  HERE

Bulletin 28th November               click  HERE

Toddler and Baby Group

St Katharine’s with St Nicholas’ Toddler and Baby Group

Welcoming ‘Little Tots’ and Their Carers.  We meet each Monday (during term time) from 10.00-11.30 a.m.

Come and join our small friendly group at St Katharine’s Church Centre, Church Road, Southbourne.

We currently have several vacancies and would love you to visit us to find out more.

[A small charge is made for refreshments] For more information, please contact Liz via the parish office: stkathnic@btconnect.com


The Sick or in need of Prayer:

Roy McMenamin, Gary Hickman,Dierdre Coburn, Sue Bellamy,John 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 all The Recently Departed, and for the families of Emmy Cook, Tom Cook and Bernard Hill whose anniversaries of death occur during this coming week.      

May they Rest in Peace


Homegroups – please continue to pray about joining a group.  We need to keep in contact with Our Lord throughout the week. One group meets at 22 Belle Vue Road at 10.15am on Wednesdays.  The other is on Zoom at 1.45pm on Thursdays.

Please contact Julian Davies on 07552 236878

or julianapdavies@hotmail.com; or Natalie at natalie_greenfield@yahoo.co.uk for further details.


St Nicholas’ Patronal Festival + Boy Bishop Ceremony – as is the usual custom, we ask that you bring a gift to give to the Boy Bishop and these gifts will be sent to the Refuge for children who have no settled home or many presents, if any.  If you could wrap the gifts, label them with girl or boy, the age and indicate what is in them.  This will enable the presents to be given to the most appropriate child.   


Advent Quiet Morning: Saturday 4 December 10.00am to midday at St Katharine's - more details to follow


Bishop’s Commission for Mission (BCM)

There are some leaflets at the back of our churches with further details on the courses – Pastoral, Growing Faith, Creation Care and Pioneer – taking place from January to April 2022.


Volunteers needed to open/close the Nativity Shed on Southbourne Green - this opens from Saturday 20 November. CTiS churches are being asked to help with the unlocking/locking of the shed for one week. We are responsible for the w/c Sunday 28 November. The shed needs to be opened in the morning at around 9am and closed in the evening at around 9pm. There is a number code padlock, which will be advised. Can you please put your name down to do a slot by advising the office.


Monthly Prayer Gathering at St Nicholas - 2pm Thursday 2 December. This precedes the All-Age Fellowship group and provides either half an hour of guided prayer in an informal setting or the opportunity to sit quietly in church.


Dates for your diary:

21 Nov – ‘The Shack’ – in the back hall cinema at Immanuel (6.30pm)

5 Dec Boy Bishop Service at St Nicholas’ at 9.00am for the whole parish.

6 Dec - ‘One God? Jews & the Trinity Taboo’ by Rabbi Mark Solomon at the Marsham Court Hotel (8.10pm)



18 DecChristmas Coffee Morning in theSt Katharine’s Parish Centre from 10.00am to noon. 

A box is available at the back of each church for donations to be used as prizes for the raffle and tombola.



19 DecNine Lessons and Carols Service at St Katharine’s at 4.00pm.

Use the following link to the Echo website:



Magazine – Last date of entry for articles is Tuesday 23 November.  Please make this a priority.


£60 for the 60th anniversary of St. Nicholas’ Church

St. Nicholas’ Church is celebrating its 60th anniversary in April 2021. This unique building has been part of the local community since 1961. During that time the roof has withstood all the wind, salt spray and rain that comes from being in such an exposed position, but now needs replacing so congregations, local residents and visitors to this beautiful part of the Dorset coast can continue to worship and enjoy this building for many decades to come.


As part of the parish celebrations planned to mark the 60th anniversary, we have launched a 60 for 60 campaign to help fund the necessary work on the roof. If you are able to donate £60 (or whatever you can afford) we would be really grateful.


Our Just Giving page can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stnicholas6060roofrepair?utm_ter...

Because of the Covid-19 restrictions our regular church income has fallen significantly so the parish really needs your help to protect this unique local landmark. Anything you can give would be much appreciated.


Sunday Livestream



The Livestreamed services will continue this Sunday. 

See here for recent services.

The Parish of St Katharine with St Katharine´s, YouTube channel

The Livestream links for this Sunday's services  are   HERE:   


Readings for Sunday 28th November -

  • Jeremiah 33:14-16       1 Thessalonians 3:9-end      Luke 21:25-36 



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)

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

If you have young children, then there are a variety of children's bible teaching resources and activities that can be found by clicking here

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.