All female vocal ensemble ‘La Nova Singers’ present a family charity concert at St Christopher’s Church, Southbourne, Saturday 24th February at 3pm (doors open 2:30pm) in aid of The Water Lily Project. The Water Lily Project is a local charity who work with vulnerable women in and around Christchurch who are affected by various issues,… Read more
Do you enjoy looking back or would you rather forget what has happened? At our service on New Year’s Eve morning we were encouraged by David Pickard to look back to propel ourselves forward – like a rower. So with that in mind, here is the presentation from that service, giving a brief snapshot of… Read more
Since July 2015 Lansdowne Church has become multi-site, without walls. The Executive Business Centre of Bournemouth University situated on Holdenhurst Road, provided one of our Sunday locations. Church was now a place where all those who attended served in a variety of ways from setting up the music, sound system and refreshments. This Sunday saw… Read more
Book Review – The Stone-crusher’s daughter: the Implications of being made in God’s image. By David Lundy. 2016.
The Stone-crusher’s daughter: the Implications of being made in God’s image. By David Lundy. 2016. I’ve just finished this very interesting book which I want to share with you. The Canadian author has had a long and distinguished career in Christian service and is well qualified to talk about the issues he deals with. He… Read more
We have had several people who wanted to attend the meeting on 20th but couldn’t make the date hence it has been decided to reschedule this to October after the Newcomers Event. A new date will be issued shortly.
On the 16 July we had the pleasure of baptising Jess Latham, Paul and Paula Baker, Andrea Kurucz and Emily Kimbell in the sea at Bournemouth beach. For each of them, being baptised is an outward sign of what has already taken place inside. Being plunged into the water and rising again paints a vivid picture… Read more
On the 14 July over 150 people were given a tour of the new building in Lansdowne Road. The tours were led by the Iain Lockhart, Ian Johnston and Keith McKay and provided the opportunity to view the latest progress with definition of all the major rooms now clearly visible. Of particular interest was the clear potential of… Read more
Around 117 of us headed out to Wilksworth Farm, near Wimborne, for the weekend. Staying in tents, camper vans, and caravans, we were blessed by amazing weather. After Friday’s set up, we all came together in the evening for hot chocolate before bed. Saturday was very relaxed, making use of the facilities, including swimming, and… Read more
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which began when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenburg Cathedral. There have been at least three new biographies of Luther this year, and this book examines another aspect of that anniversary. Luther opposed the Catholic Church, and out of the conflict… Read more
It’s funny how certain moments in your life are so marked by a song that the memory becomes inextricably soundtracked by it. They say your sense of smell is the strongest of the senses, though I reckon hearing must be up there. Whenever that song hits the speakers, it can be utterly impossible to shed… Read more