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Being Church in a Viral World

March 19th, 2020 by Laura Wood

Being Church in a viral world ; When I was a boy, Corona was a fizzy drink! Today it’s a word associated with a disease which has completely changed the way in which the world works and we live. A tiny particle has caused stock markets to crash, nations to shut down and forced millions… Read more

Pay it Forward

March 12th, 2020 by Laura Wood

  Pay it Forward Westbourne is arguably the Coffee Shop capital of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole! One of my favourites is Le Petite Prince. They serve the most delicious breads and pastries. A few weeks ago a notice appeared in the shop window headed, Pay it Forward. Customers are being encouraged to pay for two… Read more

Evening Lament

January 6th, 2020 by Laura Wood

Amended from our evening service of the 29 December 2019.   Lament There  are so many people in our church community and wider world who are really struggling with the reality of living in a broken world. So tonight we will be spending some time reflecting on that and lamenting to God in prayer. For those who… Read more

Light Party 2019: Jesus Light of the World

November 5th, 2019 by Laura Wood

Last Thursday, we had a fantastic Light Party. We had at least 164 people come and join us in celebrating Jesus the light of the world. It was such a fantastic opportunity to outreach on a day when many celebrate the darkness. We grasped the opportunity to hold it on Halloween so that families could… Read more

Simon Guillebaud – guest speaker 17 November

October 14th, 2019 by Laura Wood

SIMON is the founder and International Director of Great Lakes Outreach [GLO] a Christian charity working in war-torn Central Africa.  GLO’s projects include for example, building schools, AIDS sensitisation, empowering street children, supporting orphanages, providing micro finance, entrepreneurship and training initiatives, developing agriculture and reaching out to communities.  Having spent 20 years working and living… Read more

Bournemouth Foodbank Christmas Hamper Appeal

October 9th, 2019 by Laura Wood

  This year we are supporting the Bournemouth  Foodbank Christmas Hamper Appeal, by pledging to supply… 400 jars of pasta sauce!! If you are able to help could you bring your jars of pasta sauce and leave them at the Foodbank collection point in the foyer at Woodbury Avenue. Thanks you. Tom Davenport  |  Community… Read more

Immeasurably More- A fortnight of prayer: 1-14 September

August 12th, 2019 by Laura Wood

  Each day we’ll be focusing on the prayers of Paul. Each morning there’ll be a short video focusing on a passage from Paul’s letters (see below, updated daily), to shape our praying, and we’ll be meeting formally and informally across the fortnight to share food together and pray. September 1st marks the beginning of… Read more


July 23rd, 2019 by Laura Wood

Throughout our Summer Sundays, our morning series will take us on a journey from Genesis to Revelation. If you’re in Youth Church you’ll stay in with us so you don’t miss out. There will be resources for you to use to engage in the service. This bird’s eye view of ‘God’s Big Story’ will inspire… Read more

St Augustin’s Jelly Tots End of Term Picnic

July 17th, 2019 by Laura Wood

As many of you will be aware, when the old Lansdowne building was demolished in the summer of 2015 some of the activities that ran from the old building needed to relocate nearer to the town centre rather than reopen at Woodbury Avenue.  As well as In Touch (mission that helps the homeless and those… Read more

French Evening with Antoine – Review

June 18th, 2019 by Laura Wood

MERVEILLEUX!! Following a very impressive welcome in French by Mike Smailes, our MC for the evening, the four serveurs set about attending their respective tables.  Nicky King’s French menu was much appreciated and enjoyed!  It was great to hear the buzz of conversation but the pièce de résistance was when ANTOINE THENIN delivered his visual… Read more

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