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An update from Joy

June 9th, 2020 by Laura Wood

The aim of Lansdowne International Cafe is to create a space, a community for families, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students, language students, and refugees from all over the world to come together and create friendships and fellowship with one another. The purpose of the cafe is to get the Gospel across to many people from different… Read more

Gordon and Jane Showell-Rogers Update

June 1st, 2020 by Laura Wood

Jama (Somalia) is a young friend in prison simply because he fled war to seek a safer life. Languishing in Immigration Prison in Thailand, he tries to sleep on his side in a dormitory of 100 African men (it’s too crowded to lie on your back). He had been accepted by the UN and then… Read more

Open The Bible

April 27th, 2020 by Tom Davenport

During this uncertain time, the world as we know it is being shaken. As Christians, we believe that Jesus gives us our sure and certain hope. This might sound alien to you?   The Bible helps make sense of our hope and security. The whole Bible points us to Jesus to give us this hope,… Read more

From Fear to Faith

April 21st, 2020 by Mike Smailes

  Are you afraid? Fear is far from surprising at a time like this. Everything seems to have changed. This tiny virus is having a deep impact. And it leaves all of us with questions. Big questions! When faced with death, Jesus said to his friends, ‘Don’t be afraid. Trust me!’1 He’s offering true security,… Read more

Lansdowne Church Update

April 1st, 2020 by Laura Wood

As we are slowly becoming more accustomed to the restrictions of the present Coronavirus crisis it is encouraging to hear of the church activities and ministries that are managing to continue or at least keep in contact through the available technology. One such event we will be endeavouring to hold on Thursday evening is Prayer… Read more

In Chains But The Gospel Runs Free

March 26th, 2020 by Peter Baker

“In Chains but the Gospel Runs Free “ “Blair on air” was with us last Sunday morning. At least I think he nicknamed himself that. Blair on air was part of a very large online Church community that logged into and enjoyed Lansdowne Live. I watched it all happening on a computer screen myself, from… Read more

Antoine Thenin

March 26th, 2020 by Laura Wood

The vision of Friends International is to see international students transformed by the Good News of Jesus so that they fully engage with the mission of the church in the world.   Did you know that one million international students come to the UK each year to either study English or enrol in higher education?  Most… Read more

Lansdowne Live – from a child’s perspective

March 23rd, 2020 by Laura Wood

Yesterday we had our first internet only church service. We asked the children watching to send in their drawings of their impressions of the service. Here are some of them:   If you missed the service, you can watch it below:   We will be live every Sunday at 10:30am on the following link: https://lansdowne.churchonline.org/… 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


February 27th, 2020 by Laura Wood

Find out about real hope this Easter Sunday   A Real Hope Join us as we celebrate the hope we’ve found in Jesus 12 April at 9:15am and 11:15am Kid’s activities at both services   A Reliable Hope Hear why we can trust the Bible as the reason for our hope 12 April at 6:30pm… Read more

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