…some older news items and non-time-specific items below ...
Rev Matt Simpson was licensed
Ride + Stride 2020
See the Grapevine for
"New Rev for Routes to Roots
Poole homeless charity Routes to Roots has appointed The Revd Andy Mason as Manager of its drop-in sessions.
This article is taken from the Grapevine issue on 12th Sept:-
Hospitality, friendship, and Creation
"As an Eco Diocese, we treasure those who pioneer a gentler way of life - even if that means them holding their ground. Read more..."
Look on Facebook to see three photographs of those who have been working at the vicarage preparing it for Matt and Alex and family's arrival later this month.
Rev Hilary Bond was licensed as a Pioneer Minister to the Parish of Wareham on Sunday (6th) by Bishop Karen.
Click the link below to watch the TWAM video on YouTube to get a visual
insight into the TWAM Norwich HQ and refurbishing centre. Here, tools and implements etc which have
been donated are sent for refurbishment prior to their shipping to 3rd World
Harvest festival was on Sunday, 27th September at both services.
Six lovely photos from the wedding of Jonathan de Garis and Alexandra Wehlau on our Facebook page.
Our 'lockdown' Garden, photos and videos and Art gallery pages are now collected together in Galleries
We said farewell to Rev Hilary Bond on Sunday, 2nd Aug, following her three years as Assistant Curate in this parish: We shall miss her greatly. A celebration will be arranged for later in the year when we can more easily join together to express our immense thanks and our blessings on her ministry as a Pioneer Priest within the Church of England. She will be licensed on 6th September in Wareham.
TWAM (Tools with a Mission) is most grateful for all the donations
Advice from the Church of England re face coverings for church worship,
"We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn
Augustine is Winner of Theology Slam 2020!
"Some of you may have come across Augustine Ihm-Tanner when he joined our Benefice between 2016-2017 on a ministry experience scheme. Augustine then went to train for ministry in the Church of England at Cranmer Hall, Durham.
This year he was one of three finalists in a sort of young theologian of the year competition. The finals were postponed due to lockdown but were held via Zoom/Youtube this week. You can watch the whole event, or forward to 1 hour 1 minute and 30 seconds to hear Augustine's passionate and thought-provoking sermon.
Taken from St Mary's news update from Stephen 28/6/20
Envelope giving and Cash donations. We are asking if everyone would be kind enough to keep their usual giving to one side if possible and give it when the church re-opens .We are unable to let out CJ’s and our churches for concerts etc at this time and as a consequence we experiencing a huge drop in our finances .
If you wish to contribute through a BACS payment please contact Carole
who will advise you of the church account number. Thank you.
"Congratulations on your Bronze EcoChurch Award!" 31/3/20
On the first Sunday each
OUR THEME SCRIPTURE FOR 2020
God's Kingdom ...is like a mustard seed,
God chose what is weak in the world … what is insignificant and despised ...so no creature could boast in God's presence.
Hear our theme scripture, for this year, expanded in a sermon by
The inspecting Architects’ comments following our five year inspection of the Parish Church
“Lytchett Minister Parish Church is in good condition. Numerous repairs have been undertaken since the last inspection and the PCC have ambitious plans for the future. It is evident that there is a hardworking, enthusiastic, competent and active core group of people at the church”
£1200 was raised through our Christmas services. This has been divided between Routes to Roots and Poole Missional Communities
A big thank you to all who supported the homeless sleepout. We raised over £600 for Routes to Roots.
The annual homeless sleepout took take place on Friday 8th November 2019 at CJ's. All donations went towards the church's food budget for organising the monthly lunch at Routes to Roots in Poole.
After nine years of running MESSY CHURCH the
time has come to end this ministry. It was pioneered by Allie Kerr and Karen
Neagle and has served many members of our community with great love. Scores of
church members have served in a host of ways over these years in running craft
activities, preparing and serving food, providing welcome and sharing the love
of Jesus. Thank you to everyone who has served so faithfully –
especially Karen Neagle
A team from Lytchett Minster and St Dunstan's parish provide lunch on the first Sunday of each month for around 20 homeless people. Other churches provide lunches similarly on other Sundays in the month.
take part on each occasion but a larger number are involved and this allows for absences and holidays etc.. Anyone interested in being involved should get in touch with Jeff and Karen N (see Church Directory for contact info or ask the Church Office)
“Poetry of an Appalachian pilgrim:
Click the book cover to see details on