Pivot

Pivot is our quarterly church magazine, colourfully illustrated and packed with interesting articles. The articles below are a small sample from our magazine. If you would like to read more, please call in at our church to pick up a free copy.

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Volunteering and working together: Annette Brooke shares some thoughts on new health and social initiatives in Broadstone

The Harvey Practice in Broadstone is one of several GP practices in Dorset to take up the challenge from Altogether Better, which operates on behalf of the NHS, to recruit Practice Health Supporters. Currently people are being identified who are prepared to voluntarily give their time to work with staff to find new ways to improve the services that the practice offers, and to help to meet the health needs of patients and the wider community.      See full story...

Churches Together in Broadstone

I recently attended my first CTiB (Churches Together in Broadstone) meeting at St Anthony’s as a representative of Broadstone Methodist Church. The experience was very much a learning exercise for me, listening to reports of the current activities. Sue Gowling is due to become Chairman in September and of course, we are now blessed with two new permanent Ministers, Helen at St John’s, and Andy at the United Reformed Church. I am optimistic that there will be even more positive achievements for CTiB as more opportunities for working together are identified - an important aspect of 'the Way Forward' for Broadstone Methodist Church.      See full story...

Editorial March 2018

The Christian season of Lent is traditionally a time for penitence and self-denial, remembering Jesus’ death for us on the cross, so that we may grow in faith and devotion to our Lord. The extent to which this tradition is put into practice in our lives today varies widely ~ it would be interesting to know what, if any, acts of penitence and self-denial readers of Pivot are practicing in Lent 2018.      See full story...

An invisible army: Jackie, Tim, Keziah and Toby Spencer

It is estimated that there are around seven million Carers in the UK and they are often referred to as an 'invisible' army. They are on call for very long hours in their own homes and give dedicated service. Jackie, Tim and Keziah are long term Carers and have shared some of their experiences with Pivot.      See full story...

Alison Kay: inspirational local talent

Alison Kay has lived in Broadstone for over 20 years. She left her Swansea home to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and from there she went straight on to become sub principal viola player with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In 1997 she left this full time position to spend more time with her family. She freelanced mainly as a viola player and continued teaching the violin, viola and music theory at Parkstone Grammar School and Talbot Heath School. She also tutored young chamber groups at home and entered them into the Bournemouth Music Festival.      See full story...

Celebrating decades of Fairtrade: continue fighting poverty through trade

It is all too easy to think that we cannot make a difference through our individual actions. A lack of vision or a lack of motivation to achieve a particular change reinforces 'it is not worth bothering'. My favourite example to counter this view is the Fairtrade movement which proves we can tackle injustice and reduce exploitation by expressing our choices. And it is pretty easy to buy Fairtrade bananas!      See full story...