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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Always starting something new: Terry Millard reports on regular opportunities to support people

It seems funny to be thinking of new beginnings when the end of the year is in sight. But there are many new beginnings in life; some big and many that are small. If, like me, you knit or crochet, then the act of finding a new pattern and then starting that project can be deeply satisfying. Especially as you start on that new ball of wool after choosing the colour for your project. Or it might be the wool you are using is made from many oddments, but you still have that thrill as the project begins to grow.      See full story...

Christine Fletcher’s Cornish Treasures

After many years in Cornwall, Chris and Nick Fletcher moved back to be near family in Dorset in the summer of 2015. They soon felt very much at home at Broadstone Methodist Church. Chris had been heavily involved in the Cornish Art world, both in St Tudy and latterly as chairman of Constantine Art Society and her work has been exhibited from Polperro to Mawnan Smith. Living in Broadstone, Chris joined the Poole & East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS) and also the Canford Heath Art Society, (CHAS).      See full story...

The icing on the cake!

I was born in Poole and amongst my ancestors there was a baker, a dressmaker and several teachers, so maybe it was pre-ordained that I should become a Home Economics teacher. My chosen college had been evacuated to Bournemouth with various hotels in Boscombe occupied as halls of residence      See full story...

Saying it with flowers

Talents come in various forms. It could be painting, writing, music or craftwork etc, and one of the many talents enjoyed in Broadstone Methodist Church every week is that of flower arranging. We are fortunate to have several members in our congregation who have a skill in this area and every Sunday we are blessed with a new and vibrant arrangement at the front of the church.      See full story...

Busy hands

We all have our talents and I think the Knit and Natter Group are great at using theirs to help others. We have several ladies who are very good at either reading the knitting patterns or who are able to help others when they have gone wrong in their knitting. Then we have others who are able to come up with a different stitch or pattern to use so we don’t get bored with the projects.      See full story...

Knit and Natter Group

Over the last two years our group has come a long way from when we used to meet in the small porch room at the front of the church. When I originally had the idea of setting up the group, I thought we could meet perhaps once a month, with people bringing their own projects along, and that we would occasionally work towards charity projects.      See full story...

Creative Knit and Natter

Over the summer the ladies of Broadstone Methodist Knit and Natter Group turned their skills to a variety of projects. They are thinking ahead and started knitting and crocheting poppies for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and as I write this they are going very fast and have proved popular.      See full story...

Where it all began

It’s almost 3 years since I started here at Broadstone Methodist Church and looking back the thing that first gave me a glimmer of hope that this ministry might prosper happened just before Christmas in my first year. It was the Young Ladies' Craft Group.      See full story...