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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Are we understood? Brian Tucknott reflects on our ‘church’ language and practices.

An 'old school’ evangelist asked the question "Don’t you know that you were bought with a price?" To which a wit in the crowd responded "I didn’t realise I was up for sale!" This is a story retold by the Rev Dr Robert Reiss, Canon Treasurer of Westminster Abbey until his retirement, in his book Sceptical Christianity.      See full story...

Behind the scenes

Is there a more joyful and inspiring sight than the annual London Marathon? Each year I marvel at the dedication, selflessness and sheer guts of runners pushing themselves beyond all reasonable endurance for the sake of strangers. It’s a day that arouses my total admiration as I sit glued to the television - with my box of tissues!      See full story...

Working with my dogs

I wonder what you think of when I mention the word “Teamwork”. You may think of an orchestra or a sports team, a stage presentation or the Duke of the Edinburgh awards, or even perhaps a marriage. Over the past 40 years of teaching and ministry, teamwork for me has of course meant working with colleagues, but equally it has meant working with my special four-legged friends and companions - my beautiful dogs!      See full story...

A tale of two Deacons: Deacon Sarah: called by God...helped by a team

This is about Deacon Sarah Wickett - known to many in the Poole area - often referred to as ‘a live wire’ ! Prior to her ordination in July, at her recent District Testimony Service, Sarah shared with us something of her journey and the ‘team’ of ordinary people used by God that brought her to this point in her life.      See full story...

A tale of two Deacons: Deacon Suzie

Hello everyone! I was asked to share with you what ‘teamwork’ means to me. Immediately, my thoughts go to the amazing group of people, lay and ordained, who are involved in diaconal ministry in this Circuit. And here is my first point: it’s not ‘my’ ministry… it could never be! I don’t have all the skills required nor the desire to embark on a ‘one-woman’ mission.      See full story...

The future: a personal view

When considering the future of the Methodist Church, locally, nationally and internationally and indeed the Christian Church in general, should we not always bear in mind the words of Jesus in The Great Commission? "All authority in heaven and on earth has beengiven to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28 : 18-20      See full story...

Book review: Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land, by Tom Stuckey

We are very fortunate to be able to regularly benefit in person from Rev Tom Stuckey’s theological knowledge, when he leads worship or Bible study groups at Broadstone. Tom is a prolific author and has just published his latest book, sub-titled ‘The Future of the Church in Britain: A Methodist Perspective’.      See full story...