Welcome to Broadstone Methodist Church

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you will find the help and information that you are looking for. We also hope to welcome you in person at our Church very soon. Whether you come for Prayer and Worship or for one of the many social activities which range from Seniors' Lunches to Children's Thirsty Thursdays, you will find a warm welcome and supportive friends at Broadstone Methodist Church.

 

   

Our Mission

As part of the worldwide Christian Church, to preach the Christian message, provide facilities for Christian worship, and to serve the needs of the Community

This has been our mission since a Methodist Church was first built on our site in Lower Blandford Road in 1890. By the end of the last century it was clear that our old building was not ideal for carrying out this mission in the 21st Century. The old building was demolished and our new building was opened in December 2003.

Within our building you will find our Sanctuary - our place of worship, and our Paul Mears Quiet Room, dedicated to the man who drove the vision of our modern building. This room is set aside for prayer, quiet contemplation and conversations in confidence. If you ever want someone to talk to, then please do let reception volunteers know.

Our Coffee Lounge is open each morning from Monday to Saturday, with light lunches served on Thursdays. Drop in to find a friendly welcoming atmosphere and the buzz of conversation. Towards the rear of the building we have meeting rooms, and a large hall upstairs. The activities which go on here daily include use by church groups and many local organisations. You will find more details about our church activities on the various sections of our website. As we are part of the local Poole Bay Methodist Circuit, you may also find their website of interest.

We hope you find something of interest to you and look forward to welcoming you to our Church community.

 

Minister's Letter from our magazine "Pivot" - Winter 2019 issue

Photo of Rev Sue Gowling"Such a simple story." In our Winter edition of Pivot, Rev Sue Gowling considers what Christmas means.

Dear friends and neighbours, I can't believe another year has passed so quickly; and what a year it has been!

From the political point of view, our country has been in Brexit turmoil for the past three years and as I write this message a General Election has been announced! Who knows what the result will be or indeed the impact of that result on the citizens of the United Kingdom and beyond?

Climate change has been high on the world agenda this year - with activist Greta Thunberg helping to raise concern for our vulnerable planet across all ages and countries.

We have other issues - the political unrest particularly in Hong Kong and Chile; the impeachment proceedings against President Trump; the out of control wildfires in USA, the Brazilian rainforest.

When we look around the world and at our own lives, there are so many things which we can be despondent about. But you know if we allow ourselves to fall into despair, we will miss one of the central messages of Christmas - and that is summed up in the word: HOPE!

And you know, even though the commercial takeover of Christmas - with all its tinsel and trappings - may depress us, I still believe the age-old simple story of a baby born in a stable in Bethlehem can continue to offer the world a genuine hope for the future.

After all, the story of God breaking through into the world in such a simple but special way - to show his love and care for each and every one of us - really is good news and offers hope to us all.

The birth of Jesus helps us remember that we are not abandoned, neither are we left alone to fend for ourselves through our life journey!

At Christmas we remember God's love for us through this message: our wonderful God - who breathed life into the universe - came into his creation to let us all know that he cares for us, loves us and wants to embrace us in his mercy and grace! That's our message of hope, faith and expectation.

Dear friends, look and see what God has done in the baby lying in the manger and rejoice!

Be filled with hope for your lives and for the world for all eternity!

May true peace and hope be yours this Christmas and throughout 2020.

Rev Sue