Thank you for visiting our church website. We hope 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 Sunday worship or private prayer, or feel like dropping in to the Coffee Lounge or any of our weekday activities, you will find a warm welcome and supportive friends.
We meet in church for worship every Sunday morning at 10.30am and also hold a Sunday afternoon Café Church every other month.
The wearing of a face covering is left to your own personal choice. We're still providing hand sanitiser for your use and we have windows and internal doors open to ensure good ventilation, so wearing an extra layer is still advisable on chilly or breezy days!
Sunday morning worship includes Junior Church sessions where new members will be made very welcome, whatever their age.
We very much continue to be a worshipping and caring church community, even though some of us may not yet feel ready to meet up in person. Please visit our Events page for details of services in our building and those available online.
'Love one another. As I have loved you...'.
There is not much more to add to this. It is quite clear what Jesus was asking his disciples to do. And yet it can be one of the most difficult things to achieve. This was and is 'agape' love- divine love, love that seeks nothing in return.
How do we as the 'Body of Christ show this divine love - genuinely and authentically? We are good at doing the practical things, and as Maslow's hierarchy and many other studies have shown that in order for people to have a chance to flourish their basic needs, food and shelter must be met first. But divine love encompasses every aspect of our well-being- how do we begin to do that? As a circuit, the Gather, Grow and Go conversation and framework offers the chance to talk through more than just how do we serve others (which is important) but also how do we 'love one another' in this place and at this time. If we try to do everything how do we find time to just sit and be with people; really listening and learning what is on their hearts.
'Love one another. As I have loved you so you must love one another.' (John 13:34)
Every blessing, Rev Karen
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 the Paul Mears Quiet Room which is dedicated to Rev Paul, 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 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon. 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 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.