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.

"There are two things to do about the Gospel: believe it and behave it"

Rev Elizabeth Rundle relates the story of Susanna Wesley, 350 years after her birth. The brothers John and Charles Wesley dominated the religious revival across England in the later part of the 18th century. However, they owed the foundation of their education and their faith to their mother, Susanna.      See full story...

Derbyshire Well Dressing

Throughout the British Isles there are numerous traditions that have evolved to celebrate the passing of the seasons and the providence of the natural world. One such is well dressing which happens chiefly in the Peak District of Derbyshire in the early summer. It is believed to have begun as a pagan thanksgiving for a clean reliable water supply but has gradually evolved over many centuries. Some people believe that survival of the Black Death in 1348 or from a drought in 1615 may have influenced it.      See full story...

Knit and Natter

Well we are over half way through the summer, the children are on their school holidays and the roads are getting busier with holiday makers. But the crafters at Broadstone Methodist Church Knit and Natter group have not let that stop them from producing their usual amount of knitted and crocheted items.      See full story...

TIC (Thoughts, Inspiration and Conversation)

I love surprises (well for the most part), and certainly in the 5 years since I’ve been here, I’ve had to accept that there will be plenty of surprises along the way in regard to the Children and Young Families’ ministry. Some surprises are lovely and some can be disappointing but always they bring with them two things – change and opportunity.      See full story...

Fulfilment found in a calling

It is with great sadness that we record the passing of our great friend and supporter, Jill Spracklen, on Tuesday 19 March 2019. A few days earlier, on Sunday 10 March at Café Church, Jill had introduced Martin Holst, speaking about the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Jill had written this article about her family’s link to the Martyrs and we feel it fitting that it be included here. Pivot will include a Tribute to Jill in the next edition.      See full story...

Fulfilling worship

A clearly identified part of Broadstone Methodist Church's mission is to include children and families in our Sunday worship. We currently have Café style Worship, Breakfast Church and our traditional Morning Services with children fully included. Karen Greene, Anne Le Poidevin and Joan Jackson share some thoughts on our children-focused worship      See full story...

Fulfilling a commitment

In my last Pivot article for Knit and Natter I mentioned my up-coming challenge of taking part in the Big Sleep Easy 2018, organised by Bournemouth YMCA. Back in the summer of 2018 Wendy from Lesley Shand Funeral Directors, asked our Knit and Natter group to help make about one hundred hats and scarves, that the Douch Family Funeral Group were going to pass on to Bournemouth YMCA. These would be used by volunteers who were going to sleep outside in a cardboard box to raise awareness and money for the homeless and rough sleepers.      See full story...

Prayer Walks

The purpose of Prayer Walks is to give time for meditation and reflection and they have been part of the Christian tradition for many centuries. Walks can be done alone or in groups and can take a number of forms. The most familiar will probably be a pilgrimage but any time spent seeking escape from the everyday pressures of life in walking has to be good. As you walk you can spend dedicated time in prayerful consideration of all that surrounds you, your life, your family and friends, your community and the wider world. Within the environment in which you walk there will be a multitude of stimuli to provide focus – the beauty of the world, great architecture, the joys and challenges of life, and so on.      See full story...