News & Events

 

Our News and Events page is updated once a month with articles from our monthly parish magazine, "Viewpoint". 

The articles below are copied from the September 2018 edition.

  The complete magazines for  July, August and September 2018 may be viewed by clicking on the links here:

   July 2018 magazine  August 2018 magazine September 2018 magazine

(NB you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your PC to open these files)

 

…from our Vicar, Rev. Jonathan Foster:

Dear Friends,


Harvest

Harvest is a year-round thing nowadays. With mass markets, globalisation and industrial-scale agriculture, stock-breeding, pisciculture, etc. there is a constant supply of almost every kind of food. Crops, livestock, fish and other foodstuffs are being harvested somewhere in the world all the year round.

How grateful are we for this continuous and abundant provision? Do we realise how blessed and privileged we are to have such choice and, comparatively, low prices?

Are we concerned as to whether those who harvest on our behalf receive a fair ‘live-able’ income from their efforts? Are we aware of the impact of over-intensive farming, fishing, etc. on the environment?

Many make an effort to shop ethically and to take an interest in, and give financial and other practical support to, charities or directly to people in need.

On the 3rd Sunday each month we have a retiring collection for TEARfund who serve some of the poorest people in the world.

On Saturday 29th September at 6pm we will be holding a Harvest Supper in the Church hall (with, hopefully, our newly refurbished kitchen). There will be entertainment, a meal and an opportunity to support ‘Compassion’, a charity that sponsors individual children in need.

The following day, at our Harvest Festival morning services, our Harvest gifts will be going to Poole Food Bank and a speaker from Compassion will be updating us on the work they do and some of the individuals supported by members of this Church. Do come along to either or both of these events on 29th and 30th September and join in sowing good seeds for the future of the world, a rich harvest of Compassion, locally and further afield.

Ten days earlier, on Wednesday 19th September at 7pm in church, we will be celebrating another ‘harvest’ – the licensing of Revs. Lynn Bowerman and Mo Willis as Assistant Priests in this parish after 3 years of devoted and faithful service as self-supporting curates in this parish. Please come and celebrate with us!

With very best wishes.

Jonathan Foster


NEWS AND EVENTS

Sylvia Chapman Memorial

    When Sylvia Chapman (wife of St Clement's one-time Curate, Rev Tom Chapman) died earlier this year, it was suggested that a fitting memorial would be the provision of a well for a community in Uganda without a reliable water supply. Such was the response that two wells have now been provided. Click here  "Report" for full details of the achievement.

Organ Recital

There will be an Organ Recital in St. Clement’s Church on Saturday 22nd September starting at 7.00 p.m.

Accomplished organist, Tobias Rihm, will be performing a varied programme of music which will include pieces from Liszt, Dvorak, Morandi, Fjellestad and others.

Admission will be free but donations in aid of the work at St. Clement’s will be welcome.

Refreshments will be available during the interval.

Licensing

The PCC are delighted to announce that both Lynn and Mo will be licensed as Associate Priests at St Clement's on Wednesday 19th September.

Bishop Karen Gorham (Bishop of Sherborne) will be officiating, and the service will start at 7.00pm.

All are welcome to join us for the service, and to celebrate with light refreshments afterwards.


Community Meals & Coffee Mornings

We plan to resume both of these events in the Autumn, but the hall closure for refurbishment of the kitchen and the licensing service for Mo and Lynn mean that coffee mornings will resume on Wednesday 3rd October at 10.30am and continue fortnightly (on first and third Wednesday's of the month) throughout the Autumn and Winter.

There will be a Harvest Supper (with entertainment) on Saturday 29th September at 6.00pm to which all are welcome.

Community lunches will be held on 21st October, and 19th November.

There will be a Christmas Day meal in the hall on Tuesday 25th December for those who struggle to manage Christmas alone.

Please contact the church office on 01202 733390 to book for any or all of these events.


(Dates for New Year community meals will be announced in the November Viewpoint.)