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Ask the Pastor night!

On the evening service July 22nd and July 29th, we’re inviting people to ask Bob any of the difficult questions about faith, life and Scripture that people struggle with. Just to be clear – this isn’t an opportunity to ask about stuff that belongs in a Members Meeting or in conversation with one of the…

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Fete on the Field

We’re looking forward to Ferndown’s annual ‘Fete on the Field’ celebrations on Saturday 23rd June. The Churches of Ferndown will be present – UCF and St. Mary’s will share space, and we’re looking forward to some great BBQ food provided by the Beacon, to activities for children, and more. There will be our brilliant ‘Story…

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Snow news is Good News

Folks – just in case anyone is wondering, our monthly re:vive service goes ahead as normal on Sunday (10 for 10:30) and this week we are looking at prayer: what is it for; what does it accomplish. Come early, and warm up with hot drinks and a late breakfast! And as our evening (6:30) gathering,…

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Prayer Gatherings

We’re setting apart an evening every couple of months for a whole church Prayer Gathering. We’ve selected the dates, and identified the themes: February 21st: Partners in Mission – focusing this time on the recent trip to Romania. April 18th: Our Community – praying for the local community and for other local churches. July 18th:…

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The Advent conspiracy

This year, Advent conspiracy’s themes: Spend Less, Give More, Worship Fully, Love All are inspiring our Advent preparations. Check out their brilliant video!

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re:vive

On the first Sunday morning of each month, we’re trying a new way of meeting together. re:vive is an informal get together, starting with a (late) breakfast, any time from 10am onwards, followed by an opportunity to talk together about some aspect of what it means to follow Jesus in today’s world. There’s worship, prayer,…

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Pray for Manchester

There are no words adequate to express the shock, outrage, anger or compassion that pretty much anyone and everyone will be feeling just now. Our prayers – and, wherever possible, our compassionate action – is all we have to offer. I’m touched by the response of the people of Manchester itself, which has demonstrated in…

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Good will to all?

Christmas is one of the times in the year when it is so easy to find ourselves saying one thing, and doing exactly the opposite. For example – we celebrate ‘Peace on Earth’ – but find that family arguments happen all too frequently. We talk glibly about how much fun it is to give gifts,…

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Conquer hate with love

This has been a tough year, especially for the people of France. The killing of Father Jacques Hamel in Normandy has just been the latest in a whole series of brutal attacks. And let’s not pretend that there are easy answers, like excluding Muslims from one country, as if all (or even most) Muslims supported terrorism;…

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Why do we bother to pray?

Christians pray. It’s what we do – one of the key things that marks us out as followers of Jesus is that we pray – and by ‘pray’ I don’t mean recite words that are laid down for us, or perform religious rituals. I mean enter into a conversation with God our Father, because we…

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