Parkstone United Reformed Church

"The people of Parkstone United Reformed Church are here to share God's love for all through welcome, service and care."

Let us pray.. 

Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, we pray to you for the NHS and all of its staff and volunteers, for those working in Social Care, for the Government, the Emergency services, and those in Key work roles all selflessly supporting the country, and some paying the ultimate sacrifice to get us through this pandemic. We pray that the light of Jesus will shine brightly bringing hope into all of the dark places in this country caused by the Corona Virus.  We pray for peace for those affected in anyway by it.  Amen

Verity & Paul Brayshaw (April 2020)
Parkstone and Poole

Christ of the Emmaus Road. Walk with us in these days. Be our companion and guide, teacher and friend, host and servant. That we may recognise you in the unfamiliar, discover more of you in the all too familiar and be blessed by you in the moment of recognition. With renewed faith, may we share from you the Good News, for the whole world.
 (Luke ch. 24 verses 13 - 33)

James Whately Minister
Parkstone, St Martins West Moors and Verwood United Reformed Churches

SUSPENSION OF SERVICES

  You are probably heard by now that because of the Coronavirus we have had to suspend all public worship service and the groups that happen throughout the week. 
However we are still having regular  prayers sessions and our chaplaincy team are available on the phone for support.
  If you want prayer or support please don’t hesitate to contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
or phone Mark on 07980 002676.
 We are here to help or are able to signpost you on to more relevant organisations. If you want to receive the weekly notice sheet please email me  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our nursery Flippers is still running, caring for the children of frontline workers, so please continue to pray for them and keep them stay and well.

No online service for 5th July but here is last weeks for reference and warmth.
URC Sunday 28th June 
 from Verwood URC, which becomes live @ 10.45am 

GOOD IDEAS

A short video of the fantastic work happening at my Church, Parkstone URC during the Covid19 Virus.

our Notices for the Current Week
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 Mark and Catherine,along with Probation and PCE, plus Sister Tama and the Muslim community are working tirelessly to support people in our community and we are very grateful for all their efforts.
I pray that you are all safe and well, don’t forget that if you need any help we are here to support you in any way we can. Please find attached the notice sheet for this Sunday. Please look out for the article in June issues of the Ashley Link magazine where you will see how PCE and PURC are helping the community during the Covid 19 emergency : - https://ashleycrosslink.co.uk/publications/

July 5th
Please find attached the notice sheet for this Sunday.  There's no video service this Sunday. St Barnabas church, Bearwood this Sunday will have a piece for Parkstone URC about what we are up to during Covid 19 by Anthony Sherman PCE.  Their service is at 10.30am but can be watched afterwards  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBgy3jAnA3ydt4VzSVgmZGA   
The Readings for this Sunday is :Matthew 11:28-30, Genesis 24:34-38,42-49, 58-67
Reflection: ‘an easy yoke’
It sounds a contradiction. If you are using one, then you are already doing a tough job, how can it be easy. But the purpose of the yoke is to enable you to do more than you could without it (think dairymaids - carrying two full pails of milk rather than one). But Jesus, the carpenter, would have made yokes - for cattle - oxen, to do the heavy ploughing and haulage. This is a sharing of the task - they were paired up. And being individually shaped to fit a specific beast, so they are comfortable and the job can be done with greatest efficiency and least ‘wear’. Jesus promise is a relationship to God that is moulded to us individually, so we can get on with God (and live out God’s principles) to the best of our ability.
Prayer:
Lord Jesus, to be yours means living the faith that you have called us to. We thank you that you do not chafe or overburden us, but shape your call and gifts to aid us to do your purposes. So fit the yoke of your call to faith, that we may find our true calling in you and do that which you require of us well. To honour you and to the glory of your Kingdom. Amen.
There are some great assemblies this week on the Pace Trust Poole website http://thepacetrust.blogspot.com/ worth watching.
I have created a puppet video with lyric, which I hope you enjoy, suitable for children and adults. God cares for youhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY18xaxX7Is
There will be an Elders meeting soon, where they will decide the programme of events to getting back into the church for services, and other things.  So we will keep you updated.
 God bless Verity BrayshawAdminPURC

‘Light a candle of hope’

In the new patterns of life around us,
The Lord says 'I am with you'.
In the uncertainties that tomorrow will bring,
The Lord says 'I am with you'.
In the repeating routines of this day,
The Lord says 'I am with you'.
In the maze of ever changing directions,
The Lord says 'I am with you'.

Lord God of all, in this new reality,
breathe your peace into the shadows of our anxiety.
In the clock-stopping moments of wakefulness,
may we take our timing from the heartbeat of your love.
Guide our dreams for a future,
to become your Kingdom living reality for all each day.

Guard us this night, in the power of your peace,
Give us rest, in the depths of your love,
Meet us in the dawning light of your Day.
In the Saviour’s name.
Amen.
James Whately 24th March 2020

Parkstone URC Our Mission Statement

.Our Mission Statement is..."The people of Parkstone United Reformed Church are here to share God's love for all through welcome, service and care."Our Vision Statement is...Because of this understanding of who we are and what we are here for we welcome many groups and organisations to use these buildings, our home.
•We will serve all within the community by sharing our faith through worship, people, resources, and buildings.•We will welcome and care for all those we meet.
•We will explore what our belief means in our lives today through different styles of worship, as we are led by the Holy Spirit. 
•We will continue our long history of challenging the injustices we see in our society today.
•To grow by working together with our covenanted partners - St Peter's and St Osmund's with Branksea St Mary's as well as other Churches in Poole. We will treasure God's gift of creation, as we experience it.

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About Parkstone United Reformed Church

Parkstone United Reformed Church is situated in Lower Parkstone along the main (commercial road) leading down to Poole Park, the Civic Center, Town Center and of course the Harbour.
From the outside, although a noticeable building built in the late 1800's. The external view hides its true splendour and the maze of wonderful rooms, halls, gardens and facilities. But of more consequence of course is the beautiful main Church with its wonderful Stained Glass windows facing you; either as a member of the congregation, or reverant service. Not forgetting the classic Organ to the right of the stage.More important is the amazing atmosphere and the relaxed feeling of calm, peace and comfort within the hall and the Church as a whole.Extremely active within the Lower Parkstone and Poole area the Church is well known as a friendly meeting house and support location to many local groups and organisations – both Faith Groups and Community Groups – from the Poole Passion Play, Bournemouth Orchestra’s and Dance Show Rehearsals.. to humble local Art workshops.Our Vision...We at Parkstone United Reformed Church, home of the Parkstone Christian Center have developed a vision and mission statement to express our feelings about why we are here

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Welcome to Parkstone United Reformed Church

• We will serve all within the community by sharing our faith through worship, people, resources, and buildings.
• We will welcome and care for all those we meet.
• We will explore what our belief means in our lives today through different styles of worship, as we are led by the Holy Spirit.
• We will continue our long history of challenging the injustices we see in our society today. 
• To grow by working together with our covenanted partners - as well as other Churches in Poole.
• We will treasure God's gift of creation, as we experience it.  

Mark Phillips

Centre Manager

Verity Brayshaw

Admin

Catherine Phillips

Children's and Family Worker

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Hall & Room Hire

Parkstone URC is fortunate to have many areas available to book for private functions, meeting halls and rooms for individuals and groups
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Hall and Room Hire @ Parkstone United Reformed Church.

The Parkstone Christian Center is fortunate to have many areas available to book for private functions, meeting halls and rooms - within the Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset area. 

Who uses our Rooms - just a few examples:- a while Buckholme Towers School burnt down, the school needed a home while it was rebuilt- Poole Passion Play - Security Training weeks for the Olympics.- Kitchen Cookery Groups and Classes- Art Workshops- Dance and Fitness Groups.- Disability Groups- Poole College

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For Enquiries, rates and availability

Extremely flexible in  approach and is well known throughout the area as a venue with a "can do" ethos - for not only Faith and Community groups but Commercial enterprizes too.

Busy Bee's

Every Thursday 10 - 11.30 during term time
Healthy snack provided plus tea and coffee for the adults
Stories, rhymes and variety of activities
sugested donation £1.50
for more information our Children's and Familie Worker Catherine Phillips 07486 375104

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Parkstone URC Art Group *Currently Postponed*

No need to book just come along.. I’ll put the Kettle on Every Tuesday 10 am - 12.15pm (ish) £5 per session Pay As You Go.
Absolute beginners ~ absolutely WELCOMED.

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Messy Church

Once a month we hold our Messy Church at 3.45pm through the use of artwork we encourage children to celebrate something of the Christian Story. The event ends with an act of worship and then a meal.

Our Services

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Busy Bees

Every Thursday 10 - 11.30 during term time 
Stories, rhymes and variety of activities 
sugested donation £1.50 

Worship Times

ALL SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED

  • Service Times every Sunday 10.30am
  • 1st Sunday - Family Service
  • 2nd Sunday - Morning Worship with Communion
  • 3rd Sunday - Morning Worship
  • 4th Sunday - Morning Worship
  • 5th Sunday - Morning Worship

  • Please Gift Aid your offerings to Church if you are a Tax Payer. It adds about 25% to your gift. See the Gift Aid Secretary (Barbara Carter) if you can help in this way. The flowers in church have been bought using money in our flower fund. If you would like to donate to that fund, or offer flowers to celebrate or remember someone or a memorable event then see Gina Bullock or Mark Phillips, thank you Gina, Mark and Edward’s the florists for decorating our church for us.
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Messy Church

4th Wednesday of the month At 3.45pm-6pm

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for our Thoughts and Prayers

Please pray for :
• Gina's friend Ruth who is undergoing cancer treatment.
• Bruce who is very unwell. Please pray for Suki
• comfort and peace for Liz and her family
• Peter who is undergoing treatment
• Mattine is recovering well, but still needs prayer
• Please keep praying for RM
• Katie who has a serious illness
• Karen and Anthony and family at this time
• Aneta’s parents and family
• Sam, 37 years old who has had a massive stroke, he is home and recovering
slowly
• For Maria and her family as her brain surgery was cancelled
• For the LifeWorks as they stay isolated
• Our homeless who may not be able to isolate
• Pray Mary Exton who has had her eye operation
• For Bex and her family after their loss
• For everyone impacted by corona virus, especially our hospitals, and vulnerable
• For the Poole Passion team who have had to cancelled this year.
• For our groups that have had to close down at present
• We thank God that Flippers is continuing and looking after Children with Frontline
parents. Pray that they stay safe and well
• Mark and Catherine who are working hard supporting families and
the vulnerable in our community everyday. He has delivered food to
over 200 people and hostels reaching up to 800 people.

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Parkstone URC ArtistS Group

Watercolour, Acrylic and Oil - Traditional -Abstract & Contemporary…  with David Harvey
“No need to book just come along.. I’ll put the Kettle on Every Tuesday 10 am - 12.15pm (ish) £5 per session Pay As You Go.
Absolute beginners ~ absolutely WELCOMED.

*GROUP ON HOLD NOT MEETING TILL 19TH MAY 2020*

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Messy Church

Messy Church

Messy Church is a place where carers, children and young people meet together to learn more about God and enjoy fellowship together in an informal setting. Messy Church meets every fourth wednesday of the month - 3.45 - 6.00pm. All children and young people are welcome with a carer(s) whilst adults are also welcome with their children

Once a month we hold our Messy Church at 3.45pm through the use of artwork we encourage children to celebrate something of the Christian Story. The event ends with an act of worship and then a meal.

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Contact Parkstone United Reformed Church

The Parkstone URC Church Church Office


Phone: 01202 733580
Mark Phillips ~ Centre Manager 07980 002676
Barbara Carter Church Secretary
David Harvey Internet and Art Workshops Phone: 07860109945
Gina Bullock Treasurer
Catherine Phillips Children and Family Worker - Messy church
Phone: 01202 733580

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