News and Requests -
Bulletin 28th November click HERE
Bulletin 5th December click HERE
Toddler and Baby Group
St Katharine’s with St Nicholas’ Toddler and Baby Group
Welcoming ‘Little Tots’ and Their Carers. We meet each Monday (during term time) from 10.00-11.30 a.m.
Come and join our small friendly group at St Katharine’s Church Centre, Church Road, Southbourne.
We currently have several vacancies and would love you to visit us to find out more.
[A small charge is made for refreshments] For more information, please contact Liz via the parish office: firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Requests
The Sick or in need of Prayer:
Roy McMenamin, Gary Hickman,
André Flower, Sue Bellamy,
John Smith and Tony Whittaker
NB: Please submit requests for the prayer list to Liz Christopher or the office & confirm you have the permission of the individual. Thank you.
Thanksgiving for the Departed:
We pray for the families of all The Recently Departed, and for the families of those whose anniversaries of death occur during this coming week. May they Rest in Peace
NATIVITY: in St Katharine's church at 4pm on Christmas Eve. Organised by Catherine Roberts and Margaret Prestwood.
Along with some favourite carols, everyone is invited to be a character, so... join in or just watch as the readers, narrators, and characters play out the nativity.
Bishop’s Commission for Mission (BCM)
There are some leaflets at the back of our churches with further details on the courses – Pastoral, Growing Faith, Creation Care and Pioneer – taking place from January to April 2022.
Flowers in our churches - our dedicated flower arrangers rely on your specific donations to fund the cost of flowers each week. There is a donation box attached to the wall in St Nicholas' entry vestibule for flowers or speak to Kevin, our warden. If you could direct any donations for St Katharine's to our Treasurer, Jenny Glendenning. Funds have been depleted for some time so if you could find a few extra pounds for the flowers, especially as we approach Christmas, this would be much appreciated.
Dates for your diary:
5 Dec – Boy Bishop Service at St Nicholas’ at 9.00am for the whole parish.
6 Dec - ‘One God? Jews & the Trinity Taboo’ by Rabbi Mark Solomon at the Marsham Court Hotel (8.10pm)
18 Dec – Christmas Coffee Morning in theSt Katharine’s Parish Centre from 10.00am to noon.
A box is available at the back of each church for donations to be used as prizes for the raffle and tombola.
19 Dec – Nine Lessons and Carols Service at St Katharine’s at 4.00pm.
Use the following link to the Echo website:
24 Dec – Nativity at St Katharine’s at 4pm
24 Dec – Midnight Mass and Blessing of the Crib at St Katharine’s at 11.30pm
25 Dec – Sung Eucharist and Blessing of the Crib at St Nicholas’ at 9.00am
25 Dec – Sung Festival Mass at St Katharine’s at 10.30am
26 Dec – Said Mass at St Katharine’s at 10.30am
£60 for the 60th anniversary of St. Nicholas’ Church
St. Nicholas’ Church is celebrating its 60th anniversary in April 2021. This unique building has been part of the local community since 1961. During that time the roof has withstood all the wind, salt spray and rain that comes from being in such an exposed position, but now needs replacing so congregations, local residents and visitors to this beautiful part of the Dorset coast can continue to worship and enjoy this building for many decades to come.
As part of the parish celebrations planned to mark the 60th anniversary, we have launched a 60 for 60 campaign to help fund the necessary work on the roof. If you are able to donate £60 (or whatever you can afford) we would be really grateful.
Our Just Giving page can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stnicholas6060roofrepair?utm_ter...
Because of the Covid-19 restrictions our regular church income has fallen significantly so the parish really needs your help to protect this unique local landmark. Anything you can give would be much appreciated.
The Livestreamed services will continue this Sunday.
See here for recent services.
The Livestream links for this Sunday's services are HERE:
Readings for Sunday 5th December -
Gospel Reading Mark 10:13-16
Livestreamed Services Booklet
(Unfortunately we do not have an electronic copy of the St Nicholas service booklet, but the service shares many of the responses used at St Katharine)
Please subscribe to the channel by clicking 'subscribe' on our YouTube page- it is free, and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you click the notification bell, then you will be alerted by email and/or a smartphone notification whenever we upload or livestream and the notification will take you straight to the service.
Our online donations page is now active. If you normally give via the collection bags or plate, please consider making use of this facility as it really helps our church and community work
In the meantime, if you do hear of someone who is self isolating, please do let us know. We may be able to contact them and possibly provide some practical help.
We will keep you updated, and please do stay in touch!
Dean and Kevin - Churchwardens
Service times are normally:
- St Nicholas 9am till 10am, and St Katharine 1030am till 1130am.
- Weekly on Wednesdays at 7.30pm at St Katharine - Said Mass
- Confessions - these can now be resumed and arranged by appointment.