Community News

ARCH (Association of Residents of Canford Heath) has updated its Activities leaflet.


Bournemouth Bach Choir will perform Handel’s MESSIAH in Christchurch Priory on December 14 at 7.30 pm, as well as Music for Christmas in St Luke’s Winton on 19th Dec at 6.30 pm. Click here for more information.


Lunchtime concerts at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome. Recitals take place 1:10pm-1:50pm in October & November. Lunch & light refreshments from 12:30 and after the recitals. For more information about the recitals please pick up a leaflet from the foyer.


Festive Friday (22nd Nov) Magna Academy PTA are again hosting this seasonal shopping event from 5-8pm – stalls, quality gifts, refreshments, raffle, entertainment from Hot Radio the Magna Choir and music students. FREE admission and everyone is welcome to attend.


Pre-Loved Book Sale Friends of the Library Pre-loved Book Sale – 10am at
The Canford Heath Library on Sat 23rd Nov.


ARCH Christmas Quiz ARCH (Association of Residents of Canford Heath) is hosting another of the popular quiz nights. This time it’s raising money towards the Christmas lights. Its on Tue 26th Nov 7 for 7.30pm at the Pilot Pub and the cost is just £2 per person – teams of 8 or less. There will also be a raffle. Tickets must be bought in advance from the Craft Locker or see Sasha Morgan.


Christmas Tree lights switch-on (11th Dec) A FREE Family event organised by ARCH where we will do a countdown to the Switch on of lights on the first ever Community Christmas Tree in Adastral Square – the event starts at 5.30pm with entertainment from Teach Academy Choir, Citrus Singers, Three Churches Choir, a visit from Santa, a stopover from the Rotary Santa-Express, Refreshments and festive treats and much more.


Cake Concerts. Some members of the BSO (flute, harp, cello) are giving short concerts especially aimed at those suffering from dementia and their carers. Where? The Spire, Poole, When? 2.30 p.m. on Friday 22nd November & Friday 13th December. Tickets: £5 payable on the door. You also enjoy tea and a slice of cake.


Cantabile Christmas Concert St. Luke’s Church, Wellington Road. BH14 9LF. Conductor: Jean Holt. Sunday 15th December. 6.30pm. Tickets £10 on the door or from the Church Office. Come and hear the ‘ The Sunrise Mass’ by Ola Gjeilo plus music by Handel, Bach and Peter Warlock plus traditional Carols. Also we welcome members of ‘Vocability’ from Baden-Powell School.


The Hub Drop-in takes place every Monday at the Canford Heath Library from 1-3pm for budgeting help and a friendly listening ear with advice about other services available in the Poole area. If you want to access the Foodbank then please do not just turn up, as you need a voucher (call St Paul’s Office).

Poole Food Bank request list; The food bank is running low on stock. Demand for the food bank has increased by 50% on last year and nearly 100% on 2016. The greatest needs at the food bank at the moment are: Tinned ready meals, long grain rice, tinned fruit, coffee, tinned rice pudding and biscuits. Thank you for your continued support, donations can be placed in the boxes at the back of church.