Community News


ARCH Christmas Celebrations – you are invited to be the guest of Sean Gabriel, Mayor of Poole, on Tuesday December 4th at 6.45 pm at the Civic Centre, Poole. Places are limited to only 4o, so do reply quickly to canfordheatharch@gmail.com. Click to see the poster for details.

Aspects of Spirituality 2018 courses take place at Wimborne Minster every Wednesday during  November

  • 7 November : ‘The spirituality of  leadership as  exercised through the ministry of an Archdeacon’  by The Ven. Antony Macrow-Wood
  • 14 November : ‘There is something about this placeencountering God in thin places’ by The Revd.  Simon Evans
  • 21 November: ‘Is leadership spiritual?’ By The Revd. Charles Burgess
  • 28 November ‘Finding the divine in the gaps; poetry and theology in conversation’ by The Revd. Ruth Wells.

The evenings begin at 7pm with a snack and drink, followed by the talk starting at 7:30pm. Tickets £4 from Wimborne parish office 01202 884753.

Dorset Chamber Choir present The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins, at St James Church on Friday 9 November , 7:30pm. Tickets £8, students and children £5, available on the door or by phone 01202 699321.

Festive Friday event at Magna Academy, 9 November 6-8pm. Craft stalls, refreshments, games and quality gifts. Grand draw, first prize a weekend break at Burnbake Forest lodges, second prize £100, plus many other prizes. Free admission, come along and join in the fun.

The next community next litter pick will be held at 10.00am on Saturday 24 November at Verity Park.  Meet outside the Scout Hall off Sherborn Crescent at 10.00am.  All equipment will be provided and everyone is very welcome to come along.  The Scouts will provide refreshments afterwards in the Scout Hall.

Bach – Christmas Oratorio, Saturday 24  November , Wimborne Minster at 7:30pm. Tickets £12.50 & £17.50. Please see the poster on the  notice board in the foyer for more details.
Handel – Messiah performance by Bournemouth Bach Choir, Saturday 8 December, 7:30pm at  Christchurch Priory.  Please see the poster on the notice board in the foyer for more details.

POOLE FOOD BANK & CANFORD HEATH HUB. Thank you for your kind donations to the Poole Food Bank and the Canford Heath Hub. A current wish list for both centres is given below. For ease of distribution, to the correct centre, please place your items in the relevant box.  Please ensure all items are non-perishable and have an expiry date not less than 6 months.
Wish list for The Hub: sugar, tea, coffee, jam and feminine hygiene products.
Wish list for PFB Tinned meat, fish, veg, potatoes, tomatoes, fruit, pasta, rice, soup, beans, cereals, pasta sauce, UHT milk, tea, coffee, jams, biscuits, rice pudding & loo rolls.

Canford Heath Fest. Looking ahead, there will be a Big Community Day for Canford Heath on Sunday 19th May 2019.