Welcome, and thank you for visiting St Philip's Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ.
Who Are We?
We are part of the Church of England and have been in the centre of West Howe since 1953. We believe that through Jesus Christ we can encounter the God who created and loves us, that when we engage with Him through worship, His word, sharing communion together and prayer, that we are transformed and equipped by the Holy Spirit to live as Jesus' disciples and serve Him in the world.
In all that we do we aim to share
the love of Jesus whether through our words or deeds.
However, the best way to find out about us is to come and see for yourselves, so why not join us and see what we're like and what we get up to?
We'd really love to meet you!
Our main service is on Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11:30am.
This is a key point in our week
when we come together as a community to worship. We have Communion on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and the first Sunday is particularly geared towards all ages. Our services are informal and we have activities for children to keep little hands and minds busy during the sermon.
And it's not just about Sundays
We have a short service of Holy Communion on Wednesdays from 10.00 to 10.30am and Night Prayer in the evening at 7.30pm.
Homegroups meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (see midweek for further details)
See the services page for full details of our services and themes.
We are so excited to be welcoming Bournemouth Male Voice Choir
to St. Philip's on
Saturday 7th December from 7.30pm (doors open @ 7.00)
(Free event but with a retiring collection to raise funds for St. Philip's work on West Howe & Fern Heath Play Centre
Bring your little ones along on
Tuesday 3rd December & Tuesday 10th December from 1.00pm until 2.30
for Christmassy crafts, cooking, songs and play!
(£1.50 per family)
Holy Communion Wednesdays
Join us on Wednesday mornings
@ 10:00am for a short, informal midweek communion followd by tea/coffee and a cake.
Creative fun for the whole family with worship, bible stories, crafts and activities for all ages, followed by tea and cakes.
Once a month, every month
4:00pm to 5:30pm
If you are facing a crisis or have something that is bothering you, we would be happy to pray with you for a few minutes after any of our services. You don't have to be a regular churchgoer for this. Nor do you have to tell anyone what the trouble is if you don't want to. Simply come along and ask for prayer. Or you can email your prayer request.
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