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Coronavirus Update no 5 – 31st March 2020

Live on-line Bible Study – planning continues
Following last Sunday’s e-mail a number of folk have been in touch to say they would be interested in an on-line Bible Study using Zoom. I am working on this with the aim of having setting something up for next week. If you might be interested please e-mail or phone if you have not already done so.

Last weekend’s mediation is still on the Church website if you have not yet seen it – http://www.southbourneevangelical.org/to-think-about

An encouragement to pray:
I came across some helpful prayers, from the Evangelical Alliance, for the present times based on the first 3 verses of Psalm 23 – why not spend a few moments thinking about these verses before you pray?

‘Psalm 23:1-3:
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters he refreshes my soul, He guides me along the right paths for His name sake.”


Lord, we thank you that you are the one who never leaves us. You are utterly faithful in times of sorrow and joy. On mountain top or deepest valley, you lead and sustain us; you are our Shepherd

We pray for those who face greatest challenges in this season: those with underlying health issues, the weak and the elderly, those with disability, those caring for children with special needs, the lonely and the fearful. Lord may your presence bring strength, hope and peace. You are our Shepherd.

We thank you for all those in the emergency services: those who may be risking their own health to keep us safe, those overwhelmed and exhausted by the demands placed upon them. Lord give them encouragement, energy and wisdom.

You are our Shepherd. We trust in you.

In Jesus’ name Amen’

We will continue to give regular updates by e-mail and on the website – our aim is to do this twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us on 07722485705 or e-mail info@southbourneevangelical.org

Do please browse our website to find out more information about the church or contact us.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our services and activities. We offer relevant and practical teaching from the Bible and meaningful worship with warm and genuine fellowship. You can find our mission and aims here, and information on our leadership team here.

The Church was established in 1960 to share the good news about Jesus Christ in this part of Southbourne.  We welcome and include folk from the local area and the wider area of Bournemouth and Christchurch.

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Life in the 21st Century

Few would deny that the world, including our nation, is facing many difficulties, not only is there the economic situation but also broken relationships, family breakdown, stress and moral and spiritual problems.

We believe that the Bible and the Christian message are relevant to these and a host of other issues affecting people’s lives and we try to look at these in our services each week.

Why not come along and find out for yourself?  You can find information on our activities on the Services and Activities.