We have a wonderful variety of churches who have offered to be placement churches for the scheme.
Urban, suburban, rural villages and market towns…
Evangelical, Anglo-catholic, Charismatic and good-old standard CofE…
There are all kinds of placement parishes available with Pray Serve Grow.
In Poole we have:
St John’s Heatherlands & Church of the Good Shepherd – Urban Priority Area parish and a Football Chaplaincy wih AFC Bournemouth Youth Academy.
Lytchett Minster and Upton – two churches – one in the town, one in a village – with a brand new busy youth centre “CJ’s” built by the church last year – and 4 worship bands!
St Peter’s Parkstone – Anglo Catholic church with lots of involvement in the local community and links with ‘Routes for Roots’ homeless charity.
Christ Church Creekmoor – a modern church at the heart of its community who “LOVE doing things that are weird and wacky…we believe that living life and following Jesus isn’t always serious; it certainly isn’t boring and often is GREAT FUN.”
For our Rural placements we have:
Iwerne Valley Benefice – five village parishes between Balndford Forum and Shaftsbury in Dorset, with an extensive team of Clergy, Lay Pastoral Assistants and Lay Worship Leaders. Along with Church services and school assemblies, they want to develop a new evangelism program.
Mere, West Knoyle and Maiden Bradley – Mere is a small but busy market town, with 2 smaller villages in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are a variety of ministry opportinities from Church services, school assemblies and Open the Book, to Plough Sunday and home communions.
The Quintet Benefice – is a happy and united benefice of 4 rural parishes which lie within two and a half miles of each other on the edge of Cranborne Chase between Salisbury and Wimborne. The churches have been united in one Benefice for nearly 40 years. The churches are integral to the life of the villages. Worship reflects the whole range of Anglican traditions, evangelical, liberal and Anglo-Catholic, as well as other denominations and non-church backgrounds.
Beaminster – is a team of 14 churches in rural West Dorset. Our largest church is in Beaminster, a town with schools, library, shopping, cafes, pubs, Children’s Centre and lively sports clubs. Our smallest churches are in villages with populations of 70. We are set in the beautiful West Dorset countryside with easy access to the coast with excellent walking, cycling and water sports on the doorstep.