called and commissioned to heal
In the 3rd and final meeting of our 2017 On The Road series we will be joining with the fellowship of St John's Poole for a special unity evening of Christian praise and worship! St John the Evangelist is the Church of England parish church of Heatherlands parish, Parkstone. Nowadays, it is simply known as St John's.
Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Jo Fothergill: Director of Evangelism and Mercy Mission at the Filling Station Trust. Jo is married to Director Richard Fothergill.
From City to City...
Jo was a stockbroker in the City before going into full time Christian ministry with Richard. The year they married they moved to the city of Bristol where Richard would train for the Anglican ministry. When Richard was ordained they moved to the parish of East Twickenham where he was to have his first curacy.
In 1997 they moved to the city of Cape Town to plant a new church in a warehouse. The new church grew exponentially over the 6 and a half years they were there and grew to over 500 active members by the time they left. They returned to the UK in 2003 to work on a new project in Bristol called 'Crossnet', this new expression of church, which they ran with Nick Crawley, has gone on to become a thriving Christian community. (read more)
Today Richard, Jo and Nick still work together as directors of the national Filling Station Trust with Richard taking the lead. Further to heading up the opportunities for evangelism, Jo also heads up the 'mercy mission' side of the Trust. She will be speaking on Healing at St John's as she is convinced that as Spirit filled Christians we are called and commissioned to heal in Jesus name. (read more Who is: Jo Fothergill?)
Who is: Jo Fothergill?
You can find out more about Jo on the articles page: Who is Jo Fothergill?
The Vicar of St John's:
Revd. David Price is the present vicar and he has been at St John's since 2012. He loves nurturing people as they grow in their faith and would love to see a greater unity among the local churches of the area. He has been very welcoming to the Filling Station's vision for unity and outreach. David will welcome us - and all the churches of the area, to this very special evening of unity, worship and healing in Poole.
We hope that you will be able to join us at this final celebration event for 2017.
See you there.
Date & Time:
- 30th November 2017 @ *7:30 pm ~ 9:30 pm
- *Doors open at 7:00 pm with free refreshments
St John's Church *
378a Ashley Road
This is a FREE non-ticketed event. St John's Church Poole can comfortably seat 300 people in its blue cushioned seated multipurpose nave. Refreshments will be served from 7:00 pm at the church kitchen and everyone will be very welcome!
Free entry on a first come first served basis.
The church has a small car park to side and rear which can park around 20 cars but there is ample free parking along the side roads of the church.
There is a bus stop (called St John's Church stop) directly outside the main entrance of the church on Ashley Road and the H1 Heath line and the Royal Line R1 stop there. Other busses that stop here are numbers 15, 415, 703, 7b, 7C and the M2. The bus coming from Bournemouth and Christchurch terminate directly opposite the church by the new Waitrose Store. All bus stops can be clearly seen on the map below.
* There is a dedicated venue page to St John's Church found here which gives full details of the church.
Note: actual postcode is BH14 0AA