The Parish Council is pleased to be able to link up with Neighbourhood Watch, such a valuable help in the community.
See their latest newsletter.
Parley Lunch Club
Parley Lunch Club meets at different venues in the area on the second Wednesday of each month at 12.15. New members are always welcome and we try to match up transport for those who no longer drive. The group is predominantly retired members with 30 people on the books. If you would like to find out more or book a place contact Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the answer machine at 01202 896738 and she will return your call.
St John Ambulance Cadets, Ferndown
Cadets 7pm - 8.30pm
Young people aged 10-17 can join one of our Cadet units, which operate throughout England. These are a great way for teens and young people to take part in volunteer work and learn valuable life skills. You can:
- learn first aid skills
- volunteer within your community by providing first aid cover at public events, such as football matches and music festivals
- learn leadership and public speaking skills by teaching first aid to other young people
- spend time on weekend residential camps packed with activities, and have the opportunity to compete in international first aid competitions
Badgers 6pm - 7pm
Anyone aged 7-10 years old can join one of our many Badger Setts, after school clubs which operate throughout England. At Badgers it's all about fun and adventure! St John Ambulance Badgers Setts offer a great range of activities for children.
- learn first aid
- go camping
- do arts and crafts
- take part in team games, and much more!
The local unit meet every Tuesday (excluding school holidays) 7pm - 8.30pm at Longham Church, Cadets 07900 017951 or email Penny.Gliddon@sja.org.uk, Badgers email Paula.Penny@sja.org.uk
Help and Care
Are you a Carer?
Do you care for a family member or friend? Caring for a family member or friend can be a rewarding and
fulfilling experience. However, it can also present challenges
especially when faced with new situations. Most carers need
help and advice at some point so that the best of care can
continue to be given.
Help and Care, in partnership with Dorset HealthCare, are
running free, informal information workshops.
You can attend any of the workshops listed on the timetable.
More info or 0300 111 3303 or www.helpandcare.org.uk or email: email@example.com
NHS Retirement Fellowship
Did you work for the NHS, related health services or any other caring organisations?
If so, why not join your local (East Dorset and Ringwood) National Health Service Retirement Fellowship? Your family members are also welcome. We provide:
- Friendship and fellowship to all members
- Monthly meetings with a variety of visiting speakers
- Regular outings to places of interest
- Lunches out and opportunities for members to socialise
We meet at 10:00 am on the second Tuesday of each month at the St. Leonards Village Hall, Braeside Road, BH24 2PH.
For a friendly chat and further information please contact our Membership Secretary, Deirdre, on 01425 472940 or email our Secretary, Jenny, at firstname.lastname@example.org
West Parley Gardening Club
The West Parley Gardening Club has come to the end of another very successful year, with the visit of Mr Martin Stewart, of Stewarts Garden Centre, in October, talking about the history of Stewarts. Followed in November with a social gathering and supper for all members and a few guests in The Cedar Room at Haskins Garden Centre.
All of the existing membership and several new people have joined for 2017, and the committee would welcome more new members to what is a very friendly and interesting club.
Speakers booked for 2017.
Meeting on the last Tuesday of each month at the Parley Sports Club.
Derek Copley from the Bournemouth Orchid Society.
Eric Watson. Reptiles, winged insects and spiders we rarely see.
Alisdaire Urquhart. Friends and enemies, good bugs, bad bugs and compatible plants.
Richard Loader Demonstrations on hanging baskets and containers.
Geoff Hawkins. Professional gardener and lecturer. Vegetables in a small garden.
Derek Copley from the Bournemouth Orchid Society. The history and care of Orchids.
Andrew Summerhill. Stewarts resident Rose expert.
Social get together. Snacks and nibbles. Quiz based on the previous speakers.
Geoff Hawkins. Returns to explain and answer questions on pruning any plant.
To be decided.
West Parley Gardening Club is open to anyone interested in gardening you do not need to be an expert we are all keen amateurs and are pleased to welcome visitors and new members. For more information contact Kate Ward (Chairman) 01202 577319, or Cllr Malcolm Plascott 01202 950521 email@example.com.
Friends of All Saints (FOAS)
The Friends of All Saints Church (FOAS) has been set up to help restore and maintain this historic 12th century church which is at the very heart of the community of West Parley.
Everyone is welcome to join FOAS: churchgoers and non-churchgoers, residents of West Parley and those who no-longer live here but may still have links with the community. Perhaps you were christened or married at All Saints, or you may have a relative buried there. Whatever your interest or association is we would really appreciate your support. You might wish to offer financial or practical support, or to participate in one of our events. Please join us and help us ensure that All Saints Church is still a beautiful place of worship and an important link with the whole community for centuries to come.
We aim to raise awareness of the church within the community and to raise funds to help restore, maintain and preserve the church and its grounds. A great deal of work has already been achieved but there is still much more to do. Such as:
- Repairing and restoring the stained glass windows.
- Internal and external decorating.
- Repairing and restoring tombs.
- Fencing and hedging repair and upkeep.
- Future events to include:
- Regular Church Open Days hosted by FOAS volunteers.
- Quiz Supper Nights at St Marks Church Hall
- FOAS Volunteer working parties in the church and its grounds.
To join us, please print out the Membership Form, or pick up a leaflet from St Marks or All Saints Churches. If you have any questions or would like to know more about FOAS please contact Jan Oates, FOAS Secretary on 01202 314420
Parley Rotary Club
We meet every Thursday and the meeting starts at 7.00 pm at Dudsbury Golf Club, except for the second Thursday in the month. We are a young club that believes in having fun whilst raising money and supporting charities,schools and the community in the Parley area and also other Bournemouth & Poole charities.
So If you want to come along to make new friends and find out how you can help provide support to you local community please give us a call 07581 894120
Wimborne and Ferndown Lions
We are members of Lions Clubs International, which is the largest Volunteer Service Organisation in the World with a universal motto of "WE SERVE".
Membership is by invitation and we have some 1.3 million members worldwide, in 35,000 Clubs within 202 countries.
In the British Isles, we have some 19,000 members in 900 Clubs.
bringing our Community together
Some of the things we do are :
- Outings for people with learning difficulties.
- Caravan holidays for the disabled - see our web page.
- "Message in a bottle" - see our web page.
- and any number of other charitable activities.
For more information:
Godwin Micallef firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wimborneandferndownlions.org.uk/
Bournemouth & District MS Society
The purpose built centre is located on Church Lane, West Parley and opened in 1985. The branch offers Physio sessions, Yoga, Pilates, private consultation with a CAB member also a qualified Counsellor.
Social activities include morning coffee and biscuits, a subsidised 2 course lunch and an afternoon cup of tea, make use of the craft room, pop in shop, hairdressers, and a Quiet Room for a nap if needed.
There is a modern fleet of adapted mini buses to ferry the members in safety too and from the centre. Around 60/70 people visit the branch on each of the days its open.
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Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs from 9am to 3pm.
The Osborne Centre, Church Lane, West Parley, Dorset BH22 8TS
Tel: 01202 570300
Ferndown Stroke Club
The club meets every 3rd Wednesday of each month - 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Why not come along and enjoy our regular programme of events and meet other Stroke survivors who are learning about living a life that depends upon a positive attitude and a determination to achieve that which appears impossible.
The objectives of the club are :
- To promote and encourage Stroke survivors to recognise their strengths to overcome their disabilities and take part in organised club activities.
- To develop through friendship and mutual understanding how they may become stroke survivors.
- To provide the facilities and infrastructure which allows for continued participation in the club event programme.
- To increase community participation in club events by encouraging local people to join the members for special events.
Meetings take place at: Ferndown Girl Guide Hall, Spinney Lane, Ferndown (Off Ringwood Road- leading to TESCO Car Park).
For more information please call Dr Peter C Pavier 01202 581502 email email@example.com
"Don't be a stroke victim, be a stroke survivor"
West Parley Townswomen's Guild
West Parley Townswomen's Guild is part of the National Organisation of Townswomen's Guilds which was formed in 1929 when women were looking for interests additional to their homes. It is an organisation for women of all ages and nationalities wishing to meet together on a regular basis for educational, recreational and social activities aimed at educating women in the principles of good citizenship. Townswomen's Guilds are non party political and non sectarian.
The Guild at West Parley was formed in 2000 and at present has 44 members of all ages, interests and abilities. Our meetings are always lively with interesting speakers or demonstrators.
The main monthly meeting is held on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.00 till noon at West Parley Memorial Hall. The business part of the meeting is followed by coffee and then the main item. We also hold regular monthly group meetings for Skittles, Friendship Group, Gardening, Drama and Luncheon Club as well as outings and social events.
We are members of the Dorset Federation of Townswomen's Guilds and as such take part in their many events.
Our ladies are all pleasant and friendly and welcome visitors and new members. So, why not give us a try and be sure of a warm welcome and pleasant morning.
All enquiries to Valerie Barker 01202 574627 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Parley Women's Institute
West Parley Women's Institute started in 1926 and meets on the second Thursday of each month at West Parley Memorial Hall, 2-4.15pm
Most months we have a speaker. Their subjects are very diverse, sometimes entertaining, always informative and usually amusing.
3 or 4 individual Institutes usually form a Group (We belong to Heathlands Group) and with the Autumn and Spring Meetings with these other Institutes we enlarge our circle of friends and exchange ideas..We are all under the auspices of Dorset H.Q, and again there are Spring and Autumn Council Meetings. Any member can put forward a Resolution via County to the National Federation. www.thewi.org.uk After country-wide discussion, this may even be used to lobby Parliament.
Not just "Jam and Jerusalem", locally we have many interests, e. g. various craft groups etc. County H.Q. also organise other days of special interest. Then of course we have many social events too. Outings , coffee mornings and a very special Group pre-Christmas Fair.
Visitors are welcome to our meetings so come and meet us on the second Thursday of the month.
Secretary Jane Roberts 01202 870618.
Pear Tree Fellowship
Plese note the Mothers Union disbanded in January and there is a new follow on church group called Pear Tree Fellowship. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 2.30pm in the St Mark's Church Hall. The focus of the Pear Tree Fellowship is directed towards blessing and resourcing God's work in the church and the wider community. . more
Church of England
All Saints Church, Church Lane
St Marks Church, 250 New Rd
West Parley is one parish with two places of worship; All Saints, the 12th C parish church, and St. Mark's, a 20th C building. We are very fond of both of our churches and consider it a real blessing to have the contrast of ancient and modern.
But whether at All Saints or St. Mark's our purpose is to worship God who is made known in Jesus Christ. We do so conscious of our limitations and failings and yet rejoicing in the grace that is both forgiving and renewing.
A parish of the Church of England we are proud of our Anglican inheritance in both word and music. It is a rich and evolving tradition, and one which we celebrate in our worship. But we do not want to keep it all to ourselves. We would be delighted to share it with you. If you come along be assured of a warm welcome.
Revd. Charles Booth, The Rectory, 250 New Road, West Parley, BH22 8EW. Tel: 873561
Churchwardens, Mr Garnet Lambert 01202 840998 and Mrs Leila Lock 01202 533834
Services, times and places
1st Sunday of the Month
8.00am Holy Communion - All Saints
9.45am All-Age Eucharist - St Mark's
2nd Sunday of the Month
8.00am Holy Communion - St Mark's
9.45am Parish Eucharist & Stepping Stones - St. Mark's
6.00pm Evensong - All Saints (3pm in winter)
3rd Sunday of the Month
8.00am Holy Communion - All Saints
9.45am Parish Eucharist & Stepping Stones - St Mark's
4th & 5th Sunday of the Month
8.00am Holy Communion - St Mark's
9.45am Parish Eucharist & Stepping Stones - St Mark's
6.00pm Evensong - All Saints (3pm in winter)
Wednesdays 10.00am Holy Communion - St Mark's
Fridays 9.00am morning Prayer - St Mark's
Other services include
Ash Wednesday - Holy Communion with Ashing - St. Mark's
All Souls' - Commemoration of the Faithfull Departed - St. Mark's
Advent - Carols and Readings by Candlelight - St. Mark's
Christmas Eve, 4pm Crib Service - St. Mark's, 11.00pm Midnight Mass - St. Mark's
Christmas Morning 9.00am Eucharist & Carols- All Saints
Stepping Stones (Sunday School: ages 4 -11) meet at St. Mark's at 9.45 except on the first Sunday of the Month (All-Age Worship).
Refreshments are always served after services on Sunday (9.45am) and Wednesday (10.00am).
Church Organisations and Activities
for the latest list of activities in St. Mark's Church Hall - www.stmarks-allsaints-westparley.org.uk/
Stepping Stones - is for children of all ages and is held in the small hall on Sundays during the Eucharist. The children return to church for communion or a blessing, Mrs. Karen Hancock 01202 523548
Parish Magazine - Editor: Mrs. Sandra Clarke 01202 064904
Flower Arranging - Administrator: Mrs. Sue Rutledge 01202 895116
Choir - Mr. Ralph Hebditch
Carpet Bowls 7.00 - 9.00pm Tuesdays, September to April. Mrs. J Stone 01202 868725
Lent Groups meet on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings for the five weeks prior to Easter.
Baptisms (Christenings) at All Saints & St. Mark's
We are always delighted to receive inquiries from parents who wish their children to be baptised, and also from adults who were not baptised as children. Baptisms take place at St. Mark's on the first Sunday of the month (9.45am) or on another designated Sunday at All Saints at 12 noon.
Preparation for confirmation in a relaxed and convivial setting is by arrangement. If you have lost your Baptism Certificate, then confirmation can still be undertaken subject to conditional baptism beforehand.
Marriages at All Saints & St. Mark's
If you are planning to get married and live in the parish or have connections with the church in this parish then please get in touch. A church wedding need not be very expensive and marrying in the context of Christian community and worship can be very joyful and rewarding.
The Rector and Lay Pastoral Assistants are always willing to visit people in their homes whether for a chat, or for prayer ministry, or Communion.
Inquiries about any of the above can be made to the Rector, Revd. Charles Booth (01202 873561)
St. Anthony's Church
8 Pinehurst Road, West Parley, Ferndown BH22 0AP
Tel: 01202 874811
United Church Ferndown
505 Wimborne Road East, Ferndown
Tel: 01202 871440 Email: unitedchurchferndown.org.uk
The Carpenter's Lunch - every Thursday from 12.30 a two course meal plus tea and coffee is open to all senior citizens.