All Saints is an Anglican church serving the west of Southbourne. We have a beautiful, large church building and a great church centre attached with two halls.

We are thoroughly involved with other churches in Southbourne, worshipping together in a variety of ways and pooling our resources to extend the kingdom of God.

Mike Powis

Rev Mike Powis
Vicar
 
 

 

Rev Peter Cooper

Rev Peter Cooper
Rev John Oliver

Rev John Oliver
Rev John Turpin

Rev Canon John Turpin
 Richard Kells

Richard Kells
Licensed Lay Minister

All Saints choir

We are proud to have an excellent choir and music group, which play a central role in our worship and church life.

At 9.15 am each Sunday we have a Eucharist service, sung by our (robed) full SATB choir, under the direction of Ian Carter (LLCM), organist and choirmaster. The service includes the sung service setting, hymns and usually an anthem during communion. Our organ was originally built in 1926 by Hill, Norman & Beard, with 3 manuals and 44 speaking stops and makes a very impressive sound!

At 10 am we break for refreshments and a formal sermon.  At 10 45 members of the choir play and sing in an informal music group to allow a more contemporary style of music which incorporates a communion service on the third Sunday of each month. Several members of the choir are either professional or gigging musicians locally and we enjoy the opportunity to sing / play across the classical church choral tradition and modern worship songs.

The choir also sings for occasional Evensong services, and performs at events within the community such as the annual ‘Christmas Crackers’ event at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals’ Christmas Carol Service. Our annual ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ Christmas service is a highlight of the year. We also enjoy socialising together, with regular get-togethers and trips.

We welcome anyone who’s interested in joining us. Rehearsals are on Friday evenings and before the service on Sunday mornings. Please come along and meet us!