Richmond Hill St. Andrews Church
A welcome at the heart of Bournemouth
... brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things .... and put them into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
From Paul and Timothy's letter to the Philippians, chapter 4
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“I enjoy being a member of our church escaping the busy routine of life to reflect on spiritual matters in a most beautiful and spacious building. The atmosphere in the church is always amicable and informal.”
“I enjoy meeting new people and listening to the message from the Bible, being part of the church as friend or family, I don’t feel alone.”
“The preaching and prayers of our minister are helpful in times of need and bring us closer to the love of God.”
Size is not everything but Richmond Hill is the largest church building in Bournemouth with a capacity to seat nearly 1,100 people. We are easy to find as we are in the heart of Bournemouth Town Centre - Click here to find us on the map
There are occasions when the church is full to overflowing with Guides and Scouts and Radio Solent events. The intimate and unusual curved pews make it a cosy place in which to worship during our regular services and wedding ceremonies.
You will see that our church is also very beautiful, perhaps the most beautiful Nonconformist Church in England. Our churches used to be deliberately plain - the argument was that art might detract your attention from the glory of God. Today we think otherwise. Our magnificent stained glass windows and cathedral-like structure lift up your hearts in prayer and praise.
On visiting, people comment on the warmth and friendliness of our welcome. For these and other reasons we have become one of the most popular churches to marry in.
We welcome everyone and try our best to prepare and care for everyone who comes our way 'in sickness and in health’. An important part tof our main services is the sermon where we can go deeper into the Bible texts and bring out the wisdom and love that the Old Testament prophets and Jesus himself have preserved for us. You can read some of our sermons by clicking on this link.
It cheers us further to welcome the same couples when they bring children for baptisms, as many do. We even have a special service called Early Birds to meet their needs.
Baptisms in such numbers also reassure us that Bournemouth itself is changing. It is no longer just a place for grandparents to retire to. It is getting younger by the decade, partly due to its being a centre for international banks, insurance companies and building societies.
Many of the events and activities that take place during the week ensure we get to know each other better such as the Flower Guild, the Church Tapestry Group, the Richmond Ramblers, and the Literary and Musical Society.
We look forward to meeting you or hearing from you either via email or by phone 01202 290161.
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" I need spiritual uplift and Christian guidance for the week ahead, enabling me to communicate with people who may never go to church, but still appreciate kindness of any description.