Benefice of Boldre and South Baddesley




To:  Magazine Editors, Parish Webmasters & Parish Administrators in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Lyndhurst Deaneries


Dear Friends


This summer we are excited to be bringing two of our Bishop’s Commission for Mission streams to your area.  We will be offering BCM Worship and BCM Children, Families, Youth at St Mark’s Church, Highcliffe.  BCM programmes are an opportunity for lay people to be equipped and encouraged in their ministry within their churches and communities.  They are practical rather than academic programmes with a view to helping people grow and develop missional confidence around the work they do.


I am writing to you as magazine editors, webmasters and parish administrators to ask if you would be able to put something in your magazines, newsletters or on your websites about the summer programmes.  Specifically we are holding a BCM Taster Evening on Monday 15th April at St Mark’s Church, Highcliffe from 7pm to 8.30pm.  This is an opportunity to find out more about the Bishop’s Commission for Mission; what it is, how it works and how it might help you.  The taster evening is open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about BCM, with absolutely no pressure to commit to joining a programme as a result of attending.


It would however be helpful to have an idea of numbers attending so please ask people to let me know if they would like to come.  I also attach a copy of our summer flyer for Highcliffe which you may find helpful if you would like to take any information from it to put in your article/newsletter.


Thank you for any help you are able to give in publicising this material.


Kind regards


Wendy Atkinson

Team Administrator

School of Mission