Gathering the Churches,
Preaching the Word.
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Our aim is to gather the churches in Dorset and the surrounding counties and those who come from further afield to encourage them with solid Bible teaching. We bring in guest speakers from the UK and other countries to open up God's Word and help us apply it to our situation. Our events are all shapes and sizes, ranging our biennial Men's Convention day to Summer Convention which traditionally takes place every weekday in the first week of July.
Starting in 1993 with Rev. RT Kendall as our speaker, the Bournemouth Bible Week began as the Bournemouth and Poole Convention. The goal: to have a week in the year dedicated to sound Bible teaching which would bring together the churches in the South Western counties. The Conventions we have run have chosen many different speakers from the UK and internationally, helping all who attend to understand how God’s word applies to us today whatever our situation.
An equally important objective is to provide an opportunity for churches to deepen their fellowship and get to know other churches in the area plus brothers and sisters from all over the country. We believe strongly that unity under the Gospel, led by God’s Word, is the way in which His kingdom can have a strong impact in our society today.
2020 gave us the opportunity to revamp our conventions to engage with a fresh generation. So, a new name was born – “The Bournemouth Bible Week”. The name may have changed but the goals remain the same - “Gathering the Churches, Preaching the Word”.
Internationally known expositional Bible teacher
Colin Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, a thriving, multi-campus church located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and president of Unlocking the Bible.
Born and raised in Edinburgh, he trained at the London School of Theology where he earned the degrees of Bachelor of Theology and Master of Philosophy. Before going to the United States in 1996, Colin served as senior pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London.
He is the author of several books including Momentum: Pursuing God’s Blessings through the Beatitudes; Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross; Jonah: Navigating a God-Centred Life; The One Year Unlocking the Bible Devotional; 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible; The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life; as well as others. His preaching ministry is shared around the world through Unlocking the Bible.
Colin and his wife Karen reside in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and have two married sons and five granddaughters.
Dr Chris Sinkinson
Lecturer in Biblical & Theological Studies at Moorlands College
Chris Sinkinson originally studied Philosophy and English before going on to complete an MA and PhD in Theology. His PhD was on Christian responses to the World Religions and the theology of John Harwood Hick, a renowned British born philosopher of religion and theologian.
Chris also has a great interest in archaeology and the Bible. He has been involved in the Bethsaida Excavations Project in the Galilee and has published in this area. His interest in apologetics motivates much of his study in areas related to the historicity of the Bible and contemporary culture.
Having been the senior pastor of Alderholt Chapel in Dorset for over ten years, Chris now lectures for BA and MA students at Moorlands College at Christchurch, Dorset, in Old Testament Studies and Apologetics and regularly leads student tours to Israel as a sort of modern day “Evangelical Indiana Jones”.
Chris’s presentations include fascinating recollections of some exciting excavations he has taken part in, along with why the Bible is so important to him.
Chris is married to Ros, herself a Youth and Community worker in a local church. Together they have two children and a West Highland Terrier. Chris speaks at both local churches and national events..
Meet the Team
One of the Elders at Lansdowne Church in Bournemouth since 2011. David chairs the Convention team.
Pastor at Broadstone Baptist Church since 2005, Tim leads much of the communication side of the team.
Vicar at Christ Church Westbourne, a church which has hosted many of the conventions over the years
Manager of Keith Jones Christian Book Store, it is no surprise what Darren brings to the team. He’s happy to help you find the right book to help you grow in your faith.
Children and Youth Minister for Poole Christian Fellowship. Steven’s focus in the team is to think about how to better engage the younger generations of the church with our conventions. He also handles the technological side.
Simeon has been the Pastor of New Milton Evangelical Free church for eleven years. Simeon longs to see many brought to know the Lord Jesus Christ and then discipled to be passionate followers of Him
Admin at Broadstone Baptist Church. Lis uses her skills to make sure that every i is dotted and every t is crossed.
I am the finance director of a local building company and am a member of St Christopher’s Southbourne. I am often found tinkling the ivories at church on a Sunday.
Christ Church Westbourne
Bournemouth BH4 8ER
7th - 9th July 2021
10:30 - 12:00 pm
This year our evening meetings will be held ONLINE
More info coming very soon!
The Citygate Church Centre is conveniently located immediately opposite the main Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth Bus and Railway Stations.
You can park free of charge in the Asda Car Park opposite the Citygate Church Centre for up to 2 hours and 59 minutes but exceed that and you risk being fined.
Additional parking for the evening meetings is at Cotlands Road, Car Park, BH1 3BG (2 hrs - £1.10; £4 hours £3.50)