Jesus wants you to have the best life you can imagine. The church is here to help. We love God, we love people and we love life.
We started St Swithun’s in 2014 to be a home for everyone who, like us, thought that church is for other people. Three years later, LOVECHURCH now meets at St Swithun’s, Lansdowne and St Clement’s, Boscombe.
Alpha will help you explore the Christian faith. After that, there’s a wide range of mid week groups and ministries to connect with.
Come, join us and experience what it feels like to belong to a group of friends full of love and full of life.
Jesus said, “I have come to give life and life in all its fullness”. It is our experience that people who seek Jesus discover that he has been looking for them and wants to offer his life in all its fullness. We pray that this will be true for you too as you connect with the church at St Swithun's and St Clement's.
Church is not a building and it’s not an organisation either. It’s all about people united around Jesus: friends, family, networks, small groups and large, choosing to do life together and join in God’s ongoing mission to earth. Get involved here.
At St Swithun's there are many families with children and teenagers in the church. Being right opposite Bournemouth University’s Students Union building, a large number of students worship on Sunday evenings.
There’s a thriving social scene for young adults, and a surprising number of older people who seem to enjoy the loud contemporary music - the church puts a big emphasis on prayer and worship.
LOVECHURCH’s office is also on the site, in the Victorian folly "Tudor Hall".
St Clement’s was built in the 1870’s as a sister-plant to St Swithun’s, out of St Peter’s in the Town Centre. It is a Grade-One listed site, iconic within the Boscombe community.
It serves two church schools, of St Clement’s Infant’s and Bethany Juniors, and also hosts a pre-school nursery. In January 2017 it was relaunched under St Swithun’s leadership, to restart Anglican worship and mission in the community.
A mix of traditional and contemporary services, with a range of transformational ministries, aims to reach the broadest local community.