Coming Up

These are details of local events and activities happening soon. It does not aim to be comprehensive, but might be worth reading and even increase attendance at these events.

If you have anything you would like to advertise, please email confer@ThisIsChristchurch.com and it will be added.


Don’t forget the regular Christchurch Health Walks, taking place every Monday (except Bank Holidays), Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. These are not listed in the calendar below – except four additional ones. See the programme here.


MONDAY, 18 March – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Sheepwash. Click for details


THURSDAY, 21 March – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Richard Moore, Guildford Cathedral

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for a video of him at Guildford Cathedral.


SATURDAY, 23 March – 1pm-4.30pm
Osborne Road Community Centre, New Milton
Men’s Prostate Test – Ages 40-80

This is for the PSA test, which involves a blood test. It is to provide for the early detection

Click the icon for a full size poster, with more information.


MONDAY, 25 March – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Kinson Common. Click for details


THURSDAY, 28 March – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Alex Davies, St Michael’s, Lyme Regis

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for an article about him in Lyme Online.


MONDAY, 1 April – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Wick Lane  Car Park. Click for details


THURSDAY, 4 April – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Sam Hanson, Bournemouth

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Sorry – no link for this one!


FRIDAY, 5 April
Highcliffe Castle

Penleaze Wing re-opens

This has been restored by Greendale Construction Ltd. Previously closed for around fifty years because of two fires and vandalism, it now includes an original kitchen from the 1800s, the original stone floors relaid, oak flooring installed in key rooms, underfloor heating (like the Romans?), internal brickwork and wall and ceiling finishes restored. Other repairs were overhauled.

There will also be a display of stained glass, started by Lord Stuart de Rothesay.


MONDAY, 8 April – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Coy Pond. Click for details


THURSDAY, 11 April – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Jeremiah Stephenson, All Saints, Margaret Street, London

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for a video of him playing at a wedding in Toulouse. Note that there may be a short advertisement before it.


SATURDAY, 13 April
Hengistbury Head

The Great British Spring Clean. No details available yet, but their website is here.


SATURDAY, 13 April – 7.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Grange Choral Society – Concert
A Night at the Opera

Favourite opera choruses and arias

Click the image for a fun-size version and click here for information about the soloists.


MONDAY, 15 April – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Throop. Click for details


MONDAY, 22 April – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Strouden Woods. Click for details


WEDNESDAY, 24 April – 6.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Tower and Bells Tour. Click here for the programme


MONDAY, 29 April – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. East Overcliff Drive. Click for details


WEDNESDAY, 8 May – 2.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Roof and Museum Tour. Click here for the programme


SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 11-12 May
Christchurch

Food Festival

Christchurch Food Festival

From the Christchurch Food Festival 2018
Click to go to this year’s event website

Click on the left to view a flyer about events for children. There are five events on each day. Each one lasts an hour, and different ones cover the ages from 4-12.


SUNDAY, 12 May – 11.30am (but see below)
Christchurch Priory
Thanksgiving Service

TO BE CONFIRMED:

Rev Canon Charles Stewart is proposing a thanksgiving event, ten days after the first Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council elections have taken place.

He said, “What I am proposing is to hold a service of thanksgiving in the Priory for the Borough of Christchurch which would mark the formal end of its existence and would celebrate, as much as we can in the limited time, much of what has been achieved in 700 years or more.

I believe it is only fitting given Christchurch’s story and I know I have only been part of it for nearly four years but even in that time one learns to appreciate what has been here. I believe it is fitting that we do one.”

It is not intended to be political, and is being organised entirely from The Priory, with neither the old not new Councils involved.

As the Mayor, Cllr Lesley Dedman, said, “I think it will be an event which very much celebrates the borough, with the end of the council and formation of the new town council.”

Above, Cllr Dedman arriving at Purewell on Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial,


TUESDAY, 14 May – 2pm
Christchurch Priory

Tour of Church, with cream tea at 3.15pm. Click here for the programme


WEDNESDAY, 15 May – 2.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Tower and Bells Tour. Click here for the programme


TUESDAY, 21 May – 6.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Roof and Great Quire Tour. Click here for the programme


SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 1-2 June, 10am-5pm
Highcliffe

Food Festival

Click to go to their website


TUESDAY, 4 June – 2.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Roof and Great Quire Tour. Click here for the programme


TUESDAY, 11 June – 2pm
Christchurch Priory

Tour of Church, with cream tea at 3.15pm. Click here for the programme


THURSDAY, 13 June – 6.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Tower and Bells Tour. Click here for the programme


WEDNESDAY, 19 June – 2.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Tower and Bells Tour. Click here for the programme


TUESDAY, 25 June – 6.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Roof and Museum Tour. Click here for the programme


TUESDAY, 9 July – 2pm
Christchurch Priory

Tour of Church, with cream tea at 3.15pm. Click here for the programme


TUESDAY, 9 July – 6.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Tower and Bells Tour. Click here for the programme


WEDNESDAY, 17 July – 2.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Tower and Bells Tour. Click here for the programme


TUESDAY, 13 August – 2pm
Christchurch Priory

Tour of Church, with cream tea at 3.15pm. Click here for the programme


WEDNESDAY, 21 August – 2.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Tower and Bells Tour. Click here for the programme


THURSDAY, 5 September – 6.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Roof and Great Quire Tour. Click here for the programme


WEDNESDAY, 11 September – 2.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Roof and Museum Tour. Click here for the programme


WEDNESDAY, 18 September – 6.30pm
Christchurch Priory

Tower and Bells Tour. Click here for the programme


TUESDAY, 1 October
Christchurch Priory

Roof and Great Quire Tour – 2.30pm. Click here for the programme