eNewsletter #001Introducing Wessex Filling Station

Welcome to the first eNewsletter introducing you to this new faith initiative for the BH postcode conurbation.

Wessex Filling Station is a new monthly, midweek, cross-denominational celebration styled meeting with a keynote speaker of worth. Its purpose is to encourage, empower and enrich peoples knowledge and experience of God through praise, worship and the spoken Word of God throughout Christchurch | Bournemouth and Poole.

Wessex Filling Station is part of The Filling Station Trust. The trust was set up by Revd. Richard Fothergill ten years ago after he became involved with a local unity meeting which grew exponentially. The Wessex Filling Station will be the 91st 'filling station' to be set up in the UK and Richard has spoken widely at Conferences and meetings of its generic growth and how God is using it as a new informal way of expressing the Christian faith. The Filling Station Trust also has a national supported prayer team interceding for the nation at this time. They have been praying for 3 years for the opportunity to set-up and support a filling station in the BH postcode conurbation.

Upcoming Events

Our midweek meetings will be held every last Thursday evening of the month with the exception of August and December. Over the coming months we have some great speakers booked; speakers from both national and local level but whom God is using at this time to inspire our nation through inspirational teaching and the Word of God.

9th September: with Nick Crawley

nick crawleyLaunching on the 29th September 2016 at 7:30 pm with Revd. Nick Crawley of Crossnet the evening will focus on 'The Thrill of Prayer'. Nick is a Church of England Minister licensed in the Diocese of Bristol. He leads Crossnet Church, Bristol – the Anglican Community for Discipleship and Mission. In the 1990’s he and his wife led a large church in Harare, Zimbabwe and he has been on several missions abroad. Nick is also the South West's Regional Director for The Filling Station Trust.

27th October: with Richard Fothergill

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At our second meeting Richard Fothergill will focus on 'The God Who Is With Us!' Richard is the overall Director of the Filling Station Trust and network. His brief is to grow the number and effectiveness of all of the Filling Station meetings now appearing in Britain and abroad. Richard, an Anglican minister, has been involved with church planting and led churches in London, Bristol and Cape Town, South Africa. He has a passion for sharing his faith and inspiring others to get involved too!

24th November: Dr. Jonathan Oloyede

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Our keynote speaker is conference speaker Dr. Jonathan Oloyede. He is a sought after speaker who is well known for bringing the church together in times of united prayer & worship. Dr. Oloyede is the key catalyst behind NDOP - The National Day of Prayer & Worship. His vision is to see the United Kingdom saturated with prayer!

This evening will be another special evening of united praise and worship ably led by our worship team. Jonathan will bring us into a place of unity and inspire us with his global perspective of what is happening in this nation spiritually, how the Holy Spirit is calling us to our knees in prayerful petition and how the church is beginning to experience revival and Gods restoration.

Why not come along and see what all the fuss is about!

Venue & Times

  • Doors Open 7:00pm / 1900hrs with Refreshments
  • Meeting Times : 7:30pm ~ 9:30pm
  • Doors Close: 10:00pm


The Village Hotel Bournemouth
Wessex Fields
Deansleigh Road