St John's Church, Poole
St John the Evangelist is the Church of England parish church of Heatherlands parish, Parkstone. Nowadays, it is simply known as St John's Heatherlands or just - St John's. The church was originally built in 1881 in the area known as Great Canford; but after the formation of the Heatherlands parish in 1886 St John's became the new parishes central church.
Revd. David Price is the present vicar and he has been at St John's since 2012. He has recently (2017) been appointed Rural Dean to the deanery within the Diocese of Salisbury.
Recently, the church has undergone a small face-lift with the addition of contemporary glass entrance doors to the side and main entrances which open onto the main thoroughfare of Ashley Road. The original Victorian wooden doors are still there inside the new foyers and these tempered glass doors open up the church making it lighter and brighter, and more accessible and welcoming to the visitor or inquisitive.
The church interior boasts a chancel and nave both of which have been modernised. The nave is now a multipurpose area that can be used throughout the week and a small kitchen area acts as a coffee hub for the many organisations that use the church facilities. The church can comfortably seat 200 on its blue soft cushioned chairs, with room for more on chairs a little older, and this makes it a perfect location for unity meetings. Vicar David Price loves nurturing people as they grow in their faith and would love to see a greater unity among the local churches of the area. He has been very welcoming to the Wessex Filling Station vision for unity and outreach, and wants to tie in with the HOPE Together initiative HOPE 2018 which the directors of Wessex Filling Station have been actively promoting. HOPE 2018 is aimed at motivating local churches to work together for the good of their local communities.
Wessex Filling Station's unity meeting on November 30th 2017 will make good use of St John's floor space and will undoubtedly fill it to capacity with Christians from all backgrounds coming together for united worship and an inspirational conference class speaker in Josephine Fothergill.
St John's Church
378A Ashley Rd
The church has a small car park to side and rear which can park around 20 cars. There are town car parks close at hand and ample free parking along the side roads of the church.
Public Car Parks
Please refer to the map below to see the car park which are both visible when enlarged.
There is a bus stop (St John's Church stop) directly outside the main entrance of the church on Ashley Road and the H1 Heath line and the Royal Line R1 stop there. Other busses that stop here are numbers 15, 415, 703, 7b, 7C and the M2. The bus coming from Bournemouth and Christchurch terminate directly opposite the church by the new Waitrose Store.
Note: the actual postcode of the church is BH14 0AA