Public Notice

We are so excited to be upgrading the Audio-Visual System in St Michael's Church! This page tells you everything you need to know during the "Public Notice period" - which is where we are inviting everyone to take a look at the plans and tell us what they think.

What's it all about?

Our mission is to re-imagine Parish Church for the 21st Century. 

We want to create a model of church that is centred on doing life together - by creating spaces of radical welcome that invites our neighbours into a life of service to others and love for Jesus. 

We want to rethink how we use our resources and buildings to bless and serve the wider community. And we want to make it easier for people to enter into our spaces for the first time and join in.

To make all of this possible, we need to update and modernise our Audio-Visual system. This will make it possible to do new things, in a different way, whilst also making our old ways more accessible to a new generation. 

The story so far...

Last year we invited everyone both inside and outside the church to come and help shape our vision and plans for the future at a Vision Day at St Gabriel's. 

This gave us exciting new ideas for how we could use our church buildings differently. Our new AV system is designed to make that possible.

Thanks to the careful financial stewardship of the church over many decades, we were in a position to invest in modernising the church. To make up the remaining funds we needed, we launched a Crowdfunder campaign that raised over £8,000 from friends, family and church members.


On top of this we have carefully consulted the church architect and sought the insight of the Diocese to make sure our plans are in keeping with the important heritage of St Michael's in Hamworthy. 

We now have approval from the Diocese of Salisbury to publicly consult on our plans.

The plans!

We now have approval from the Diocese of Salisbury to publicly consult on our plans.

We want to install a large, projector screen in St Michael's Church, and install a complete refit of our audio-visual system. This big investment will allow us to transform the way we do church, giving us a dynamic, modern venue space that can be used for all our services and events for many years to come.

Having the ability to project words onto the screen means you'll never need to fumble with pages trying to find the right song. This will make church services more relaxed and accessible, especially for people with special access needs and comfort requirements. 

But more than this, it will allow us to offer different kinds of events in our biggest church building - such as cinema nights for children, and larger events with speakers or live music. It opens so many possibilities for us over the next 10 years.  

Public notice letter

Find out more

If you want to see the full public notice letter, or find out more about these plans, please contact the Rectory:

01202 674878

Or email Tess, who can arrange to give you access to a public display of the plans in St Michael's Church, or provide a physical copy to anyone who does not have internet access:


01202 674878


St Michael's Church,

Blandford Rd, Poole 

BH15 4HR

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