About Us

We are a church in the heart of Throop, Bournemouth
We are a modern, Church of England parish church that is a multi-generational, evangelical church family with a heart for active outreach into the local community.

Vision (our perceived end goal):
We want to be a church that is ‘An Open Door to God’s Kingdom’

Mission (what we want to do to progress towards that goal):
• To see our church taking discipleship seriously.
• To see our church active in mission and evangelism, reaching our community
• To see our church grow in number (doubled by 2020!!!!).

Core Values (the kind of life we want to share in to make the above possible):

We Love Like Him
Unconditionally, sacrificially and without compromise.

We Live Like Him
In relationship with Him, picking up our cross and following.

We Lead to Him
Ambassadors, seeking the lost.

Church Office

The church office is open during the week, but can also be contacted via telephone on 01202 525525 or email : office@stpaulsthroop.com

Office opening hours are:

  • Tuesday: All day (9:30-5:50)
  • Wednesday: Afternoon (11:45-3:00)
  • Thursday: Afternoon (11:45-4:30)


The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church.

Our Commitments 

• Promoting a safer environment and culture

• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults

• Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

• Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons

 • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons

• Responding to those that may pose a present risk.

What We Do

We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.

We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.

We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.

We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.

We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please get in contact in the first instance with Jim Page, our Safegrading Officer on 07590 028 692 or by email at Safeguarding@stpaulsthroop.com

If you would prefer to speak to someone outside the church please contact Winchester Diocesan Safeguarding Officer on safeguarding@winchester.anglican.org or call 01962 737317 (out of weekday office hours call 0300 555 1373).

Further information and resources are available at http://www.winchester.anglican.org/safeguarding/