terça-feira, 18 de março de 2014


I believe in God, the Father almighty,

     creator of heaven and earth

I believe in Jesus Christ, 
      his only Son, our Lord,
      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
      and born of the virgin Mary.
      He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried;
      he descended to hell.
      The third day he rose again from the dead.
      He ascended to heaven
      and is seated at the right hand of God 

      the Father almighty.
      From there he will come to judge the 

      living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy Universal church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen.

sexta-feira, 14 de março de 2014


Although under the umbrella of Teen Challenge UK, TC East Dorset focuses specifically on reaching out to those in Bournemouth and Poole.

Teen Challenge East Dorset offers Freedom through Discipleship: 12 month residential services for those struggling with life - control addictions.

Since TC East Dorset work began in 2010 it has already sent people to its rehabs and some of them have finished the 12 month residential programme, now being completely free from drugs and alcohol. 

TC East Dorset comes alongside people who are on the edge of society, those who many would deem untouchable. 

Those battling with homelessness and drug and alcohol addictions.

Hot drinks and food are given, but the aim is to see as many as possible admitted to rehab, and be free from drugs and alcohol.


If you would like to make an appointment to speak about rehab programmes for yourself or a loved one.

If you would like to know more about TC East Dorset and even how you can become part of the team.

If you would like to support TC East Dorset in prayer or financially.

Please contact us directly: 

Michael and Louise Cook

01202 805505 

07979 151 863




They are passionate about sharing the Gospel and helping hurting people. 

They are all trained, have CRB's and work in teams.                                                                                           
They come from Churches across Dorset. 
financial support.


Christians rehabs across UK are available where required as you can see in the picture below:
Willoughby house.  Leicester

There are representatives at the BH1 Cafe in Palmerston Road in Boscombe on a weekly basis if you would like to make an appointment to speak about rehab programmes for yourself or a loved one.

Please ask one of the BH1 staff for more information or contact Michael and Louise Cook directly.


We  would be very grateful for your support in prayer and also financial support if you feel God is leading you to do so.

You can give a one off gift  or support monthly with  £2£5  or  £10.

Alternatively, you can make a one off gift  or a monthly standing order to:

TC East Dorset  - sort code 30 - 96-73 account number 32858568

Please, contact Michael or Louise Cook to speak about your support.

Street Church  and TC Cafe in RICHMOND PARK CHURCH:

Several aspects of the TC East Dorset work run alongside Richmond Park Church - Palmerston Road, Boscombe.

There is a monthly meeting on the last Wednesday of each Month in Richmond Park Church, 7 pm to 8.15 pm.

The meeting begins with a meal, followed by a time of friendship, drama, music and real life stories.

T C cafe is open every Friday night in Richmond Park Church -pm to 9 pm for anyone who needs a hot drink, soup, sandwich or a cake

It is also a place where they can meet someone who cares and somebody who is prepared to listen to their story.

They can also obtain information about Rehab.

TC East Dorset teams in Bournemouth and Poole

The teams are also going to Bournemouth on Friday evenings and aim to cover Parkstone and Poole areas too.

To extend the work across East Dorset we need more volunteers, more prayer and more 

Testimony of Tony Gough and Tony O'Dell:

It Is Worth Reading, Click Below: 


We can also give your contact to Michael and Louise, if you prefer. Please, send us an email or msg or phone us to give your details, and Michael or Louise or another team leader will be in touch with you:
Viriato and Janet

janetcookmartins@hotmail.com    (preferable)

terça-feira, 4 de março de 2014


Tony was born in the North East of England in the late 50s.

He and his family moved to Hampshire in 1971 and he left school at 16 gained a three year electrical apprenticeship. 

He did an open university course for two years and gained an OND and HND in electrical engineering. He also became a qualified carpenter.

Tony has worked as a self-employed builder and renovator.

In his free time Tony became a DJ in 1976 joined hospital radio and local radio around the Hampshire area, he also undertook mobile disk work. 

He then moved into the cabaret circuit as a compere / presenter and was involved in many shows such as Annie, Mamma Mia, the Patsy Cline Story, the travelling show "That'll be the day" not forgetting a TV show called "Jobs for the girls".

In his personal life he has been married and divorced twice and has two children from his second marriage. During his time as an entertainer he turned to alcohol and became an alcoholic. This went for fifteen years until 4 years ago Tony met people from Teen Challenge East Dorset in Boscombe.

He went to Scotland and finished the 16 months rehab programme of Teen Challenge UK.  

He has been free for the last 2 years and is now enjoying life as a Hope FM presenter in Bournemouth and has joined the theatre group Stage on Fire as a sound technician.

Tony is calling on the very gift God has given to him to bring you to listener of Hope FM the very best in community radio.

Thank you all for taking time to read this short biography and may you all be blessed as Tony has been blessed by God. 

If you want some information about T C East Dorset or about Hope FM or Property Maintenance work, please contact Tony: 

Anthony C Gough
Property Maintenance

07780923869 . antcliff@live.co.uk

If You Want to Know a Bit More About Teen Challenge East Dorset, Please Click Below:

Seasons of the Christian Year

I come from an Evangelical background so I have never celebrated the Seasons in the same way as the Church of England does. 

However, it is interesting to know the Liturgical Calendar of the Church of England, because all the celebrations refer to the Bible as we can see below.

This information is from the site below and you can access it if you want to know more about the Bible Basics of the Church of England.

The Liturgical Calendar is the calendar of the Christian year, the Seasons of the Church starting with Advent the beginning of the Church year to Christmas, the Birth of Jesus, to the journey of the Magi, the Wisemen following the star of Bethlehem to find a small defenseless child, Jesus the Christ, the Messiah, our Lord and Savior.

We continue on to celebrations before Lent: Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, and Mardi Gras. The Lenten Bible Study takes you through the forty days of Lent, Preparing the Way of the Lord. The Lenten lessons take you to the garden at Gethsemane with Jesus, the arrest, trial, and scourging, and crucifixion of Jesus; the Passion of Christ.

At Easter we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and we study how the Holy Spirit descends on the Disciples at Pentecost.


Advent marks the beginning of the church new year.

Advent is a period of reflection, penitence, and joy when Christians prepare for both the birth of the Baby Jesus, The (First Advent) the Son of God. in Bethlehem and for the second coming of Jesus (Second Advent) as the risen Christ to rule triumphantly over life in heaven and on earth. 

The traditional color is Purple (violet), blue is gaining popularity to differentiate Advent from Lent. 

Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, our Lord and Savior.

The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David
a Savior has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10-11

Jesus is the "Light of the World" that comes into our darkness.

Jesus came into the world not to condemn the world but to save the world through him. John 3:17


Epiphany sometimes is called Three Kings Day commemorating the coming of the wise men to worship the infant Jesus. Some traditions celebrate Epiphany as Jesus’ baptism in the river Jordan by John the Baptist where the Holy Spirit descends on Jesus like a dove, and proclaims Jesus the Son of God, and Jesus’ first recorded miracle, at Cana turning water into wine at a wedding banquet.

Epiphany begins the first Sunday in January and varies in length depending on the date set for Easter. The first and last Sundays, the liturgical color is white.

What are the meanings and the significance of the Star of Bethlehem?


The Baptism of the Lord (or the Baptism of Christ) is the feast day commemorating and celebrating the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. In most parts of the Church, the feast is now observed on the first Sunday after Epiphany (6 January).

Baptism of the Lord Sunday is the Sunday we remember to whom do we belong? We belong to God. We are the adopted children of God.

Baptism of the Lord Sunday is the Sunday we Affirm, Renew, and we are Reminded of our Baptism.


Celebrations before Lent: Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, and Mardi Gras.

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on the Saturday before Easter. Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, which means (to lengthen) or “spring.” 

The season is a preparation for celebrating Easter.

The liturgical color is purple (violet). On Good Friday, black is substituted.


“Tenebrae” is from the Latin word meaning “darkness” or “shadows.” 

Tenebrae is a solemn service on Good Friday or Maundy Thursday. 

The purpose of the service is to recreate the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the arrest, trial, persecution, scourging, crucifixion, and death of Jesus Christ. 

At the end of the service the people leave in silence. 


Easter is the main celebration of the Christian year despite the popularity and commercialization of Christmas. In the Gospel of John, Mary Magdalene came to where Jesus had been buried and found the tomb empty. 

An angel of the Lord told her that Jesus had Risen. Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ conquering death and the hope given of everlasting life to those who believe in Him.

After Easter Day comes the fifty-day season of Sundays of Easter, followed by Pentecost, which marks the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The liturgical color is white.

"Preparing the Way" is a Bible based study lesson on how Jesus Christ the Messiah in the New Testament is the fulfillment of prophesies in the Old Testament.


Ascension Day is forty days after Easter (always on a Thursday), but is most often celebrated on the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

Jesus tells disciples that they will receive the power of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost).

And that they will spread his message throughout the world (The Great Commission). 

Then on the fortieth day Jesus took the disciples to the Mount of Olives, where they watched Jesus ascend into heaven. 

The liturgical color is white. 

Pentecost is the celebration of the Holy Spirit descending on the Disciples. Remembering the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church after the Ascension of Jesus to the Father, 

Pentecost, celebrated seven weeks after Easter, is a day to celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit in the church today.

The traditional color is red (symbolizing the biblical reference to the “wind and flames” that came down from heaven at the time of the descent of the Holy Spirit.) 

Pentecost begins the “fiftieth day” after Easter and is the longest season of the church year.

It last until the first Sunday of Advent. 

Pentecost Sunday is the last day of the Season and Cycle of Easter.


Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost, the Festival of the Holy Trinity, when the church rejoices in the impenetrable mystery that God is the Triune God (three-in-one) – The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

Trinity Sunday the liturgical color is white. 


Christ the King Sunday is the last Sunday of the season of Pentecost and marks the end of the church year. Christ the King Sunday is the observance proclaiming that no earthly ruler is lord. 

The liturgical color is white. 


All Saints Day is the day Christians give thanks for all the “Saints” the good people God has placed in our lives, those living and especially those who are already with God in heaven. The liturgical color is white. 

The liturgical color for all other Sundays following Pentecost Sunday is green.


Ordinary Time is the Season After Pentecost The Church fulfills the Great Commission. 

Ordinary time (also called Kingdomtide and Dominiontide) is the time between Epiphany and Lent and between Pentecost and Advent. When there is no specific liturgical season or festival emphasis. It signifies a time of spiritual growth and is the norm of time kept by the church. 

The Sundays of Ordinary Time celebrate the good news of Christ’s death and resurrection and the unfolding presence of the new creation. Ordinary Time presents us with an ongoing opportunity to witness to the living Lord who makes all things new. 

The public worship of the church ”Liturgy" comes from the Greek term for community service; done for the common good without pay.