Lansdowne Church, Woodbury Avenue, Bournemouth

About the Church

Lansdowne Church Woodbury Avenue is a church at the heart of the local community.

As a large, vibrant church with a base in the town centre, in 2015 we partnered with Strouden Park Chapel, which has had a church on this site since the 1950s. We have committed to serving the Townsend and Strouden Park areas for the future.

We aim to make the good news of Jesus known in the local community and to share his love in our daily lives. We love partnering with other local organisations to help serve Townsend. We do this in a number of ways:

Lansdowne Church Building

Sunday services

Our Sunday morning services, at 9.15am and 11.15am, are chance to worship God together, pray and here the Bible preached. We also have tea and coffee together (free) in between the two services.

These services have activities for kids from birth through to 15, so they're perfect for all the family.

We also hold an evening service at 6.30pm.

All our services are open to anyone to come along too. You won't be expected to dress posh, do anything you don't want to do or give us any money!! Why not pop in and join us one Sunday?

Castle Coffee

Every Thursday morning between 10.00am and 12.00noon through the year we turn the church into a community café. The coffee morning type atmosphere is great to come and meet new people and get support.

During this time the Foodbank is open, providing food parcels for those in crisis. We can also offer money management support and debt coaching.


Explore life's big questions in an informal and friendly environment.

The Alpha course is an opportunity to explore and understand what it means to be a Christian. The course is for 7 weeks and consists of a series of talks looking at topics including "Who is Jesus?" and "Why did He die?". We meet for a free meal and each talk is followed by discussions in small groups.

Alpha is for everyone, no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.

We run courses throughout the year on Monday evenings and Thursday mornings. Check our website or contact us to find out when the next one starts.

Lansdowne Church Fund Day

Youth and Children's activities

We run midweek activities for toddlers and children from year 2 up to 18yrs. You can find more info about each group on our website.

We aim to provide a safe relational place where children can grow in confidence as they make new friends, have lots of laughs and enjoy learning about the basics and relevance of Christianity.

Lansdowne Church Big Build Drama

Events and other activities

We run and help with lots of other activities throughout the year, including holiday clubs and fun days. If you would like more info on whats coming up visit our website or get in touch.

Contact Details

Address: Townsend Community Centre, Jewell Road, Townsend, Bournemouth BH8 0LT

E-mail: // Phone: 01202 297977