Pokesdown: its boundaries.

Which parts of the area are included in Pokesdown? A PDF of the maps is available here where they can be enlarged for easier viewing. Here is a map showing the 1859 boundary of the then new Parish of St James, Pokesdown – based on the description given by J.A. Young147 – note, it covers a …

Pokesdown: the name.

Earliest known written records with the name “Pokesdown”: Year: c.1586. Evidence: Richard Morris of Pokesdown, Christchurch on a list of people fined for buying pirates’ goods (part of The Cecil Papers).124d Year: 1660. Evidence: Henry Mantle of Pokesdown elected a churchwarden of Christchurch Priory. Year: 1662-63. Evidence: churchwarden accounts record the receipt of one shilling from Henry Mantle of Pokesdown in …

The Purpose of Church

What’s the task of a church?  The church is a group of people who have made Jesus Lord.  So they present themselves for service.  What does Jesus want to do?    He wants people to accept him as their rightful Lord and King. He wants people to grow to be like him.  After all, God created …