Poole Missional Communities brings together pioneer ministers and others who are thinking about Missional Community in Poole. Each of us has a different context, and we represent different denominations and flavours of church - but we all share a love of Jesus and a passion for participating in Christ's life-giving mission for the world.
Paul founded Poole Missional Communities in 2010 after being invited by the Diocese of Salisbury to explore new forms of ministry for people with little or no church background. He is the author of several books on Missional Community and teaches pioneer mission at CMS, Ripon College, Cuddesdon and Sarum College, Salisbury.
Lucy Bolster is an Anglican Pioneer Minister who lives on Turlin Moor with her husband and two daughters. She is part of the leadership team for Reconnect a missional community founded by Paul and Emily Bradbury. She brings a gift for singing and storytelling to her work as a pioneer.
Baptist Pioneer Minister John Good moved to Hamowrthy with his family in 2018. He has since founded the Watersports Library as a way of sharing resources after realising that many residents didn't have access to the water. A keen surfer and watersports enthusiast, John is exploring the connections between faith and the water amidst the community forming around the Watersports Library.
Sally Taylor joined the team in 2020 when she moved to Poole with her family for her curacy with Hamworthy Church. She previously pioneered a new community of faith in Bridgewater. She is currently exploring starting a new congregation for families, meeting in the woodland in the grounds of St Michael’s Church.
Phil James is our administrator. He's brilliant, lovely and hard-working! He and his wife Susanna are part of the Reconnect community where Phil is also part of the leadership team.
Emily Bradbury runs a Community Interest Company called Courage to Thrive, offering consultancy and facilitation to charities and public services. She is a member of Reconnect and a key contributor to Poole Missional Communities, having founded Space for Life - a creative drop-in for local women that meets in a cafe.