Welcome to Verwood

United Reformed Church

Manor Road, next to the Library, between Ferrett Green and the Post Office 

email: verwood@urc-eastdorset.org.uk

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“To know Jesus better and to make him better known”



We are here for you – whoever you are!

 Our main Sunday Worship is at 10.45am when all ages are very welcome.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the third Sunday each month and at major Festivals.



 You can sign up to receive Daily Devotions  and Sunday Services from the United Reformed Church by going to http://devotions.urc.org.uk/

Covid 19

Following government advice, and that of our wider denomination, we will be suspending all acts of worship, physical meetings, and other church activities at Verwood URC until that advice changes.  Although the Foodbank will remain open.

Please be assured that you remain in our thoughts and prayers. We will endeavour to do all that we can to remain connected and support each other (both physically and spiritually), in the coming weeks.

Communication will mainly be via telephone, and email. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page, or our website for updates.


A Prayer


In the new patterns of life around us,

The Lord says 'I am with you'.

In the uncertainties that tomorrow will bring,

The Lord says 'I am with you'.

In the repeating routines of the day,

The Lord says 'I am with you'.

In the maze of ever changing directions,

The Lord says 'I am with you'.


Lord God of all, in this new reality, breathe your peace into the shadows of our anxiety.

In the clock-stopping moments of wakefulness, may we take our timing from the heartbeat of your love.

Guide our dreams for a future, to become your Kingdom living reality for all each day.


Guard us this night, in the power of your peace,

Grant us rest, in the depths of your love,

Meet us in the dawning light of your new day.

In the Saviour's name.



James Whately



Regular activities include –

Monday:    “Coffee and Chat” from 10am onwards till about 11.30am at the Heritage Centre on Ferrett Green – all welcome to join in.

Tuesday:     Toddlers, parents and carers, 9.30 -11.15am Contact: Helen on 07860367955

Thursday:    The Church is open for prayer and reflection, 9.30 -11.30am

Saturday:    Coffee 4 All, 10.00 – 11.30am

We are a Fair Trade Church and our Traidcraft stall will be available at Coffee-4-All on Saturday 4th April when 'The Real Easter Eggs' will be available at the price of £3.99 and again on Sunday 5th April after morning worship.

If you live in the Verwood area you can order Traidcraft items through us by email to dorothy.macro@dandjm.plus.com.

More information available at http://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk


March 2020 Calendar

Sunday Worship at  10.45am  followed by refreshments in the  hall




          Regular Activities            


11.30am – 1.30pm   Food Bank Open  

10am to 11.30ish “Coffee and Chat” at the Heritage Centre all who would like to join in for some or all of the time most welcome.  A wide variety of topics discussed.            


9.30 – 11.15am   Toddlers, Parents and Carers group    -  During Term Time


11.30am - 1.30pm   Food Bank open      


9.30 – 11.30 am Church Open for personal quiet time                                                                                         


11.30am – 1.30pm   Food Bank open


10 – 11.30am   Coffee4All - everyone welcome.


Dates for your diaries




  Our Minister

Revd James Whately  tel. 01202 813908;  mob.  07936902554;    email:  revjames.w8@gmail.com

Church Secretary is Carolyn Johannesen (mobile no. 07541008486)

Church Treasurer is Chris Lyndon,  (mobile no.  07789834520)  

Our email address is verwood@urc-eastdorset.org.uk . If you would like to receive our weekly emails please send us an email and we shall be happy to add you to the circulation list.

Enquiries  about hiring the hall – please phone Chris on 01202 821633




 A little history….

Ours was the first Church in Verwood, founded in 1802 when some fearless missionaries came from Ringwood hoping to tame and convert the wild heathen on the heath! We were joined over the years by other Churches with whom we have an excellent relationship in Churches Together in Verwood. Our present building dates from 1906 with major improvements in 2000. The previous building is next to us; after the new Church was built it became the local school and is now the Library. We were originally known as an Independent Church, later Congregational and since 1972 a United Reformed Church which also includes Presbyterian and Church of Christ traditions.



We could tell you a lot more, but hope you will come

and find out for yourself


We look forward to welcoming you