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.



Other regular activities include –

Tuesday (in term time): 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 is available at Coffee-4-All, usually on the fourth Saturday morning each month and after Worship on the following Sunday. 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

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


January 2020 Calendar


Sundays    10.45am  Morning Worship  followed by refreshments in the  hall

                       5th        Revd Martin Ambler  

                      12th        Mrs Pauline Whately

                      19th        Revd James Whately  includes Holy Communion

                      26th        Revd James Whately

                    2nd Feb    Revd Julian Macro       


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

All the Churches of Verwood will be joining together for an evening service on

Sunday 19th January at 6pm at Verwood URC. 


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    -  Restarts 14th January  

 21st    3.15 pm     Churches Together Messy Church in the Memoiral Hall


11.30am - 1.30pm   Food Bank open      

7.45pm    The Bible Course                                              


9.30 – 11.30 am Church Open for personal quiet time                                                


11.30am – 1.30pm   Food Bank open


10 – 11.30am   Coffee4All - everyone welcome.  Please note that the Traidcraft Stall will be on 18th January.



Our Minister 

We are delighted that the Revd James Whately moved to Verwood early in August to be Minister of the Shared Ministry Pastorate of Parkstone, Verwood, and West Moors United Reformed Churches.

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

Our Church Secretary is Dorothy Macro (also 01202 814270) and our Church Treasurer is Chris Lyndon,  (mobile no.  07789 834 520)  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: the work goes on, 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