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

“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.

 

 

Worship in the time of Covid-19

 

As from Sunday 4th October 2020 we will be open for public worship.

These services will be shorter then usual.  Unfortunately we cannot sing at the present time, but there will be music and hymns to listen to.

 

Preachers  for October and November 2020

4th October Rev James Whately
11th October The Worship Group
18th October Rev Julian Macro
25th October Rev James Whately
   
1st November Rev Julian Macro
8th November Rev Margaret Tilley - Remembrance Sunday
15th November Rev James Whately
22nd November Rev Julian Macro
29th November Rev James Whately

 

Please remember to wear your face covering whilst in the building and to sanatise you hands on arrival. 

There will be a track and trace system in operation.

 

If you are unable to join us in person, you can still join in worship by listening to a service that has been organised by the national church of the United Reformed Churches on Sundays at 10am online. Visit http://devotions.urc.org.uk/ to sign up to receive the Sunday services and daily devotions.

 

Visit our YouTube channel for short video services and guidance on entering our church building.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwktitwNBnsYpYXzJG4k4lg

 

 

May you keep safe and well through these days and know the presence and love of God in Jesus Christ is with you.

 

 

Lord God,

In the course of these uncertain days we turn to you,

for we are navigating unfamiliar waters.

Be close to us, that we may make, by your directing,

safe passage through the rapids and shallows of life

and enter the harbour of your realm and in the company of all creation,

berth alongside in the haven of your Kingdom.

 

(c) James Whately

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are a Fair Trade Church 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

 

          

  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.  The United Reformed Church is a Protestant Christian church in the United Kingdom.  It has approximately 46,500 members in 1,383 congregations with 608 active ministers, including 13 church related community workers.