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 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;“Music for the Mind” at 10.30am on fourth Monday of the month.

Verwood URC   October 2019 Calendar


Sundays        10.45am  Morning Worship  followed by refreshments in the  hall

              6th    Revd Julian Macro

            13th    Revd Margaret Evans

             20th    Communion  Service led by our new Minister, the Revd James Whately

            27th    Revd Margaret Tilley


Mondays      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.

            28th     10.30am   Music for the Mind  - for those with memory problems and their carers.

Tuesdays     9.30 – 11.15am   Toddlers, Parents and Carers group – (except 29th – Half term)

            15th    3.15pm  Churches Together Messy Church in the Memorial Hall celebrating its 10th Anniversary

Wednesdays   11.30am – 1.30pm   Food Bank open                                                         

Thursdays    9.30 – 11.30 am Church Open for personal quiet time    

            10th     3pm   Harvest Tea

Fridays          11.30am – 1.30pm   Food Bank open

            25th     9.30am – 12.30pm  Traidcraft Autumn Event -see separate item

Saturdays     10 – 11.30am   Coffee4All  

            26th     9.30am – 12.30pm  Traidcraft Autumn Event




fighting poverty through trade


Autumn Event 2019


Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October

9.30am – 12.30pm

 atVerwood United Reformed Church

                             Manor Road (next to the library)


Fairtrade Christmas items, gifts, cards;

plus everyday foods, snacks,  household items to buy or order.  Catalogue of other fairtrade items to browse.


Items to order and buy - but no obligation


Refreshments - bring your friends


Make a start with fairly traded Christmas shopping/orders;

Help improve the lives and communities of some of the world’s poorest producers.     


  Further information:  phone Dorothy on 01202 814270

      email:     traidcraft/verwood@urc-eastdorset.org.uk



               Celebrating 40 years in 2019!



TRAIDCRAFT’s work is so important – and different!         It is like no other organisation. Not only does it sell the “best of” fair trade products, its charity wing – Traidcraft Exchange – raises funds and campaigns on behalf of the world’s most under-privileged people. It supports many life-changing development projects in the world’s poorest countries annually, lifting people out of poverty and helping them build sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families. Without support none of this would be possible.


The 2019 Autumn Catalogue gives information about the producers supplying TRAIDCRAFT. Drop in at Verwood United Reformed Church (next to the Library) on Friday 25th or Saturday 26th October between 9.30 am and 12.30pm. Browse through the catalogue and see (and taste!) samples of some of the items.


Visit the TRAIDCRAFT website


                                      Further information available from the Church secretary.



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.

James Whately

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