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”

Our main Sunday Worship is at 10.45 am .

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the

third Sunday each month and at major festivals 

Forthcoming Services





Sunday 7th April          Mrs Linda Pain

Sunday 14th April        Rev James Whately

Sunday 21st April        Mrs Mary Chipping - Communion Service

Sunday 28th April        Rev Margaret Evans



Sunday 5th May          Mr Eddie Martin

Sunday 12th May        Rev James Whately

Sunday 19th May        Rev James Whately - Communion Service

Sunday 25th May        Rev Margaret Evans


Sunday 2nd June        Mrs Pauline Whately

Sunday 9th June         Rev James Whately

Sunday 16th June       Rev Julian Macro - Communion Service

Sunday 23rd June       Mrs Tricia Knapp

Sunday 30th June       Rev James Whately


Sunday 7th July           Mrs Mandy Hibbert

Sunday 14th July         Worship Group

Sunday  21st July        Rev James Whately - Communion Service

Sunday 28th July         Mrs Maggie Larkin


Sunday 4th August      Mr Tim Coss - Mission Aviation Fellowship

Sunday 11th August    Mrs Maggie Larkin

Sunday 18th August    Rev James Whately - Communion Service

Sunday 25th August    Rev James Whately





If you cannot join in worship with us in person you can still tune into worship which has been organised by the national church of the United Reformed Church on Sundays at 10am online.  Visit http://devotions.urc.org.uk/ to sign up to receive the Sunday services and daily devotions.


Weekly Activities at Verwood URC

feel free to join us.


The church sanctuary is open for private prayer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 11.30am to 1.30pm as well as Saturday morning 10am to 11.30am during Saturday Coffee4all


Coffee4All takes place each Saturday morning from 10am to 11.30am. 

Come along and enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat with friends and meet people living in the area.


Creative Christianity Group - Last Friday of each month between 2pm - 4pm in the Church hall

Learn the art of Bible Journaling and get creative in the name of the Lord! 




Prayer from Christian Aid


O God of all justice and peace,

we cry out to you in the midst of the pain and trauma

of violence and fear which prevails in the Holy Land.


Be with those who need you in these days of suffering;

we pray for people of all faiths -

Jews, Muslims and Christians and for all people of the land.


While we pray to you, O Lord,

for an end to violence and the establishment of peace,

we also call for you to bring justice and equity to the  peoples.


Guide us into your kingdom

where all people are treated with dignity and honour

as your children for to all of us you are our Heavly Father.

In Jesus' name we pray.


  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@gmail.com


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.