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 

Preachers for June and July

  6th June    Rev James Whately

13th June    Mrs Pauline Whately

20th June    Rev Margaret Evans

27th June    Worship Group


   4th July    Rev Julian Macro

11th July    Rev Martin Ambler

18th July    Rev James Whately

25th July    Rev James Whately

The church is compliant with the covid safety protocols. 

Please follow all the necessary instructions. 

Currently no congregational singing is allowed inside the buildings.

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.

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.