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   November 2019 Calendar

           

Sundays    10.45am  Morning Worship  followed by refreshments in the  hall

                          3rd    Revd Ann McNair

                        10th    REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY:  THIS SERVICE WILL BEGIN AT THE EARLIER TIME OF 10.15AM.

Those wishing to attend the War Memorial ceremony will be able to leave at 10.45am.  Those remaining will continue with worship to observe the Remembrance Silence in the church.  The Service will end about 11.15am with refreshments in the hall as usual.   The Service will be led by Rev Margaret Tilley  

                        17th    Rev James Whately.  This service will include Holy Communion.

                        24th    Rev James Whately   

 

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.

                         25th    10.30am   Music for the Mind  - for those with memory problems and their carers.

Tuesdays    

9.30 – 11.15am   Toddlers, Parents and Carers group

                       19th    3.15pm  Churches Together Messy Church in the Memorial Hall

Wednesdays   

11.30am - 1.30pm   Food Bank open   

   7.45pm - 9.15pm The Bible Course led by our Minister.  All welcome                                                      

Thursdays   

9.30 – 11.30 am Church Open for personal quiet time    

                        7th    7pm Elders' Meeting

                       21st    6.45pm CTiV Christmas Card count at Bethel Chapel, followed by CTiV meeting at 7.30pm.  

Fridays          

11.30am – 1.30pm   Food Bank open

Saturdays    

10 – 11.30am   Coffee4All  - plus Traidcraft Stall on 23rd.

                        9th    8.00 - 9.00am    Monthly Prayer Time for the health of Verwood Community and Churches.  This month at Verwood United Reformed Church

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                     

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.  We warmly welcome him and his wife Pauline into our Church and community.  They have already made a very positive impact and the congregation is feeling much encouraged.  Our Church is always happy to welcome visitors - come and find out for yourself!

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