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, 9.45-11.30am        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 “Music for the Mind” at 10.30am on fourth Mondays and Lunch for those living alone on second Thursdays at 12 noon for 12.30pm.


Verwood URC July/August 2017  Calendar     



Sundays        10.45am, Morning Worship

            July     2nd     CTiV Exchange:  Captain Eka of the Salvation Army

                         16th    Holy Communion and Gift Day   

            Aug     20th     Holy Communion

Mondays      July      24th    10.30am   Music for the Mind   for those with memory problems and their carers.  No meeting in August

Tuesdays     July      4th ,11th ,  18th   9.45am   Toddlers, Parents/Carers Group      

                                     18th   3.15pm   CTiV Messy Church in the Memorial Hall

Aug      22nd   10am – 12.30pm  Open morning for families with young  children - toys for toddlers, games/activities for                          older ones.  Come when you can for as long as you can.                 No Charge!

Thursdays    9.30 – 11.30am   Church open for personal quiet time

July     13th    12noon for 12.30pm Lunch for those living alone

                        (no Thursday Lunch in August)

Saturdays     10 – 11.30am  Coffee4All:   Traidcraft on 22nd July







Summertime, and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy's rich and your ma is good-lookin'
So hush, little baby, don't you cry

From Porgy and Bess, Gershwin, 1934



  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.

The church currently has a vacancy for a Minister but the Revd Julian Macro (01202 814270 and 07586 255311, email, julian.macro@mansfield.oxon.org  is available to offer pastoral support.

Our Church Secretary is Dorothy Macro (also 01202 814270) and our Church Treasurer is Alan Harley (01202 824060). 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


We could tell you a lot more, but hope you will come and find out for yourself –

we look forward to welcoming you