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At St John the Baptist, Bere Regis

On June 9th – Lola Rose Westell



At St John the Baptist, Bere Regis

On June 14th  – Shirley Day



Summer Fund-raising events

What a lovely evening it was on June 1st for our annual Duck race evening. 1,000 ducks were sold and the profit for the Church for the evening was £1,072, which is wonderful and we thank you all who were involved especially Bob and Denise Croom. It was also good to have the raffle and a couple of other stalls.

The Scouts ran the Barbecue and served the drinks and we trust they also made a really good profit. These events are as much about village life and people getting together as well as fund-raising, I believe – and it certainly did that.


The  Summer fete in aid of church funds at Bere Regis last Saturday raised  £874 -thanks to all who worked so hard to make the event such a success


The Affpuddle Fete is a little later this year – on August 11th but in the same beautiful venue. Please book that date in your diaries, whichever parish you are from.



Sunday service at Turnerspuddle

I am delighted to say that, as has happened in the last two years, we are going to hold our Benefice Service on July 29th in Holy Trinity Church in Turnerspuddle. This beautiful and atmospheric building was declared redundant in 1974 and is privately owned and we are very grateful to the Debenham family who live next door for allowing us to use it again.  It has no electricity but we would not want heating at that time of year and there will be plenty of light. Whether or not you have been before, why not come and join us at 10am?









While the church is out of use, the box for any of your donations is in the porch of the Vicarage and it will be super if you can still provide the necessary things as you have been doing. During the winter months and at Christmas, it is as much needed as ever. I would remind you:


This provides a simple way of helping people who have fallen on hard times.

I would ask: Please ensure that your gifts are at least 6 months in date.

You do not have to be a church member to contribute!

The boxes are emptied regularly

and the contents given to the Wareham Food Bank.

The list of what is most appropriate is:

Tinned Soup Fruit Juice(carton) Pasta Sauces Baked Beans Rice/Sponge Pudding (Tinned)

Tomatoes (Tinned) Pasta/Rice (1kg) Tinned Vegetables Tea Bags/Coffee Instant Mash Potato

Tinned Meat/Fish Tinned Fruit Sugar (500g) Biscuits or snack bars


The FOOD BANK provides for local individuals and families in crisis -

Thank you for your support!