News and Upcoming Events





At St John the Baptist, Bere Regis

On July 7th – Archie Jack Cole

On July 15th – Sienna Aoife Moorse

         and Archie Timothy Michael Moorse


At St John the Baptist, Bere Regis

On July 7th –  Nicholas Clarke and Ashleigh Coleman

On July 14th – Alexander McLeod and Amy Cook

At St Laurence, Affpuddle

On July 14th – Thomas Vallance and Jenna Massey



At Poole Crematorium

On June 22nd   – Joan Frances Plain


Parnham Voices on Safari


Parnham Voices, the Beaminster based a capella choir, will be on safari on Saturday 1st September 2018. Safari is a special event in the choir’s calendar, when the members come back together after the long summer break and visit four different churches during the day, giving short, informal concerts showcasing the choir’s large repertoire. There is no charge for admission, but a retiring collection will be made in aid of Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire based children’s hospice.

Parnham Voices is a small chamber choir formed in 2002, the singers coming from a wide area centred on Beaminster, Dorset. The choir sings all types of music - medieval to modern, sacred and secular - including masses and motets, anthems and folk songs, Victorian pieces and evergreens from the twenties and thirties. They have been invited to sing in many beautiful venues, including Bath Abbey, Sherborne Abbey and Barrington Court as well as performing in the Beaminster Festival in support of the well-respected Armonico Consort and as performers in their own right.


The following itinerary lists the times and churches and we hope you will join us in one of them.


10.15 – St. Martin of Tours, Martinstown. DT2 9JR


12.00 – St. John the Baptist, Bere Regis. BH20 7HQ


15.00 – St. Bartholomew, Shapwick. DT11 9LA


16.30 – Chettle House, Chettle. DT11 8DB



Ride and Stride is on 8th September. For info contact Pat Wharf at Bere or Richard Killer at Affpuddle. If you are not riding can you be at Church for an hour to welcome riders?  See the rotas  to sign up!         



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!