News and Upcoming Events


Christmas Fayre

We would like to thank all those who made our Bere Regis Christmas Fayre such a very happy and successful time this year, either by running a stall or coming and supporting the event. We raised £726, which was very good considering it was not the most pleasant morning weather-wise! The School Hall proved again to be a very good venue. Particular thanks to the three main organisers, Jo Syrett, Joan Naylor and Nancy Gibson.


Advent Carol Service

This annual service was very moving this year and then enlarged choir sang their three carols beautifully. It was a good way to start this precious season of looking forward – not only to Christmas but also to that time when Jesus has promised to return. Our thanks particularly to Paul Martin , our organist and choirmaster and to all who contributed.


Advent Courses

So far as we write, these sessions are proving interesting as we consider some of our favourite carols. It is so easy to sing with great enthusiasm without much thought about the words. It is also fascinating to hear about those who wrote the words or music.





At St Laurence, Affpuddle

On 24th November Ahisa Mary Cuadra Chettle


At St John the Baptist, Bere Regis

On December 6th – Rene Phillips

Burial of ashes

At St John the Baptist, Bere Regis

On December 3rd – Edwin House




Food Bank – Update!

Usually every 6 -8 weeks we hand over at least five carrier bags full of your gifts to the Food Bank - so thank you from the people who were very grateful....and please keep your contributions coming!

There are boxes in both our churches for you to place any goods you would like to donate. 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!