News and Upcoming Events


St John the Baptist Church Garden Party at The Vicarage in Bere Regis (if
wet it will be held in the church). This will take place on Sunday 17th July between
3pm and 5pm. There will be cream teas, live music, games and a raffle, along with
stalls including books, cakes and produce. Look out, too, for the bargain hunt stall!



Beautiful singing was heard from the Church of St St Laurence,
Affpuddle on Tuesday evening as a recording was made by the

Benefice Choir for HM Coastguard Sea Sunday podcast.
Sea Sunday is celebrated on the 10th of July and is an opportunity to thank God
and to pray for all who work on the sea, those who keep them safe, and those who
care for them. The recording will go live on Sunday morning - please share it with
your family and friends as we celebrate Sea Sunday together.

To listen to the podcast follow this link
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (
or head to


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 BereConnect and/or 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!