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  Posted by Ellen Witt on 18th January 2021

Our Services During this period of National Lockdown we have made the decision to keep our church closed to ensure the safety of our congregation, clergy and local parish. You can still get in touch here. We will aim to provide virtual services or other resources wherever possible.  Together on Zoom will still continue online. […]

Morning Prayer Cancelled – Wednesday 6th January

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 5th January 2021

Please note that there will be no Morning Prayer this week.

Midnight Mass at St. Michael’s

  Posted by Sue on 27th December 2020

The live-streamed recording of our Midnight Mass service this year.

St Michael’s are in the Grapevine!

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 21st December 2020

News of our ‘Carols in the Car Park’ event has made it into the Christmas edition of the Salisbury Grapevine. You can see the entry here.

Carols in the Car Park

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 14th December 2020

On Saturday 12th December, we held a socially-distanced service of ‘Carols in the Car Park’. It was a wonderful event enjoyed by all 72 attendees! #dosaladvent  

Christingle Service – Sunday 6th December

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 7th December 2020

Although our service was different this year our fundraising for The Children’s Society is not, therefore we ask that you consider donating to this charity here. You can watch the Virtual Christingle Service here. #dosalchristingle If you’d like to make your own Christingle at home, we have compiled a list of everything that you will […]

Posada Prayer for Advent 2

  Posted by Sue on 6th December 2020

Click on the image to watch the video.

Light Trail – Saturday 31st October 2020

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 3rd November 2020

We had a lovely time at The Light Trail on Saturday. We spent the evening celebrating Jesus the light of the world    

Harvest Collection 2020

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 21st October 2020

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Harvest Collection and to Morrisons, Verwood for their generous donations. Please see below for details of how much we donated to Ringwood Foodbank. Harvest Collection 2020

No Morning Prayer Wednesday 21st October

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 20th October 2020

APCM St Michael’s & All Saints 15 October 2020

  Posted by Sue on 18th October 2020

Please click on the image to watch the video of the APCM on YouTube.

Message from our Youth & Children’s Minister

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 21st August 2020

Hello church family, we’d like to direct you to our YouTube channel specifically for children. Our weekly videos follow the church lectionary and you can subscribe for free to the channel at any time. This way you will automatically be able to view all the videos at your own pace. Here is the link below. […]

Face Coverings Mandatory in Places of Worship

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 7th August 2020

From Friday 8th August face coverings must be worn by all those attending a place of worship where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.   […]

The Revd Patricia Ellen Miles 1956 – 2020

  Posted by Sue on 18th July 2020

The Revd Patricia Ellen Miles 1956 – 2020 Associate Priest in the Parish of Verwood. Remembering Pat, our dear Sister in Christ who died on Friday 10th July. Pat has been a cherished friend and will be missed by us all.   Pat’s funeral took place on Tuesday 28th July at 11.00am in St. Michael’s […]

Public Worship Services at St Michael’s Church

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 8th July 2020

Although we are now able to hold a service in church each Sunday, we need to restrict numbers attending to ensure social distancing. If you have not already done so, please let the Parish Office know if you would like to attend. We will do our best to ensure that everyone has a fair opportunity […]

NEW!!! Children & Youth Ministry

  Posted by Sue on 5th July 2020

From Sunday 5th July, our Children and Youth Minister, Helen, will be uploading videos reaching out to our church family and beyond. Click here for her first playlist – Matt 11: Burdens. 

Opening St Michael’s Church for Public Worship

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 3rd July 2020

Please note that church is not open to the public for worship or for private prayer on Sunday 5th July St Michael’s will still be open for private prayer on Wednesday 8th July between 10-11am.   Thank you to everyone who has completed and returned a questionnaire regarding the return to church services.  Please note […]

Faith at Home

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 3rd June 2020

Faith at Home is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people. It seeks to provide: Experiences that inspire parents and families to grow in faith together in the ‘new daily normal’ of the home Resources that equip […]

Daily Prayer at Home

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 26th March 2020

Some of us from Verwood will be ‘meeting’ together figuratively speaking  to pray for our loved ones and our community during the coronavirus outbreak.   We look to do this in our own homes between 6 and 6.30pm each day, and invite you to join us as often, and for as many minutes as you […]

Light Party – 31st October 2019

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 13th November 2019

A Big Thank You!! We wanted to thank you for your support, prayers and bottles! We were joined by over 100 people, 52 of whom were children at our Light Party. The children dressed in their best fancy dress to celebrate the Light in the world, Jesus. There were lots of games, craft, food and […]

Christmas Market – Saturday 30th November 2019

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 4th November 2019

We managed to raise a fantastic £800.40 for the church.  Thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes, bottles, cakes, sandwiches and a massive thank you to all of you who gave up your time to man a stall, provide the refreshments or help with the children’s work.  You are all very kind. The Youth […]

Harvest Service Sunday 6th October 2019

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 10th October 2019

Thank you to everyone for your very generous gifts during our Harvest services on 6th October 2019. Your donations have been distributed to the Salisbury Women’s Refuge and the Ringwood Foodbank.   Your very generous donations to the Foodbank will feed about: 5 people 3 meals a day for 3 days while they are in a […]

Pet Blessing Service Sunday 6th October 2019

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 8th October 2019

All Creatures Great and Small whether it be fur, feather or fin(and their owners) came along to our Annual Pet Blessing Service at 3pm on Sunday 6th October at St Michael’s.   A wonderful time was had by all!

Children and Youth

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 16th September 2019

We are so excited to see so many young people in church here at St Michaels and All Saints, and as our new Youth and Children’s minister begins to build relationships with the local schools we expect to see even more join us to worship here at church. We want to maximise the time we […]

Forest Praise Sunday 14th July 2019

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 18th July 2019

On July 14th our Networks Praise service was held on the area of flat ground just below Stephen’s Castle. We completed a very successful litter pick as we walked up to Stephen’s Castle and our service included a treasure hunt for the children. The service was followed by a picnic that everyone enjoyed in the glorious […]

New Wine 2019

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 14th May 2019

Every year, a group of up to 70 people from St Michael’s Church have attended New Wine. This year, for the first time, we will be camping and caravanning for the week at the East of England Showground, Peterborough from the 4th to the 10th of August.  See the event details here. If you are […]

Music Festival Saturday 25th May 2019 – Programme of Events

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 13th May 2019

Music Festival Saturday 25th May 2019 – Programme of Events   10.00 Brian Cox – keyboard 10.10 Clive Buswell – organ solo 10.15 Jazz Pianist – Lorenzo Camilleri 10.35 Children’ Nursery Rhyme time 11.00 Mandolin Group 11.30 Noah’s Ark Puppets 12.00 Folk Trio 12.20 Ken Palmer – Vocal solo 12.25 Clive Buswell – Organ solo […]

Regular Giving to support your Church

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 10th April 2019

Please consider starting a regular donation, increasing your existing donations, or making a one-off gift.  Contact Andrew Green (Donations Secretary), on 01202 825059 or email andrewgreen2000@gmail.com, who will help arrange this with you. Alternatively, to set up a regular donation to our Church, you can contact the Parish Giving Scheme directly by phone and they will set this […]