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Parish Office Opening Hours July & August 2021

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 13th July 2021

Advance notice of Parish Office Opening Hours in July & August   w/c 26th July              OPEN Monday, Tuesday & Friday   w/c 2nd August         OPEN Monday, Wednesday & Friday   w/c 9th August          OPEN Monday, Tuesday & Friday   w/c 16th August        OPEN Monday, Thursday & Friday   w/c 23rd August        OPEN Monday, […]


Vacancy for a Children & Families Worker

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 24th May 2021

St Michael’s and All Angels, Verwood, has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and gifted individual to be our Children’s and Families Worker.  This role will be based at St Michael’s Church Parish Office in Verwood. We are seeking a committed Christian, with good knowledge of the bible, to work with children of a primary […]


Radio Broadcast for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 26th April 2021

Please click here to hear the Forest FM radio broadcast from our vicar Reverend Deborah Matthews.


Radio Broadcast for the Third Sunday of Easter

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 19th April 2021

Please click here to hear the Forest FM radio broadcast from our vicar Reverend Deborah Matthews.


Together on Zoom – Sunday 18th April 2021

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 15th April 2021

Please come and join us for our bi-weekly relaxed get together where we will be worshipping, learning and praying as a Church family.  It is an informal service from the comfort of your own home, so grab a cup of tea and come join us. Our theme this week is ‘New beginnings’ as we think and […]


Prince Philip Commemoration Eucharist

  Posted by Sue on 10th April 2021

Following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, many will wish to remember him in prayer and to pray too for The Queen, the Royal Family and all who mourn. Churches everywhere wish to give thanks for the late Duke’s life and for his service to the nation and the Commonwealth. Our Sunday morning service […]


Public Worship Services at St Michael’s Church

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 5th April 2021

Although we are now able to hold a service in church each Sunday at 10.00am, we need to restrict numbers attending to ensure social distancing. If you would like to attend, please let the Parish Office know. We will do our best to ensure that everyone has a fair opportunity to attend and you will […]


Snippets from the PCC

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 23rd March 2021

This page is to keep you updated with decisions that the PCC have made recently.  Please click on each month to view the update.   April 2021    


Together on Zoom

  Posted by Ellen Witt on 9th March 2021

Hi everyone, It’s our next Together on Zoom service will be on Sunday, 18th April.  The link opens at 4.45 pm and the service starts at 5 pm. It is an informal service from the comfort of your own home, so grab a cuppa and come and join us! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87280074630 Meeting ID 872 […]


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. […]


NEW!!! Children & Youth Ministry

  Posted by Sue on 5th July 2020

Every week, our Children and Youth Minister, Helen, will be uploading videos reaching out to our church family and beyond. Click here for the latest (and past) videos. 


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 […]