The Parishes of Bere Regis and Affpuddle with Turnerspuddle

Welcome to the website of the parishes of Bere Regis and Affpuddle with Turnerspuddle in the Benefice of West Purbeck in the Diocese of Salisbury

The Parishes of Bere Regis and Affpuddle with Turnerspuddle


The churches are now closed following instructions from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York on Monday 23rd March and will not open again until given official advice.

If you would like to speak to someone by telephone or email during this difficult time, please contact

Rev Sandra on 01929 792235

COVID-19 is contagious.  Please take every precaution to stop the Coronavirus spreading.  Stay home if you have symptoms avoid physical contact (2m distance).  Wash your hands regularly.


St John The Baptist Church, Bere Regis and St. Laurence Church, Affpuddle take their responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk, very seriously and work in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Our Safeguarding Policies are reviewed regularly by the PCCs and can be viewed on this site.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officers:


Affpuddle:  Mrs Penny Haigh on 01929 471768  email

Bere Regis:  Mrs Joanna Syrett on 01929 472037 

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 07500 664800 or email