News and Upcoming Events

We were very sad to say 'goodbye' to Charles and Felicity as they leave us to begin their new life in Devon.  The 'farewell services'  in Affpuddle and Bere Regis were both sad and joyful.  Goodbye, Charles and Felicity and thank you for all you have done for us.  We wish you every happiness in the future.



The Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, Bere Regis

Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Parish meeting for the election of Churchwardens will be held in the Parish Church on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at 7:00 pm.

It will be followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting for the election of members of the laity to the Parochial Church Council and as Deanery Synod representatives.

There will also be a financial statement for the year ending 31st December 2018 and reports on the proceedings of the PCC, the fabric of the church and other matters of general church interest.

All other matters and questions to be in raised under AOB and sent in advance, via email to the Secretary.

David Gray (Secretary to the PCC)   email





At St Laurence Affpuddle

On January 22nd - Peter Taylor

At St John the Baptist, Bere Regis

On January 17th - Edna Marsh

Burial of ashes

At St John the Baptist, Bere Regis

On December 20th – Christine Townley/Robinson

On January 8th – Rene Philips

On January 12th – Colin Jutting

On January 17th – Jane and Nigel Woodward

At St Laurence Affpuddle

On January 4th – Alexander Chancellor



Finally, please do keep bringing things for the Food Bank – the need continues and may sadly increase:


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!