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Wareham URC

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Wareham United Reformed Church is part of a shared pastorate with Swanage and Skinner Street, Poole United Reformed Churches. Wareham URC is in Church street, BH20 4NE and is part of the Wareham Church Family. We have a shared service with the other Wareham churches once a year and support , and host, Advent and Lent lunches for Christian Aid.

Wareham URC is one of the many Dorset '1662' churches, founded after the appointed Rector of the six parish churches in the town refused to sign up to the Act of Uniformity which tied Church to State. There is a long history of  standing up against the Establishment, and there are interesting records of the church in the Dorset Records' Office in Dorchester. Our beautiful, listed building dates from 1762.

On Sundays at 10.30 am we hold a service, which is led either by our minister Martyn Neads,or by a variety of preachers lay or ordained, including our own ordained Elders. Holy Communion is monthly. There is an attractive and  well equipped Children's Area in the church and families are always welcome. The service is followed by refreshments and fellowship. Free car parking is available in the Sainsbury's car park walled annexe opposite the church.

On Thursdays there is a Home Producers' Market 8.30-11am in the Small Hall. We have a 20-30 minute ecumenical service at 10.30am in the church, led by our Minister or Elders and friends. There is a Coffee Morning 10-11.45 am and a Traidcraft stall  on 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays in the month 10.30am -11.45am in the Small Hall. We are a Fairtrade Church using Fairtrade products, whenever possible. On 1st and 3rd Thursdays we have a Bible Study/ Discussion Group from 12noon-1pm.

The church runs a Lunch Club for  people living alone, which takes place on alternate Tuesdays at 12.30pm. Contact Liz Binney (details below). The church has an up -to-date Safeguarding Policy.

The 1st Wareham Boys' Brigade and Girls' Association offering a wide range of activities for children aged from 5, meets at the church on Wednesdays from 6.15pm. They join us for worship on the 4th Sunday each month. Contact: John Denton 07855 393470

The smaller hall and larger hall on the premises are both well used, but are available for hire when free. See contact details below.

You may be sure of a warm welcome at any of our church activities.

Contact Details

Lunch Club: Liz Binney 01929 459440

Hire of halls: Felicity Roberts: 01929 792678 (leave a message)

Baptisms, weddings and funerals: Rev Martyn Neads 01929 475694 (mob 07384 560402)



For other queries or pastoral concerns ( Not hall hire)please contact our Church Secretary:

Janet Jennings  01929 555108 or email: