Bere Regis Village, Dorset
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CHURCH AND VILLAGE Mothers’ Union Nancy Gibson 472105 15 White Lovington BH20 7NF NancyEGibson@msn.com Monthly. Turberville Court 1st Wednesday. 2.00 p.m. Mobile Library Dorset CountyCouncil 01305 224440 dorchestermobilelibrary@dorsetcc.gov.uk Alternate fortnights Carpark Mondays 9.20- 9.50 Fridays 10.50 - 12.15 Neighbour Car Scheme Brenda House 01929471255 stockleyfarmpartners@gmail.com Community run transport option Pop in Place Alison Bennett 472023 3 Rye Hill Close BH20 7LU popinplace@gmail.com Weekly. Drax Hall Monday and Friday mornings 10.00 - 12.00 Purbeck District Councillor Peter Wharf 472246 The Old Vicarage West Street peterwharf@hotmail.com Monthly surgery. Turberville Court, Communal Lounge 1st Saturday @ 9.30—10.00 Bere Regis Pre-School ‘Pebbles’ 471334 Southbrook Bere Regis BH20 7DB preschool@bereregis.dorset.sch.uk Providing care and education for children from 2 to 8 years, including breakfast club from 7.45 a.m. and after-school club until 5 p.m. Rotary Club of Wareham David King 01929 471087 Hyde Woods, Hyde Wareham, BH20 7NT david.king@gbpltd.co.uk www.warehamrotary.co.uk Salt and Pepper Lunch Club Brenda House 471255 stockleyfarmpartners@gmail.com Monthly, Scout Hut, 3rd Thursday. 12.30p.m. Table Tennis for Adults Pauline Pitfield 01258 839123 Mondays 7.00 to 9.00 pm Twinning Association Jackie Ahern 07876 577012 Jackie.ahern@hotmal.co.uk Meetings and events arranged as and when. W.I. (Bere Regis) Mrs Dian Pitts 471322 pitts.dian@gmail.com Monthly, Bere Regis Sports Club 3rd Wednesday @ 7.30 pm Woodbury Hill Singers Mrs Kath Jeeves 471175 10 Turberville Court Weekly Turberville Court Mondays @ 2.00 p.m. Bere Regis Scout Group (Scouts) General or group enquiries Simon Hart 01929 472274 Chris Gall 01305 772634 Mondays 7.30 - 9 pm 10½ or 11 to 14 years Scout Hut, Elder Road. Bere Regis Scout Group (Cubs) Kate Willis 01929 472787 Thursdays 6.30 - 8 pm 8– 10½ or 11 years Scout Hut, Elder Road. Kingsbere Explorer Scout Unit Helen Unitt-Jones 01929 472273 Tuesdays 7.30 pm-9.30 pm. 14-18 years, male and female. Scout Hut, Elder Road. Bere Regis Scouts Scout Hut Hire Andrea Marshall 472588 or 07884 226445 2 Old Barn Cottages West Street andrealynnmarshall@hotmail.com Hire rates from £7.00 per hour Briantspuddle Book Swap Club Jenny Beedle 471002  6 Bladen Valley. Angie Talbot 472483  19 Bladen Valley. angie@ptalbot.plus.com 2nd Saturday 10 - 11 am Briantspuddle Village Hall Chapel Toddlers Group Mrs Janet Morris 471270 The Manse Flat, Butt Lane Jimjan.morris192@yahoo.co.uk Tuesdays - 9.30 a.m. -11.30 a.m. at the Congregational Chapel, Butt Lane. Cyril Wood Court Monthly Coffee Stop 1st Saturday of every month from 10.00 - 12.00 Drax Hall (hire) The village hall has two options for hire the large upper Hall at £8 per hour and the Lower room at £7 per hour please telephone Lyn Simmonds on 01929 471528 to discuss your requirements and view the facilities available. Dorset County Councillor Peter Wharf 472246 The Old Vicarage West Street peterwharf@hotmail.com Kingsbere Quilters Mrs Diane Edmonds 472331  10 Boswell’s Close BH20 7JE Monthly Scout Hut 1st Wednesday 9.30 am - 12 noon Milborne St Andrew Allotment Society Secretary: Sue Gould (28 Stileham Bank, MSA DT11 0LE) 01258 837575 Lane End, Milborne St Andrew. Msa.allotments@yahoo.co.uk A new allotment site adjacent to the Sports Club in the village, whole plot £30, half plot £20 per year.
Updated 05/01/2019
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My dear Friends, “In my end is my beginning” are words that Mary, Queen of Scots is reputed to have said shortly before she was executed. TS Eliot uses similar in ‘East Coker’ one of his poems in his Four Quartets, but he also said the reverse “In my beginning is my end”. Each time we have a new beginning, there is a joy of new hope.  I often feel that sense, when I have the privilege of baptising a baby; we may not know how this new life will work out, but we can have a renewed hope for the world, that this baby will grow up to play their part in making our world more as God would want it. 2018 is past and over. For all of us there will hopefully have been many good times and their memories will live on but there may have been times when we wish things had been better. What will 2019 bring for each one of us? We may well have our own hopes for ourselves but I trust we are all united in our greater vision for our world and for our country. We live in uncertain times! We have just been celebrating the birth of the one who has done by far the most good for our world – Jesus Christ. He was born as an outcast – ‘though the world was made through him, the world did not recognise him’ (John 1.10) and though at times was so popular, in the end he was crucified as if he were some sort of criminal. However ‘in his end was his beginning’ as he rose from death and his earthly ministry has led into the life of the Christian Church ever since. He proved that the power of good was greater than that of evil and that love can always conquer hatred. For Felicity and me, there is an end and a beginning too. After these last years, which we have really enjoyed and have been able to make many good friendships, we will be embarking on a new chapter. Our address will be 6, Higher Green, South Brent, Devon, TQ10 9PL and we will be pleased to see you if you are ever in those parts. It will mean a change of life-style as after all these years, I will no longer hold a particular role as Vicar and we will no longer live in a house that doesn’t belong to us. No doubt we will find all sorts of things to do!! It is an adventure. For you all, too, there is an end and a beginning. The linking of these parishes of that of Wool, will, we trust happen reasonably soon; it all takes longer than it seems it should! This should be an exciting new beginning and will eventually lead to a two-priest Team, working with the lay members. Revd Carol Langford will be looking after things and in time a replacement for me will be found, but again this does take time. Carol and the Churchwardens in both parishes will be the people to contact regarding baptisms, weddings and funerals and pastoral needs. We are also fortunate in having good members of the Ministry Team to help. All I ask is that you are patient with people having more responsibility. More details on this front in the February edition. My final Sunday here will on January 27th. In the morning there will a Benefice Communion at 10am at Affpuddle and a service at 6pm in Bere Regis. All will be welcome at either or even both services! Holy Communion has always been a very important part of my Christian life and ministry and for those of you who share its importance, I hope you will join me in the morning. The evening service will be more informal and I do hope that some of you who don’t come to church often (or ever) will feel they want to come. We have felt welcome in the village communities, not just the church ones and for that we will always feel very grateful – thank you! Your loving Priest and Friend
Bere Regis Village Website

Useful Information / contacts

© 2003, Bere Regis Village Website.
© 2003, Bere Regis Village Website.
CHURCH AND VILLAGE Mothers’ Union Nancy Gibson 472105 15 White Lovington BH20 7NF NancyEGibson@msn.com Monthly. Turberville Court 1st Wednesday. 2.00 p.m. Mobile Library Dorset CountyCouncil 01305 224440 dorchestermobilelibrary@dorsetcc.gov.uk Alternate fortnights Carpark Mondays 9.20- 9.50 Fridays 10.50 - 12.15 Neighbour Car Scheme Brenda House 01929471255 stockleyfarmpartners@gmail.com Community run transport option Pop in Place Alison Bennett 472023 3 Rye Hill Close BH20 7LU popinplace@gmail.com Weekly. Drax Hall Monday and Friday mornings 10.00 - 12.00 Purbeck District Councillor Peter Wharf 472246 The Old Vicarage West Street peterwharf@hotmail.com Monthly surgery. Turberville Court, Communal Lounge 1st Saturday @ 9.30—10.00 Bere Regis Pre-School ‘Pebbles’ 471334 Southbrook Bere Regis BH20 7DB preschool@bereregis.dorset.sch.uk Providing care and education for children from 2 to 8 years, including breakfast club from 7.45 a.m. and after-school club until 5 p.m. Rotary Club of Wareham David King 01929 471087 Hyde Woods, Hyde Wareham, BH20 7NT david.king@gbpltd.co.uk www.warehamrotary.co.uk Salt and Pepper Lunch Club Brenda House 471255 stockleyfarmpartners@gmail.com Monthly, Scout Hut, 3rd Thursday. 12.30p.m. Table Tennis for Adults Pauline Pitfield 01258 839123 Mondays 7.00 to 9.00 pm Twinning Association Jackie Ahern 07876 577012 Jackie.ahern@hotmal.co.uk Meetings and events arranged as and when. W.I. (Bere Regis) Mrs Dian Pitts 471322 pitts.dian@gmail.com Monthly, Bere Regis Sports Club 3rd Wednesday @ 7.30 pm Woodbury Hill Singers Mrs Kath Jeeves 471175 10 Turberville Court Weekly Turberville Court Mondays @ 2.00 p.m. Bere Regis Scout Group (Scouts) General or group enquiries Simon Hart 01929 472274 Chris Gall 01305 772634 Mondays 7.30 - 9 pm 10½ or 11 to 14 years Scout Hut, Elder Road. Bere Regis Scout Group (Cubs) Kate Willis 01929 472787 Thursdays 6.30 - 8 pm 8– 10½ or 11 years Scout Hut, Elder Road. Kingsbere Explorer Scout Unit Helen Unitt-Jones 01929 472273 Tuesdays 7.30 pm-9.30 pm. 14-18 years, male and female. Scout Hut, Elder Road. Bere Regis Scouts Scout Hut Hire Andrea Marshall 472588 or 07884 226445 2 Old Barn Cottages West Street andrealynnmarshall@hotmail.com Hire rates from £7.00 per hour Briantspuddle Book Swap Club Jenny Beedle 471002  6 Bladen Valley. Angie Talbot 472483  19 Bladen Valley. angie@ptalbot.plus.com 2nd Saturday 10 - 11 am Briantspuddle Village Hall Chapel Toddlers Group Mrs Janet Morris 471270 The Manse Flat, Butt Lane Jimjan.morris192@yahoo.co.uk Tuesdays - 9.30 a.m. -11.30 a.m. at the Congregational Chapel, Butt Lane. Cyril Wood Court Monthly Coffee Stop 1st Saturday of every month from 10.00 - 12.00 Drax Hall (hire) The village hall has two options for hire the large upper Hall at £8 per hour and the Lower room at £7 per hour please telephone Lyn Simmonds on 01929 471528 to discuss your requirements and view the facilities available. Dorset County Councillor Peter Wharf 472246 The Old Vicarage West Street peterwharf@hotmail.com Kingsbere Quilters Mrs Diane Edmonds 472331  10 Boswell’s Close BH20 7JE Monthly Scout Hut 1st Wednesday 9.30 am - 12 noon Milborne St Andrew Allotment Society Secretary: Sue Gould (28 Stileham Bank, MSA DT11 0LE) 01258 837575 Lane End, Milborne St Andrew. Msa.allotments@yahoo.co.uk A new allotment site adjacent to the Sports Club in the village, whole plot £30, half plot £20 per year.
Updated 05/01/2019
My dear Friends, “In my end is my beginning” are words that Mary, Queen of Scots is reputed to have said shortly before she was executed. TS Eliot uses similar in ‘East Coker’ one of his poems in his Four Quartets, but he also said the reverse “In my beginning is my end”. Each time we have a new beginning, there is a joy of new hope.  I often feel that sense, when I have the privilege of baptising a baby; we may not know how this new life will work out, but we can have a renewed hope for the world, that this baby will grow up to play their part in making our world more as God would want it. 2018 is past and over. For all of us there will hopefully have been many good times and their memories will live on but there may have been times when we wish things had been better. What will 2019 bring for each one of us? We may well have our own hopes for ourselves but I trust we are all united in our greater vision for our world and for our country. We live in uncertain times! We have just been celebrating the birth of the one who has done by far the most good for our world – Jesus Christ. He was born as an outcast – ‘though the world was made through him, the world did not recognise him’ (John 1.10) and though at times was so popular, in the end he was crucified as if he were some sort of criminal. However ‘in his end was his beginning’ as he rose from death and his earthly ministry has led into the life of the Christian Church ever since. He proved that the power of good was greater than that of evil and that love can always conquer hatred. For Felicity and me, there is an end and a beginning too. After these last years, which we have really enjoyed and have been able to make many good friendships, we will be embarking on a new chapter. Our address will be 6, Higher Green, South Brent, Devon, TQ10 9PL and we will be pleased to see you if you are ever in those parts. It will mean a change of life-style as after all these years, I will no longer hold a particular role as Vicar and we will no longer live in a house that doesn’t belong to us. No doubt we will find all sorts of things to do!! It is an adventure. For you all, too, there is an end and a beginning. The linking of these parishes of that of Wool, will, we trust happen reasonably soon; it all takes longer than it seems it should! This should be an exciting new beginning and will eventually lead to a two-priest Team, working with the lay members. Revd Carol Langford will be looking after things and in time a replacement for me will be found, but again this does take time. Carol and the Churchwardens in both parishes will be the people to contact regarding baptisms, weddings and funerals and pastoral needs. We are also fortunate in having good members of the Ministry Team to help. All I ask is that you are patient with people having more responsibility. More details on this front in the February edition. My final Sunday here will on January 27th. In the morning there will a Benefice Communion at 10am at Affpuddle and a service at 6pm in Bere Regis. All will be welcome at either or even both services! Holy Communion has always been a very important part of my Christian life and ministry and for those of you who share its importance, I hope you will join me in the morning. The evening service will be more informal and I do hope that some of you who don’t come to church often (or ever) will feel they want to come. We have felt welcome in the village communities, not just the church ones and for that we will always feel very grateful – thank you! Your loving Priest and Friend