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The Church Of The Holy Rood      --      Wool, Dorset, U.K.

Holy Rood Church, Wool

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Wool Dates
Wool Relief In Need




Welcome to Holy Rood! - part of the West Purbeck Benefice

This website (www.holyroodwool.org) has details about the Church of Holy Rood, Wool, Dorset. (Wool is situated between Wareham and Dorchester, in the county of Dorset, UK.)

Holy Rood is the parish church of Wool and East Stoke incorporating Coombe Keynes, Bovington and East Burton. We're part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Salisbury, within the worldwide Anglican community.



The Benefice of West Purbeck includes:

Holy Rood, Wool (with the former parishes of East Stoke East Burton, and Coombe Keynes) http://www.holyroodwool.org/ (You are here!) -

St John the Baptist, Bere Regis - http://www.bereregiswithaffpuddle.org.uk/bere-regis

St Laurence, Affpuddle - http://www.bereregiswithaffpuddle.org.uk/affpuddle


Services at Holy Rood, Wool

For our regular service pattern see the Benefice Services page.

For the occasional exceptions, and more services details, first check the News Page.


News and information on recent and coming events

See the News Page and "Church Without Walls"*.

General information about other local events in and around Wool, can also be found in Wool Dates.


Viewing this site with a mobile phone


It can be difficult to view some of the menus and text on some sites (unfortunately, including this one) using a mobile phone.

We are aware of this problem and are adjusting aspects bit by bit as we go along.

We will be addressing it more fundamentally when time permits - probably by using a different website design.




The links on the far left top give access to the main sections of our website.

 *We do not have a traditional Parish Magazine, but do take a look at "Church Without Walls" - a free quarterly colour publication, available in church in printed form. The current edition is reproduced at this link.


You can take a look at some of Holy Rood's history, with pictures of the church interior. Outside and in, we have a lot of help from our enthusiastic and highly skilled Churchyard team.


The church is a vital part of the life of the community and we aim to be a friendly and welcoming church.

We look forward to meeting you . . .


More about Holy Rood . . .

We describe ourselves as 'middle of the road' welcoming of all.

Our vision is to be a church without walls and our aims are that: -

We long to see God grow His church in Wool and to help increasing numbers of people to come to faith in Him.

We want to deepen our own relationship with God based on sound preaching and biblical teaching.

We want to reach out to all ages across the community.

We seek to have a visible presence in the parish outside our church based activities, showing God's relevance to every aspect of our lives.


To write to the church or to the vicar, use this address: Wool Vicarage, Vicarage Close, Wool, Wareham, Dorset BH2O 6EB


Pastoral Care - Where to find help when you need it

Each of us has times in life when we need help. These may be a result of a bereavement, illness, or any of life's unexpected changes. It may be for a simple, one-off opportunity to talk things over; or it may be for someone to visit regularly.

Whatever your need, we want to be able to help you. In this parish, we have a team of people who have gifts in pastoral care. If you would like someone to visit you, please contact the Vicar, Revd Carol Langford (Wool Vicarage, Vicarage Close, Wool, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6EB) Tel: 01929 462215.


Home Groups

You will find at the heart of the church small groups - people meeting together for encouragement, worship, prayer, Bible Study, fun and food! Whether within groups or not we try to support and encourage one another, but within the church the home groups offer a special place of belonging and a means of getting involved in the life of the church.

The "Groups" page gives current details.


Tea Pot Club

(See separate page here.) Meets on alternate Tuesdays at 2.00pm

Contact: Gren Irwin on 462742, or Pauline Matthews on 462128.


Note that the local dialling code (where not otherwise stated) is 01929


Email addresses: See under "Contacts"

Clergy and Who's Who: See the "Who's Who" page



Holy Rood Church takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy :

Our safeguarding page is accessible by this link or can be found from the menu (on the top left of all pages including this one - scroll up to the top on any page to see it).

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

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org

Other Links

Diocesan Safeguarding local policies


Diocesan safeguarding topics



Church of England Safeguarding nationally














Send mail to the webmaster (see Contacts) with questions or comments about this web site.
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Last modified: Wednesday, 02 October 2019