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

Holy Rood Church, Wool

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Parish Vacancy


As our former vicar, Revd Rhona Floate, has moved on to her new parish, the parish currently is awaiting the appointment of our next Vicar, Revd Carol Langford - whom we hope will be licensed on 28th February 2017. The period between incumbents (vicars) is known as a ‘vacancy’. During this, the running of the church will be continued by its members.

How do I contact someone?

During the vacancy, all enquires to Brenda Edwards (Church Warden) on 01929 463227 (until further notice).

Other contact details via the Contacts page in the menu on the left.

For more information about the vacancy and the process, see the Parish Vacancy page.


News and information on events

See the News Page and "Church Without Walls".

For services details, first check the above and for regular pattern see the Services page.

General information about local events, is in Wool Dates.


About Holy Rood

The Church of the Holy Rood, Wool, Dorset. Holy Rood is the Anglican (Church of England) Parish Church of Wool.

Our Parish ("Wool and East Stoke") covers Wool, Bovington, East Stoke, and some surrounding Dorset villages like Coombe Keynes and East Burton.

Wool is situated between Wareham and Dorchester, in the county of Dorset, UK.


The links on the far left give access to the main sections. Information about our own and some other local news is in the section "News and Events". Extra information is in "Wool Dates".

There is no longer a Parish Magazine, but we do have "Church Without Walls" - a quarterly colour publication, available in church in printed form. The current edition is reproduced on this page.

The regular service timetable is found on the Services page.

We are part of the Church of England, the Diocese of Salisbury and the Deanery of Purbeck. (There is a page of other useful links.)

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.

Welcome to Holy Rood!

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

You will find at the heart of the church small groups - people meeting together for encouragement, worship, prayer, Bible Study, fun and food! Within the church they offer a special place of belonging and a means of getting involved in the life of the church. Currently we are reviewing these groups and want to make them even more friendly, relevant, and accessible.

We look forward to meeting you.

Our Mission

Our vision is to be a church without walls, moving people towards Christ, where we live, work and play

We want to:

 ●    Worship God

 ●    Be the presence of Christ in the community

●     Extend God's Kingdom to all creation as a conduit of God's love

 ●    Share the good news of what Jesus has done for us


Main Activities

We believe our primary activities to be:

 ●    Worship and Prayer

 ●    Social Action in the Community

 ●    Christian Outreach and Evangelism

 ●    Christian Fellowship and Encouragement

 ●    Christian Teaching and Learning


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 Vicarage.

Contact: Normally this would be the Vicar. In the vacancy period when we do not have a permanent vicar, please use the Contacts page for the contact person who will find you the person or help you need.


Home Groups

Meet regularly to study the Bible, to pray, and to support and encourage one another.

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"












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Last modified: Sunday, 29 January 2017