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Events in 2021



Alpha Course for 2021

Our ongoing online Alpha Course started in February, and ended on 19th May.

Jenny would be very grateful for the feedback forms ASAP please to assist her in future plans.




Some pictures are available now from:

The Holy Rood Christmas Decorations in December 2020 and from

The Benefice Remembrance Memorials in November 2020.





The Late Revd Carol Langford

It was with great sadness that we passed on the news of Revd Carol’s death on Easter Tuesday, 6th April 2021, after her long illness. I know that with us your thoughts and prayers are with her husband Mark and their sons Dan and Tom in their tragic loss. Carol touched us all in different ways with her depth of faith, her commitment to Christ’s mission and her compassion for those in need. She will be greatly missed but we can draw comfort that she is with her beloved Saviour. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Rev Jenny, Rev Sandra & Canon Keith.

The funeral of Revd Carol has its own page at this link




Alpha Course for 2021

From February we were holding an online Benefice Alpha Course.


Is there more to life than this?


If this is a question you have asked, then Alpha online is an opportunity to explore this and the many other BIG questions about life. Alpha creates a friendly space to connect with others online to watch a series of episodes and explore the Christian faith together.

We started on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm on the 24th February and will end on 19th May. About 50 people attended, and we hope to meet again in the summer for a social event once Covid restrictions are lifted.

It is hoped another course will be possible in the later part of this year.

For more information, email Revd Jenny at:





Our Easter services:





Pictures from Good Friday service in the churchyard










Tuesday 23rd March 2021 - National Day of Reflection



(When those who died in the pandemic were remembered.)




The church was open for private prayer from 10am and locked again at 4pm on the above day. There was a minute's silence at 12:00 GMT when a bell will be tolled for the minute of silent remembrance.

Please remember the Covid precautions - "Hands Face Space" should apply when entering the church.

People will be encouraged to light up their doorsteps that night. Prominent buildings and landmarks will also be illuminated across the UK.

The total number of recorded deaths linked to Coronavirus in the UK stood at 335 on the date of the first lockdown. There had been 148,125 UK deaths with Coronavirus appearing on the death certificate, according to the figures on 24th March 2021.




A message for 2021 from Rev Jenny




It has been an extraordinary year in 2020 filled with sadness but also joy. Church has not stopped but moved online like many other services and we have occasional services in Church. Every Sunday we offer either a live streamed Holy Communion, All Age Worship or Café Church using Zoom. We gather at 10:30 and start at 10:45. We also do a midweek Holy Communion on Wednesday’s at 10:00 as well monthly Messy Church Online and home groups. To receive the link and service details please email westpurbeckoffice@gmail.com and ask to be added to our Benefice Link newsheet – we would love for you to join us. I pray that with light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine you will keep safe and know God’s peace in your hearts.

God bless

Rev Jenny Alidina





We very much regret that in view of the ever-changing situation regarding the Corona virus outbreak, we have reluctantly had to cancel the following events:

Knit and Knatter is cancelled for for the foreseeable future

The Lunch Club will not be held until further notice.

The Monday evening home group is cancelled until further notice.

The Teapot Club is cancelled until further notice.

Supper Church is cancelled as above.

Saturday 4th April - Annual Spring Church Clean 10am cancelled.

Supper Church is cancelled as above.

  • Saturday 4th April - Annual Spring Church Clean 10am cancelled as above.

  • We sincerely regret having to do this.








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