The Church Of The Holy Rood -- Wool, Dorset, U.K.
Photos of the Church, War Graves, War Memorial, and World War 1 Centenary Exhibition are to be found here.
November and December Coming Events for your diary
100 years: 11am, 11th November 1918 - 11am, 11th November 2018
An Exhibition - ‘WORLD WAR 1 IN WOOL’ From Sunday 4th to 18th November
Marking the centenary of the ending of the First World War, this is an Exhibition in The Church of the Holy Rood, Wool.
It has been organised by local historian Alan Brown and will be added to by our Scouts.
ALL are invited to drop in and view this amazing piece of our local and national history.
We are here - but not here . . .
The above image is from Rod and Gill Webb - thank you, both.
Photos of the Church, War Graves, War Memorial, and Exhibition are to be found on a separate page. Click here.
The Big Questions - November and December in the D'Urberville Small Hall
Join Holy Rood @ The D’Urberville - All Welcome
We will be meeting in the D'Urberville Small Hall in Colliers Lane and discussing some of life's big questions:
‘The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living’
Sunday 2nd December, 6pm
Churches Together in Wool Advent Taize Service at the Methodist Chapel
Friday 7th December 5.30pm @ Holy Rood
Saturday 8th December, 6.30pm
Christmas Fun and Quiz Night in church with hot supper. Sign up for tickets on the list in church.
YOU DO NEED TO BOOK as places are limited due to space available.
Friday 14th December
The Festival of Angels and Shepherds begins. Start making your shepherds and angels for the display now!
Don't forget . . .
Holy Rood at D’Urberville Centre, Small Hall, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10am-12 noon, ALL welcome.
Holy Communion on both Wednesdays 10am-10.30am followed by Coffee/Tea and Chat from 10.30am.
Church Access Reminder
Parking for Sunday services only, is reinstated for the time being, but access on foot via the School driveway is restricted to those pedestrians actually attending services, and is NOT open to all.
Dogs are not permitted on the school grounds.
Holy Rood at the D'Urberville Centre Small Hall - now on both 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, from 10am-12noon
On the first and third Wednesday of each month, Holy Communion is held at 10am in the D'Urberville Centre Small Hall, followed by Coffee/Tea and cake and chat afterwards.
This mid-week opportun ity has proved very popular. The D'Urberville Small Hall provides easier access and parking for those with restricted mobility and gives us all whatever our mobility the chance of meeting on a mid week morning to share communion (followed by coffee and cake!). There is no charge for the coffee and cake but any donations would help towards the costs, especially of the Hall hire.
There is no mid-week Communion in Church but Sunday services all continue as per our usual pattern.
Our homegroups meet during Term time only for Bible study, discussion, prayer and fellowship: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. They recommenced in the week beginning Monday 3rd September. See Pew sheets for more details.
Girls in Fellowship Together (GIFT)
This young mums group meet during school term time 1st and 3rd Tuesdays only, 7.30pm until 9pm at 3 Lampton Close.
Over coffee and tea they chatter. At the end they have a thought for the day and a prayer.
All are welcome to come and relax away from the children. Contact is Pauline Matthews 01929 462128
Remembrance Day 11th November 2018
Monies raised by the Collection on Remembrance Sunday for the Royal British Legion was £323.30 - Well Done to all who attended or contributed.
Sunday Harvest Service in Manor Farm Barn
DCHT Cycle Ride Saturday 8th September
My sister and I successfully visited 14 churches over 23 miles - not all were open and one is no longer used, but in our eyes they were still churches to be noted. The furthest away was Lytchett Minster Parish Church. We received a warm welcome by all those manned for registration, a really lovely day and the weather was perfect. A huge 'Thank you' to all those who sponsored us, we have received well over £200, I will let you know the exact total once all the monies have been collected. Half the money comes back to our church from the Trust.
- Sue Burroughs/Frances Warner
Meanwhile, Tony Smale travelled to/from Hamworthy by train and set off from there on his bike taking in churches from Lychett Minster to Gussage All Saints and coming back by way of Hinton Martell and Wimborne Minster - a total of 16 churches visited.
Well done and thank you to all who participated. Yes, it was well over £200 ! - in fact it came altogether to £900 !
Dorset Historic Churches Trust Cycle Ride update
The total raised by Holy Rood was £900 with £450 being returned to Holy Rood. The rest is used to make grants to help other churches in Dorset. Thank you to all who took part and donated.
Christmas Shoe Boxes - all packed!
Five Hundred and Fifteen boxes have now been packed and are ready to be dispatched.
I would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’ once again, to everyone who has continually supported this annual worthy venture - God bless you.
Holy Rood at the D'Urberville Centre Small Hall now on both 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, from 10am-12noon
On the first and third Wednesday of each month, Holy Communion is held at 10am in the D'Urberville Centre Small Hall, followed by Coffee/Tea and chat afterwards.
The D'Urberville small Hall provides easier access and parking for those with restricted mobility and gives us all whatever our mobility the chance of meeting in mid weeks to share communion followed by coffee and cake. There is no charge for the coffee and cake but any donations would help towards the cost of the Hall hire.
There is no mid-week Communion in Church but Sunday services all continue as per our usual pattern.
Do you play the organ or the piano and if so would you be willing to be part of a team? Do you know anyone else that plays? There is an offer of a few basic lessons for anyone with keyboard skills who might like to have a go . Live music is such an intrinsic and valued part of worship. If you can help please let Rev Carol or one of the Church Wardens know! (See CWW Summer 2018 Edition).
Home groups and other groups
The Monday group's new series about "The 'I AM' sayings of Jesus" is now ongoing.
All welcome, no knowledge required! - for further details contact Judy Hill 01929 462888.
7.30pm on Wednesdays
John Williams tel: 462146
John Underwood tel: 462827.
Held on Thursdays at 2.30pm at 3 Lampton Close. This group meets on the first and third Thursday of the month during term time.
For more information contact John Matthews on 01929 462128.
The Tea Pot Club
Provisional dates in 2019:
Girls in Fellowship Together (GIFT) is a young mums group that meets in term time only at the home of Mrs Pauline Matthews 01929 462128. From 7.30pm until 9pm on the first and third Tuesdays each month, we chat, have tea or coffee and cake. We end with a thought for the day and a prayer. All mums are welcome. Next one 9th January 2018
Contact John Matthews (01929 462128)
If you are unwell or know someone who is . . .
If you know of someone in hospital who would appreciate a visit from a representative of Holy Rood Church, do please let us know. We have no way of knowing who is in hospital unless you let us know. It doesn’t matter if they are not regular churchgoers.
Home Communion for the sick & house bound
If you or anyone you know is unable to come to any of the services, and would like to receive communion at home, please let the vicar (01929 462215) know, and she can arrange for a member of the Pastoral Team to visit.
If you have a specific issue that you would like the members of our Prayer Chain to be praying for you on your behalf, please contact Jane Newbury on 462134.
If you would prefer to talk through an issue in more depth or would like someone to visit you, please let the vicar know on (01929 462215).
Community Information and Announcements
SHARE AND CARE - PHONE NUMBER
07751 968 944
Having only one person to 'man' a landline phone we have had to introduce a mobile. If you want transport ring 07751 968 944 and leave a message - containing your name, your phone number, and a brief summary of your need. Someone will get back to you quite quickly.
Pewsheet delivered direct to your inbox
You can receive the weekly pewsheet and quarterly "Church Without Walls" direct to you by email each week/month.
Please contact Jenny Hunt on THESKYPILOT [at*] sky.com if you wish to be added to the mailing list.
Information for the pewsheet
Please send to holyroodpewsheet [at*] hotmail.com by the preceding Monday for inclusion.
*You need to replace the [at*] by @ in the addresses above and remove any spaces.
Thank you to all those who plan their giving towards the work of God’s Church. This really does help to structure the church budget in order to better prepare for and plan our mission in this place. You can give even more efficiently by Gift Aid if you are a taxpayer.
Please also consider setting up a Standing Order with your bank which again is more cost effective by saving on the cost of envelopes. Many of you did that last year and so we have been able to further reduce the number of envelopes needed. So those of you looking for your envelope will notice that your number may well have changed.
If you require further details about Gift Aid or paying through the bank or have any other questions then please do not hesitate to speak to Chris Corteen or contact her on tel. 462642.
Details of forthcoming Services
(For more general service pattern details see the 'Services' page, here.)
Help us clean the church throughout the year
Please consider giving an hour to help clean the church. Currently it works out about once a month but the more that help the less often it will be. Cleaning can be done at your convenience as long as we have a clean church on Sunday.
Please, please help; contact Sue Burroughs, tel. 01929 463803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Wanted - School Governors
There are currently three vacancies for Foundation Governors at Wool CE VA Primary School. Governors play an important role in the management of the school, supporting the Head Teachers, staff and pupils. They need to be able to attend 4 governing body meetings, sub-committee meetings and spend additional time in school, during school hours and supporting events outside of the school day too. It is stimulating and rewarding.
Foundation Governors need to be communicant members of the Church of England or another Christian church. We particularly need parents of children attending the school.
For contact details during the vacancy please refer to the Contacts page.
Share and Care needs Helpers
Share and Care is in desperate of volunteer drivers and a telephone Link person. If you are interested and would like to know more please contact Bridget on 01929 463835.
There are many small on-going jobs in the church and the churchyard that need to be done on a regular basis. A small group of volunteers meets on the first Saturday of every month at the church at 10.00am to carry out these tasks. If you feel that you could help in any way or you would like to know more details, please contact the Churchwardens - please refer to the Contacts page.
See the Bulletins page for brief details of planned services and some other future events.
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