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Clocks! - put them back one hour at bedtime on Saturday 27th October . . .

(On Sunday 28th October, at 2am - British Summer Time ends, and all clocks go back 1 hour - to 1am.)



Next Messy Church

Next Messy Church  is Saturday 3rd November, 3pm



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.



October and November Coming Events for your diary



Remembrance Day

Sunday 11th November, 10.45am - Service of Remembrance (100 years)

Sunday 11th November, 6pm - Choral Evensong.



Home Groups

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


Recent Events

and Announcements



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.



The Shoebox Coffee Morning with Ploughman’s Lunches on Tuesday 7th August 2018

This was very successful, held on a beautiful day with what may turn out to be the final flurry of our amazing 2018 summer.


Together with the separate gifts received and other amazingly generous donations of various kinds, it has so far raised over £900 to send shoeboxes filled with gifts to underprivileged children who would otherwise never have anything at Christmas time. Pauline and John Matthews have several hundred boxes, many of them covered by Mrs Val Brown, all ready to fill and send, and this money helps to fund the final items needed to complete them - as well as the transport costs of getting them to their destination.

There are some more pictures on a separate page, here.


Sunday 15th July 2018 - Songs of Praise in Holy Rood, Coombe Keynes

The Church of the Holy Rood Wool, originated as a parochial chapel, belonging to Coombe Keynes until 1844, when Wool became a separate parish. Holy Rood, Coombe Keynes is now in the care of the Coombe Keynes Trust to whom the building belongs.

In 1384 it was decreed that Wool Chapel should be dedicated for the third time. Since then, like its Mother church at Coombe Keynes, our present church (which we know as Holy Rood, Wool) has been dedicated to Holy Rood (another name for Holy Cross). Holy Rood Coombe Keynes was made redundant 14th January 1974 and is raely if ever used for woship so it was especially good to be able to hold a service there.






Saturday 7th July 2018 - The Holy Rood Church Fete

A huge thank you to everyone who helped to organise or assist with our Annual Fete last Saturday.. Despite everything else that was going on, lots of people came and we raised over £500 for church funds. Well done everyone!

Diana Spear would like to say a big “THANK YOU”, to all who participated in filling her decorated jam jars with such wonderful floral from their gardens. The Church sills were truly displaying such radiance and glory to share at the Annual Church Fete this year. Quite a magnificent array of colour and smells. Thank you all again.

The pictures are on separate pages, here (stalls outside) and here (windows and flowers inside).





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.



Organists Appeal

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


Monday Homegroup

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.


Wednesday Homegroup

7.30pm on Wednesdays

Contact details:

John Williams tel: 462146

John Underwood tel: 462827.


Thursday Homegroup

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


Tuesday 11th Sept

Methodist Chapel

Tuesday 25th Sept

Methodist Chapel

Tuesday 9th Oct

Methodist Chapel

Tuesday 23rd Oct

Methodist Chapel

Tuesday 6th Nov

Methodist Chapel

Tuesday 20th Nov

Methodist Chapel

Tuesday 4th Dec

Methodist Chapel

Tuesday 18th Dec

Methodist Chapel (with Carols and Mince Pies)

Christmas break



Gren Irwin


Pauline Matthews

23 Hillside Road


3 Lampton Close

01929 — 462742


01929 — 462128







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)


Other Notices


If you are unwell or know someone who is . . .

Hospital Visiting

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.

Please contact the vicar (01929 462215, or refer to the Contacts page.)

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.



Prayer Chain

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



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.

Thank you.


General Notices


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.



Planned Giving

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

Are to be found above and also in the Quarterly Bulletin, "Church Without Walls", here.


(For more general service pattern details see the 'Services' page, here.)


Help Wanted


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 sue@whomwah.com 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.


Church Maintenance

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.



Future Services

See the Bulletins page for brief details of planned services and some other future events.


Earlier News and Events


Previous News and Events

Licensing 2017 Events during 2017 Angelfest 2017 Events in 2018












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