The Church Of The Holy Rood -- Wool, Dorset, U.K.
4th Dec - For Angelfest news see here
6th Dec - For Bovington Primary School Choir visit see here
16th Dec - For Christmas Cracker event see here
Messy Church in 2018
Services and other meetings in January shared with other churches
Joint Covenant Service in the Methodist Chapel
Sunday 21st January 10.30 am held in the the Methodist Chapel
Purbeck Evening Praise
On Sunday 28th January 6pm, at the Evangelical Church, Ropers Lane, Wareham
Joint Service for ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’
Sunday 28th January 3pm, at St Joseph's RC Church, Wool
Home groups and other groups restarted in January
Monday Homegroup restarted on 8th January 2018
The Monday group restarted on Monday 8th January, at 7.30pm at 23 Hillside Road. We are doing a 5-week series about the environment.
Our world is facing immense problems we cannot ignore. Over the weeks we will look at some of the environmental challenges we are facing from a Biblical perspective and how we can respond as Christians.
We started on 8th January by watching, by way of informal introduction, the final episode of Blue Planet 2 series followed by a discussion.
All welcome - for further details contact Judy Hill 01929 462888
Wednesday Homegroup restarted on 10th January
The Wednesday Home Group is running a study course based on the film, The King's Speech.
The film was shown on 10th January at 7.30pm, and is followed by 5 study sessions each subsequent Wednesday.
The first will be on Wednesday 17th January titled 'The stuff of nightmares and the power of friendship'.
All are welcome. Contact details:
John Williams tel: 462146
John Underwood tel: 462827.
Thursday Home Group restarted on 4th January
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. They are following a Pilgrim Series on The Commandments and are halfway through. For more information contact John Matthews on 01929 462128.
The Tea Pot Club restarted on Tuesday 9th January 2018
GIFT restarted on 9th January
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)
The Churches Together in Wool Christmas Cracker took place on Saturday 16th December.
Holy Rood contributed to a joint church effort, with several Messy Church tables that were very popular, our Choir came along, and we ran our Christmas Stable Photobooth.
Many people have said how much they enjoyed the activities of that morning and here is an idea of what went on -
We had a special surprise treat on Wednesday morning 6th December as Bovington Primary School Minibus Choir came to share some carols (and their catchy Christmas shopping song!) with us, after our 10am Communion service.
It was a great mini-concert, we all enjoyed the music, and the choir is excellent! We are very grateful to all the children and teachers who gave up their time, expertise, and enthusiasm to add to our morning worship in a unique, happy, and very special way. Thank you all.
Carol Singing with the Holy Rood Choir in the Black Bear - Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm
Many thanks to Mel, landlady of the Black Bear, who invited the choir (which was aided and abetted by a few of its supporters who joined in). Mel generously supplied some mince pies and mulled wine - and even before the refreshments it seemed to the choir that a very good evening was had by all! Thanks to all who participated.
Parish Christmas Card
Following from previous years there will be an opportunity to give a donation of money or food for the foodbank, whilst signing the Parish Christmas Card. A card is now in Church together with a flyer / poster with more details.
Well, did you make an angel?!
Or maybe you didn't but wonder what it was all about?
Have a look at the Angelfest Page!
Holy Rood at the D'Urberville Centre on some Wednesdays
On the first Wednesday of each month, Holy Communion will be held at 10am in the D'Urberville Centre Small Hall, followed by Coffee/Tea and chat afterwards.
Holy Communion will also be held in Church, midweek, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Also every month on the 3rd Wednesday from 10am - 12noon in the Small Hall, there will be a chance for Coffee/Tea and chat.
[The Wednesday Communion service will no longer be held in the Methodist Chapel. The dangers of crossing the road to the Chapel are increasing, especially for people of restricted mobility using walking aids and crossing slowly. The parking opposite the Chapel is sometimes proving difficult for various reasons. Using the D’Urberville Car Park and the Small Hall should make access for everyone both safer and easier.]
Next Purbeck Evening Praise Service - Sunday 6pm, 28th January 2018 at the Evangelical Church, Ropers Lane, Wareham.
How to find it at http://www.purbeckgatewaychurch.co.uk/welcome.htm
Help the PTA
Fancy volunteering to assist the PTA serve tea/coffee to parents in school? Help is needed after the ’Good Work’ assembly at 3pm on Friday 24th November and subsequently usually the last Friday of the month 3pm in term time.
This is an opportunity to develop relationships with school parents. If interested please add your name to the list at the back of the church and have a chat with Rev Carol about it.
Other Coming Events
Tea Pot Club - Dates of future meetings in 2017-2018
All "teapots" are held at the Methodist Chapel at 2pm except where stated
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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