The Church Of The Holy Rood -- Wool, Dorset, U.K.
The new Church Office is now open - The office email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . The Office is open for people to pop in on Thursday mornings 10am - 12noon. Contact number is 07851 028117.
Proposed Multi-Parish Benefice of West Purbeck
As announced on numerous occasions in church, Monday 21st January is the final date for any submissions to the Church Commissioners about the proposed multi-parish benefice of West Purbeck (To include Wool and East Stoke, Bere Regis and Affpuddle parishes).
The provisional date for the inauguration of the new benefice is Wednesday 13th March at 7pm with Bishop Karen officiating. Revd Jenny Alidina will also be licensed as an Associate Priest with us in that Service.
The three PCCs have very recently met together to consider the way that our parishes will work together as we move forward. There will be a full account of this in the next edition of ‘Without Walls’, coming soon.
New Church Office in the D’Urberville
The Church Office is up and running. Our email address is email@example.com. The Office is open for people to pop in on Thursday mornings 10am-12 noon.
Needed please: If anyone has an unwanted mobile phone we would be very glad to receive it to set up the Church Office phone contact number. Please let Rev Carol know if you can help.
Girls in Fellowship Together (GIFT)
This 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 15th January 2019.
The Tea Pot Club
Please note that the next meeting for all “Teapots” is at the Methodist Chapel in Wool, 2pm Tuesday 22nd January:: Contact: Gren Irwin (462742) or Pauline Matthews (462128)
Further dates for the coming months - 2019
Sunday 20th January 10.30am - Covenant Service in the Methodist Chapel
Sunday 27th January 3pm - CTiW Service to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
A service in the Methodist Chapel. Speaker: Maj. Simon Farmer, Padre of Bovington & Lulworth Garrisons. Come along to meet Simon and hear him talk about his work in Africa, including his work as a chaplain during the Ebola crisis.
Saturday 2nd February 3-5pm - MESSY Church
Friday 1st March Women’s Day of Prayer
Wednesday 6th March Ash Wednesday
Sunday 31st March Mothering Sunday
Friday 19th April Good Friday
Sunday 21st April April Easter Services
Don't forget our midweek services at the D'Urberville . . .
Holy Rood at the D'Urberville Centre Small Hall - now on both 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, from 10am-12noon - ALL WELCOME
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 opportunity has proved very popular. The D'Urberville Small Hall (entrance is the one on the left looking at the Hall complex from the road) 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 as we struggle to pay for the Hall hire.
There is no mid-week Communion in Church but Sunday services all continue as per our usual pattern.
Church Access Reminder
Parking for Sunday services only, has been reinstated by the school 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.
There are three home groups at the moment taking place on different days and at different times. This reflects the early church where home groups were the first churches. Although most members are from Holy Rood, they include members of other churches and you don’t need to belong to any church to join in. Groups decide on a focus for their meeting which they follow for about six weeks although each week stands alone. Groups are informal and friendly and a good way to explore and develop your faith. You are welcome to join for a topic that interests you - for one evening or for longer - you don’t have to sign up for life!
Monday, 7.00pm - started again on 7th January, at 23 Hillside Road - for further details contact Judy Hill 01929 462888.
Wednesday, 7.30pm - started again on 9th January - for further details contact John Williams 01929 462146.
Thursday, 2.30pm - starts again on 17th January 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.
Thank you to all who contributed both in time and money, to the Christmas flowers. The Church looked splendid, and I have had several emails saying how lovely the Church looked, which makes all the hard work well worth while. Happy New Year to you all - Jenny Mitchell.
- and thank you Jenny, and all the people who made our church look so special over the Christmas period.
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 Church 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
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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