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Held in Holy Rood Church 

(For the wider benefice services, please scroll right down past the first table.

January 2023 services are also there, below all the Christmas and December ones.)



Service Pattern for Holy Rood Church

Our service pattern runs as follows:

Morning services

!st and 3rd Sundays at 9am - Book of Common Prayer (said, no hymns)

2nd and 4th Sundays at 10.30 am - Common worship with hymns (4th Sunday using a projection screen)



Afternoon services (venues within the wider benefice)

1st Sunday

 Evensong at Bere Regis using the Book of Common Prayer.

2nd Sunday

 'Soul Space' held at Holy Rood - quieter reflective worship in the style of Taizé, the Celtic tradition, and so on.

3rd Sunday

 'Explore' held in the D'Urberville Hall, Wool - literally for ALL age groups.

4th Sunday Messy? Muddy? Forest? . . Church (Do you get the idea!) -  The venue will be announced in advance and will rotate round the benefice. Young families are especially welcome.
5th Sunday when present 5th Sunday single Benefice Eucharist Service - not always in Holy Rood, this rotates among 7 churches



The school car park will be open during all Sunday morning services. The entrance is via a separate driveway just beyond the Wool Primary School main entrance if you are heading towards Lulworth. The pedestrian-only gate giving church access will be manned 15 minutes before the services. This will gain access to the church through the school grounds. (Please close it after you.)

For disabled (wheelchair) access please email the office or phone when the office open to get instructions.

There is no need to 'book' for services. Face covering is appreciated on behalf of vulnerable groups who may also be attending; also consider spacing where possible & sanitizing hands.

Parking for Services at the D'Urberville Hall on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays

There is car parking and easier level disabled access when our twice monthly services are held at the D'Urberville Community Hall in Colliers Lane, Wool



Services held across West Purbeck

Benefice more generally




Services in February 2023




Enquiries about services, times, booking in, etc:

Either contact your local church on its special number below or email the Benefice Office: westpurbeckoffice@gmail.com


Church Service Contact Details:

Holy Rood Church, Wool, Sue Burroughs,01929 463803, sue@whomwah.com


St. John the Baptist, Bere Regis, Sarah Welton, 01929 471562


St. Laurence, Affpuddle, Elizabeth Whatley, 01305 84895,


or Mike Menzies, 01929 471263 michael.menzies@talk21.com


Holy Trinity Church, West Lulworth, Paul Simpson, 01929 400376



St. Andrew Church, East Lulworth, Paul Pinnock, 01929 400413, paul.e.pinnock@gmail.com


St. Christopher Church, Winfrith Newburgh, Giles Marsh, 01929 400259


St. Nicholas, Chaldon Herring, Jeremy Selfe, 01305 852138




Streamed Worship Notes

Log on for Sunday morning online streamed worship from 10:30am, please email office@westpurbeck.org.uk for the link (as above).

You are most welcome to join in and if you would like to have more details please email the Church Office.

The link is emailed in advance and you would need to give your contact details including an email address and phone number. We can't publish the links here for security reasons, but you are still very welcome.*

It is highly recommended not to 'arrive' at the very last minute as most people enjoy it more by taking a little while to get a good connection sorted out and iron out any queries. Also arriving in good time prevents you being excluded inadvertently by the security lock (see next paragraph).

* The service is locked for admission soon after the start time to prevent abusive internet behaviour which sadly has happened occasionally to other churches using online worship.



From the Vicar - the 2022 Services

There should be something for everyone, so please do come and bring any visitors with you. We always welcome people from throughout the Benefice and beyond, including those who are visiting, to all our services, so if the service in the church in your parish is at the wrong time for you, please do come along to any of the other churches.

Also, please note that we welcome people from all Christian denominations to all our services, and that anyone who normally receives communion in their own church, of whatever denomination, is very welcome to share in the bread and wine of communion with us if they wish. The only qualification is that you love the Lord Jesus!

If you need a lift to anything, please contact one of the clergy or your local churchwarden.

And please let one of us know if you are unable through illness or infirmity to get to church, or if you know anyone else who is ill or housebound. We are happy to bring them their communion in their own home.












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