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The Church Of The Holy Rood      --      Wool, Dorset, U.K.

Holy Rood Church, Wool

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About Holy Rood

The Church of the Holy Rood, Wool, Dorset. Holy Rood is the Anglican (Church of England) Parish Church of Wool.

Our Parish ("Wool and East Stoke") covers Wool, Bovington, East Stoke, and some surrounding Dorset villages like Coombe Keynes and East Burton.

Wool is situated between Wareham and Dorchester, in the county of Dorset, UK.


The links on the far left give access to the main sections.

Hopefully you will find up to date information about our own and some other local news in the section "News and Events".

There is no longer a Parish Magazine, but we do have "Church Without Walls" - a quarterly colour publication, available in church in printed form. The current and recent editions are reproduced on this page.

The regular service timetable is found on the Services page.

We are part of the Church of England, the Diocese of Salisbury and the Deanery of Purbeck. (There is a page of other useful links.)

You can take a look at some of Holy Rood's history, with pictures of the church interior. Outside and in, we have a lot of help from our enthusiastic and highly skilled Churchyard team.

Welcome to Holy Rood!

The church is a vital part of the life of the community. We aim to be a friendly and welcoming church.

You will find at the heart of the church small groups - people meeting together for encouragement, worship, prayer, Bible Study, fun and food! Within the church they offer a special place of belonging and a means of getting involved in the life of the church. Currently we are reviewing these groups and want to make them even more friendly, relevant, and accessible.

We look forward to meeting you.

Our Mission

Our vision is to be a church without walls, moving people towards Christ, where we live, work and play

We want to:

 ●    Worship God

 ●    Be the presence of Christ in the community

●     Extend God's Kingdom to all creation as a conduit of God's love

 ●    Share the good news of what Jesus has done for us


Main Activities

We believe our primary activities to be:

 ●    Worship and Prayer

 ●    Social Action in the Community

 ●    Christian Outreach and Evangelism

 ●    Christian Fellowship and Encouragement

 ●    Christian Teaching and Learning


Pastoral Care - Where to find help when you need it

Each of us has times in life when we need help. These may be a result of a bereavement, illness, or any of life's unexpected changes. It may be for a simple, one-off opportunity to talk things over; or it may be for someone to visit regularly.

Whatever your need, we want to be able to help you. In this parish, we have a team of people who have gifts in pastoral care. If you would like someone to visit you, please contact the Vicarage.

Contact: Revd. Rhona Floate (462215)



Home Groups

Meet regularly to study the Bible, to pray, and to support and encourage one another.

The "Groups" page gives current details.


Tea Pot Club

(See separate page here.) Meets on alternate Tuesdays at 2.00pm

Contact: Gren Irwin on 462742, or Pauline Matthews on 462128.



Note that the local dialling code (where not otherwise stated) is 01929


Email addresses:

See under "Contacts"












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Last modified: Thursday, 28 April 2016