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Church and Benefice Office

The Church and Benefice Office is based in the D'Urberville Hall, Colliers Lane, Wool.


Benefice Office Hours

The Benefice Office is open as follows:

Wednesday afternoons 1.30pm - 4.30 pm
Friday mornings 9.30am - 12.30pm

(Covid-19 restrictions: Please do not call in without an appointment.)

Office contact number is 07729 484866

Email address: westpurbeckoffice@gmail.com


Weddings Contact:

Revd Jenny Alidina (01929 - 551502)

Email: jennyalidina@irishollow.co.uk


Baptisms Contact:

Revd Sandra Williams (01929 792235)

Email: revsandrawestpurbeck@outlook.com

(Revd Sandra is part-time and her working days are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.)


Funerals Contact:

Please phone Mrs Jenny Hunt (Licensed Lay Minister) (01929 462570)


Web and social media contact

New I.T. address for contributions to the website or social media only:


[The old address of holyroodit@gmail.com is no longer in use and is now unmonitored.]



Other Enquiries

For other enquiries please either leave a message with the office, email the office, or ring your local church warden.

For Holy Rood, the church warden is Mrs Brenda Edwards (01929 463227).



Written Correspondence? - Address below for documents that cannot be emailed:

Wool Vicarage, Vicarage Close, Wool, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6EB

(Please do not telephone or email the vicarage: Revd Carol is on sick leave and unable to take calls or deal with emails or personal callers.)




Who's Who


Rector of West Purbeck Benefice and Vicar of Holy Rood, Wool

Revd Carol Langford


Important note - Revd Carol is currently unwell, is on long-term sick leave, and is unable to attend to phone calls and emails and other correspondence. Please use the Church Office details at the top of this page, instead: or, in emergency contact Revd Sandra Williams.

Vicarage Address

Wool Vicarage, Vicarage Close, Wool, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6EB

(Written correspondence that cannot be sent by email, only.)


Associate Priest

Revd Sandra Williams


Revd Sandra was licensed in Bere Regis Church on 2nd October 2019. She works across the Benefice with pastoral responsibility for Bere Regis and Affpuddle.

Revd Sandra is part-time and her working days will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday (Usual days off Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.)

Tel 01929 792235

Email: revsandrawestpurbeck@outlook.com

The Vicarage, West Street, Bere Regis, BH20 7HQ

(Owing to the illness of Revd Carol, Revd Sandra is extremely busy now and for the foreseeable future. It would obviously be a kindness to consider her workload when contacting her.)





Associate Priest - Revd Jenny Alidina

Revd Jenny was licensed as Associate Priest to Holy Rood and the West Purbeck Benefice on 13th March 2019





Church Warden


Brenda Edwards

Mrs Brenda Edwards, Red Roof Barn, Coombe Keynes, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5PS. Telephone 01929 463227



Deputy Churchwardens appointed April 2019

The Deputy Church Wardens are: Mr Rod Webb, and Mrs Val Wilson.



Licensed Lay Ministers:

Mr John Matthews, "Iona", 3 Lampton Close, Wool

Holy Rood Wool - John Matthews


Mrs Jenny Hunt, "Carlyon", 19 Colliers Lane, Wool




Parish Safeguarding Officer (Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult Issues)


- is the Holy Rood safeguarding officer. (Also dealing with websites and social media.)



New address for contributions to the website or social media


[The old address of holyroodit@gmail.com is no longer in use.]



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









The Holy Rood website (part of the West Purbeck Benefice) is hosted by Krystal Hosting, to whom we are very grateful



Send mail to the webmaster (see Contacts) with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2004 Holy Rood Church, Wool
Last modified: Monday, 02 November 2020