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Church and Benefice Office

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

(Telephone messages will be dealt with during office hours and there is an answering machine at other times.)

Office contact number is 07729 484866

Email address: office@westpurbeck.org.uk


Benefice Office Hours

Sue, our Benefice Administrator is working both from home and the office and has flexible working hours, currently Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday as follows:

Tuesdays 9-12

Wednesdays 9-12

Thursdays 1:30 – 4:30

The Benefice Office is not routinely open for visitors at the above times – so please phone in advance rather than just turn up, so we don’t have multiple visitors all at once.

Volunteers will also open the office each Thursday morning between 10am and 11.30am. On Thursday mornings no appointments are needed - but only one visitor or couple in the room at a time please, and wear a mask if possible.



Weddings Contact:

Revd Jenny Alidina (01929 - 551502)

Email: revjenny@westpurbeck.org.uk

Revd Jenny is part-time and her working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

(Usual days off Monday, Friday and Saturday.)



Baptisms Contact:

Revd Sandra Williams (01929 792235)

Email: revsandra@westpurbeck.org.uk

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



Funerals Contact:

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



Church Warden Contact

Mr Kevin Davies (01929 462690)




Other Enquiries

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




The Vicar's contact details are below in the Who's Who section.



Written Correspondence

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



Who's Who




Our Parish (and Benefice's) Vicar is Rev Canon Richard Bartlett



Canon Richard was installed on Thursday 7th April 2022.

He came to us with wide experience, and knows Purbeck well. He was ordained in Salisbury and made priest in Wareham, where he and his wife Jenny were married.




Contact details for Canon Richard:


Wool Vicarage

Vicarage Close

Wool, Wareham, Dorset

BH20 6EB

Phone:   01929 792633
Email:   vicar@westpurbeck.org.uk


Apart from a period in the Swanage and Studland area, he has worked as an Associate Vicar in Ealing, as a missionary in Brazil with USPG, as Vicar of Holy Trinity Northwood, and as Director of Mission Engagement at the Anglican mission agency USPG based in central London.

There is more about Canon Richard at this link.



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: revsandra@westpurbeck.org.uk

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





Associate Priest - Revd Jenny Alidina

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



Revd Jenny Alidina (01929 - 551502)

Email: revjenny@westpurbeck.org.uk

Revd Jenny is part-time and her working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

(Usual days off Monday, Friday and Saturday.)

Revd Jenny is the Benefice Contact for Weddings.



Associate Priest - Revd David Chillman



Revd David was licensed as Associate Priest to the Benefice on 2nd February 2022.

He works across the Benefice with with particular pastoral responsibility for Winfrith, Chaldon, East Lulworth and West Lulworth. Before coming to West Purbeck Benefice, he spent 8 years in parishes on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Revd David is a “house for duty” priest and his working days will be Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Telephone: 01929 400456

Email: revdavid@westpurbeck.org.uk

The Rectory, West Road, West Lulworth, Wareham BH20 5RY




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.

(Chris is also Gift Aid secretary and deals with the Holy Rood website.)



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







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