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Service Pattern for Holy Rood Church

Morning services

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

2nd and 4th Sundays at 10.30 am - Common Worship Communion with hymns.




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 open 15 minutes before the services. This will gain access to the church through the school grounds. (Please close it after you.)

Dogs are not allowed into the school grounds.

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

There is car parking and level disabled access (without booking) when our twice monthly Wednesday morning services are held at the D'Urberville Community Hall in Colliers Lane, Wool. (For dates see midweek service tables just below the following).



Services held across the

West Purbeck Benefice generally




Services in October 2023

(For previous month scroll down)


Services in September 2023






Enquiries about services, times, etc:

First, do look if possible on the Benefice Website at https://westpurbeck.org.uk/ or on your Link Newsletter if you are subscribed to that. (You can ask the Benefice Office to subscribe you.)

If that doesn't anser your question, please 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).

Morning prayer is held online daily from Monday to Friday.

You are most welcome to join in either or both the above and if you would like to have more details please email the Church Office. 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, to iron out any queries, and to say hello. 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

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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