Welcome to West Purbeck Benefice
We are part of the Church of England, and are located in the western area of the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, in the county of Dorset, UK.
West Purbeck Benefice was formed in 2019 by the amalgamation of two Benefices: Holy Rood, Wool; and Bere Regis with Affpuddle.
Currently there are three churches in West Purbeck Benefice:
(The three parish links above will open in a new window)
We hope that following the current consultation we shall in the future be joined with the parishes of the Lulworths, the Chaldons, and Winfrith as an expanded West Purbeck Benefice. There is a consultation now in progress and details of the formal proposals are on their own separate page here:
22nd April 2020
As a precaution against transmission of the Corona virus, it was decided, sadly and with reluctance, that it was necessary for the time being to suspend all church services in the Benefice until further notice.
More details on the present situation on the
. . . including the new arrangements to start holding a few services in our church buildings. (Services online will be continuing - see the News page for details.)
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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This site was last updated Friday, 04 September 2020