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. It expanded on 29th October 2020 to include another benefice with its 4 churches, namely the Lulworths, Winfrith, and Chaldon.
As a result there are now seven churches in West Purbeck Benefice:
The Benefice of West Purbeck and its seven churches:
Holy Rood, Wool (with the former parishes of East Stoke East Burton, and Coombe Keynes) -
St John the Baptist, Bere Regis -
St Laurence, Affpuddle -
Holy Trinity, West Lulworth
St Andrew, East Lulwoth
St Christopher, Winfrith Newburgh
St Nicholas, Chaldon Herring
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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 Sunday, 16 May 2021