The West Purbeck Benefice is based in the beautiful Purbeck region in Dorset. Comprised of seven churches, the benefice provides a wide range of services and events in the churches and local community.


Take a look at the Benefice's weekly publication, The Link.

Advent with the Church of England
We invite you to mark the Advent season with us and Join The Song! As you make your preparations for Advent and Christmas, we have the following resources available:
Follow The Star App: Daily Advent reflections will be available in the Follow the Star app from 1 December and run until 24 December. The reflections include a Bible reading, short reflection, activity suggestion and prayer. Audio of the reflections is also included in the app. Learn more and download the app.

Online Advent calendar: Join The Song and find daily reflections for all ages, as well as audio versions so you can take a moment to reflect, even on the move. Follow along this December.
Christmas reflections booklets, prayer cards and more: This year's Christmas reflections by Richard Carter can be ordered in standard or large print, as well as prayer cards promoting the free digital versions. Find out more.

Alexa: Listen to the Advent and Christmas reflections by telling Alexa to, "Ask the Church of England for today's Follow the Star reflection."






Promoting a Safer Church

Each parish in the Benefice has adopted the Salisbury Diocesan Safeguarding Policy, which can be seen here.




Wednesday 6th December
10:30 am -
12:00 pm -
Sunday 10th December
10:30 am -
11:00 am -
Sunday 17th December
9:00 am -
9:00 am -
11:00 am -
Wednesday 20th December
10:30 am -
Sunday 24th December
10:30 am -
11:00 am -
11:00 am -
Monday 25th December
Sunday 31st December
Monday 1st January
Wednesday 3rd January
10:30 am -

Everyone is welcome to join us at our services and events, whether you are local or visiting the area.


Take a look at the Services and Events Page for more information.


The West Purbeck Benefice Prayer

Holy God we thank you that you have called us to be your people across the West Purbeck Benefice.

We praise you for the beauty that surrounds us, the people who make up our communities, the visitors whom we welcome and above all for the gift of faith you have given to us.

Help us through prayer and worship to grow closer to you, through service and care to reflect your love, and through mission to share your Good News with all around us.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.


God's love

welcomes all

Our News

Christmas Tree Festival lights up!!

Christmas Tree Festival lights up!! Come and see it in all it's glory....

The Link December 1st 2023

The Link December 1st 2023...

Advent with the Church of England

Advent with the Church of England...




Come and Explore


Throughout West Purbeck you will find our beautiful villages and countryside such a welcoming place.  Whether you are visiting or living in the area, there is always something happening in the benefice for you to come and join in with.  See our Services and Events page for more information.


If you like exploring on foot, you can take in many of our beautiful places following The Purbeck Way West Route which begins in West Lulworth on the Jurassic Coast and heads north west to Winfrith Newburgh, east to Coombe Keynes

and then either back to West Lulworth or north east to East Stoke.



A prayer for the Holy Land

at this difficult time, 

written by Canon Richard Sewell, 

Dean of St George's College,



O God of all justice and peace we cry out to you in the midst of the pain

and trauma of violence and fear which prevails in the Holy Land.

Be with those who need you in these days of suffering; we pray for people of all faiths - Jews, Muslims and Christians, for all people of the land.

While we pray to you, O Lord, for an end to violence and the establishment of peace, we also call for you to bring justice and equity to the peoples.

Guide us into your kingdom where all people are treated with dignity and honour as your children, for to all of us, you are our Heavenly Father.


In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.


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