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.

Are you researching your family history? There is a Church of England statutory fee for searches in Church Registers of burials which is currently £36. This relates to a particular search where the approximate date of burial is known. (Additional fees by negotiation for a more general search may apply.)  

We will be pleased to make the search you request on receipt of the fee which is payable in advance to the PCC. Please contact by email office@westpurbeck.org.uk or phone 07729 484866.


Promoting a Safer Church

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




Wednesday 19th June
10:30am -
Sunday 23rd June
9:00am -
10:30am -
11:00am -
11:00am -
Sunday 30th June
10:30am -
Wednesday 3rd July
10:30am - 11:30am -
12:00pm -
Sunday 7th July
9:00am -
9:00am -
10:30am -
11:00am -
6:00pm - 7:00pm -
Wednesday 10th July
10:30am -
Sunday 14th July
9:00am -

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

The Link - 9th June

The Link - 9th June...

The Link - 2nd June

The Link - 2nd June...

The Link - 26th May

The Link - 26th May...




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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