Advent Sunday

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Welcome to Worship this week



Service today


10.45am Advent 1 ‘The Child Who Is To Come’ Advent Pilgrimage at Home


Collect for the First Sunday of Advent

Almighty God,give us grace to cast away the works of darknessand to put on the armour of light,now in the time of this mortal life,in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;that on the last day,when he shall come again in his glorious majestyto judge the living and the dead,we may rise to the life immortal;through him who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.  Amen


Post Communion Prayer

O Lord our God,make us watchful and keep us faithfulas we await the coming of your Son our Lord;that, when he shall appear,he may not find us sleeping in sinbut active in his serviceand joyful in his praise;through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen

The Readings: Isaiah 64; 1-9 or1 Corinthians 1; 3-9 & Mark 13; 24-end

Mark 13; 24-end 

“But in those days, following that distress,“‘the sun will be darkened,and the moon will not give its light;the stars will fall from the sky,and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’“At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away..



The work of the church, Pray for the Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury), The Rt Revd Jorge Pina Ca-bral -Bishop of the Lusitanian Church , also General Synod, Archbishops Council and our Bell ringers.


This Benefice, We pray for all those who are isolating or not able to join in with worship at this time. Also for the Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambu-lance Services and Hospitals. Also the residents of Burton Road in East Burton Burton Road, Burton Wood and Cedars Close in Wool, Winbrook Fold and The Orchard in Winfrith and East Knighton,Main Road and Morey’s Close in West Lulworth, Manor Farm Road, North Street, Old Barn Road, Poole Road and Roke Road in Bere Regis


Those who are ill, especially those suffering from the Coronavirus; We pray too for Revd Carol Langford, Jude, Jean Day, Andy, Chris Rumbold, Brian Horn, Gill, Sarah McC, Mary Fegan, Jenny Silavs, Dot and Mike Palmer-Fry, Beccy and Freya Wright, Alison, David Noakes, Brian Branch, Sarah Shepherd, Daphne Barker, Julian Cherryson, Jo Syrett and Brenda Pitfield.


The families and friends of those who have died in recent days. Also the families and friends of those whose anniversary of death falls at this time.


Coffee with Carol

A date for your diaries.Revd Carol will be 60 on Tuesday 8thDecember!She is missing seeing everyone so much that we thought a special brief coffee morning on 8thDecember at 10:30 11:00 would be a lovely occasion for us all to wish her a very happy birthday.A zoom link will be sent out next week.We shall write a card from everyone.Revd Jenny








Mid Week Services:


Monday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live

Tuesday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live

Wednesday10am Holy Communion CW, Streamed live

                   7.30pm9pm Bible Study and Compline, Streamed live

Thursday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live

Friday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live


Advent Reflections, Bible Study on ZoomJoin us weeklyon Wednesdays from 2nd December 7.30 -9pm to include Com-pline. The accompanying book is “At home in Advent” with daily reflections and it can be purchased from Eden Books or Amazon. You will not need the book for the sessions but it would help.Rev Jenny & Rev Sandra

Messy Church Christmas Party

Sunday 13th December 4pm email activity bags and zoom link by 6th Dec

Worship during lockdown

All public worship in church is now suspended. Churches may still open as before for individual prayer. Funerals may still be held in church. From 6th December we will be able to have short acts of worship in church again, please let your Church Warden know you are intending to attend a service.

Benefice Office

The Benefice office will be closed for appointments from Thursday 5th November for a month, please contact the office via email.

Benefice Contact Details:

Office email address is please send all office correspondence including notices for the West Purbeck Link, to this address. Telephone number is 07729484866

Social Media Accounts Please send items for the Holy Rood and/or Benefice website to

Benefice Telephone:Volunteers are needed from across the Benefice for this important role please contact Toni by email if you would like to help with this.

Clergy Contact Details:

Rev Sandra Williams 01929

Rev Jenny Alidina 01929

Cannon Keith Hugo 01202


Service today


10.45am Advent 1 ‘The Child Who Is To Come’ Advent Pilgrimage at Home