CHURCH SERVICES

Church Services:

We normally offer services to suit everyone:

  • Holy Communion Services from the Book of Common Prayer

  • Sung Parish Eucharist

  • Family Communion

  • Morning Worship

  • Traditional Sung Mattins

  • Traditional Sung Evensong

  • Songs of Praise

  • Family Services with lots of child involvement

  • Children's Activities and Youth Services

  • Healing Services

  • Cafe and Supper Church

  • Services in different venues

Our churches are very friendly and welcoming, so please come along and join in!

 

Our Services while our churches were closed:  

10.45am Benefice Service/Holy Communion/Morning Worship/Cafe Church streamed through the internet or phone. Details will have been emailed to you about this. 

We are continuing with this streamed service but the good news is that we are having  services in church in December - see rota below.

Service in December

 

December

Streamed

Affpuddle

Bere Regis

Wool

Chaldon Herring

East Lulworth

West Lulworth

Winfrith Newburgh

Wed 2nd

10am BCP

Communion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun 6th

Advent 2

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10:45am

Café Church

 

 

6pm Advent ‘readings and music’

9am BCP Communion

 

 

9am CW Communion

 

Wed 9th

9pm Night Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun 13th

Advent 3

purple

HC CW

Communion

 

9am CW

Communion

 

 

 

 

9am CW

Communion

 

 

Wed 16th

10am CW Communion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun 20th Advent 4

 

purple

10:45am

Christmas Carols

9am CW Communion

 

 

6pm Carol Service

 

 

6pm Carol Service

 

 

5pm Lulworth Carol Service

 

 

 

Christmas Eve

 

 

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(If needed)

11pm First Communion of Christmas

 

 

 

11:30pm Midnight Mass

4pm Crib Service

4pm Crib Service

 

11:30pm Midnight Mass

 

4pm Crib Service

 

 

 

11:30pm Midnight Mass

 

Christmas Day

white

10:45am Christmas Communion

 

10am Christmas

Family Communion

 

 

 

 

10am Christmas

Family Communion

Sun 27th

Christmas 1

white

 

10:45am

CW Communion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Log on for Sunday Streamed Worship from 10:30am, please email westpurbeckoffice@gmail.com for the link.

 

Please note that the requirements of social distancing mean that the number who can attend the church services at this time is restricted. You must let us know in advance that you will be coming to the Service via the Church Office westpurbeckoffice@gmail.com or your local Churchwarden please.

NB Face coverings should be worn by all those attending inside a place of worship. These will be available at the church for those who need them.

 

Services may need to change at short notice, notification will be made via email, social media and posters.

 

 

 

Mid-week Services Streamed on Zoom

 
Holy Communion at 10am on the 1st, 3rd & 4th (& 5th) Wednes-day of each month
Holy Communion at 7pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month
Morning Prayer/Night Prayer on Wednesdays

 

We are moving Night Prayer to a Wednesday evening.  It will alternate with the morning 10am Holy Communion.

If you are interested in saying Night Prayer more often there is a free Daily Prayer App from the Church of England that can be downloaded onto your tablet or smart phone and then you would have Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer with all the readings straight to your screen anytime you wanted!  It is very user friendly and highly recommended.

Order of Service for Benefice of West Purbeck Mid-week Holy Communion (streamed)

 

THE GATHERING

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen
 
THE GREETING
The Lord be with you
And also with you
Easter to Pentecost this acclamation follows
Alleluia, Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed, Alleluia!
 
PRAYER OF PREPARATION
Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts,
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord,
Amen
 
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy
Lord have mercy
 
THE ABSOLUTION
 
THE COLLECT
 
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
 
 
TALK.
 
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
After the words ‘Lord in your mercy’ we say
Hear our prayer.
 
THE LITURGY OF THE SACRAMENT
 
THE PEACE
The response to the words
The Peace of the Lord be always with you
is
And also with you
We offer one another a sign of Peace
 
THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
The Lord be with you
And also with you
Lift up your hearts
We lift them to the Lord
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give thanks and praise
[The prayer then continues until..]
You made us all, each wonderfully different
To join with the angels and sing your praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
[We pray for the Holy Spirit to come and we remember the Last Supper until.. ]
And now with all your saints,
we give you glory
Through Jesus Christ
In the strength of the Spirit
Today and for ever. Amen
 
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen
 
THE BREAKING OF BREAD
We break this bread
To share in the body of Christ
Though we are many, we are one body
because we all share in one bread.

 

THE GIVING OF COMMUNION
 
God’s holy gifts for God’s holy people
Jesus Christ is holy, Jesus Christ is Lord,
To the glory of God the Father. Amen
 
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
We thank you, Lord
that you have fed us in this sacrament
united us with Christ
and given us a foretaste of the heavenly banquet
prepared for all peoples. Amen
 
THE DISMISSAL
 
THE BLESSING
And may the blessing…
Amen
 
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
In the name of Christ. Amen
 
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