Church Services:

We 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 Church

  • Services in different venues

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




Benefice of West Purbeck

Church Services


Church Services in January 2020

Sunday 26th January – The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
8am Holy Communion Wool
9.15am Parish Communion Affpuddle
10am Parish Communion Wool
11am Family Service with Baptism Bere Regis
3pm Churches Together Service for Week of
Prayer for Christian Unity Wool
Wednesday 29th January
11am Holy Communion followed by a simple 
soup lunch Bere Regis
Sunday 2nd February Presentation of Christ in the Temple
8am Holy Communion Wool
9.15am Parish Communion Bere Regis
10am Parish Communion Wool
11am    Parish Communion     Affpuddle
6pm Evensong Bere Regis
Please note: Evensong will be at Turberville Court

Service Pattern

If you look at the service rota you may notice that there are some slight time changes.  
We have reverted to 9:15am and 11am as the main service times so that on most Sunday’s Rev Sandra can be in both Affpuddle and Bere Regis churches
Here are some explanations about the different communion services.  Communion and Eucharist mean the service includes the opportunity to receive bread and wine, the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
Holy Communion – most likely to be at 8am
This is the most traditional form of service, using The Book of Common Prayer (BCP), sometimes known as 1662.  This communion service is loved for the beauty of its language and is usually quite quiet and reflective.  It lasts about half an hour and does not usually have hymns.
Parish Communion
This service does have hymns and other musical settings and the wording can be traditional (thee, thou, thy, thine) or contemporary (you, your).  It usually lasts about an hour and is followed by refreshments.
Family Communion
This is usually a shorter version of the Parish Communion, it may not have so many readings and the hymns or songs may be more modern, it is family friendly and lasts about 45 minutes with refreshments afterwards, it may include a Baptism.
Benefice Eucharist
Benefice in the title usually means there is only one service that day at one chosen parish church – this is usually on a fifth Sunday.  It will have all the usual elements of Parish Communion, using contemporary language and will be about an hour, with refreshments afterwards.
Coming together to worship God can be so special and we are lucky in this benefice to be able to do that in different ways through the variety of services, times, and locations.  They’ll be more on the services that don’t include communion next time, but in the meantime take your pick and find something that suits you, or maybe try something new.