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Sunday 22nd of May 2022
Sixth Sunday of Easter


9:00am Holy Communion Affpuddle
10:30am Holy Communion Winfrith Newburgh
10:30am Holy Communion Wool
11:00am Service for Rogation Bere Regis
1:00pm Baptism Bere
4:00pm Messy Church Streamed live

For further information please contact Revd Sandra at


Mid Week Services:

Monday @ 8:30am Morning Prayer Streamed live
Tuesday @ 8:30am Morning Prayer Streamed live
Thursday 26th of May Ascension Day
@ 6:00am Morning Prayer at the Cross on Black Hill
@ 7:00pm Benefice Eucharist at Holy Rood, Wool
Friday @ 8:30am Morning Prayer Streamed live

Sunday 29th of May 2022
Seventh Sunday of Easter


10:30am Benefice Eucharist St Christopher’s
Winfrith Newburgh

Collect for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
God our redeemer,
you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us
to eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen


Post Communion Prayer for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
God our Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life:
may we thirst for you,
the spring of life and source of goodness,
through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen


The Readings: Acts 16.9-15; Ezek.37.1-14 or Rev. 21.10,22-22.5

Gospel: John 14.23-29

Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love
them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not
love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from
the Father who sent me.

I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy
Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind
you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do
not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let
them be afraid. You heard me say to you, “I am going away, and I am coming to you.”
If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is
greater than I. And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does
occur, you may believe.


John 5.1-9
After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha,
which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalidsblind, lame, and paralysed. One
man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there
and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be made
well?’ The sick man answered him, ‘Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when
the water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead
of me.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Stand up, take your mat and walk. At once the man was
made well, and he took up his mat and began to walk.



The work of the Church: Pray for Church of the Province of South East Asia. Also
the Diocese of Salisbury, as well as the Mission to Seafarers and our Maintenance


This Benefice: We pray for all those who are isolating or not able to join in with
worship at this time. We also pray for our local shops and businesses.
We pray for the residents of Briantspuddle, Egdon Close, Elder Road, Green Close in
Bere Regis; The Launches and Triangle in West Lulworth; School Lane, High Street,
Pigeon Close in Winfrith and East Knighton; Lulworth Road, Macville Avenue, Locks
Court and Locks Piece in Wool, Lytchett Lane in Bovington.


Those who are ill: especially those suffering from the Coronavirus; we pray too for
Barbara Cruse, Rod and Gill Webb, Jacqueline Pryor, Keith Smith, Peter Gould,

Jan Hutchins, Christine Baynton, Jude, Jean Day, Brian Horn, Jenny, Beccy and Freya
Wright, Alison, Jo Syrett, Maureen Colvin, Keith Gibson, Michelle, Elaine,

Joyce Catchpole, Val Mitchell, Inez, David and Simon Wilkins.

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

Please pray for a small group of us who are learning more about God, Jesus and the journey of life in the START course an introduction to Christianity as preparation for baptism for the next 6 weeks. Thank you. Revd Jenny

Please pray for a small group of us who are learning more about God, Jesus and the

journey of life in the START course an introduction to Christianity as
preparation for baptism for the next 6 weeks. Thank you. Revd Jenny

Please pray for the family, Godparents & friends of Elisha Grace who is being baptized on
Sunday 22nd May 2022 at 1pm at St John the Baptist, Bere Regis



Christian Aid Week 15th - 21st May 2022 - additional collections will be made in the
service at the D'Urberville Centre on Wednesday 18th May and in Holy Rood on

Sunday 22nd May, where the service will take a Christian Aid theme.
Taken from the Christian Aid website...
For the first time in a generation, global poverty is rising. The combined effects of the
Covid-19 pandemic, conflict, and drought have robbed communities of the power to
provide for their children. This Christian Aid Week -

We stand with the resilient women who are determined to lift their
families out of hunger
We raise our voices to call for climate justice
We pray that families will stay strong during times of drought
Together, we hope to restore justice to our world, and protect the future for our
children and grandchildren. Please give to help women grow crops that survive in the
drought. You can help turn hunger into hope.


With every gift, every action, every prayer, every one of us can change lives.


Bere Regis Pop in Performers present “Happy and Glorious” - visiting some iconic
musicals during the 70 years of the Queen’s reign and culminating in a Coronation
Street Party. Thursday 19th May at 6pm; Friday 20th May at 7pm; Saturday 21st May at
2pm at The Drax Hall, North Street, Bere Regis. Tickets are £5 each and can be
booked on 01929 472023 or ask Rev Sandra.


Teapot Club - the next meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th May at 2pm in the
Small Hall at the D’Urberville Centre from 2pm until 3pm. Please contact Gren Irwin
(01929 462742) or Pauline Matthews (01929 462128) for further information.

Benefice Holy Communion for Ascension Day will take place on Thursday the
26th of May at 7pm in Holy Rood, Wool. All welcome as we celebrate this important
Christian festival.


A Benefice Choir is being started for the Benefice Eucharist on Sunday 29th May at
10:30am - all will be very welcome. Paul Martin will be coordinating the choir, so if you
are interested in becoming part of this wonderful opportunity to sing together, please
send an email to There will be one practice before the
service, which will take place at Winfrith on Tuesday 24th May at 7pm. Don’t worry if
you cannot attend this as Paul can also be at the church Friday 27th between 7pm and
8pm if requested. It is not a problem if you can't read music - hopefully the hymns will
be well known, and it is perfectly acceptable to sing in unison.

The Office

Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 9am until 12pm and Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm until
4.30pm from the office and from home. Please check in advance by calling 07729484866, if you need
to c
ome in

The Benefice Office will be closed on the afternoon of Thursday 19th of May and on

Tuesday 24th of May it will open at 10.15am

Clergy Contact Details:

Rev Canon Richard Bartlett 01929 792633

Rev Sandra Williams 01929 792235

Rev Jenny Alidina 01929 551502

Rev David Chillman 01929 400456

Church Service Contact Details:

Holy Rood Church, Wool
Sue Burroughs 01929463803
Holy Trinity Church, West Lulworth
Paul Simpson 01929 400376
St. Andrew Church, East Lulworth
Paul Pinnock 01929 400413
St. Nicholas, Chaldon Herring
Jeremy Selfe 01305 852138
St. Laurence, Affpuddle
Mike Menzies 01929 471263
St. Christopher Church, Winfrith Newburgh Giles Marsh 01929 400259
St. John the Baptist, Bere Regis Sarah Welton 01929 471562