The Third Sunday after Trinity - 20th June


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This Sunday - The Third Sunday after Trinity

9am Holy Communion Chaldon Herring  

9am Holy Communion Bere Regis

10:45am All Age Worship Streamed Live

Services in Church, please contact your Church Warden to book, please see contacts list.


Collect for The Third Sunday After Trinity

Almighty God,you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God,  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 Third Sunday After Trinity  

O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining and whose power we cannot comprehend:show us your glory as far as we can grasp it, and shield us from knowing more than we can bear until we may look upon you without fear; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen

The Readings:   2 Cor. 6. 1-13

Gospel: Gospel: Mark 4. 35 end

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’


The work of the Church;  Pray for The Church of North India (United). Also pray for this Benefice, especially those volunteering in their community with transport, prescriptions and shopping; the Foodbanks in Wareham and Bere Regis. 

This Benefice We pray for all those who are isolating or not able to join in with worship at this time. Also all local shops and businesses. As well as the residents of West Street and White Lovington in Bere Regis; West Road in West Lulworth; Gatemore Road and Colehill Drive in Winfrith and East Knighton; Chalk Pit Lane, Church Lane and Colliers Lane in Wool, Church Lane in East Stoke and Churchill Road in Bovington.

Those who are ill: especially those suffering from the Coronavirus; we pray too for, Jude, Jean Day, Andy, Brian Horn, Jenny, Dot and Mike Palmer-Fry, Beccy and Freya Wright, Alison, Brian Branch, Sarah Shepherd, Daphne Barker, Jo Syrett, Richard Barrett, Lucy, Shaun Burt, Paul Norris, Dorothy Snowden, Maureen Colvin, Noreen, Keith Gibson and Michelle.

The families and friends of those who have died in recent days: Tom Marsh, Pauline Thomas, Chris Rumbold, Sarah Sargeant, Robin Lawrence, Iris Loveless, Harry Rawls and Jazmin Moore . Also the families and friends of those whose anniversary of death falls at this time.

Couples who are getting married in June: Peter Mitchell and Sarah Newton at Holy Trinity; Matt Peters and Nicola Tallis at St. Andrews.


Welcome Back Breakfast  Saturday 31st July, St John the Baptist, Bere Regis - Watch out for more news!

Hello Again Day July 3rd 2021 in Holy Rood Church and churchyard. We are hoping to celebrate being able to chat and say hello again with a simple few hours of fun with a picnic. Watch this space. 

Do you enjoy praying and walking?Then join in South West AwakeOn Saturday 19thJune at 10:00 there will be prayer at numerous locations along the South West Coast path.To sign up and join in go to: There are loads of empty slots on our favourite walks so please join in and pray for a renewal of God’s spirit and revival in the Purbecks.

The Churches of Holy Trinity, West Lulworth, St. John the Baptist, Bere Regis, St. Laurence, Affpuddle, and St. Nicholas, Chaldon Herring will be open daily with required safety measures in place, please be aware and use carefully.

The Church of Holy Rood, Wool will be open for private prayer daily from 10am until 4pm, please use safely.

Church Cleaning -an appeal for more help for Holy Rood, Wool. Please contact Sue Burroughs (sue@whomwah.comif you think you can help with the weekly clean of the Holy Rood Church in Wool..... the more people on the rota the less times you clean...even once a year is a help! Thank you!

Living in Love and Faith -A 5 week Church of England CourseThe Church of England has developed over 3 years a 5-week course that helps churches think together about gender identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.Using a work-book and videos we listen to people’s life stories and experiences as well as different theological and biblical views.We are asked to give feedback to synod in September.I pray that this is a course about God’s love and His command that we love one another as He has loved us.Bearing in mind the content and range of views presented you will certainly hear things that you will disagree with.There is a book Living in Love and Faithfrom Church House Publishing to read as an alternative to the course. Rev Sandra and I will run the course on Wednesday evenings starting on 14thJuly.This can be run online or in one of our homes depending on the number of people interested in attending.

Timetable for Recruitment for new Incumbent (Wool), West Purbeck Benefice – prayers please. We are looking forward to shortlisting for the new Incumbent (Wool) on the 23rd of June. Visits & Interviews will take place on the 19th& 20thof July

Timetable for Recruitment for House for Duty (Lulworths), West Purbeck Benefice prayers please. Adverts on 11th& 18thJune, shortlist 26thJuly, & interviews 15thSeptember


Mid Week Services:

Monday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live 

Tuesday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live

Wednesday 8.30am, Morning Prayer - Streamed live

Thursday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live

Friday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live


Next Sunday 27th June 2021 The Fourth Sunday After Trinity

9am Holy Communion Wool

9am Holy Communion Affpuddle

10:30am Holy Communion Winfrith Newburgh

10:45am Holy Communion Streamed Live

Services in Church

Please contact your Church Warden to book (please see contacts List)

Church Service Contact Details:

Holy Rood Church, Wool, Sue Burroughs,01929463803,

Holy Trinity Church, West Lulworth, Paul Simpson, 01929

St. Andrew Church, East Lulworth, Paul Pinnock, 01929 400413,

St. Christopher Church, Winfrith Newburgh, Giles Marsh, 01929 400259

St. John the Baptist, Bere Regis, Sarah Welton, 01929 471562

St. Nicholas, Chaldon Herring, Jeremy Selfe, 01305

St. Laurence, Affpuddle, Elizabeth Whatley, 01305 84895,, Mike Menzies, 01929 471263 


Benefice Office

The Benefice office continues to work from home please contact by email or telephone,