Our Church community continues to pray and care for each other and recorded services and prayer are available here and on the Our Vision /Prayer page.

Morning worship on 29 March 2020 can be joined here (bear with us, this is the first time we’ve used Zoom with multiple participants – and yes, the music is rubbish!)

A meditation on the Stations of the Cross can be viewed here

Wise words on the church and Covid 19 from Bishop Graham Tomlin

A meditation on our current situation is offered here https://soundcloud.com/thesacredpodcast/an-update-from-elizabeth-oldfield by Elizabeth Oldfield

Enforced Sabbath

What if you thought of it

as the Jews consider the Sabbath—

the most sacred of times?

Cease from travel.

Cease from buying and selling.

Give up, just for now,

on trying to make the world

different than it is.

Sing. Pray. Touch only those

to whom you commit your life.

Centre down.

And when your body has become still,

reach out with your heart.

Know that we are connected

in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.

Know that our lives

are in one another’s hands.

Do not reach out your hands.

Reach out your heart.

Reach out your words.

Reach out all the tendrils

of compassion that move, invisibly,

where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love–

for better or for worse,

in sickness and in health,

so long as we all shall live.

Lynn Ungar March 2020

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“I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness” John 10:10

The St Aldhelm Benefice in Purbeck consists of seven churches serving God, together.

We are people of all walks of life seeking to follow Jesus, for the good of the world.

We see our mission as being to tell the biblical story in a way that makes a difference through:

Prayer and openness to the prompting and surprises of the Holy Spirit

Teaching informed by the narrative of scripture, engaging conversation, well crafted imaginative worship and preaching and a shared journey of discipleship

Generosity, friendship, creativity and service to the community Enjoying and celebrating the beauty of the natural world and being passionate in safeguarding the integrity of creation and courageous in challenging injustice.

You are very welcome to join us and share in our journey and fellowship.

Upcoming Events:

Everything on hold until the health emergency abates