Robert and Barbara

with a painting of Durdle Door

presented to them to mark Robert's retirement

as our Priest on Friday 8th May 2020.


We wish Robert well in his new role as a "House for Duty" Priest in North Dorset, and thank them both for their friendship, their efforts for our Church,  and in particular the support and encouragement given to the bereaved during their time here.

What was planned as a weekend long celebration of VE Day on Winfrith playing field was beaten by the “rotten germ” which is what our granddaughter calls Covid-19. But not to be beaten by this, our Churches, together with new friends at Wool and Bere Regis led by Rev Carol Langford, enjoyed a ZOOM tea party on May 8th.

The highlight was a “socially distanced” presentation of a specially commissioned painting of Durdle Door (by Tracey Whalley from Chaldon) to Robert and Barbara Marsden to thank them for their nearly four years of service to the Lulworths, Winfrith and Chaldon.

Many of us have cause to be grateful to Robert for his Ministry, in particular for his sensitive and encouraging support for those that have suffered bereavements as well as the joy he seemed to inject into weddings! And Barbara was always there to lend a hand when needed. We thank them and wish them every happiness as they move to North Dorset where they will be helping another parish in their retirement.

Paul Simpson, Church Warden