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News - 2012



The Purbeck Gazette - 23 March 2012

Lulworth Estate Prepares for 2012


Lulworth Estate is preparing for 2012 by signing up to the Daily Echo and Weymouth and Portland 2012 Operations Team 'Bring on the Games' Campaign.

The Estate, which includes Lulworth Castle, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door and its Holiday Park welcomes more than 600,000 visitors a year. For the sailing events it will provide the nearest cliff-top vantage point with an overview of Weymouth Bay.

"2012 presents a once in a lifetime opportunity for the area. Being so close to the action, we want to do our bit towards an all-round success", explained James Weld of Lulworth Estate "Our staff have been briefed on the opportunities and responsibilities that come with an event of this scale and they will be kept abreast of developments from the 2012 Operations Team. It’s about making sure visitors, many of whom will be new to the area, have the best possible experience."

Staff on the estate have also been asked to think of ways to capture the spirit of the occasion such as adopting ‘The Look’ by using the Olympic colours in flower beds and floral displays.

Local businesses were also invited to join the briefing held at Lulworth Castle. "The presenters inspired us with their enthusiasm and I left feeling really excited about the Olympics. I have since been telling friends and neighbours all about it", said Avril Dale from Gatton House Bed and Breakfast in West Lulworth, "We too hope to add to the street scene by using Olympic colours in our summer planting".

To find out more about the preparations for 2012 and how you can become involved please go to www.london2012.com/weymouth-and-portland


Picture shows James Weld with Lulworth Estate staff in the grounds of Lulworth Castle

‘Bring on the Games’ Campaign is a collaborative between Dorset Echo, Weymouth and Portland Operations Team, Chamber of Commerce and NHS Team Dorset Challenge Team.


The Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam, licensed the Reverend Nicola Coleman to be the Priest in Charge.

A full congregation filled Holy Trinity church in West Lulworth for a welcome service.

It included 35 people from Ms Coleman’s former congregation at Holy Innocents, South Norwood in the Croydon diocese.

Jeremy Selfe, the benefice secretary, said: “A special hymn was sung to wish the new member good fortune as she and her family make the transition from an urban to a rural lifestyle.

“A warm welcome was given to Ms Coleman who was raised in a small Somerset village and knows Dorset well.”

Leaders of the local community were invited to play a part in the service on behalf of the benefice.

These included representatives from a nearby primary school, the Roman Catholic and Methodist churches, the Lulworth Army camp, the local farmers and businesses as well as the parish, district and county councils.

After the keys of the church were handed to Ms Coleman by the Archdeacon of Dorset, the Venerable Stephen Waine, the eager new member tolled a bell to mark the start of her ministry. A formal procession closed the service.


Dorset Echo -  Monday 15 October 2012

Warm welcome for our new Rev

by Emma Walker

RESIDENTS of Lulworth, Winfrith and Chaldon flocked to a church to welcome a new member.

NEW ARRIVAL: Canon John Wood, rural dean of Purbeck, the Rev Nicola Coleman, The Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Rev Nicholas Holtam and Archdeacon of Dorset the Venerable Stephen Waine

A new Priest-in-Charge for The Lulworths, Winfrith and Chaldon

The Revd. Nicola Coleman is to be the new incumbent for The Lulworths, Winfrith and Chaldon. Her installation and licensing service will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 25 September 2012 at Holy Trinity Church, West Lulworth and will be conducted by the Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt. Revd. Nicholas Holtam.

Nicola has been the incumbent of Holy Innocents Church, South Norwood in Southwark for the past six and a half years but now feels God is calling her to a rural ministry.

Before being ordained, Nicola had worked as a professional actress and wardrobe mistress at the Royal National Theatre. While working in the theatre she met her husband Michael Parsons. Nicola and Michael have two children, Sebastian six and Belle two and a half.

Dorset has been a large part of Nicola’s life since childhood. She grew up in Winford, North Somerset but made frequent visits to Swanage to visit friends and family who continue to live in the area. Her hobbies include walking, theatre, reading, football (as a Bristol City supporter) and travel.

Nicola will also become a Foundation Governor (ex-officio) of Lulworth & Winfrith Primary School.

The Revd. Nicola Coleman and husband Michael Parsons