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Wimborne Minster and the Northern Villages - Active Christian congregations worshipping in historic buildings set at the heart of our communities.

For over 1300 years Wimborne Minster has been a living centre for pilgrimage, prayer, mission and worship. In 2015, we joined with the villages to the north of the town - Holt, Hinton Martell, Horton, Chalbury and Witchampton - to continue that work, and together we extend a warm and inclusive welcome to all who come through our doors. In our buildings you will find history and some significant treasures, but more than anything, they are places where people have gathered and encountered something of God's love; places (to quote T S Eliot) "where prayer has been valid". We hope you will come and discover that truth for yourself.


Wimborne Minster and the Northern Villages Churches takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded [here]
If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Jane Davidson on 01202 848921 email safeguardingofficer@wimborneminster.org.uk
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org

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Forthcoming Events

Saturday 20 July 9:15 - 10:00am
New Horizon Prayers in Crypt

Saturday 20 July 2:00 - 5:00pm
Laudemus Rehearsal

Saturday 20 July 6:00 - 12:00am
Private Party in Church House Hall

Saturday 20 July 6:00 - 8:00pm
Laudamus Evensong

Sunday 21 July 8:00 - 8:45am
Holy Communion


Next Sunday

8.00amHoly Communion BCP
9.45amParish Eucharist
6.30pmChoral Evensong

Village Services

Sunday 21st July
9amBreakfast Church at Horton & Chalbury Village Hall
10amWitchampton Parish Communion
Silent Prayer every Tuesday at 10am at Witchampton Church Morning Prayer every Tuesday at 8.30am & Friday at 9am at Hinton Martell Church Future Events in JULY Mon 1st: 9.30am Mums Bible Study Wed 3rd: 7pm Joint PCC working group meeting Thurs 4th: 2.30pm Funeral of Heather Vincent, at Horton Church Sat 6th: 1pm Wedding of Katie and James at Witchampton Church Sun 7th: 12.30-4.30pm Horton & Chalbury Village Fete with Cream Teas, Horton & Chalbury Hall Sat 13th: 1.30-5pm Witchampton Fete, Witchampton Sun 14th: Tour of the village churches from the Minster time tbc. Tues 16th: 10am Dementia Friendly Training, Church House, Wimborne Minster Fri 19th: 10am Leavers Service led by St James School at St James Church Tues 23rd: 2pm Leavers Service led by Witchampton School at Witchampton Church Thurs 25th: 12.30pm Pub Lunch, Barley Mow, Colehill Welcome back Rev Bill is back from his sabbatical this month, and Sharon Boyle, our ordinand from Sarum College will be returning from her placement and back with us on Sunday 14th July. Horton and Chalbury Fete Sunday 7th July at the Village Hall from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. A traditional Village Fete with a variety of stalls & entertainment for the entire family. Holt Songs of Praise 6pm Sunday 7th July. A beautiful and spiritual service to end a summer evening, on Holt Green, weather allowing, otherwise in Holt Church. Witchampton Fete to be held on Saturday 13th July. Music, dog show, demonstrations, refreshments, over 40 stalls, raffle, vintage cars, art, games and much more! 2 entry for over 12s. Fete news: www.witchamptonvillagefete.com Other Benefice information Minster Green Charities Fair the MGCF committee would like to thank everyone for their support and custom. We raised a healthy amount for a number of charities on the day, final amounts still coming in. N Villages Tour On Saturday 14th July there will be a small group tour organised by Christine & Anthony Oliver around the Northern Village Churches. If you are able to welcome people at your church, please contact your church warden or Rev Suzie. Dementia Friendly Church Service Just As I Am at 3pm on 14th July at St church Colehill, followed by tea and cake. The service lasts 30 minutes and is open to anyone, not just those with dementia. We have easy car parking and wheelchair access at St Contact: Rev Suzanne Pattle 01202 883721 Dementia Friendly Training anyone wanting to become a dementia friend is welcome to attend training at 10am 16th July at Church House, Wimborne. Excellent session with experienced trainer and dementia friend badge for all participants. Contact Steve Burrows: steve.r.burrows@btinternet.com Wimborne Minster Shop needs volunteers. A gentle volunteer task with training. Contact Donna Gosney: adminassist@wimborneminster.org.uk Looking Quiet Morning Sharon Boyle will be organising a quiet day on 12th September at Chalbury. Vision Morning There will be a Vision Morning for all of our worshipping community where we will be thinking and drawing together a common vision of who we are and