Wimborne Minster and the Wimborne 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. As from 1st July 2020 the benefice will be known as Wimborne Minster and the Wimborne Villages. The church of St James’ Holt has been closed for worship and all the villages have come together into one parish to continue the worship and work of God, 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 Wimborne Villages Benefice 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser through Safeguarding — Diocese of Salisbury (anglican.org) or email@example.com
The 9:30am Sunday Worship will be broadcast live on both Zoom and YouTube (whichever you prefer). There are further details on The Minster Website. You can either watch the service live or afterwards at your convenience (there are now many recordings available).
The benefice (and in particular the rural village parish) is thrilled to welcome into their care St Stephens of Kingston Lacy parish and St Bartholomew’s of Shapwick. (Although not yet ‘official’ from 1st May they come under the care of Rev Suzie Allen).
The Green Life
A list of actions we can all take to help the environment (published Climate Sunday, 2021)
The Wimborne Villages Parish Churches Online Auction is open for bids for a limited time until 5.00pm Sunday 20th June.
Climate Sunday talk by Elizabeth Perry transcript.
Kingston Lacy and Shapwick Church Public Notice
A public consultation on the proposal to dissolve the Bridge Parishes benefice has begun. The parish of Sturminster Marshall would move into the benefice of Red Post and Kingston Lacy and Shapwick would move into the benefice of Wimborne Minster and Wimborne Villages.
A Notice giving the objectives of proposed pastoral reorganisation affecting this parish (Wimborne Minster and The Wimborne Villages benefice, Shapwick parish and Kingston Lacy parish) has been displayed near the main door of our relevant churches and on the Church of England website. The Notice includes the last date by which representations regarding the proposed reorganisation may be made to the Church Commissioners (midnight on Monday 5th July 2021).
For information on Minster and Village services and how the Zoom services can be joined by telephone click on these links.
Church of England Daily Prayer
Friends of Wimborne Minster Events Update
Christian Aid Local News
Welcome to the Minster
We welcome everyone to our services. Our Sunday services, including Minster Praise are back "in person" in the Minster. Services will remain available on Zoom or YouTube. For now, weekday services (Morning & Evening Prayer at 8.30 am and 5pm, and Wednesday Holy Communion at 9.30 am) will remain on Zoom only. Masks, sanitizing and social distancing will remain in force for Minster services until further notice. Following the current government timetable, we will re-open the Minster to the public, for tourism and private prayer, starting Tuesday, June 22. Initially the Minster will be open to visitors 10am - 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of each week and for published services. We hope to extend the opening to include other days if possible: please watch Visitor Information for further updates. We look forward to seeing you!
Recordings of Minster Services and Village Services are available on-line.
The Collect and readings for each Sunday are also available here on the website under “Publications”
The following services will continue via Zoom Video Conferencing:
9.30 am Parish Communion Every Sunday (also on YouTube)
11.15 am Minster Praise (2nd & 4th Sundays)
6.30 pm Evening Prayer Every Sunday
8.30 am Morning Prayer (daily except Sundays)
5.00 pm Evening Prayer (daily except Sundays)
9.30 am Agape Home Communion (Wednesdays)
Join a service on Zoom
Our Wimborne Village Churches are open for private prayer also with up to six people in a church at a time. Horton and Chalbury churches open every day between 9.30am to 4.00pm. Hinton Martell church opens Tuesday through to Friday from 9am to 4pm. And Witchampton church is open Monday and Thursday, again between 9am to 4pm. If you would like a country walk and some prayer or quiet time inside a church, then please feel welcome to come to one of the above churches.
|25th July 2021 JAMES THE APOSTLE|
|8.00am||Holy Communion \(BCP\|