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 email@example.com
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the rapid increase in the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus those of our congregation living in the BCP area are now in Tier 4 and in Dorset are in Tier 3.
The Rector and Church Wardens have concluded that for the time being it is no longer safe to open the Minster for public worship and/or access. We want to act responsibly to reduce the spread of this virus which has evidently become much more contagious of late, and thus much riskier to all. The NHS is struggling to cope with increased hospitalisations and we want to protect them and our vulnerable church members. Rector's Letter to parishioners January.
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 Villages' Breakfast Church and Communion are available on the usual Villages Zoom account (please wait while the host lets you in) and Communion will be available live on Zoom at 10.30 AND the Village Sunday Services will be pre-recorded and available online at The Rev Suzie’s Vimeo channel.
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
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
15-25 January 2021
Friends of Wimborne Minster Events Update
2019 Green Time Line
A diary of events that have significance for our world in environmental terms.
Christian Aid Local News
Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, the Minster and The Village churches are closed.
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.
|24th JANUARY 2021 THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY|
|9.30am||Parish Communion YouTube and Zoom|
|11.15am||Minster Praise on Zoom|
|6.30pm||Evening Prayer on Zoom|