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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.

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Advent and Christmas Services

Shoppers Carol Service,
Saturday 15th December at 11.00am

The Annual Shoppers Carol Service will last for half an hour. It will be the first time the Service has been conducted by the Reverend Andrew Rowland who arrived in September as the Rector of Wimborne Minster and the Northern Villages. It will however be the fifth year for the Service which is growing in popularity.

Take a half-hour break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping to rest and reflect on what Christmas is all about. Hear the story, sing your favourite carols and enjoy this special opportunity to help Wimborne celebrate Christmas - adults and children together. All will be very welcome.

A minor folk Orchestra (AmfO) will be playing in the Minster for an hour before the service. So come early and get in the mood.

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Aspects of Spirituality Lectures

CDs are available from the Parish Office at £1.50 for each talk.

2018 Green Time Line

A diary of events that have significance for our world in environmental terms.

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Forthcoming Events

Sunday 16 December 8:00 - 8:45am
Holy Communion

Sunday 16 December 9:00 - 4:30pm
Cards for Good Causes in Church House Lounge

Sunday 16 December 9:45 - 11:30am
Parish Eucharist

Monday 17 December 9:00 - 4:30pm
Cards for Good Causes in Church House Lounge

Monday 17 December 4:00 - 4:30pm
Evening Prayer


Next Sunday

8.00amHoly Communion BCP
9.45amParish Eucharist
11.15amInformal Service of The Word

Village Services

Sunday 16th December
9amSpecial Christmas Breakfast Church (with donkey!) at Horton & Chalbury Village Hall
10amWitchampton Parish Communion
6pmHolt Nine Lessons and Carols
Silent Prayer every Tuesday at 10am at Witchampton Church Evening Prayer every Wed at 5pm at Hinton Martell Church