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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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Aspects of Spirituality

Wednesday evenings in November

How we think about God

We have four very different perspectives on the theme; the first from Fr Paul Keys, Priest at St Catherine’s RC Church, Wimborne focuses on Ignatian ways of being with God.
Our second speaker is Richard Bush from Wimborne Quaker Meeting on Being Quaker: A Guided Life.
Thirdly, we have Robert Pearce and the Minster Environmental Group talking about Seeing God in Wilderness exploring how we relate God to the environment.
And our fourth speaker is Carole Gadsden from Wimborne Salvation Army, talking about our relationship with God in a talk entitled Relationship: reveal, respond, reflect.
This promises to be an interesting and thought-provoking series, stimulating our thinking about how we relate to God in our world today.
The talks are on Wednesdays, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. at the Minster. Light refreshments will be served before each talk. Tickets are £4.00 for each talk, or £14 for all four if bought together. Tickets are available from Wimborne Parish Office.

Coffee and Cake

Saturday 12th October 10am-12

In Church House Lounge to raise funds for The Minster. There will be various stalls including Jewellery; Bring and Buy; Children's Toys (small). Please would you help to make this a successful morning by baking a cake or donating items for the stalls, but especially by coming on the day! Please leave any contributions in Church House on the mornings of 10th - 11th October.

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

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Forthcoming Events

Thursday 24 October 8:30 - 9:00am
Morning Prayer

Thursday 24 October 9:00 - 4:00pm
Cards for Good Causes in Church House Lounge

Thursday 24 October 9:30 - 11:00am
Two by Two in Church House Hall

Thursday 24 October 12:00 - 1:00pm
Funeral of Frances Price

Thursday 24 October 1:00 - 4:00pm
Refreshments after Funeral in Church House Hall


Next Sunday

8.00amHoly Communion BCP
9.45amParish Eucharist With Healing
11.15amInformal Service of The Word
6.30pmChoral Evensong

Village Services

Sunday 27th October
9amFamily Service at Holt Parish Hall
10amHolt Parish Communion
Silent Prayer every Tuesday at 10am at Witchampton Church Morning Prayer every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 8.30am at Hinton Martell Church