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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 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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Online services

The Minster and Village churches are opening. See the Rector's letter. Many services and other resources are available online. Click on these links for Minster and Village services. It is also possible to join the Zoom services through the telephone number 0203 481 5240. Enter the meeting number (883 2976 1518) and follow the instructions. (You will need to use # key)

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Corona Virus

Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, the Minster is currently closed to visitors though there is limited opening for some services and private prayer.

The Minster is open for Sunday morning Worship:
8.00 am - Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
9.30 am - Holy Communion (Common Worship)
6.30 pm - Choral Evensong

Numbers have to be limited at both services and measures will be in place to control the risk of Covid-19 transmission. Please: keep social distance at all times, follow the one-way systems, and follow any other instructions.

Live Service Link
or open your YouTube application and search for Wimborne Minster Official followed by the date of the Sunday in question in the order of year, month and day – e.g 26 July 2020 = 2020 07 26.

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:
11.15 am Minster Praise (2nd & 4th Sundays – see below)
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

If you cannot Zoom from a computer you can listen and be heard via any telephone: simply dial 0203 481 5240 – an automatic response will ask you for the current meeting ID which is 883 2976 1518#. Press # again when asked, and you will be connected! To mute yourself, press the MUTE button on your phone or press *6.

11.15 Minster Praise will remain on Zoom for the time being until it can return to the Minster- look out for further announcements

The Minster is open for private prayer:
Wednesdays from Noon until 4.00 pm.

Some of the Wimborne Village Churches are open for private prayer for up to six people in a church at a time. Horton, Chalbury and Hinton Martell are currently open from approximately 9.30am to 5.00pm (though you may find them open a little earlier or later some days). Witchampton is open Monday and Thursday. 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


Next Sunday

8.00amHoly Communion \(BCP\
9.30amParish Communion \(Common Worship
11.15amMinster Praise \(on Zoom\
6.30pmChoral Evensong