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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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Public Worship Suspended

Until further notice, all public events, concerts and services in Church House and the Minster have been cancelled. The Minster will be closed.

Click on the link above for more information on what we are able to provide online. The Mothering Sunday service from 2014 is available on our Facebook page.

The Rector has recorded a home Communion Service

He hopes to do this every Wednesday and Sunday. These will be found with other prayer and sermon recordings under Sermons.

Collect, Readings and Prayers for 29 Mar 2020

A recording of these from the 2017 service is available in Sermons

To see what has been cancelled or postponed, please check this list.

Church of England Daily Prayer

Letter from the Rector

Caritas Consort performance in the Minster 20th June

Tickets from Church house or on-line

2019 Green Time Line

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

Christian Aid Newsletter





Corona Virus

Following the Government announcement made on 23rd March, The Minster and Parish Office are now closed until further notice.

The Rector and our other clergy are available on their usual email and telephone details.

The Parish Administrator, Finance officer and Secretary, Donna, Karen and Jane will be working from home but have full access to emails. During this time they will not be able to answer the office telephone but can pick up messages left on the voicemail. Email is the best method of contact, but otherwise please call and leave a message and Jane will contact you.

If you would like to share a brief message of encouragement or support with the Minster Family over the coming weeks, please email it to Jane by mid-morning on a Thursday and she will include it in the newsletter being sent out each Friday.