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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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Lent and Holy Week Programme

Good Friday Bun Walk to Pamphill

The annual bun walk to Pamphill will once again talk place on Good Friday afternoon starting outside Wimborne Minster soon after the end of the three hour service. The service is from 12noon until 3.00pm, the final hour being the Sung Litany. Youngsters and adults walk to Pamphill Green via what were the Cuthbury Allotments and then alongside the River Stour and up the hill to Pamphill where they will find ‘Hot Cross Buns’ growing on the trees. A tradition that now goes back over 40 years and miraculously whenever Good Friday comes round the ‘buns’ appear.

Reports for APCM

on Friday 26th April at 6.00pm

Escape to the Country

Last July a crew from the Television Producers of ‘Escape to the Country’ filmed in the Minster and we have just been advised that this will be shown on BBC 1 on Tuesday 30th April at 3.00pm and just in case you are not sitting in front of your televisions at the time, additionally, you will be able to watch the episode on BBC iPlayer for 30 days after it has first been aired on BBC1. See if you can spot anyone you know!

Music for a while Concert

4th May at 6.30pm

2019 Green Time Line

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

Christian Aid Newsletter



Forthcoming Events

Friday 19 April 8:30 - 9:00am
Morning Prayer

Friday 19 April 11:00 - 12:00pm
Holy Communion at St. Margaret's Chapel CANCELLED

Friday 19 April 12:00 - 2:00pm
Good Friday Devotion

Friday 19 April 12:00 - 2:00pm
Choir Rehearsal in Church House Hall

Friday 19 April 12:00 - 2:00pm
Lunch and Chat in Church House Lounge CANCELLED


Next Sunday

6.00amDawn Eucharist Followed by breakfast in Church House
8.00amHoly Communion BCP
9.45amParish Eucharist Preacher: The Revd Canon Nigel LLoyd
11.15amChoral Mattins
6.30pmChoral Evensong

Village Services

Sunday 21st April
6.30amChalbury Church Dawn Communion
9amBreakfast Church at Horton Church
10amWitchampton Easter Family Communion
Silent Prayer every Tuesday at 10am at Witchampton Church Morning Prayer every Tuesday at 8.30am & Friday at 9am at Hinton Martell Church