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 email@example.com
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Until further notice, the Minster and Village churches will be closed. 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)
Ascension Day Reflections
A recording of these and the words used are available
Letter to shielded residents
from Dorset Council, Dorset NHS partners and voluntary community sector
Letter from the Rector
If you are missing the sound of the Minster bells, they can be heard along with the many other readings, prayers and homilies under Sermons.
To see what has been cancelled or postponed, please check this list.
Church of England Daily Prayer
Friends of Wimborne Minster Events Update
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
The Reports and Order allowing the postponement and other changes to regulations can be found through the PCC tab in the above link.
2019 Green Time Line
A diary of events that have significance for our world in environmental terms.
Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid Local News
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 Secretary and Finance officer, Jane and Karen, 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.