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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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Delicious Cream tea
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th
from 2.30 to 5.30pm

Come and join us at The Old School, Sturminster Marshall
All proceeds will go to the people of Yambio, South Sudan

Minster Tales are back

Hear ye, Hear ye, Minster Tales are back with new storytellers in Wimborne Minster on Thursday 16th May at 7.00pm. Tickets £10 each on the door to include refreshments. Come and meet St. Cuthburga, Walter of Wimborne and other characters in our exciting Literary and Liturgical Tales as part of the Wimborne Literary Festival.


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!

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Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 22 May 8:30 - 9:00am
Morning Prayer

Wednesday 22 May 1:30 - 2:00pm
Meditation Group

Wednesday 22 May 2:00 - 3:30pm
U3A Singing in Church House Hall

Wednesday 22 May 3:30 - 4:30pm
QE Bellringers Practice

Wednesday 22 May 5:00 - 5:30pm
Evening Prayer


Next Sunday

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

Village Services

Sunday 26th May
9amFamily Service at Holt Parish Hall
10amHolt Parish Communion
Silent Prayer every Tuesday at 10am at Witchampton Church Morning Prayer every Tuesday at 8.30am & Friday at 9am at Hinton Martell Church Future Events in MAY Fri 3rd: 11am Dickie Memorial at Witchampton Sat 4th: 7pm Recital, The Minster Mon 6th: 11am Rogation Walk from Hinton Martel 2pm Cream Teas, Horton & Chalbury Hall Tues 7th: 7pm Horton & Chalbury PCC Wed 8th: 6.30pm Hinton Martell PCC Sun 12th: 12 onwards Hinton Martel Spring Fair Mon 13th: 9.30am Bible Study Thurs 16th: 7pm New Minster Tales, The Minster Tues 21st: 3pm LPA Mtg 7.15pm PCC at Witchampton Wed 22nd: 12.30pm Pub Lunch, Stocks, Furzehill Family Service in the Villages starts this month from 9am on 2nd Sundays at Hinton Martel and 4th Sundays at Holt. This new venture complements Breakfast Church on 1st Sundays at Witchampton and 3rd Sundays at Horton and Chalbury. Bible Study please note that the prayer group run by Sara Turnbull is taking a break until September. Lent Course Continues this popular study continues on Thursdays from 2.30-4pm: May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 6th June at Holtwood Methodists. All welcome. Thanksgiving for the life of Dickie Vigar will be at Witchampton at 11am on Fri 3rd May. Do come to celebrate his life and to say goodbye. Rogation Walk Bank Holiday Monday on 6th May there will be a Rogation Walk. All parishioners of the Northern Villages and Wimborne Minster, and their dogs, are warmly welcomed for an opportunity to chat and spend time together. We shall meet at the fountain in Hinton Martel at 11am for a non-demanding walk together. Messy Easter A huge thank you to all involved with the successful and fun Messy Easter during Holy Week. Eleven children and a dozen adults, plus nine helpers, attended for Easter related crafts, a short church service and an excellent pasta meal was shared afterwards. Amazing turn out given