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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.

Safeguarding Down Arrow

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] or you can read the Church of England Safeguarding handbook
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 through Safeguarding — Diocese of Salisbury (anglican.org) or safeguarding@salisbury.anglican.org

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Friday 17th December
6.00pm Carols in The Cornmarket

Saturday 18th December
11.00am Shoppers’ carols

Sunday 19th December
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Parish Eucharist
6.30pm Carols by Candlelight

Christmas Eve 24th December
3.00pm Family Crib Service
11.00pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day 25th December
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Celebration with Communion


CofE Family Activities Advent Calendar


The Minster Environmental Group has published an Environmental Policy which has been adopted by the PCC.


Give used IT equipment to provide IT kit for school children.February 2022. All data will be securely wiped.


Many services are broadcast live on both Zoom and YouTube. (There are many recordings available). For information on Minster and Village services and how the services can be joined click on these links.



Children's Resources

Daily Hope phone line

Church of England Daily Prayer

Friends of Wimborne Minster Events Update

Christian Aid Local News

Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 8 December 9:00 - 12:15pm
Pilates (Kathy Ashdown) in Church House Hall

Wednesday 8 December 10:00 - 4:00pm
Cards for Good Causes in Church House Lounge

Wednesday 8 December 11:00 - 12:00pm
Holy Communion

Wednesday 8 December 1:30 - 3:30pm
U3A Singing Group in Church House Hall

Wednesday 8 December 2:00 - 4:00pm
Abbeyfield Wessex Carol Service CANCELLED


Next Sunday

8.00amHoly Communion \(BCP\
9.30amParish Eucharist
11.15amMinster Praise with Holy Communion
6.30pmChoral Evensong