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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 took place on Good Friday afternoon starting outside Wimborne Minster soon after the end of the three hour service. 30 Youngsters and adults walked to Pamphill Green via what were the Cuthbury Allotments and then alongside the River Stour and up the hill to Pamphill where they found ‘Hot Cross Buns’ growing on the trees. This is a tradition that goes back over 40 years and miraculously whenever Good Friday comes round the ‘buns’ appear. The piocture shows the Rector and youngsters finding the buns.

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

Wednesday 24 April 8:30 - 9:00am
Morning Prayer

Wednesday 24 April 1:30 - 2:00pm
Meditation Group

Wednesday 24 April 5:00 - 5:30pm
Evening Prayer

Wednesday 24 April 7:45 - 8:15pm
Wednesday Prayer Group in Church House Lounge

Thursday 25 April 8:30 - 9:00am
Morning Prayer


Next Sunday

8.00amHoly Communion BCP
9.45amParish Eucharist with Ministry of Healing
11.15amInformal Service
6.30pmChoral Evensong

Village Services

Sunday 28th April
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