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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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Harvest Praise
With Noel Tredinnick
Sat 17 September 2022

Noel Tredinnick has been in Wimborne recently to plan the weekend and it looks very exciting. He has chosen a wide range of music for us to learn and then sing at the evening event. Some of you may remember Prom Praise at Poole Lighthouse in 2016 – this event will be a scaled down version!

We hope you will be able to join in. Booking form is attached

Please spread the word so that we will have a good sized choir to go with the orchestra – there are flyers in the Minster porch and there will be posters for the evening event



Friday 2nd to Monday 5th September 2022


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

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

Forthcoming Events

Minster Calendar Link

Villages Calendar Link


Next Sunday

8.00amHoly Communion \(BCP\
9.30amParish Eucharist
11.00amMinster Praise
6.30pmEvensong said with hymns

Village Services

Sunday 14th August
9.15amParish Communion at St Stephens Kingston Lacy
10.30amParish Communion at Hinton Martell Church