Minster Charities and the Minster Green Fair

As well as the link with Yambio in South Sudan, the Minster supports a range of local, national and international charities.

The Minster Green Fair takes place during Wimborne Folk Festival weekend in June. Minster members run stalls to raise money for our charities, and many other local charities book tables too. The day is always hard work but great fun.

Charities we support: click on the title below or opposite for more information:

The Bible Society

The Bible Society supplies bibles around the world in many languages and media, and helps people engage with the Bible.

The Children's Society

The Children’s Society works with and for disadvantaged children, fighting childhood poverty, harm and neglect.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid works to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of race, faith or nationality.


We support Phil and Sylvie Good, who have been appointed by CMS (the Church Mission Society) to run a Charity Centre in Bourj Hammoud in Beirut.

Salisbury-Sudan Link

In South Sudan we are twinned with the church in Yambio. The twinning includes school-building and medical support. [More details].

Hilfield Friary

Hilfield Friary (Society of St Francis) in Dorset, is a Franciscan community, providing a place for prayer, reflection and justice, and living out Franciscan values of care for creation and respectful dialogue with people of other faiths

Mission Aviation Fellowship

MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) uses planes to transform the lives of the world's most isolated people in need. It enables thousands of aid, relief and mission projects in really remote places.


MARS stands for Modelling Active Relationship Skills. It is a charity that provides a series of workshops in schools to equip young people with vital relationship skills, enabling them to build and sustain positive relationships in all areas of life.

Minstead Training TrustMinstead Training Trust

Minstead Training Trust, in the New Forest, provides residential and day care and training for adults with learning disabilities, supporting them to lead more independent lives.

Mission to Seafarers

Mission to Seafarers cares for the welfare of seafarers of all nationalities and faiths in ports round the world.


Pramacare, a local Dorset charity, supports the elderly, sick and disabled in their own homes.

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