St Margaret's Chapel

This little chapel was built in the 13th century to serve the almshouses which still surround it. The site originally housed lepers, who were excluded from the town. Dedicated to St Margaret, it also has a special connection with St Francis, who worked with lepers. (The Franciscan brothers at Hilfield Priory, near Dorchester, also have a link with Wimborne Minster as a whole.) A regular meeting of Franciscan tertiaries has been held here in the past.

St Margaret’s was a place of regular worship and prayer until the pandemic, its intimacy and peacefulness being treasured by a regular congregation.

Holy Communion (Common Worship) will be celebrated on the third Thursday of the month at 11:00am.


For more details, please contact the Parish Office.

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