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.) The regular meeting of Franciscan tertiaries has been held here in the past.

St Margaret’s is still a place of regular worship and prayer, and its intimacy and peacefulness are treasured by a regular congregation. There is a communion service here every Friday at 11a.m, using the Book of Common Prayer.

A new group, ‘Getting to know St Francis’, has begun meeting here on the second Tuesday in the month, organized by Revd. Alan Davies, himself a Franciscan tertiary.

Everyone is welcome; for more details, please contact the Parish Office.

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