During the continuing pandemic we are glad to welcome people back to public worship within our church buildings, while at the same time we respect and support all those who are advised or prefer to remain at home for the present. We are all joined spiritually in the one body of Christ and our worship continues on ‘zoom’ to include everyone as far as possible.
As you arrive in church, please sanitize your hands, and then you (and any members of your household) will be invited to sit in an unoccupied seating area.
The Government directs that face coverings should be worn when attending places of worship unless your circumstances prevent you from doing this. We have disposable masks available at the back of church – please ask if you have forgotten one.
Read the complete instructions here.
Benefice Harvest Service at Turnworth Farm
Some of our services are held online using Zoom
The church is about people. That means you and me!
The Church in the Winterborne Valley and Milton Abbas patch is made up of a group of followers, explorers and searchers, trying to live out their faith in Jesus. We try to serve God and our communities in our everyday lives. This works out through our desire to enhance and bless our communities through caring, praying and through spreading a bit of fun around as well. We will make mistakes from time to time but that is because there is so much going on – oh, and we are not perfect! We are ordinary people and we hope that you will find a warm welcome in any of our churches. We hope you enjoy our community events and our church services too!
- Our congregations are friendly and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. The only worshipping community in any of our villages is Anglican so we try to make our worship accessible, relevant and reverent for everyone.
- Our worship is centred in six beautiful churches in rural Dorset. Each has its own personality and people often belong to more than one of our churches.
- Our mission statement is to ‘Make Christ Visible’ in our communities and beyond.
We want to offer a welcome to all who wish to explore or further their Christian faith. You can bring your doubts, questions and struggles and, hopefully, find encouragement. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further help you may require.
Our 6 parishes are very lively and hold a variety of events throughout the year.
We have weekly coffee shops in three of our churches, Winterborne Whitechurch, Winterborne Stickland and Milton Abbas where many of the community come for coffee, cake and conversation. They are great places to meet people.
We live in an area of great natural beauty and historical interest. Many visitors come to see the historic village of Milton Abbas and the nearby Abbey.