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Winterborne Clenston

St Nicholas Church, Winterborne Clenston
Winterborne Clenston
Blandford Forum,

DT1 10NY

Winterborne Clenston

St Nicholas’ Church

Winterborne Clenston, Dorset, DT11 0NY.


Piers Chichester – Treasurer – 01258 880935
Charlotte Chichester – Churchwarden – 01258 880935
June Butchart – Churchwarden – 07949 530784

Church Opening – 5th July

There has been much in the news recently about opening our churches for private prayer.
The Benefice leaders met last week and have opted to open Clenston from the 5th July for 2 hours each Sunday, between 2 and 4pm.
Social distancing will apply and we are grateful to Clenston PCC for their hosting.
We are planning a public service on 19th July, also at Clenston at 2pm and will be continuing with our Zoom services each week at 10.30am.
Please check Pews News for any changes to this plan.

Please Note

  • The church is open for private prayer only
  • Please respect other visitors and do not congregate
  • Sanitizer & paper towels & waste bin are provided
  • Please keep to your social distancing
  • Enter by the marked door and leave by the exit door
  • On each pew is a green card – After using a pew please turn the card over
  • Do not use a pew with a red card

Any problems please call Mrs Chichester on 01258 880935

NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese for permission to carry out the following:
The extent of works is to include the re-roofing of the 2 small roof slopes to North and South sides of the Chancel only.
Click here for details

Winterborne Valley and Milton Abbas Benefice Diary – See Benefice Diary for more events


About the Village

Church History and Interesting Facts

The church was rebuilt in 1840 by Lewis Vulliamy, who also designed the Union Workhouse at Sturminster Newton (1838), in banded flint and stone.
Read more: Dorset Historic Churches Trust.

The church is the setting for the final wedding scene at the end of a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma (1996).
It is an especially popular location for weddings.

‘Winterborne Clenston’ by John Simpson