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Winterborne Whitechurch

St Mary's, Winterborne Whitechurch
Chescombe Lane
Winterborne Whitechurch,

DT11 0AN
01258 880226

Winterborne Whitechurch

St Mary’s Church

Chescombe Lane, Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset DT11 0AN.


Bill Platten – Churchwarden – 01258 881650
Piers Chichester – Treasurer – 01258 880935

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


Three Sunday services a month

2nd Sunday – Holy Communion: 10 am
3rd Sunday – Morning Worship: 10am
4th Sunday – Holy Communion: 8:30 am
(Mondays – Morning Prayer: 8.35 am)
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Old School Room – available for hire
Contact Ellen Evans: 01258 880226
Disabled toilets and kitchen facilities


Community Events

Weekly Cup and Cake
Wednesdays from 10.30 am

Winterborne Whitechurch Calendar

Sunday Services

Sun 25

Holy Communion (S-BCP)

Sun 25th August 8:30 am
Sep 08

Holy Communion (baptism)

Sun 8th September 10:00 am
Sep 15

Morning Worship

Sun 15th September 10:00 am
Sep 22

Holy Communion (S-BCP)

Sun 22nd September 8:30 am
Oct 13

Holy Communion (baptism)

Sun 13th October 10:00 am

Weekday Services

Mon 26

Morning Prayer

Mon 26th August 8:35 am
Sep 02

Morning Prayer

Mon 2nd September 8:35 am
Sep 09

Morning Prayer

Mon 9th September 8:35 am
Sep 16

Morning Prayer

Mon 16th September 8:35 am

Community Events

Wed 28

Cup & Cake

Wed 28th August 10:00 am
Sep 04

Cup & Cake

Wed 4th September 10:00 am
Sep 11

Cup & Cake

Wed 11th September 10:00 am
Sep 18

Cup & Cake

Wed 18th September 10:00 am

Church History and Interesting Facts

Originally a 12th century church, with major alterations in 1844. It was seriously damaged by fire in 1867.

Six yew trees form an avenue from the churchyard east entrance to the south facing porch.

17th Century Vicar imprisoned

The non-conformist preacher John Wesley, grandfather of John and Charles Wesley (the founders of Methodism), was appointed Vicar of Winterborne Whitechurch by Oliver Cromwell’s Commission of Triers in 1658.
John Wesley was imprisoned for not using the Book of Common Prayer and ejected in 1662, delivering his farewell sermon to a weeping audience on August 17th of that year.

Dorset Churchyard Yews

Church Bells

Six bells:
Treble – John Taylor 1990 3-1-18
2nd – John Warner 1866 4-3-20
3rd – William Tosier 1730 5-2-18
4th – Salisbury foundry 14th C. 6-1-8
5th – Purdue 1608 8-1-18
Tenor – John Warner 1866 11-0-10
Practice night
Thursdays 7.30 – 9pm (except 1st Thursday in the month) – please visit and, if you are a ringer, join in the practice!
We suggest you ring John on 01258 880457 to check that we are practising.