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We're so glad you're here! 

The Parish of Winton, Moordown and Charminster (or Parish of WMC for short), is a large Church of England parish in the north of Bournemouth, Dorset about a mile from beautiful, award winning beaches. 

CHRISTMAS 2021! Pop over to our Festival of Christmas site: for more details. Beginning on Monday 6th December and running for a whole four weeks! 


We have three churches in our care, St John the Baptist, Moordown, St Luke, Winton and St Alban, Charminster. We are rooted and grounded in what is known as the 'Liberal-Catholic' tradition which means that we often have services where the priest wears robes, have a choir and servers. However, we also like to mix it up a bit with things like Messy Church, Cafe Church and Taize Prayer.  But it's not all about Sunday here! We like to use our amazing spaces to do things a bit differently and work in and with the local community.

We have a wide variety of services and where we can we livestream our services. They can be found on both our Facebook page and YouTube Channel (accessed through the buttons towards the bottom of each page). 


We are proud members of Inclusive Church and do our very best to ensure that everyone is included. Read more about who we are by clicking HERE. You might like to sign up for our weekly newsletter below. We promise not to pass your details on to anyone else or bombard your inbox! 

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Making your way round this website

We hope we've made it fairly easy and self-explanatory! The main menu items give an overview and each menu below it goes into some specifics. If you can't find what you're looking for please get in touch. 


We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer may be contacted by email at  For more information and other contact details, please click HERE (or on the Safeguarding menu above).