Welcome to St Mary the Virgin, the Parish Church of West Moors, Dorset

A warm welcome from the Ministry Team and all who worship at Saint Mary’s Church, in the Parish of West Moors, Dorset.  Click here to see our latest notices and upcoming events

We are a growing and friendly family of Christians who meet to share and enrich our faith that God calls all people to himself through Jesus Christ and empowers us through his Holy Spirit.

St Mary's are without a vicar at present but our ministry team is currently led by by our Associate Priest Revd. Lynne Morris, Assistant Curate Revd. Ruth Wells and assisted by Tony Cooke (Licensed Lay Minister).   Paul Middleton and Karen Clarke are our present serving Churchwardens, and Louise Collins and Stuart Stebbing are Assistant Wardens.  Our Lay Pastoral Assistants are Pam Prendergast, Michael Bowler, Elizabeth Bowler, Jan Cribbin, Dawn Beek and Stuart Stebbing.

The Parish is governed by the Parochial Church Council, led by our Vicar, the Church Wardens and other persons elected from the church.  We are one of fourteen parishes of The Wimborne Deanery of the Salisbury Diocese of the Church of England.  Here is a copy of the 2019 Annual Parish Meeting Report.


As a caring community, St Mary's Church gives a high priority to its responsibility surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people and adults who may be at risk.  For further information, including contacts and our policy, click here.


A Messy Church Session on a Sunday Afternoon in the Hall.

The Church is located towards the northern end of Station Road (the main road) on the corner with The Avenue at BH22 0JF.  If you wish to use the Church Hall click here for the Letting Policy details.  All other policies can be found here including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Data Notice policy.

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Our worship is mainly based around The Eucharist (Holy Communion). At 10.00 am COSMIC's (Children of St Mary's in Church) generally leave us after the beginning to go next door into the Hall, and then rejoin us later on during the service.  On the Fourth Sunday monthly we all worship together ('Our Family Service').  We are a family friendly church within the modern catholic tradition.  We hope that you will feel welcome here – most of all we pray that you will recognize Christ amongst us.

We want to draw closer to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, through worship, prayer, study and sharing our lives with each other and the community as Jesus taught us.  This is both serious and fun, come and join in!


Site last modified 20th August 2019


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