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.

Our Team is led by our Vicar, Revd. Andrew Rowland, Curate Revd. Ruth Wells, Associate Priest Revd. Lynne Morris and assisted by Tony Cooke (Licensed Lay Minister) and Pam Prendergast, Mike Bowler, Elizabeth Bowler, Jan Cribbin, Dawn Beek, Stuart Stebbing, Dorothy Laver & Sue Oldrey (Lay Pastoral Assistants).  Noel Moss-Holland and Paul Middleton are our present serving Churchwardens.  Louise Collins and Karen Clark are Assistant Wardens.

The Parish is governed by the Parochial Church Council, led by our Vicar, the Churchwardens 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 the summary report of our last Parish Vision Day (Next one on 18th April 2015).  Here is a copy of the 2017 Annual Parish Meeting Report.

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 Letting Policy details.

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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!

Welcome!                    Site last modified 7th September 2017

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