The Quintet Benefice

Cranborne with Boveridge, Edmondsham, Wimborne St Giles and Woodlands

Q6The Quintet Benefice is a happy and united benefice of 4 rural parishes which lie within two and a half miles of each other on the edge of Cranborne Chase between Salisbury and Wimborne. The churches have been united in one Benefice for nearly 40 years.

The churches are integral to the life of the villages. Worship reflects the whole range of Anglican traditions, evangelical, liberal and Anglo-Catholic, as well as other denominations and non-church backgrounds. Our pattern of services reflects this: see our website:

Q7We have a keen sense of our mission, even though we’re not the sort of church that has a mission statement! We seek to worship God, to care for others and to be a faithful Christian witness in the heart of our community.

Following the appointment of our new rector, Robert Simpson, in October, we are engaged in a process of sounding out and listening to our communities to see how we can engage better in service, mission and outreach.

Q5If you join us, you can expect to play a full part in this exciting time of change, helping us as we implement new strategies.   Possible developments include creating opportunities for people to discuss issues/questions of faith and spirituality, working with the schools to deliver parenting support, developing our quarterly ‘Breakfast Church’ events and exploring further ways of reaching out to young people in the villages.

The Prayer Group and Bible Study Group meet regularly. Social events run by the Church are popular and involve many village people who are not regular church goers. These include a Lunch Club, Coffee Mornings, Coach in the Community for young teenagers, Skittles, Play Reading Group, Harvest Suppers, Lent Lunches, Flower Festivals and Fetes.

TQ4he Christian faith is at the heart of the two Church of England VA First Schools which have an enthusiastic relationship with the Churches. Our ‘Open the Book’ scheme flourishes and the children are brought to Church for various services during the year.


We look forward to welcoming you into our church and our homes, joining us in developing our mission and helping to reach out to our villages and schools. Welcome!

For more information, check out our church website:



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