Welcome to the Parish of Four Saints
you're really welcome here
We're so glad you're here!
The Parish of Four Saints was formed on 1st October 2023 through the merger of St Francis of Assisi, Charminster and the Parish of Winton, Moordown and Charminster. We are currently in the process of merging websites and social media pages - please bear with us.
The Parish is a large Church of England parish in the north of Bournemouth, Dorset about a mile from beautiful, award winning beaches. We serve about 34,000 people across the parish with three secondary schools and numerous primary schools within our boundary.
We have Four churches in our care, St Francis of Assisi, Charminster, 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 and when we can use incense. However, we also like to mix it up a bit with things like Messy Church, Informal Communion and Taizé 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 - or search 'St Francis Charminster' or 'Parish of WMC'). The parish calendar can be found both via a menu item at the top of the page and also at the bottom of the 'What goes on' page (accessed HERE).
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. We're also proud to display the 'HonestChurch' logo and being upfront about our welcome and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community (read more HERE).
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Making your way around this website
We hope we've made it fairly easy to navigate! The main menu items are hopefully self-explanatory - hover over the menu item for more details of what's in each section. If you can't find what you're looking for please get in touch. Any suggestions on how we can improve the site, please let us know. If you have a premises hire enquiry, there's a form on the 'Hiring our buildings' page: link HERE.
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 email@example.com. For more information and other contact details, please click HERE (or on the Safeguarding menu above). Click HERE for the Parish's Safeguarding Statement.