Parish Church

The church of St Christopher is at the far end of the village from the main road.

Picture of a church with tower at far end

HISTORY There has been a church on this site since the 11th century, although nothing of the original building is now visible.  It is thought that this church served an area covering not only Winfrith Newburgh, but also East and West Lulworth, Coombe Keynes and other local areas.  There has been rebuilding or extensions to the building in the 12th, 13th, 15th, 17th  and 19th centuries as well as other more recent additions.  It is a beautiful building in its simplicity with many notable features.  There is a recently re- written History Guide available in the Church.

SERVICES  Click for a full list of church services.  During a typical month there will be services every Sunday at 11am – these are communion services apart from one Sunday when there is a Family Service. We offer a warm welcome to anyone who wishes to join the church community in worship.

THE PRIEST IN CHARGE  The Benefice also includes the parishes of East and West Lulworth and Chaldon, which is led by Rev Robert Marsden.

CONTACT St Christopher’s is a friendly and outward looking community. If anyone wishes to have any further information about the church please contact the Church Warden:- Giles Marsh – 01929 400259 or (Mobile) 07815969089. The Church has appointed a Safeguarding Officer:- Susan Marsh – 01929 400259


St Josephs (Catholic).The Square, Wool (4 miles from Winfrith)

Wool Methodist Chapel. Lulworth Road Wool (4 miles from Winfrith)

2 thoughts on “Parish Church

  1. I live in Australia and I am trying to find some details of my great, great grandmother and her family who lived in Winfrith and were associated with St Christopher’s church. Here’s what little I know. Her name was Martha Talbot born circa1820, baptised at St Christopher’s. Her father, James, was a farmer living in the village of Burton, near Winfrith-Newburgh. Her mother’s first name was Mary and married in St Christopher’s circa 1845. They had a daughter (my great grandmother) whose name was Clara (born 1846).
    Any information which you could provide would be much appreciated.


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