Saint Candida and Holy Cross welcomes you to this website.
Having served the local community of Whitchurch Canonicorum in the Marshwood Vale for over a millennium Saint Candida and the Holy Cross (known locally as The Cathedral of the Vale) is a wealth of religous and historical significance.
With regular weekly services St Candida and Holy Cross, along with the churches of Stanton St Gabriel's and St John the Baptist Fishponds, they make up the parish of Whitchurch Canonicorum. All three churches hold regular events and activities and serve their local communities.
Message from the Church Warden:
"We welcome visitors of all varieties, be they visiting for the local summer season or just moving to the area, Whitchurch is a small community with an extensive historical past, untouched by the reformation, St Wite's relics are said to be the only suviving intact relics in Britain, apart from those of Saint Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey.
Our church is centred firmly in the Christian faith, and has been a destination for pilgrims for hundreds of years.
In 2013, we look forward to continuing to welcome pilgrims following the Bishop of Salisbury's 'Seeking Gold' Olympic Trail Pilgrim Route (launched during the Olympics in 2012) and are pleased to be the first church on this Trail. Download the leaflet (pictured right)in pdf format for more information about visiting St Candida's as part of the Seeking Gold Pilgrimage Trail. "