Saint Wite - Saint Candida

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.

Gold Trail Pilgrimage LeafletMessage 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. "

Services & Events

St Candida & Holy Cross Church

9:00 am - 6:00pm

Regular Services 2014

1st Sunday

8:00am Eucharist - St Candida
9:30am Eucharist - Fishpond
10:30am free eXchange cafe (May-Nov)

2nd Sunday

9:30am Eucharist - St Gabriels
11:00am Eucharist - St Candida
6:30pm Cong Evensong - Fishpond

3rd Sunday

9:30am Eucharist - Fishpond
11:00am Matins (Jan,Mar,May,July,Sept,Nov)- St Candida
3:00pm URC Worship - St Gabriel
6:00pm Choral Evensong (Feb,April,June,Aug,Oct,Dec) - St Candida

4th Sunday

9:30am Eucharist - St Gabriel
11:00am Eucharist - St Candida

5th Sunday

Varies - Check Parish Mag

4th Thurs

3:00pm Healing & Wholeness - St Candida

Contact Info:

St Candida and Holy Cross
Whitchurch Canonicorum
Dorset DT6 6RJ