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.

Message from the Church Warden: Church Path Update - 22 July 2016

Church Path & Car Park Closure 22nd July - 21st August 2016
Whitchurch Canonicorum

Repair work on Church Path has already begun and last approximately 3-4 weeks.
If difficulties are encountered, this may be longer and we will keep you informed.

No vehicles will be allowed on Church Path during this period at all and the car park will not be open.

Walking access to the church and houses will be maintained but there may be times when you have to wait a short time while the contractors make it safe for you.

Alternative parking: Pat Hawkins of the Five Bells, very kindly, is allowing any church visitors to park at the Five Bells.

If parking elsewhere in the village, please be careful not to block the roads.

This is a major engineering job which, as you may know, has taken many months to organise. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and ask for your patience and goodwill during this time.

- H. Joyce, Church Warden

Services & Events

St Candida & Holy Cross Church

10:00 am - 4:00pm**

Regular Services 2016

1st Sunday

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

4th Sunday

9:30am Songs of Praise - St Gabriel
11:00am Eucharist - St Candida
6:00pm Choral Evensong (Feb,April,June,Aug,Oct,Dec) - St Candida

5th Sunday

Varies - Check Parish Mag

4th Thurs

3:00pm Healing & Wholeness - St Candida

**Contact the Church Warden if you would like to plan a visit to the church outside the regular open hours.

Contact Info:

St Candida and Holy Cross
Whitchurch Canonicorum
Dorset DT6 6RJ