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Our Mission

Wimborne Minster dates from an 8th Century Saxon monastic foundation, which by the 11th Century had developed into a Norman minster church. It became the home of a musical tradition that predates that of many English cathedrals and ranks high on the scale of national historical importance. 

The Minster organ needs a major overhaul and repairs to enable it to continue to support and enhance the Anglican choral and musical traditions of the Minster. This is a particularly exciting development for the Minster in its 900th year.

 A Music Foundation is to be established to support redevelopment of music in the Minster and to communicate its musical heritage to the congregation, the community, and to develop links with local schools.

Minster Organ 

Provide an outstanding organ to support and enhance the Anglican choral and musical traditions of the Minster

 

 

Music Foundation 

Establish a Music Foundation to manage support and development of music in the Minster, to communicate the musical heritage to the congregation and the community, and to develop links with local schools

 

How You Can Help

Fundraise

Help us to raise £1,000,000 to preserve and maintain the Minster organ. Ideas include, cake sales and corporate events. Get in touch to receive a fundraising pack.

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DONATE

We very much welcome donations, big or small, from individuals or large companies. Every penny counts towards us reaching our target.

VOLUNTEER

We are always seeking volunteers to help support events and the fundraising campaign. If you would like to be part of this and learn more, please contact us.

EVENTS

There are a number of exciting events planned for 2020 following the launch event, including a competition for local schools and much more. Contact us for more information.

Music Has Filled The Minster Since 1408

The Minster organ was originally built in 1664 by Robert Hayward of Bath. There are a number of functioning pipes which date from this time. Originally, the organ stood on a screen which separated the nave from the choir. However, in 1856, the organist, Mr F Blount, removed the instrument and placed it in the south choir aisle.

Help Us Strike A
Chord

The Wimborne Minster Music Appeal aim is to keep the sound of music firmly in Wimborne Minster and at the heart of its vibrant community. The Minster is a highly recognised and respected venue for concerts and school events, and draws large congregations for Remembrance, Carol Services and other special services. Most importantly, it is still a centre of spiritual life for many as it has been for over 1300 years. Help us to maintain this historical feature and preserve it for generations to come.

 

 

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