Community groups

Wilding Wimborne

Wilding Wimborne

Wilding Wimborne's aim is to help the reversal of dramatic insect and wildlife loss by bringing the community together to 'Take Action for Insects'. There are 7 objectives derived from Professor Dave Goulson's report on 'the decline of insects'.

Wimborne Repair Cafe

Wimborne Repair Cafe

Wimborne Repair Café are all about fixing things. A place to bring along your items in need of repair that would otherwise be wasted.

This event not only provides repair services but is also a space for people to come together for a social chat and to pass on skills.

Plastic Free Wimborne

Plastic Free Wimborne - Surfers Against Sewage

What do we mean by Plastic Free?

The banner 'Plastic Free' can be puzzling, even misleading, how can we ever be Plastic Free?

The concept of the Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Plastic Free communities campaign centres on SINGLE USE plastic such as bottles, bags, coffee cups and straws.

Zero Carbon Dorset

Zero Carbon Dorset

Dorset 2030 is a comprehensive report setting out this vision. Compiled by a team of volunteers, with input from the general public, academics and sustainability professionals it highlights more than 120 case studies of positive steps already taking place by councils, businesses, schools, universities, colleges, and most importantly community groups across the county.

Minster Environment Group

Minster Environment Group logo

Our aim is to improve and reduce the church’s environmental impact. We recognise that the world is changing fast and it is important to support action to reduce global warming and maintain biodiversity.

We care because it is God’s creation, not ours, and as a church we are committed to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustaining the life of our planet.

The Minster has twice held Eco-Congregation Awards and since 2017 holds the Eco Church Silver award, which assesses all aspects of church life and management.

Let's Go Eco

Let's Go Eco logo

Let’s Go Eco is a Facebook Page set up by enthusiastic environmental campaigner Torin. 

“I want to help people become more eco friendly and make the World a happy place to live in.”

Torin’s aim is to help people make a difference to the World, however small. Indeed, his slogan is “Every little thing makes a difference”. 

On his Facebook page you will see lots of hints and tips about living Greener so why not check it out!

St John's Eco Team

St. John's Wimborne logo

In 2018, St John’s gained its first (Bronze) Eco Church* award, thanks to features like solar panels, a ‘Give & Take’ board, no disposable cups, Toilet Twinning and effective recycling.

A small Eco Team continues to encourage progress towards the next, more challenging (Silver) award. We have created a pollinator-friendly flower-bed, installed vegetable beds in the church office garden, have fitted a bird box, and have plans for bird feeders and wildflower planting.

Fair Ground Shop

Fair Ground logo

Wimborne's Fair Trade Shop

Helping to make a fairer world

We sell
Gifts from around the world
Fairtrade food, cards and wrapping paper
Accessories, jewellery and soap
Ethical women's clothing and babywear
We are open
Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm 
We promote
trade justice by providing a sales outlet for fairly traded goods
We are located
in the Cornmarket next to the White Hart pub
about 100m from the Minster
close to the Minster and Westfield Close Car Parks

Wimborne Community Theatre

Wimborn Community Theatre - original theatre in unusual places

Wimborne Community Theatre’s next production will be performed on or beside the River Allen and River Stour, focussing on themes relating to a sense of what it means to live near the rivers, and the importance of the river ecology in our lives.

WCT is looking for members of the community with or without experience of theatre, to join WCT as actors, singers, dancers or backstage workers (sewing, making props, puppets, sound recordings) or anyone with creative ideas who would like to explore being part of a creative team.

St Michael's Eco-Church team

St Michael's Church

The Eco-Church Sub Committee is answerable to the PCC in providing a think tank on ecological matters, overseeing our involvement with the Eco Church Project and its effects on Church and Congregation. This would include monitoring of grounds management, sustainability, transport, community links, buildings, fairtrade compliance, carbon footprint, sustainable purchasing, lifestyle challenge and input of ideas into worship and informing and empowering the congregation. 

Wimborne Horticultural Society

Wimborne Horticultural Society

A warm welcome awaits you at the Wimborne Horticultural Society, whether you're making your first tentative steps into gardening, no experience is necessary, or are a seasoned pro who has been wielding a trowel for many years.
The society has been around since the mid 1800's and we are very proud of our name and status in the local and wider communities.  If you'd like to know more please go to our Our History page. 

Museum of East Dorset

Museum of East Dorset

Step into our historic house and discover the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked here over the centuries. During your visit, we invite you to explore the numerous collections and themed exhibitions, and find out more about Wimborne Minster and the surrounding areas of East Dorset.
Here at the Museum of East Dorset, there really is something for everyone, from the stunning Roman wall paintings and ancient archaeological artefacts to the beautifully preserved kitchen that takes you back in time.

Wimborne Green Festival

Planet Wimborne Green Festival logo

Planet Wimborne and Wimborne Green Festival are delighted to announce that they have merged! With their shared vision, ideas and enthusiasm for all things sustainable, this new linkage is well placed to strengthen and promote environmental concern and engagement in the town and surrounding area. 

And the newly-named Planet Wimborne Green Festival will be back bigger and better this year on 15–22 October. Watch out for more details as they become available.