The largest of the villages, at around 650 people, Winterborne Kingston is a vibrant village. There is a good mix of ages of villagers, with many who have lived in the village for over 60 years and others who are just starting in the village school.
Major annual events in the village include the Big Dig on farmland which has uncovered many interesting archaeological artefacts and the Village flower and Produce Show which brings people together from across the village.
The village hall is active with many different events including “pop in” which is a chance every fortnight for a get together to meet new people and friends.
The church community
We usually have a service every Sunday at 8 or 9.30am or 6pm. We have a range of services across the month including our All Age services which encourage participation from people of all ages in both the congregation and the very talented music group.
Our church is packed at major festivals including harvest, Easter and Chirstmas. Christmas Eve sees the very popular “Cowshed Nativity” when we travel around the village in search of somewhere for Jesus to be born before singing carols in a local barn.
We have a great band of bell ringers who practice on Monday evenings are and always ready to welcome new people.
The church dates from the 12th century but has had considerable alterations, and is in good condition. Recent works have included major repairs to the tower, with the bells restored and increased to six.
The 1873 organ was renovated in 2012, re-sited in the nave, and the Vestry enclosed by a Victorian screen.
You can find us at the following address: St Nicholas Church, Winterborne Kingston DT11 9BA