St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist Church, Moordown is part of the Parish of Winton, Moordown and Charminster. The Parish consists of three churches, St John the Baptist (the Parish Church), St Luke's, Winton and St Alban's, Charminster. We are a welcoming, inclusive parish with a rich variety of worship and tradition in addition to lots of activities and groups gathering during the week.

We are members of Inclusive Church ( and serve Fairtrade tea and coffee. 

The parish of Winton, Moordown and Charminster is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of Winchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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St Luke's Church
St Luke's Road

Michael Smith, Rector
01202 375414

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Parish Community Communion

Every Second, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
St John the Baptist
Vicarage Road Moordown Bournemouth, BH9 2SA, GB

We welcome everyone, regardless of age at all of our services! Each Sunday from 2nd May, we gather at either St John the Baptist, Moordown or St Luke's, Winton - on the first and third Sundays at 10am it's St Luke's and the Second and Fourth Sundays it's St John's. Music is led by our parish choir refreshments are served after the service - fresh filter coffee, tea, squash, biscuits and cake. We also livestream our services where possible.

St John the Baptist Charity No. 1186540