The United Kingdom is in the main a Christian country and is one of a few countries which still have a state faith in the form of an established church.

However, this does not mean that there are only Christian churches in the UK.

Obviously, Christianity is the major religion in the United Kingdom, but there are a lot of other religions, faiths, churches, denominations and sects represented.

In the last few years a lot of new places of worship have been established, partially because of the increase in immigration. Some of the world’s main established religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and various forms of Islam are now practised in the UK.

England converted to Christianity in the 7th century through the Romans. In the 16th century the Church of England was established by King Henry 8th when he split away from the Roman Catholic church.

Since the 17th Century, under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the Church of England has been a distinct Anglican church.

Today the most widespread churches are the Church of England, the Roman-Catholic church, the Methodist church of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church, but as mentioned above, through immigration, a wide range of other faiths are now represented in the UK.

Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch have a wide selection of places of worship, catering for most of the main faiths.

Bournemouth

Anglican

Place of worship

Address

Service / phone number

Anglican

St Peter Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth, 01202 554058

Sunday:10.00am.

United Pentecostal Church International 

Assemblies of God

Wessex Christian Centre, Hinton Road Bournemouth,

 

Sunday: 10.30am
01202 298123.

 
 
Baptist
 

Baptist

Moordown Baptist Church, 92 The Avenue, Moordown, Bournemouth,

Tel.01202 515258

Winton Baptist Church

Cardigan Rd

Bournemouth BH9 1BD

Tel. 01202 511887

 

Lansdowne Baptist Church

Lansdowne Road South

Bournemouth BH1 1SB

Tel. 01202 297977

Fax. 01202 317054

Boscombe Baptist Church

26 Palmerston Rd

Boscombe

Bournemouth BH1 4HS

Tel. 01202 393252

 

Baptist Church

92 The Av

Bournemouth BH9 2UU

Tel. 01202 515258

 

Rosebury Park Baptist Churches

812 Christchurch Rd

Bournemouth BH7 6DF

Tel. 01202 418249

 

West Cliff Baptist Church

Poole Rd

Bournemouth BH4 9DN

Tel. 01202 767070

Tel. 01202 704221

Iford Baptist Church

Old Bridge Rd

Bournemouth BH6 5RG

Tel. 01202 488133

 

West Howe Baptist Church

Holloway Avenue

Bournemouth BH11 9HH

Tel. 01202 578840

 

 
Trinitarian
 

United Reformed Churches

Richmond Hill United Reformed Church, 8 St Stephens Road, Bournemouth,

Tel. 01202 290 161

Sunday: 11.00am & 6.30pm

Trinity United Reformed Church

Sutton Rd

Bournemouth BH9 1RN

Tel. 01202 525301
 
 
Unitarianism
 

Unitarian Church

Church of the Resurrection

Hinton Road, Bournemouth,

 

Tel: 01202 547054

 

Unitarian Church

Hinton Rd

Bournemouth BH1 2EE

Tel. 01202 547054

 

 
 
Catholic
 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

1 Albert Rd
Bournemouth, BH1 1BZ

01202 551 013

http://www.rc-churches.net/sacredheart/mainpage.html

 

Sunday

8.00 am   -   HOLY MASS  
10.30 am  -   HOLY MASS
1.00 pm   -   HOLY MASS - Polish Language Mass  

Annunciation RC Church

 

218 Charminster Rd

Bournemouth BH8 9RW

 

Tel. 01202 513369

Fax. 01202 518192

Apostolic Faith Church

66 Muscliffe Rd

Bournemouth BH9 1NW

Tel. 01202 528270

Fax. 01202 528270

 
 
Protestant
 

St Lukes C Of E Church

Lonsdale Rd

Bournemouth BH3 7LY

Tel. 01202 516653

Winton United Reformed Church

Luther Rd

Bournemouth BH9 1LH

Tel. 01202 535767

 

Bournemouth Community Church

26 Calvin Rd

Bournemouth BH9 1LN

Tel. 01202 530265

Fax. 01202 539455

Winton Elim Pentecostal Church

8 Hawthorn Rd

Bournemouth BH9 2QL

Tel. 01202 547355

 

Victoria Park Methodist Church

Edgehill Rd

Bournemouth BH9 2PH

Tel. 01202 512225

Eastcliff United Reformed Church

Holdenhurst Rd

Bournemouth BH8 8AW

Tel. 01202 290046

 

The Salvation Army

76 Palmerston Rd

Bournemouth BH1 4HP

Tel. 01202 309803

 

Bournemouth Family Church

37 Palmerston Rd

Bournemouth BH1 4HS

Tel. 01202 259704

 

Bournemouth Family Church

37 Palmerston Rd

Bournemouth BH1 4HN

Tel. 01202 720750

Fax. 01202 259122

Ensbury Park Methodist Church

Columbia Rd

Bournemouth BH10 4DZ

Tel. 01202 529151

 

St Georges Methodist Church

93 Haviland Rd

Bournemouth BH7 6HJ

Tel. 01202 396114

 

St George's Methodist Church

Portman Rd

Bournemouth BH7 6EU

Tel. 01202 394622

 

Howeth Road Evangelical Church

Howeth Rd

Bournemouth BH10 5EA

Tel. 01202 547206

 

St Mark C Of E Church

Alton Rd

Bournemouth BH10 4AE

Tel. 01202 529349

 

St Michael C Of E Church

13 Durley Chine Rd South

Bournemouth BH2 5JT

Tel. 01202 761962

 

Westbourne Methodist Church

Poole Rd

Bournemouth BH4 9DW

Tel. 01202 557890

 

United Reformed Church

Ropley Rd

Bournemouth BH7 6RU

Tel. 01202 420443

 

 
Christian Church of England / Catholic / Various
 

Wessex Christian Centre

Hinton Rd

Bournemouth BH1 2EN

Tel. 01202 298123

Fax. 01202 298129

Bournemouth University Chaplaincy

Talbot Ho,Fernbarrow

Poole BH12 5BB

Tel. 01202 595383

Fax. 0870 131 7750

St Boniface Convent

46 Draycott Rd

Bournemouth BH10 5AR

Tel. 01202 513555

 

St Thomas Church

Western Av

Bournemouth BH10 5BN

Tel. 01202 519735

Fax. 01202 519735

Strouden Park Chapel

Woodbury Av

Bournemouth BH8 0HH

Tel. 01202 300676

St Andrews Church

3 Florence Rd

Bournemouth BH5 1HQ

Tel. 01202 394575

 

Metropolitan Community Church

Hannington Rd

Bournemouth BH7 6JT

Tel. 01202 430888

Fax. 01202 430888

Hospital Chapel Of St Luke

Castle La East

Bournemouth BH7 7DW

Tel. 01202 704221

Fax. 01202 704077

Our Lady Immaculate Church

Seamoor Rd

Bournemouth BH4 9AE

Tel. 01202 764027

Bournemouth Vineyard

1086 Christchurch Rd

Bournemouth BH7 6DT

Tel. 01202 424442

Fax. 01202 424442

St Johns Church

Colemore Rd

Bournemouth BH7 6RZ

Tel. 01202 425978

 

St Saviours C Of E Church

Colemore Rd

Bournemouth BH7 6RZ

Tel. 01202 430078

 

St John & St Barnabas Church

Wood Farm,Holdenhurst Village

Bournemouth BH8 0EE

Tel. 01202 302468

Fax. 01202 391281

 

St Philips C Of E Church

41 Moore Av

West Howe

Bournemouth BH11 8AT

Tel. 01202 581135

 

Christ Church Westbourne

Alumhurst Rd

Bournemouth BH4 8HU

Tel. 01202 762164

 

Cranleigh Community Church

40 Cranleigh Rd

Bournemouth BH6 5JH

Tel. 01202 425626

 

St Thomas More R C Church

42 Exton Rd

Bournemouth BH6 5QG

Tel. 01202 485588

 

Immanuel United Reformed Church

120 Southbourne Rd

Bournemouth BH6 3QJ

Tel. 01202 424994

 

All Saints Church

The Vicarage,14 Stourwood Rd

Bournemouth BH6 3QP

Tel. 01202 423747

Fax. 01202 423747

St Andrews Church

Millhams Rd

Bournemouth BH10 7LN

Tel. 01202 570010

 

Christ The King R C Church

46 Durdells Av

Bournemouth BH11 9EH

Tel. 01202 572939

Fax. 01202 572939

House Of Destiny

Christian Outreach Centre,25A Elliott Rd,West Howe Ind Est

Bournemouth BH11 8LQ

Tel. 01202 596960

Fax. 01202 581810

 

House of Destiny (Christian Outreach Centre)

Christian Outreach Centre,25A Elliott Rd,West Howe Ind Est

Bournemouth BH11 8LQ

Tel. 01202 596960

Fax. 01202 581810

 

The New Church

Tuckton Rd

Bournemouth BH6 3HT

Tel. 01202 424831

 

Our Lady Queen Of Peace R C

18 Douglas Rd

Bournemouth BH6 3ER

Tel. 01202 424960

 

St Katharine C Of E Church

7 Wollaston Rd

Bournemouth BH6 4AR

Tel. 01202 418476

 

St Nicholas C Of E Church

Wollaston Rd

Bournemouth BH6 4AR

Tel. 01202 418476

 

St Barnabas Church

King John Av

Bournemouth BH11 9TF

Tel. 01202 579562

Fax. 01202 579562

St Barnabas Church

King John Av

Bournemouth BH11 9TF

Tel. 01202 579562

Fax. 01202 579562

St Francis Of Assisi C Of E Church

480 Charminster Rd

Bournemouth BH8 9SH

Tel. 01202 529336

Fax. 01202 511845

St Augustin's C Of E Church

Parish Office,Wimborne Rd

Bournemouth BH2 6NU

Tel. 01202 294940

Fax. 01202 298202

 

St Johns Moordown C Of E Church

2 Vicarage Rd

Bournemouth BH9 2SA

Tel. 01202 546400

 

St Johns C Of E Church

Christchurch Rd

Bournemouth BH1 4AD

Tel. 01202 301916

 

Sacred Heart R C Church

The Presbytery,1 Albert Rd

Bournemouth BH1 1BZ

Tel. 01202 551013

Fax. 01202 411144

St Peter's C Of E Church

Hinton Rd

Bournemouth BH1 2EE

Tel. 01202 290986

 

Our Lady Of Victories & St Bernadette R C Church

46 Draycott Rd

Bournemouth BH10 5AR

Tel. 01202 529202

 

 
Muslim
 

Islamic Centre

Bournemouth Islamic Centre & Central Mosque, 4 St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, 01202 557072

Opens everyday from 10.00am 10.00pm

Winton Mosque

2c, Cranmer Road
Winton

 

 
Buddhism
 

Tibetan Buddhist Centre

167 Shelbourne Road, Charminster, Bournemouth.
01202 538108

www.stl.org.uk

 
Jewish
 

Synagogues

Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation, Wootton Gardens, Bournemouth, 01202 557433

 

Bournemouth Reform Synagogue

PO Box 8

Bournemouth BH1 3PN

Tel. 01202 557736

Fax. 01202 317271

Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation

Synagogue

Wootton Gardens

Bournemouth BH1 1PW

Tel. 01202 557433

Fax. 01202 557578

 
Spiritual Churches
 

Spiritualist National Church

16 Bath Rd

Bournemouth BH1 2NL

Tel. 01202 551751

 

SNU Spiritual Church

16 Bath Road, Bournemouth,

 

Tel. 01202 551751.

 

Dorset Humanist Association

Moordown

01202 428506
www.dorsethumanists.co.uk

 
 
Poole
 
Baptist
 

Longfleet Baptist Church

Marnhull Rd

Poole BH15 2EX

Tel. 01202 684745

 

Alder Road Baptist Church

Potters House,129 Alder Rd

Poole BH12 4AA

Tel. 01202 746938

 

 
Protestant
 

Ashley Road Methodist Church Hall

Wesley Rd

Poole BH12 3BE

Tel. 01202 736030

 

Parkstone Evangelical Free Church

Ringwood Rd

Poole BH12 3JN

Tel. 01202 259869

 

Parkstone Evangelical Free Church

Ringwood Rd

Poole BH12 3JN

Tel. 01202 259869

Ashley Road Methodist Church Hall

 

Wesley Rd

Poole BH12 3BE

Tel. 01202 259869

Canford Heath United Reformed Church

Mitchell Rd

Poole BH17 8UE

Tel. 01202 687697

Oakdale Methodist Church

92 Wimborne Rd

Poole BH15 2DA

Tel. 01202 674715

 

Upton Methodist Church

Dorchester Rd

Upton

Poole BH16 5NJ

Tel. 01202 620553

 

 
Catholic
 

St Aldhelm

The Vicarage,St. Aldhelms Rd

Poole BH13 6BT

Tel. 01202 764420

 

White Eagle Lodge

7 Leicester Rd

Poole BH13 6BZ

Tel. 01202 762313

 

St Joseph & St Walburga R C Church

St. Josephs Presbytery,2A Archway Rd

Poole BH14 9AZ

Tel. 01202 746539

 

All Saints Church

18 Western Rd

Poole BH13 7BP

Tel. 01202 701822

Fax. 01202 701822

Church Of The Good Shepherd

35 Stanfield Rd

Poole BH12 3HR

Tel. 01202 723059

 

Our Lady Of Fatima

35 Brixey Rd

Poole BH12 3PB

Tel. 01202 748166

 

Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints

8 Mount Rd

Poole BH14 0QW

Tel. 01202 748424

 

The Church Of The Holy Angels

Lilliput Rd

Poole BH14 8JX

Tel. 01202 708567

 

Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints

8 Mount Rd

Poole BH14 0QW

Tel. 01202 748424

 

The Church Of The Holy Angels

Lilliput Rd

Poole BH14 8JX

Tel. 01202 708567

 

The Vicarage

7 Parkstone Heights

Poole BH14 0QE

Tel. 01202 748058

Vine Christian Fellowship

Commercial Rd

Poole BH14 0JW

Tel. 01202 733580

 

Word Of Life Church

75a Ringwood Rd

Poole BH14 0RG

Tel. 01202 735143

Fax. 01202 735143

Poole Vineyard Church

38 Rowbarrow Cl

Poole BH17 9EA

Tel. 01202 650115

 

St Pauls Church

1 Culliford Cr

Poole BH17 9DY

Tel. 01202 605311

St Mary's C Of E Church

Church Office,Longfleet Rd

Poole BH15 2JD

Tel. 01202 253527

St Josephs Convent

37 Parkstone Rd

Poole BH15 2NU

Tel. 01202 674515

 

St Georges Church

Darbys La

Poole BH15 3EU

Tel. 01202 660612

 

St Mary's R C Church

211a Wimborne Rd

Poole BH15 2EG

Tel. 01202 675412

Fax. 01202 668901

St James's Church

The Rectory,10 Poplar Clo

Poole BH15 1LP

Tel. 01202 672694

Fax. 01202 677117

St Michaels

St. Michaels Rectory,1 St. Michaels Cl

Poole BH15 4QT

Tel. 01202 674878

 

Lytchett Minster Parish Church

The Vicarage,New Rd

Lytchett Minster

Poole BH16 6JQ

Tel. 01202 622253

 

Lighthouse Church

Unit 7,Warren Way

Holton Heath Trading Pk

Poole BH16 6NJ

Tel. 01202 623171

Fax. 01202 627136

 

 
 
Other religious Places
 

Churches & Other Places Of Worship

Church Rd

Poole BH14 0NN

Tel. 01202 736562

 

 
 
Christchurch
 
Protestant
 

Christchurch Methodist Church

Mudeford La

Christchurch BH23 3HL

Tel. 01202 488125

United Reformed Church

High Cross Church,58-60 Amethyst Rd

Christchurch BH23 3EB

Tel. 01202 476637
 
Baptist
 

Christchurch Baptist Church

1B Beaconsfield Rd

Christchurch BH23 1QT

Tel. 01202 487442

 

Christchurch Baptist Church

1B Beaconsfield Rd

Christchurch BH23 1QT

Tel. 01202 487442

 

Christian (including Catholic)
 

Twynham Church

99 Barrack Rd

Christchurch BH23 2AL

Tel. 01202 473626

 

The Family Church

Hope House,Jumpers Rd

Christchurch BH23 2JS

Tel. 01202 470480

Fax. 01202 470480

Millhams Street Elim Church

Millhams St

Christchurch BH23 1DN

Tel. 01202 476160

 

Christchurch Priory

The Vicarage,1-2 Quay Rd

Christchurch BH23 1BU

Tel. 01202 485804

Fax. 01202 488645

 

Christchurch Parish Office

The Vicarage,Quay Rd

Christchurch BH23 1BU

Tel. 01202 488645

Fax. 01202 488645

Millhams Street Elim Church

Millhams St

Christchurch BH23 1DN

Tel. 01202 476160

 

Christchurch Priory

The Vicarage,1-2 Quay Rd

Christchurch BH23 1BU

Tel. 01202 485804

Fax. 01202 488645

Christchurch Parish Office

The Vicarage,Quay Rd

Christchurch BH23 1BU

Tel. 01202 488645

Fax. 01202 488645

St Josephs Church

67 Purewell

Christchurch BH23 1EH

Tel. 01202 483340

St Mary C Of E Church

Ringwood Rd

Bransgore

Christchurch BH23 8JH

Tel. 01425 672327

 

Holy Redeemer R C Church

15 Kilmington Way

Highcliffe

Christchurch BH23 5BL

Tel. 01425 274838

 


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