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St Candida and Holy Cross Church, Whitchurch Canonicorum

Saint Candida and Holy Cross welcomes you to this website.

Having served the local community of Whitchurch Canonicorum in the Marshwood Vale for over a millennium Saint Candida and the Holy Cross (known locally as The Cathedral of the Vale) is a wealth of religous and historical significance.

St Candida and Holy Cross, along with the churches of Stanton St Gabriel’s and St John the Baptist in Fishpond, make up the Parish of Whitechurch Canonicorum within the Salisbury Diocese. All three churches hold regular events and activities and serve their local communities as part of the Golden Cap Team Benefice.

Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, the Church of St Candida and Holy Cross open times are restricted to Fridays* between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm for Private Prayer. Only four visitors are allowed in the church at a time. Please use the hand sanitiser provided at the door and maintain social distancing with other church users. *Update: October 2020: *If there will be a service on the Sunday, then the church will be closed on the Friday to comply with COVID19 restrictions requiring a 72 hour closure in order to be open on the Sunday. Please check the services page for current services.

If you are planning a visit outside of these hours or would like to organise a group tour of the church please contact the Church.

Please consider making a donation to support St Candida and Holy Cross.

Photo credit: Sue Homes