Saint Wite - Saint Candida

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.

With regular weekly services St Candida and Holy Cross, along with the churches of Stanton St Gabriel's and St John the Baptist Fishponds, they make up the parish of Whitchurch Canonicorum. All three churches hold regular events and activities and serve their local communities.

The Church of St Candida and Holy Cross is currently opening for Private Prayer only on Fridays between the hours of 10am - 4 pm. Please use the hand sanitiser at the door and maintain social distancing with other church users. Visitor numbers limited to four at a time.

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 Warden using the details in the side panel.


Our Church takes very seriously its responsibilities for the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact us.

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email heather.bland(AT)

Services & Events

St Candida & Holy Cross Church

Fridays 10am-4pm
Open for private prayer.
Limit of 4 people at a time in the church.
Please use the hand sanitiser at the door and
maintain social distancing with other church users.**

What's Happening

Current Services on the A Church Near You Website.

**Contact the Church if you would like to plan a visit to the church outside the regular open hours.

Contact Info:

St Candida and Holy Cross
Whitchurch Canonicorum
Dorset DT6 6RQ