Following the latest advice from our Prime Minister and his advisors we are regrettably not going to be meeting for worship at the Lantern for the foreseeable future, and mid-week gatherings can be assumed to be cancelled too as we do our best as responsible members of our community to protect the most vulnerable and indeed our NHS and wonderful healthcare workers - they have our support and prayers. 

However, church is not the building, it’s the people, so we will be being creative and using technology to make sure we can still ‘fix our eyes on Jesus’ in this season of Lent, and as we approach the most beautiful and wonderful Christian festival of them all at Easter.

So watch this space, keep an eye on the church’s Facebook page and in Youtube channel, and please continue to pray, be careful and care for one another and our wider community. 


God is good. Jesus is Lord. The Spirit is with us. We are His Church.

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The Lantern Church, Merley | Registered Charity Number: 1137810

Chichester Walk, Merley, Wimborne, BH21 1SN

The Lantern Church is part of the Canford Magna Team Ministry here in the Diocese of Salisbury alongside:

Canford Magna Parish Church & St Barnabas Bearwood