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


How can I learn more?

We have courses running throughout the year at The Lantern on a variety of subjects ranging from Alpha to Marriage.

If you would like to learn more and know more, feel free to sign-up and get involved. Our courses are below: 


Starting  January 15th 2020

The Alpha course is a fantastic way to find out more about the Christian faith in a relaxed, interesting and non-threatening way. We run a number of Alpha courses over the year, in different formats. Typically, each session begins with coffee followed by a short talk and discussion about an aspect of Christianity. Everyone is welcome! 

The first four weeks we cover:

Who is Jesus?

Why did Jesus die?

How can I have faith?

Why and how do I pray?

If you are unsure about signing up for the whole course, feel free to come to the first evening and make your mind up after that!


Starting January 23rd 2020

This free, 8-session community course is for anyone who believes they have an eating disorder because issues around eating have taken over their life. You don’t have to have an ‘official’ diagnosis to come. It doesn’t matter what sort of eating disorder you have either – this course is for you.

It is also open to parents, siblings, friends and carers of sufferers.

the marriage course

Not Currently Running

A 7 session course for any married or cohabiting couple, whether the relationship is strong or struggling. An informal mixture of practical talks & couple discussion times.  Puddings and cheese too!