Join Our team


The Lantern is already a well established, relatively large church family near Bournemouth and Wimborne with a welcoming, generous and missional culture. We value intimacy with God, belonging, seeing the Kingdom of God come in our area… and having plenty of fun along the way. We are a family on a mission. We take God very seriously, but not ourselves. There is plenty going on, many fruitful ministries, and a developing vision to grow disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus, becoming a resourcing church in our area.

Discipleship year student

An opportunity to learn, serve and grow alongside the Lantern staff team, with a particular focus tailored to you and leadership and bible training to support your growth and development. It lasts 10 months from September 2020 to July 2021, but get in touch with us anytime if you'd like to find out more... for more info see our role outline.

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