There are four places of worship within the bounds of West Moors Council area; for more information follow the links here: 

St Mary's Parish Church West Moors

StMarys Church and Hall

St. Mary the Virgin CofE Parish Church

Station Road, corner with The Avenue (opposite the Memorial Hall)
T: 01202 893197

A friendly Church of England parish church located towards the northern end of Station Road (the main road) on the corner with The Avenue at BH22 0JF.

Vicar - Vacancy
For Pastoral matters, please contact Revd Michael Eaton
on or call 07761 948763

For Pastoral administration contact Valerie Robertson

For more information on the many services and events please see or

On Sundays there are services of Holy Communion at 8am and 10am. On the fourth Sunday of the month, the 10am service is more informal with a worship band. As a family friendly church there is a children’s corner so every age from 0 to 99 and beyond can feel welcomed and comfortable.
(h)ALL@4: is a café style church on the 1st Sunday of the month at 4pm in the hall. It is informal and particularly suitable for all ages.

Currently paused during the vacancy:
Messy Church
: Happens on the second Sunday every quarter from 3-5pm.
Crafts, celebration and cake for all the family.

Currently paused during the vacancy:
Youth Group (YQT): A fun and friendly group for year 5 and above on the 1st Friday of the month at 5.30pm. Food included every time!

Autism friendly service: In partnership with Sturt’s Farm at 3.30pm on the 1st Friday of the month. All are welcome.
Tea@3: Tea, cake and a quiz for all in a relaxed atmosphere in the hall from 3.00pm - 4.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Currently paused during the vacancy:
Meditation Group: There is meditation on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10am in church.

Saturday Breakfast: Meets in the Church Hall on the 3rd Saturday monthly from 9am for about 90 minutes for a hearty breakfast and social chat.

Mothers Union: There is a very active Mothers’ Union meeting at 7.30pm on the 3rd Monday of the month. New members are very welcome.
Social Events: Many social events, details can be found on the website. 

The Sharing Shed: A place where anyone in the community can gain access to food. For more information see the website, or

Find out more information on their web site.

St. Martin's United Reformed Church





St. Martin's United Reformed Church

Station Road - on the corner with Moorlands Road (opposite the Library)

West Moors Singers are thrilled to announce that they will be singing with the cast of Back to Bacharach on Tuesday 5th September at the Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth. Save the date and come and join us 7 members of the St Martin’s Gospel Choir also sing with the West Moors Singers.

Rev’d James Whately Tel. 01202 813908 or 07936902554 or email:

Church Secretary: Mrs Pauline Whately Tel: 01202 813908 or

Treasurer: Christopher Legrand Tel: 01202 873344 or email:

Hall/Church Lettings: Mrs Maggie Larkin 07837 691496

Sunday Worship is held every Sunday at 10.30am.

Communion is celebrated on the 1st Sunday in every month.

The St. Martin's Discovery Group meets various months

Community Sing-along is an hour or so of singing (or just listening) for fun and fellowship. Held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month 10.30am till noon.

St. Martin’s Gospel Choir practice every Tuesday in term time 7.00 – 8.30pm

The hall is for hire and is suitable for meetings or parties. Capacity: 50 seated theatre style.

More information on their website.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church


St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

8 Pinehurst Road ( vehicle access off Woolslope Road )

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Achunonu.

Email :
Tel. 01202 874811

Deacon Jim Brennan Tel. 01202 872993

Safeguarding Officer: Mrs. Jan Jenkins Tel. 01202 871250

 Parish Secretary: Eunice Masters

Monday - No Mass,

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 9.30am

Thursday 7pm
Saturday - Vigil Mass of Sunday – 6.30pm and Sunday - 8:30am and 11am
The hall is used by several clubs based in West Moors.

Pinehurst Community Church

Pinehurst Community Church

90 Pinehurst Road


Church Office Tel: 01202 892776 or
Adam Parrett (Pastor) email:

Throughout the week they offer a range of children’s and youth activities for those aged 0 – 18yrs and run a number of different courses throughout the year.

Sunday 10am - 11.30am Morning Church Service & children’s groups.

Wednesday 10am - 11.30am Little Pines toddler group (term time only).

The Haven: Every Thursday 1-5pm Free cosy space with tea and coffee and Wi-Fi.


More information on their website.

Cross at sunset


A few years ago, a small leaflet was produced which covers the history of the churches here in West Moors: some interesting facts - which may not be generally known. Each individual web site for the local churches will also have their own presentations which make fascinating reading.