Welcome to Branksome St. Aldhelm’s Church & Centre

St Aldhelm’s Church is YOUR parish Church at the heart of YOUR community and we offer you a heartfelt welcome.

As the parish church our primary aim is as the religious centre for the parish of Branksome, Poole providing worship and ministry as part of the Church of England and within the worldwide Anglican community.

As the parish Community Centre, made up from all parts of your community we also offer activities and opportunities for fun & friendship and facilities for use by the community.

We hope you will explore what we have to offer here and we would really love to welcome you and your family personally.


The Church and Centre

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St Aldhelm’s is the lively Anglican Church at the heart of the parish of Branksome, Poole and we offer you a heartfelt welcome.

The church, made up of all parts of our community, provides worship, activities, ministry,  fun, friendship and love to everyone in the parish and beyond.

Wherever you are on your own faith journey, if you haven’t started or are not sure if you want too or what it means, St Aldhelm’s offers an open and friendly “no pressure” environment where you can explore and ask questions of and about God, faith and the church at your own pace.

By its very nature, this web site can only give a 2 dimensional representation of your parish church so we offer it to you in the hope that it will inspire you to visit one day to experience all dimensions of life at St Aldhelm’s.

centreSt. Aldhelm’s Centre

St Aldhelm’s Centre is the Community Centre at the heart of the Branksome Parish and we offer extensive facilities available for hire.

The Centre includes the Church Hall & stage, the Committee room and also events in the church itself and is used extensively for parties and other celebrations, for committee, planning & management meetings.

Throughout the year the church community and others also offer a wide range of theatre plays, music events and other performances.

Whether you are looking to run a children’s party, a concert or a meeting we have the facilities you need.


Family & Fellowship

Toddlers Play Group

Every Thursday in the Church Hall, this a great place for new parents to meet.

Busy Bodies Pre School

A high quality Ofsted approved Pre-School preparing your children for Foundation.

Explorers Sunday School

An opportunity for 4 to 12 year olds to ask questions of the Christian faith.

STAKS Youth Club

Fun and fellowship for 10 to 16 year old’s


Our adult choir is an integral part of the regular worship. All are welcome to participate in this important part of our church life.


The St. Aldhelm’s Orchestra exists to give amateur musicians an opportunity to play and develop their musical ability.

Mothers Union

Part of the international Christian charity aimed at supporting families.

Coffee Break

A simple opportunity to meet for a good chat over great coffee.

Whats on @ St Aldhelm's


There are many ways to keep in contact with all that is going on at St.Aldhelm’s. You can follow our two Facebook pages Branksome St Aldhelm CofE Church and St Aldhelm’s Centre or subscribe to our regular email or why not just speak to Sam in the Parish Office?

Parish Office

Call 01202 764420 between 9.00am and 12.00noon or email office@st-aldhelm.com

St.Aldhelm’s Centre
401 Poole Road
BH12 1AD