The Town Twinning Associations

Wimborne Minster is twinned with Valognes, France and Ochsenfurt, Germany.

Wimborne – Ochsenfurt


The Association was founded in 1989, although the Ochsenfurt region has had a unique connection with Wimborne Minster since 740 when nuns from the monastery in Wimborne were sent as missionaries to that part of Germany (Franconia) after St Boniface wrote to ask for help in his work to convert the pagan tribes of Germany to Christianity. They are remembered to this day as Patron Saints of towns and villages there.


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Wimborne – Valognes


The Wimborne/Valognes Twinning Association was founded in 1968 under the auspices of Wimborne Minster Town Council and is one of the oldest such associations in the country.

Valognes is a town of similar size to Wimborne and is situated about 13 miles south of Cherbourg in the Manche Department, which is itself twinned with the county of Dorset.


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