Warminster is close to Stonehenge and may have some pre-Christian roots; however the modern town was founded in Anglo-Saxon times. In the northwest of the Diocese of Salisbury, Warminster is a minster town in rural Wiltshire. The town is divided into three Anglican parishes, and is also served by other traditions and denominations. The three parish churches in the town are all in the episcopal area of Ramsbury, served by the Bishop of Ramsbury (Anglican), currently the Rt. Rev. Stephen Conway.