We are the Church of England in Shaftesbury Dorset, serving the community and serving Jesus where we are. The church is about people and faith and we know you will find a warm open welcome at all the churches in our team whether you are a visitor, a local or someone just looking for the deeper meaning of life.
- The church was packed despite terrible weather on the afternoon of 2nd March when the Right Rev. Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, came with his chaplain Malcolm Wilson to bless the new kitchen and loo at Melbury Abbas parish church. Shaftesbury team rector Clive Thomas also attended. The service was ... Read more
- The Blackmore Vale Deanery, of which we are part, has a link with the Dioceses of Lui in Sudan. As many of us are praying for Sudan at this time, here is a update message received from Bishop Stephen of Lui, sent via Anne Powell. Bishop Stephen says: “Yes, please continue to ... Read more
- 1 Mar 2014 Rev Clive says: ” It has been great to lead a study of Revelation over the last 6 weeks. Although I know that there are still more questions to reflect on, bible cross references to chase up, symbols and meanings still to explore. I hope each of us will ... Read more
- The Salisbury Diocese has launched an appeal to support our sister church in Sudan’s work in relieving needs and building long-term reconciliation. We are praying daily for peace in the new state of South Sudan but it is now experiencing what might turn out to be a new civil war. The ... Read more
- St. Thomas, Melbury Abbas. You are warmly invited to… Songs of Praise. For the blessing of the new facilities; with The Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury. Sunday 2nd March 2014 3.00pm Please stay for refreshments after the service. SoP-Poster-St-T-MA-2.3.14.pdf Read more