Welcome to the Shaftesbury Team Ministry

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.
You’re welcome.


  • Latest News via eContact

    econtact_logo Hello Services across the team this Sunday: 8:00am – BCP Communion (St Peter’s) 9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s) 9:30am – Sung BCP Communion (St James’) 9:30am – Parish Communion (Motcombe) 11:00am – Rogation service (Melbury Abbas) 11:15am – Team Rogation Service (Compton Abbas) 11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green) 6:00pm – Pilgrim Service (St ... Read more
  • Gillian Cross – Multi-award winning local children’s Author talks about her work

    Gillian Cross TalkSt. James Church, Shaftesbury Friday 5 June 7.00pm Gillian Cross, The renowned, multi-award winning children’s author talks about her work. Gillian will be talking about how she came to write her most recent book “After Tomorrow” and why she writes stories that are set in the real world… “well mostly!” Tickets: £10.00 to include ... Read more
  • Light has come to Motcombe

    altar  + church dimmed The electricians have nearly finished and the work in the main church is complete.  Last Sunday, April 26th, was the first Sunday using the new lights to their full and folk commented how bright the church was; the lights dominated the natural daylight when it was a sunny day outside.  ... Read more
  • Godspell at Motcombe

    11078181_611149359021124_7226888804113253886_n                                         This was a community project involving folk from church, Motcombe community and the Shaftesbury area in general.  All three performances were well attended and those present  enjoyed lively performances from cast, musicians ... Read more
  • Messy Church Birthday

    Messy ChurchMessy Church celebrated its fourth birthday on Sunday January 25th.  The theme of the service was ‘Family’ and this was linked with ‘Celebration’.  The worship incorporated the party game of ‘pass the parcel’ as a part of its prayer time and the meeting finished with a party tea and birthday ... Read more