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.
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We apologise that we are updating our calendar information so some church calendars may not display properly. We will have this fixed soon. (27 Nov 14)


  • Churches Together Present Outdoor Nativity

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn Sunday 14th December, members of churches in Shaftesbury joined together to present an outdoor nativity during the Sunday Christmas market. A procession playing and singing “Come and Join the Dance” wended its way from Angel Square, up the High Street through the busy Christmas stalls to the town hall ... Read more
  • Latest News via eContact

    econtact_logo Carol Services are starting throughout the team. If you need a quick guide to carol and crib services round the team you can find it here. It is with sadness that Beryl Pike has had to stand down as editor of the Key Ring due to ill ... Read more
  • Carol and Crib Services in the Team 2014

    Carol Service Looking for a carol service or crib service in the team – here is a handy list of all carol and crib services.   Crib Services Sunday 14th December 11:00am Margaret Marsh Carol Service 6:30pm East Orchard Carol Service Monday 22nd December 7:00pm St James’ Carols by Candlelight Sunday 21st December 11:00am Compton Abbas Carol Service 4:00pm West Orchard Christingle Service 3:30pm Enmore Green Carol Service 6:00pm Motcombe Carol Service 6:30pm St Peter’s Carol Service 6:30pm Melbuy Abbas Carol Service Crib Services Christmas Eve 4:00pm Compton ... Read more
  • Team Rector Announcement

    We are pleased to announce that our new Team Rector will be The Rev’d Helen Dawes. Helen is currently working as Public and Social Affairs Advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and previously was priest-in-charge of a benefice of four rural parishes. Helen, her husband Jonathan and their 3 children, ... Read more
  • Nativity Festival 2014

    PB290349Our second Nativity Festival was held at St Thomas’ Melbury Abbas on the 28th and 29th of November 2014, where again we had a great display of nativity sets. These sets of figures had been lent by individuals from several parishes in the Team and originated from many countries. They were ... Read more