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.
- On Sunday 17th July St Thomas’s at Melbury Abbas held a pet service, led by Rev Jan Crossley, where congregation, pets and owners were also joined by Gus – the donkey, and Tinkerbell – a Shetland pony who were visiting with Mr. Coffin, who talked about his animal sanctuary and the collection ... Read more
- Celebrating the Fifties Get out your high fashion, hot pants and frilly skirts and prepare to rock n roll Tuesday 16th August 2016 In and around St James Church 6.30 to 8.30pm Tickets £7.00 to include First Drink and dainty eateries (non alcoholic available) Tickets may be obtained from Farnfields Solicitors, 4 Church Lane, Shaftesbury Contact Guy Lowton on 01747 854244 or ... Read more
- In Summer 2017, Bishop Nicholas has agreed that will have a curate joining our team. His name is Kevin Martin. Kevin says “I am studying full time for Ministry at Sarum College and my training context is Wimborne Minster. I have lived in Wimborne since 2007, I am married to Liz ... Read more
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- Sunday 10th July 2016 6.00 pm St James’ Church, Shaftesbury Pilgrim travelled through increasingly inhospitable terrain, with only his friend to remind him that – in all his struggles and suffering – life could be good again, provided he accepts that the world’s way might just not be the answer. At a bend ... Read more
- Last Sunday, 26th June, our Team Ordinand and former administrator Kirsty Wells was ordained deacon after three years’ training at Sarum College in Salisbury. Kirsty will now serve in the churches in the Sturminster Newton benefice and will continue to be in our prayers as she begins this new stage ... Read more