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.

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)


  • Latest News via eContact

    econtact_logo This Sunday we celebrate across the team The Conversion of St. Paul. This is a chance for us to be inspired to how we bring the Good News of Jesus Christ into our world when often we, like Paul, think that some things are not possible. This ... Read more
  • The Gathering

    The Gathering The Gathering is becoming an established service at Motcombe.  The service on Sunday January 18th on the theme of  ‘Hope’  was a thought provoking time encouraging us to think about our faith and our lives and challenging us to consider what we really mean when we say  ‘I hope…’.   Do ... Read more
  • Messy Church

    Messy Church The next Messy Church in Motcombe will be held on Sunday January 25th at 3.00pm in the hall of Motcombe Primary School.  The theme will be ‘Family’ and the meeting will incorporate our Fourth Birthday Celebrations.  Further details can be obtained from Jill Jenkinson at jilljenkinson45@sky.com or Sarah Berry at ... 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