We are the Church of England in and around Shaftesbury in 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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    ShaftesburyCofEWednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 10:33am
    Why we do what we do in church: A talk about liturgy and Praxis.

    ShaftesburyCofEMonday, April 23rd, 2018 at 10:19am
    There is a plant sale at Vale Farm, West Orchard on Saturday 12th May, from 2.30pm onwards, with plants, raffle, bring and buy and afternoon teas, with proceeds to The Orchards' church funds.

    ShaftesburyCofESaturday, April 21st, 2018 at 11:00am
    Sunday 22nd April – Fourth Sunday of Easter 8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (St James’) 9:30am – Parish Communion followed by APCM (St Peter’s) 9:30am – Parish Communion followed by APCM (Motcombe) 10:00am – Joint Parish Communion for St James & St John’s followed by APCM (St James) 11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh) 11:15am – Matins (Melbury Abbas) 2:00pm – Baptism Service (Motcombe) [ 43 more words ]

    ShaftesburyCofESaturday, April 21st, 2018 at 6:14am
    News from the churches: 22nd April -
    ShaftesburyCofESunday, April 15th, 2018 at 8:16am
    How to plan your funeral
    This afternoon at 3pm in St Peter's (Shaftesbury High Street, between the Town Hall and the Mitre pub) you're welcome to come along for an informal session on planning your funeral. We'll think about what you might like in the service, but we'll also talk about how to share your hopes with those who will be responsible for making plans when the times comes. All are welcome, you don't have to be a church member, just come along and join us.
    ShaftesburyCofESaturday, April 14th, 2018 at 11:00am
    Sunday 15th April – Third Sunday of Easter 8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (Motcombe) 9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s) 9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’) 9:30am – The Gathering (Motcombe) 11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh) 11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green) 11:15am – Parish Communion (Compton Abbas), followed by APCM News from Across the Churches St Peter's St James and Enmore Green Motcombe Please note that the Team Office will be closed from Friday 11th May at 12noon, reopening on Monday 21st May at 9am.