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    ShaftesburyCofEWednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 11:39am
    St James' Church Sudan Appeal - a once a year opportunity! Saturday 30th March - doors open at 10.00am in Shaftesbury Town Hall Recycling and vintage sale of books, china & glass, retro & vintage, records, ornaments, pictures, jewellery, toys, vintage linen, bric-a-brac, household items, and much, much more. There is bound to be something you need! If you have anything to sell please call Julian on 01747 851531
    http://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/st-james-church-sudan-sale/
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    ShaftesburyCofEWednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 10:10am
    Download our LentPilgrim app for daily reflections containing a short Bible reading, an invitation to reflect, a suggestion for prayer and a prompt to act.
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    Download our LentPilgrim app for daily reflections containing a short Bible reading, an invitation to reflect, a suggestion for prayer and a prompt to act.
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    ShaftesburyCofEWednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 8:42am
    Today is Ash Wednesday, a time to examine our consciences and know that God is always ready to forgive us when we turn to him.

    As a sign of our repentance we sometimes receive the sign of the cross on our foreheads in ash made from old palm crosses. This Ash Wednesday our service of Holy Communion with Imposition of Ash is at St Peter's Church on Shaftesbury High Street at 7pm.

    Anyone is welcome, whether you come to church regularly or not. St Peter's choir will be singing, Revd Pam will be preaching, and you can decide during the service whether you would like to receive the ash on your head or not - it's not compulsory.
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    ShaftesburyCofETuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 11:54am
    Volunteer vacancy: St Peter's PCC secretary
    St Peter's PCC needs a new volunteer secretary to take over from Jess, who has done a great job for the last three years. Have a look at the guide to what it involves and if you think you might be able to help, get in touch with Revd Helen Dawes.
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    ShaftesburyCofETuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 11:38am
    Please note that the presentation by Pen Hadow at St James' Church, Shaftesbury has been POSTPONED until later in the year. Fresh details will be published in due course and we hope to see you then.
    http://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/presentation-by-pen-hadow-postponed/
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    ShaftesburyCofEMonday, March 4th, 2019 at 9:17am
    Presentation by Pen Haddow On Friday 8th March at 7.30pm St James' Church Shaftesbury will be hosting a presentation by the world-leading explorer Pen Hadow. Pen has led an array of high-profile marine research expeditions and is now dedicated to protecting the Arctic Ocean's threatened wildlife and ecosystem as the sea ice retreats. Do come along. Tickets £10 on the door or from Jeanne Loader: 07966 053208
    http://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/presentation-by-pen-hadow/

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    The Churches of the Shaftesbury Team Ministry take our duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

    If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.salisbury.anglican.org/parishes/safeguarding