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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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    ShaftesburyCofESaturday, January 19th, 2019 at 10:21am
    Sunday 20th January – Third Sunday of Epiphany / Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

    Our services this week are:
    8.00am Motcombe - BCP Communion
    9:30am Motcombe - United Service with Motcombe Methodists
    10.30am Father’s House, Christy's Lane - United Service marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, (Guest speaker: Colin Brady, the Diocese of Salisbury Social Justice Programme Manager)
    11:15am Margaret Marsh - Matins
    11:15am Compton Abbas - Parish Communion

    Please note that there are no 9:30am services in St Peter's or St James, as these are replaced by the 10:30am United Service at Father's House.

    All are welcome!
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    ShaftesburyCofEFriday, January 11th, 2019 at 10:05pm
    Pilgrim Service: Thick Darkness? - Worship in the Celtic style. Sun 13th Jan @ St James
    http://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/pilgrim-service-thick-darkness/
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    ShaftesburyCofEThursday, January 10th, 2019 at 11:12am
    TEAM QUIET DAY Our Team Quiet Day will be held on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at Hilfield Friary, from 10am – 5pm. The day will include two talks by Hilfield community member, Brother Hugh, on Franciscan spirituality and how it can inform mission and spirituality in our own context. We have a maximum of 25 places available so please book early with the Team Office to avoid disappointment. [ 35 more words ]
    http://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/team-quiet-day/
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    ShaftesburyCofEThursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 11:18am
    John Fuller will be leading the next, and last, Pilgrim Course this January/February. The theme is “Church & Kingdom”, exploring what our Christian discipleship means in our daily lives. The first of six sessions will be held this Wednesday, 9th January beginning at 7.30pm at 11 Ratcliffe Gardens. John welcomes those who have shared in earlier courses and anyone who would like to join for the first time. For more information please contact John on 01747 850079.
    http://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/the-pilgrim-course-is-back/
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    ShaftesburyCofEWednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 9:28am
    THE WORLD IN SAFE HANDS? Bishop Nicholas is to speak at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton at 3pm on 31st January 2019 about what response to the current environmental crisis we can make and why it matters. Bishop Nicholas is the lead Bishop for the environment in the House of Lords. Tickets will be available shortly from the Shaftesbury Team Office.
    http://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/bishop-nicholas-to-speak-on-the-environment/
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    ShaftesburyCofEMonday, December 24th, 2018 at 6:50am
    Help spread our important message by sharing our #FollowTheStar prayer with your loved ones this Christmas. And for even more inspiration, sign up now for our 12 days of essential reflections: www.churchofengland.org/followthestar

    Loving God,
    help the world to follow the star and find peace;
    help us follow the star to know your love in our homes,
    and may the star lead us to find Jesus in our lives,
    this Christmas and always.
    Amen.
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    Help spread our important message by sharing our #FollowTheStar prayer with your loved ones this Christmas. And for even more inspiration, sign up now for our 12 days of essential reflections: www.churchofengland.org/followthestar Loving God, help the world to follow the star and find peace; help us follow the star to know your love in our homes, and may the star lead us to find Jesus in our lives, this Christmas and always. Amen.