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.
Pilgrim Service: Thick Darkness?
Sunday 9th December 2018 6.00 pm at St James Church, Shaftesbury We now see Pilgrim still walking towards his night’s goal, but through the darkest of nights as he managed to take a wrong turn a wa…
Team Quiet Day
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 Franc…
The Pilgrim Course is back!
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 f…
Bishop Nicholas to speak on the environment
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 m…
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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
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.