Church of England Churches in and around Shaftesbury
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.
Get ready to make joyful noise to the Lord!
If you're joining us for the Family Festival Communion at St Peter's, Shaftesbury tomorrow morning at 9:30am, bring something noisy in your pocket.* (Yes, really!) Keep it hidden until the fire has been lit, the candle has been brought into church and we've sung the Easter hymn of praise. Then, when I give the signal, MAKE AS MUCH NOISE AS YOU CAN!
*Football rattles, bells, whistles, shakers all welcome. Children are also very good at making lots of noise, but shouldn't be kept in your pocket 😉
12noon - 3pm on Good Friday at St Peter's Church, High St, Shaftesbury
Together we mark the three hours that Jesus spent on the cross before he died. You are welcome to join us for parts or all of our three hours' devotions.
12 noon (or as soon as we are able after the Churches Together Walk of Witness) - All-Age Service: a short informal service reflecting on Good Friday suitable for ages 0-100+
1pm Silent Prayer: we pray together in silence through the second hour on the cross. You are welcome to come and go quietly during the hour if you wish. We have Bibles you can use to read the scriptures as a guide to prayer, or bring your own Bible or Lent book with you if that will help you pray.
2pm Good Friday meditations: A quiet, reflective service in the hour when we remember Christ's death. Time for silence, readings, hymns and reflections.