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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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    ShaftesburyCofETuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 9:42am
    St Thomas' Church will be holding their Christmas Fair on Saturday 1st december from 10.30am until 12.30pm in Melbury Abbas Village Hall. There will be local producers selling crafts and food, in addition to gifts, cakes, bric-a-brac, books, Christmas decorations and a raffle. A pop-up cafe will provide refreshmentsa and time to chat. Do come along!
    ShaftesburyCofEMonday, November 12th, 2018 at 2:38pm
    Our friends at Open House Shaftesbury need a few more volunteers to collect Christmas Hamper donations at Tesco over the second half of this week - could you spare an hour or two? Follow the link (above, in blue) to their page and message them directly if you're able to help...
    ShaftesburyCofEMonday, November 12th, 2018 at 10:19am
    Could you make a difference by supporting the strategic oversight of local schools? We have vacancies for volunteer Foundation Trustees in the Southern Academy Trust - contact Revd Helen Dawes for more info about these Board-level posts.
    ShaftesburyCofESunday, November 11th, 2018 at 8:16am
    A couple of years ago, the Shaftesbury and District Branch of the Royal British Legion decided it would be good to have a special branch prayer. It underpins their work through the Poppy Appeal and on Remembrance Sunday, but it's also central to the amazing pastoral care they offer to their members and others all through the year.
    Here it is:

    Almighty God,
    whose love knows no bounds,
    bestow on your loyal servants in the Shaftesbury and District Branch of the Royal British Legion
    the patience, wisdom and strength
    to care for those who need our unfailing support,
    to sustain them against all adversity,
    and prove us worthy of the sacred trust placed in us.
    Through jesus Christ our Lord,

    #DioSalArmistice #WeWillRememberThem
    ShaftesburyCofEFriday, November 9th, 2018 at 4:50pm
    Pilgrim Service: They chall grow not old? A service and a time to reflect in the celtic style. Sun 11th 6:00pm at 30 St James St.
    ShaftesburyCofETuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 3:55pm
    NEWS / More than 33,000 social action projects are run or supported by churches, according to figures setting out for the first time the full scale of the Church's service to communities.