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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    ShaftesburyCofEThursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 10:14am
    ShaftesburyCofETuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 11:42am
    Enjoy a beautiful open garden with coffee and cake on Wednesday 28th June from 10.30am until 12.30pm, at Grove Farm House, Melbury Abbas SP7 0DE. A chance to enjoy the garden, enter a raffle and browse the stalls whilst supporting Friends of the Refuge.

    ShaftesburyCofEMonday, June 19th, 2017 at 11:34am
    On Sunday 25th June 3pm at St James', there will be an organ recital, given by Chris Mahon, including music to celebrate the Feast of St Peter. Free admission, afternoon tea and cakes. Voluntary Contributions towards St James' re-ordering.

    ShaftesburyCofESaturday, June 17th, 2017 at 9:30pm
    Congratulations to Mandy, Sarah and Helen (pictured above, L to R, with Revd Helen Dawes) who were confirmed by the Bishop of Sherborne in a service at Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday 17th June 2017.

    ShaftesburyCofESaturday, June 17th, 2017 at 7:47am
    Everything you need to know for this Sunday the 18th June: Pew Sheets and service information.

    ShaftesburyCofEFriday, June 16th, 2017 at 9:47am
    Don't forget it's the Great Get Together this Sunday. A free Vintage Tea Party with events for children and light entertainment for everybody. Sunday 18th 2:30pm-5.30pm at St James Church, Shaftesbury. Come and have fun.

    This is a countrywide initiative launched by Jamie Oliver and The Duchess of Cornwall to celebrate the life of murdered MP Jo Cox. A chance for Church and Community to get together and to send the message that there is more that unites us than divides us.