The Shaftesbury Church of England office on Gold Hill is closed to visitors today (Monday 19th March 2018) due to the severe weather. E-mail messages sent to office@shaftesburyCofE.org.uk are being monitored intermittently. Messages left on the Team answerphone (01747 853060) will be picked up on Tuesday. If you need to contact a member of the clergy urgently, our contact details are here.
Thank you for your understanding,
Helen

The Revd Helen Dawes, Team Rector

The snowfall overnight is likely to lead to some services and events today being cancelled or postponed. Details will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed. Even if a service is happening, please don't put yourself at unnecessary risk by attending if it is not safe for you to do so.

8:00 Holy Communion St Mary's Motcombe - cancelled
9:30 Parish Communion St Peter's Shaftesbury - going ahead
9:30 Parish Communion St James Shaftesbury - going ahead - a said service
9:30 Family Service St Mary's Motcombe - cancelled
11:15 Matins St Margaret's Margaret Marsh - cancelled
11:15 Parish Communion St Mary's Compton Abbas - cancelled
11:15 Parish Communion St John's Enmore Green - cancelled
12:00 Baptism Service St Mary's Motcombe - postponed
3:00pm Talk: Why we do what we do in church - cancelled

Sunday 11th March – Mothering Sunday

8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – All Age Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Sung BCP Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Parish Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Parish Communion (West Orchard)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Melbury Abbas)

4:00pm – Crafts followed by service (Compton Abbas)

6:00pm – Pilgrim Service (St James’)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

“Why we do what we do in church”

Simon will again be leading a discussion on the Liturgy and Praxis of our church services to help reveal just why we do what we do in church. This talk and discussion was very well received last year and many said when was it going to be given again. Sunday 18th March 3pm in St James – with refreshments – open to all.

Sunday 11th March 2018
6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury

It is nearly evening, and raining diagonally. Pilgrim, booted, is striding along, hood up and staff in hand, under a darkening sky with lightning flashes and a thunderstorm threatening his road ahead, but, despite the forbidding weather he is happy because he knows he is on the right track. His knapsack echoes his feelings, which he wants everyone to see because he knows that a smile will always bring a smile in response, and - despite the weather - he is always an optimist! Do come and join us to hear more of the story, and for refreshments and fellowship afterwards; You will be very welcome!

Note this event has been moved to the 29th April at 3pm
due to the snow on the 18th March.

St James Church, Shaftesbury
18th March 2018 3:00pm

Simon will again be leading a discussion on the Liturgy and Praxis of our church services to help reveal just why we do what we do in church. This talk and discussion was very well received last year and many said when was it going to be given again.

With refreshments – open to all.

 

Sunday 25th February – Second Sunday of Lent

8:00am - BCP Communion (St James’)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter's)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James')

9:30am – Parish Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Family Service (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Matins (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

3:00pm – Baptism Service (St Peter’s)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Monthly Prayer Leaflet

Our Music Director is (sadly) leaving us for personal reasons, so St Peter's is looking for an excellent organist and choir director to take us on to the next stage of our musical life and ministry. We are looking for a great colleague to work collaboratively with the Rector and others, providing musical leadership that enhances our mission and enriches our worship. This is a part-time post, covering three Sundays per month, specified festivals, occasional offices (for which additional fees are paid), and a weekly choir practice. St Peter's is a friendly, outward-looking church with a regular congregation of about 100. For more details, see the advert and job description attached.

Enhanced DBS check required

Closing date: Friday 6th April 2018

Music director advert 2018 JD for Music Director 2018

Sunday 11th February 2018
6.00 pm
St James’ Church, Shaftesbury

We now see Pilgrim having to make up his own mind – again! Both the signpost arms point to the same destination, but one appears – at first sight – to be less taxing than the other – or does it? Can he deduce which would be the better path from anything he can see, or should he just toss a coin for it? Does WWJD come into it or not?! Maybe – but possibly not as the immediate thing that comes to mind!

Come and see how the riddle is untied, here and often through our lives too! You will be very welcome!