This weekend we are celebrating 40 years since the reopening of St Peter's Church - our Ruby Anniversary!

Join us for a celebratory service of rededication and recommitment with the Right Reverend Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborne, this Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

All are welcome and we would particularly like to invite friends from across the Shaftesbury Team of churches to join us for this special celebration.

After the service, please stay for tea and cake with the bishop.

As part of the St Peter's Ruby Anniversary weekend celebrations, St Peter's Special Choir will be performing pieces from Karl Jenkins' beautiful choral work, 'The Armed Man'. The programme will also include a range of solo and ensemble pieces from members of the choir and others.

The concert is in St Peter's Church at 7:30pm on Saturday 1st July. Tickets are available on the door, £5 for adults, children up to age 16 free. You are advised to arrive in good time if you are buying a ticket on the door, as the number of seats in church is reduced due to the flower festival.

St Peter’s Church is holding a Flower Festival between Friday 30th June and Sunday 2nd July, as part of the celebrations of 40 years since St Peter's Re-Hallowing.

“ ABANDONED - then - RE-BORN “ arrangements will depict the life of St Peter's and opening times are:

Friday 30th June 10am to 4pm
Sat 1st July 10am to 4pm
Sun 2nd July 11.30am to 2pm


On Saturday July 1st at 7.30pm, the choir of St Peter's, with additional singers, will be singing part of Karl Jenkins' Mass of the Armed Man, with other items. We rehearse at 6.45pm on Thursday evenings in the church and would welcome some extra singers, in all voices. If you are interested please contact Harold Jackson on 01963 824894 or John Kitching on  01747 852797 or just come to rehearsal. All music will be provided. Thank you.

Join us at St Peter's Church for services through Holy Week and Easter: Maundy Thursday - 7.30pm 'Sacred Space' Communion followed by Vigil. Good Friday - 12noon All Age Worship, 1pm Silent Prayer, 2pm Devotions, 6pm The Cross of Christ - a service of music, readings and prayer for Good Friday. Easter Day - 8am BCP Holy Communion, 9.30am Family Festival Communion. We look forward to welcoming you.

St. Peter’s Children’s Easter craft activities

The Sunday club workers are putting on a craft activity morning on Wednesday of Holy week.  The session is running from 10:00 - 11:30am and aimed at primary aged children. We hope people will drop in, enjoy a cup of tea and cake and stay with their children who will be entertained with many craft activities available.  The morning is free with an opportunity to make a donation.


On Sunday 6th November at 4pm, St Peter's will be holding a special service where those who have been bereaved can remember those they have loved before God. During the service the names of those being remembered will be read out and there will be a time to light a candle in memory of a loved one. All are welcome at this quiet service of reflection and thanksgiving, whether recently bereaved or giving thanks for the lives of those who have died many years ago. Refreshments will be served at the end of the service and there will be time to share memories of those we have loved but who rest now with God.

Solitary candle with reflections in the darkness
Solitary candle with reflections in the darkness