Sunday 22nd April – Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

9:30am – Parish Communion followed by APCM (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Parish Communion followed by APCM (Motcombe)

10:00am  – Joint Parish Communion for St James & St John’s followed by APCM (St James)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Matins (Melbury Abbas)

2:00pm – Baptism Service (Motcombe)

3:00pm – Baptism Service (St Peter’s)

Please note that the Team Office will be closed from Friday 11th May at 12noon, reopening on Monday 21st May at 9am.

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Sunday 15th April – Third Sunday of Easter

8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (Motcombe)

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

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – The Gathering (Motcombe)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Compton Abbas), followed by APCM

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Please note that the Team Office will be closed from Friday 11th May at 12noon, reopening on Monday 21st May at 9am.

The Safeguarding C1 Training Session (Foundation) that was planned for Monday 16th April at 10am in St John's Church Hall, Enmore Green has had to be postponed. As soon as a new date is found we will publish the date here on the website and on our pew sheets. For further information please call the Team Office 01747 853060.

There will be a C1 Safeguarding training session on Monday 16th April 10am -12.30pm in St Johns church Hall, Enmore Green, SP7 8LL. There is usually sufficient parking on the town-side of the cross roads, in The Knapp. There is not much in Church Hill as it is rather narrow..
It will be useful if you have managed to do the C0 on line training but i know some of you will not have been able to, so don't let that stop you coming. Please let me know if you plan to come. (On this occasion you need not book via the diocesan we site) It may not take the full time I have allowed but that allows us to have a break.
Contact me if you have any questions or if you are not sure whether you need to come or not. Elizabeth Preston 01747 850654 lizziepreston1@gmail.com

Sunday 25th March – Palm Sunday

*Don’t forget the clocks change this weekend!

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

9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s),*

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Parish Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Matins (West Orchard)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Matins (Melbury Abbas)

2:00pm – Baptism Service at St James’

*The service at St Peter’s begins with a procession from Bell Street car park. If you are unable to be at Bell Street, then please go directly to St Peters for a time of prayer, and you will be joined there.

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Services Across the Team in Holy Week

Monday 26th

5.30pm – Evening Prayer (Motcombe)

6.30pm – ‘Sacred Space’ Evening Worship (St Peter’s)

7.30pm – Music and Reflection (Enmore Green)

Tuesday 27th

5.30pm – Evening Prayer (Motcombe)

6.30pm – ‘Sacred Space’ Evening Worship (St Peter’s)

8.00pm – Compline (St James’)

Wednesday 28th

5.30pm – Evening Prayer (Motcombe)

6.30pm – ‘Sacred Space’ Stations of the Cross (St Peter’s)

8.00pm – Compline (St James’)

Maundy Thursday

7.00pm – Eucharist with Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar and Vigil (Motcombe)

7.00pm – Maundy Thursday Eucharist and Stripping of the Altars (St James’)

7.30pm – Service with supper and retelling of the events of the Last Supper (St Peter’s)

Good Friday

9.45am – Meditation at the Cross (Enmore Green)

10.00am – Meditation and Quiet Prayer (Compton Abbas)

12noon – Meditation and Quiet Prayer (Melbury Abbas)

12noon – All Age Worship (St Peter’s)

1.00pm – Silent Prayer (St Peter’s)

1.30pm – Good Friday Liturgy (St James’)

2.00pm – Devotions (St Peter’s)

2.00pm – A Service of Prayer and Meditation (Motcombe)

6.30pm – At the Foot of the Cross, Music and Readings for Good Friday (St Peter’s)

6.30pm – Joint Good Friday Service (Margaret Marsh)

Easter Closure

Please note the Team Office is closing on Wednesday 28th March at 12 noon and reopens on Tuesday 3rd April at 9.00am.

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 Team Office is now closed until 9am on Tuesday 2nd January and our clergy are on leave until the New Year. If you have a query of an urgent pastoral nature then our churchwardens in each parish can respond with a member of retired clergy who may assist, although they are unable to take bookings.

If you have an enquiry about a baptism or wedding, please email office@ShaftesburyCofE.org.uk and we will respond on 2nd January.

Parish Contacts:

St Peter's, Shaftesbury:  Ros  01747 590614

St James, Shaftesbury: Andie  01747 853088, Philippa   01747 812365

St John's, Enmore Green: Elizabeth   01747 850654, 07875 745908

St Mary's, Motcombe:  Liz 01747 852647 or  Gill 01747 851007

St Mary's, Compton Abbas:  Gillian  01747 811263

St Thomas, Melbury Abbas: Jon 07767 868430

You can also leave an answerphone message at the team office on 01747 853060, which will be dealt with on 2nd January. We wish you a peaceful Christmas and New Year.

 

Join us wherever you are.

Carol Services

17th December
11:15am - Margaret Marsh
3:30pm - Enmore Green
6:00pm - Melbury Abbas
6:00pm - Motcombe
21st December
6:00pm - St Peter's Shaftesbury
6:30pm - West Orchard
7:00pm - St James' Shaftesbury

Crib Services

24th December
4:00pm - Compton Abbas
4:00pm - St Peter's Shaftesbury
4:00pm - Motcombe

Midnight Mass

24th December
10:00pm - Melbury Abbas
11:15pm - St Peter's Shaftesbury
11:30pm - St James' Shaftesbury
11:30pm - Motcombe

Christmas Day

(All Communion Services)
8:00am - Enmore Green
9:30am - St Peter's Shaftesbury
9:30am - St James' Shaftesbury
9:30am - Motcombe
11:15am - Compton Abbas
11:15am - Melbury Abbas
11:15am - Margaret Marsh (BCP)

 

Our next Team Service - when we join from all the churches in our Team to worship together in one place - will be on Sunday 29th October at St James' Church at 10am. This is a change from previously advertised venue of St Mary's, Compton Abbas, as the wonderful Dorset Marshals sadly concluded that they couldn't get people across the A350 from the field we were being loaned to park in to the church.

Do put the date of the service in your diary now, as our preacher will be the Revd Benny Hazlehurst, who works for the Diocese of Salisbury supporting people discerning their vocation to all kinds of different ministries in the church and beyond.

Kevin Martin was ordained at St Peter's Church last week, by Bishop Nicholas and joins us as curate.  Team Rector the Revd Helen Dawes has these words of thanks following the service: "An enormous THANK YOU to everyone who made Kevin's ordination such a joyous celebration! Thank you to the bishop's chaplain and office team for arranging the service and producing the service books, thank you to our musicians and choir, to the flower arrangers, bell ringers, church cleaners and to everyone who brought or served food at the party and to those who washed up afterwards. Thank you to Bishop Nick for leading us in glorious worship and to the Ven Vanessa Herrick for inspiring us with her words. Finally, thank you to everyone I'll realise I should have mentioned...Now we continue with the work of the Church, and for that, thanks be to God!"