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

Sunday 18th February – First Sunday of Lent

8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (Motcombe)

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

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Family Service Motcombe)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Compton Abbas)

3:00pm – Baptism of Demelza Douglas (Motcombe)

 


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

 

Sunday 4th February 2018 – The Second Sunday before Lent

8:00am - BCP Communion (Compton Abbas)

9:30am – Family Service (St Peter's)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James')

9:30am – Parish Communion (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Parish Communion BCP (Motcombe)

11:15am – Parish Communion BCP (Margaret Marsh)

3:30pm – Evensong (Enmore Green)

6:30pm – Evening Praise (West Orchard)

News From Across The Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

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Sunday 24th December – Fourth Sunday of Advent / Christmas Eve

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 (Margaret Marsh)

Crib Services

4:00pm - Compton Abbas

4:00pm - St Peter's Shaftesbury

4:00pm - Motcombe

Midnight Mass

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)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

And don't forget that on Sunday 31st December there is a Team Communion Service at St John's Church Enmore Green at 10:00 a.m.

A Very Happy and Blessed Christmas to you all.

Sunday 26th November 2017 – Christ the King

 

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)

12:00pm – Baptism and Thanksgiving for Charlotte & Daniel Voice (St James’)

3:00pm – Baptism of Isabella Marshall (Motcombe)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Monthly Prayer Leaflet

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.

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.

Churches Together in Shaftesbury and Gillingham are hosting a hustings for the North Dorset constituency at 7pm on Saturday 3rd June at St James’s Church, Shaftesbury to give local people a chance to put their questions to our General Election candidates. All four candidates will be attending. The hustings will give members of the community in Gillingham, Shaftesbury and the surrounding villages an opportunity to engage in good quality discussion with the candidates about the issues that matter to them most in this General Election.

The hustings is being organised by our two local Churches Together groups - the organisations that link up the different churches in Gillingham and Shaftesbury. But the hustings is for the whole community, not just for church members, and we're looking forward to welcoming a wide range of people so that we can have a really good conversation through the evening.

Members of the local community can submit questions in advance through their local churches, by e-mail, or on Facebook. You might want to find out the candidates' perspectives on national or international issues that you care about, or there might be a pressing local issue that you want to know their position on. Let us know what's on your mind and we will aim to cover as many of the most pressing issues as we can in the course of the evening.

Send in your questions no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 31st May: