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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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    ShaftesburyCofESunday, July 5th, 2020 at 8:52am
    Welcome to our service for the fourth Sunday after Trinity. Today Kirsty is preaching, Helen is presiding, and as usual we have prayers and readings led by members of our Team churches. If you’d like to join in, you’ll find this week’s resources here: https://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/team-resources-for-5th-july/
    There’s also a copy of the service set out for on screen viewing here: https://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/order-of-service-for-5th-july-text-file-only/
    From next Sunday our livestream service will be at 6pm and there will be in-person services in some of our churches at 9:30am and 11:15am. Full details are on our website and here on our facebook page. Whether you are with us live, watching on demand, or we’ve popped up unexpectedly on your timeline, we welcome you to join us for as long or as short as a time as you’re able and we pray that you will know God with you today.
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    ShaftesburyCofESunday, July 5th, 2020 at 8:07am
    Sunday services in our churches start again from July 12th, alongside continuing services here on facebook. Please be patient as we get used to welcoming those of you who can come into our buildings again, it's going to feel a bit strange for everyone there.

    Services for the next two Sundays will be:

    Sunday 12th July
    9.30am St Peter’s Parish Communion
    9.30am Motcombe Parish Communion
    11.15am The Orchards Morning Worship at West Orchard
    11.15am Melbury Abbas Matins
    6.00pm Livestream on Facebook: Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer

    Sunday 19th July
    9.30am St Peter’s Parish Communion
    9.30am St James’ Parish Communion
    11.15am Compton Abbas Parish Communion
    11.15am Enmore Green Parish Communion
    6.00pm Livestream Service on Facebook
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    ShaftesburyCofESunday, July 5th, 2020 at 7:58am
    This morning's service starts in about an hour here on our facebook page. Today Kirsty is preaching, Helen is presiding, and as usual we have prayers and readings led by people from across our Team. If you’d like to join in, you’ll find this week’s resources here: https://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/team-resources-for-5th-july/
    There’s also a copy of the service set out for on screen viewing here: https://shaftesburycofe.org.uk/order-of-service-for-5th-july-text-file-only/
    From next Sunday our livestream service will be at 6pm and there will be in-person services in some of our churches at 9:30am and 11:15am. Full details will be on our website and here on our facebook page.
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    ShaftesburyCofEThursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 11:32am
    We have our last Shaftesbury Food Aid Support Service today 😟 but you can still visit Open House every Tuesday between 10 - 12. 😊
    We have lots of surplus bread and veg this morning, so please feel free to pop up and see us at Father's House if
    you can use any of it.
    After 12 noon everything left over will be left outside the front door.

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    Safeguarding

    The Churches of the Shaftesbury Team Ministry take our responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and work in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. You can view our safeguarding policy here and you can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

    If you have any safeguarding concerns or questions then you can contact any of the Team clergy. The Revd Helen Dawes, Team Rector, can be contacted on 01747 850589 or by email to helen@ShaftesburyCofE.org.uk and all the clergy contact details are here. Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 07500 664800 or by email to heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org  You can also find useful contact information at www.salisbury.anglican.org/parishes/safeguarding