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    ShaftesburyCofEThursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 7:47am
    Churches Together Shaftesbury Pentecost Service will be held at Shaftesbury Abbey on Sunday 23rd May at 4pm.
    Because of Covid-19 restrictions there will be no wet weather alternative. Everyone is asked to please respect Covid-19 guidance and also bring their own chairs. The service is suitable for ALL ages (children will be especially welcome but there is uneven ground for older people to be aware of). We look forward to joining together!
    ShaftesburyCofEMonday, March 22nd, 2021 at 9:00am
    We have a full programme of service for Holy Week across the Shaftesbury Team - do join us:
    Mon 29th March:
    5.30pm Motcombe - Evening Prayer
    6.30pm St Peter’s - Sacred Space: Evening Worship
    7.30pm Enmore Green - Reflections on the women of Holy Week
    8.00pm St James’ - Compline
    Tue 30th March:
    5.30pm Motcombe - Evening Prayer
    6.30pm St Peter’s - Sacred Space: Evening Communion
    8.00pm St James’ - Compline
    Wed 31st March:
    5.30pm Motcombe - Evening Prayer
    6.30pm St Peter’s - Sacred Space: Stations of the Cross
    8.00pm St James’ - Compline
    Maundy Thursday:
    7.00pm St James’ - Maundy Thursday Eucharist
    7.00pm Motcombe - Maundy Thursday Eucharist
    Good Friday:
    9.45am Enmore Green - Meditation at the Foot of the Cross
    10.00am Compton Abbas - Meditation & Quiet Prayer
    12 noon Melbury Abbas - Meditation
    1.30pm St James’ - Good Friday Liturgy
    2.00pm Motcombe - Meditation at the Foot of the Cross
    6.30pm St Peter’s - At the Foot of the Cross
    6.30pm Margaret Marsh - At the Foot of the Cross
    ShaftesburyCofEFriday, March 5th, 2021 at 8:22am
    Today is the World Day of Prayer. Collections from the WDP annual service enable the movement to give grants to various charitable organisations all around the world to improve the lives of people in disadvantaged or poorer communities. If you would like to contribute to their work you can give by bank transfer:
    Bank Nat West, Tunbridge Wells Branch
    Sort code. 55-70-13
    Account name WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
    Account number 69039569
    Ref WDP and our branch code of SHAF1301

    Alternatively, you can send a cheque, payable to WDP, to WDP, Commercial Street. Tunbridge Wells, Kent. TN1 2RR

    Thank you!
    ShaftesburyCofEWednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 10:16am
    This Friday, 5th March, we are holding a Zoom service for this year's World Day of Prayer. We begin at 11.00am. If you would like to join us please email the Team Office for the link:

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    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

    If you have any safeguarding concerns or questions then you can contact any of the Team clergy. The Revd Pam Rink, acting Team Rector, can be contacted on 01747 590712 or by email to and all the clergy contact details are here. Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 07500 664800 or by email to  You can also find useful contact information at


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