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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, May 31st, 2020 at 10:22am
    Greetings from everyone at the Shaftesbury Team of Church of England churches this Pentecost! We're so sorry not to be joining our friends from Churches Together in Shaftesbury for the annual Pentecost service in the sunshine at Shaftesbury Abbey this afternoon. Blessings on you all as we wait until we can gather together again!
    Father's House Shaftesbury Bell Street United Church St Edward's Catholic Church

    Picture by Ally Barrett, used with permission.
    ShaftesburyCofESunday, May 31st, 2020 at 8:51am
    Welcome to our service for Pentecost! Jeremy will be preaching today and Helen is presiding. If you’d like to join in, you’ll find this week’s resources here: There’s also a copy of the service set out for on screen viewing here:
    Whether you are with us live, watching on demand, or just scrolling by for a couple of seconds, we pray that you will know God with you today. Come Holy Spirit!
    ShaftesburyCofESunday, May 31st, 2020 at 8:18am
    Today it's Pentecost - the day when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. Our service will be live here on facebook at 10am and available on demand soon after the livestream finishes. This morning Revd Jeremy Mais will be preaching and Revd Helen Dawes will be leading the service. If you'd like to get ready to join in you will find this weeks resources in printable format here: and an on-screen version of the service booklet here:
    ShaftesburyCofEThursday, May 28th, 2020 at 2:38pm
    We've heard that one or two people have received emails pretending to be from members of our clergy team. These ones were pretty obviously from different addresses, even though they'd put our names on them. If you're not sure if an email you've received is genuinely from one of us, you can always start a new email to one of us to ask. (And if you ever get an email from me saying I don't like coffee it's definitely fake! 😎 Helen)

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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 Helen Dawes, Team Rector, can be contacted on 01747 850589 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