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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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    ShaftesburyCofEThursday, January 14th, 2021 at 9:14am
    We return to online worship this coming Sunday, 17th January, and for the duration of the current lockdown. Join us here at 10.00am when Rev Pam will be presiding at our live-stream communion service, or watch the video afterwards. We may be out of our church buildings at the moment but "church" is still open!
    ShaftesburyCofETuesday, January 5th, 2021 at 11:29am
    Due to the current Covid-19 lockdown, and for the safety of both congregations and leaders, all public worship across the Shaftesbury Team Ministry is suspended for the duration. We will return to online worship on Sunday 17th January - look out for more details to come.
    ShaftesburyCofESunday, December 20th, 2020 at 2:55pm
    We'll be joining our friends from churches across Shaftesbury this evening for 'Carols on your Doorstep' - a Christmas gift from Churches Together in Shaftesbury. Live at 6pm on YouTube, join your nieighbours on your doorsteps and sing along - the words for the carols will be on the screen. Find the service tonight here: Want to to know more? Here's Revd Helen with all you need to know:
    ShaftesburyCofEFriday, December 18th, 2020 at 11:01am
    On Sunday 27th December our Team Service will be held at 10am in St Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. The collection that day will be split between Open House Shaftesbury and the Diocesan Sudan Fund so please do support these worthwhile charities. Thank you!

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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


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