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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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    ShaftesburyCofETuesday, December 24th, 2019 at 9:42pm
    Midnight Mass in the Shaftesbury Team - join us this evening to welcome Christmas!
    10pm St Thomas, Melbury Abbas
    11.15pm St Peter's, Shaftesbury
    11.30pm St Mary's, Motcombe
    11.30pm St James, Shaftesbury
    ShaftesburyCofETuesday, December 24th, 2019 at 5:13pm
    This chap was left in St Peter's this afternoon and he needs to get home! He'll be back in church for Midnight Mass and for the Christmas morning service, but if you need him home urgently before then, please phone Rev Helen on 850589.
    ShaftesburyCofEMonday, December 23rd, 2019 at 11:05am
    Today's #FollowTheStar track is Hark The Herald Angels Sing.

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    ShaftesburyCofESaturday, December 21st, 2019 at 3:00pm
    Christmas Eve Crib Service
    2:30 & 4pm, St Peter's Church, High St, Shaftesbury.
    All welcome, children's costumes provided.

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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