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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, August 2nd, 2020 at 4:53pm
    ShaftesburyCofESunday, August 2nd, 2020 at 4:43pm
    Evening Prayer for the 8th Sunday of Trinity will begin at 6.00pm led by Revd Pam Rink. Please follow this link to open the order of service.
    ShaftesburyCofESunday, July 26th, 2020 at 4:55pm
    Welcome to our service for Sunday July 26th, the seventh Sunday after Trinity. This evening Helen is leading Evening Worship and 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:
    We are now worshipping together online at 6pm on Sundays and there are in-person services in some of our churches on Sundays at 9:30am and 11:15am. Weekday services are held in St Mary’s Motcombe, St Peter’s Shaftesbury and St James’ Shaftesbury. Full details are on our website and 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.
    ShaftesburyCofESunday, July 26th, 2020 at 4:16pm
    This evening's live online service starts in about 45 minutes. You can find the order of service here:

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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