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We are the Church of England in and around Shaftesbury in Dorset, serving the community and making Jesus known where we are. The church is about God, people and faith and we hope 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.
You are very welcome.
Team Shaftesbury Benefice includes the following churches and church schools:
Shaftesbury (Secondary) School
St Peter's Church Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury Primary School
St Mary's Church Motcombe
Motcombe Primary School
St James' Church, Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury Abbey Primary School
St John's Church, Enmore Green
St Mary the Virgin Church, Compton Abbas
St Thomas' Church, Melbury Abbas
St Margaret's Church, Margaret Marsh
St Luke's Church, West Orchard

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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 Donna Gibbs, Team Rector, can be contacted on 01747 229543 or by email to . Revd Helen Williams, Team Vicar, can be contacted on 01747 859654 or by email to Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 01722 438651 or by email to  You can also find useful contact information at

Details of the Parish Safeguarding Officer for each parish are displayed in each church.