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Broken Gravestones in Compton Abbas churchyard

Some of the memorials in Compton Abbas churchyard have been broken as a result of a tree from a neighbouring property falling into the churchyard. The tree has now been cleared and permission has been given to repair the broken memorials. If possible, the church should contact the families of the people commemorated.  These are the people named on the memorials:

  • Hugh James Barnes
  • Lottie Ridout
  • Mary & H.G. Victor Gray
  • Emily Rose Lucas
  • Eva Duke
  • Selina Lambert
  • The Brown family
  • Henry Jesse and Ada Louise Ridout
  • Ernest John & Alice Maria Foot
  • Ethel May Burridge
  • Cecily Elizabeth Hayter

If any of these people are members of your family, please contact the church office, which is open from 9am to 12 noon, Monday – Friday.  Contact details:

The Shaftesbury Team Office
5 Gold Hill
Shaftesbury SP7 8JW

Tel: 01747 853060

An Evening with BBC Radio 2's Johnnie Walker interviewed by Julian Richards in St James' Church, Shaftesbury - Friday 18th October at 7.30pm

Hear about his 50 years in broadcasting from pirate ship Radio Caroline to Radio 2, with a Q & A session to follow. Raffle, wine, soft drinks and nibbles.

Free entry. Generous donations please, for the Restoration of St James' East Window

In Search of Shangri La - an illustrated talk by David Grierson

St John’s Church, Enmore Green SP7 8QR
Friday, 25th October at 7pm
£8.00 for reserved seats in the nave
£6.00 for seats in the West Gallery
May be obtained from the Tourist Office, Shaftesbury or from Jo Churchill - 01747 850432
Tea/Coffee available from 6.30pm
Listen to the music and view some beautiful artefacts

C1 Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 22 October - 10.00am -12.30pm

in St Johns Church Hall, Enmore Green SP7 8LL

This is suitable for anyone who has done no previous training or who needs an update.

Contact Elizabeth Preston to book a place or if you have any questions:  01747 850654, 07875 745908 or just come along.

Explorer, Ocean Advocate & Visionary. Friday 27th September at 7.30pm at St James's Church , Shaftesbury.

Locally based, Pen is a world leading explorer, having led an array of high profile marine research expeditions and pioneering achievements in the North Pole region, he is now dedicated to protecting the Arctic Ocean’s threatened wildlife and  ecosystem as the sea ice retreats.

In aid of the Restoration of St James' Church East Window. Your generous donations towards our appeal will be very welcome! Drinks and nibbles available.