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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

office@ShaftesburyCofE.org.uk

Come along to St Mary's Church, Compton Abbas for Hymns & Pimms on Saturday 29th June at 4pm. Sing along with your favourite hymns while relaxing with a glass or two. Seating will be provided but you may want to bring a comfy garden chair or cushion. We hope to be in the churchyard but will move into church if wet.
FIRST DRINK FREE - Do come along and join us!

Please note the Team Barn Service on the Sunday 29th July is now at Lower Breach Farm, West Orchard, SP7 0LL. It is still at 11am, led by Bishop Karen and followed by a Bring & Share lunch.There is parking available and maps should be available in your church or on the following link.

Map to West Orchard Barn

Places for the Team Retreat, at The Greenhouse Christian Centre in Poole on 21-23 September, are filling fast, with only a few rooms still available.

If you are thinking of going, please return the booking form which is on the below link and available in most team churches; or get in touch with Michael or Beverley Pattison for more information - m.a.pattison@gmail.com, 01747 852017.

To download a booking form click here Team Retreat Notice + Application Form 2018

There is a vintage and craft fair at Fanners Field in Compton Abbas this Saturday between 2 and 5pm, including local crafts, vintage clothes, kitchen items, bric a brac and refreshments.

BBQ facility available from 6pm, so bring something to be BBQ'd, your own drinks and something to sit on for an enjoyable social evening.

Compton Fair 2018

Sunday 24th June – Birth of St John the Baptist

8:00am – BCP Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Parish Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Matins (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Matins (Margaret Marsh)

11:15am – Family Service (Enmore Green)

2:00pm – Baptism Service (Motcombe)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Team Communion Service on 1st July

Celebrant: The Revd Kevin Martin, St Peter’s Church

Sunday 1st July  4.00pm Followed by celebratory refreshments to mark Kevin’s ordination to the priesthood. All welcome.

Please allow time for parking as it is Gold Hill Fair.

Come and enjoy a morning in a beautiful garden while helping the Friends of North Dorset Women’s Refuge to keep up their support of families who have had to escape from Domestic Abuse. What’s domestic abuse you ask? Our Committee members will be happy to help answer that question!

Come to Grove Farm House, Melbury Abbas SP7 0DE on Wednesday 27th June from 10.30 till 12.00 and enjoy a wander, meeting others, perhaps winning the raffle, certainly being generous.

Shaftesbury Community Choir will be singing in the courtyard during the morning

Our coffee is excellent as are our home made cakes so please come and enjoy the morning.

Sorry, we can’t cope with dogs – lack of shade in the car parking area.

More details from Sara Jacson on 01747 853688

For a poster click on this link Poster Open Garden 2018

Sunday 10th June – Second Sunday after Trinity

8:00am – BCP Holy Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Parish Communion (St Peter’s)

9:30am – Sung BCP Communion (St James’)

9:30am  – Parish Communion (Motcombe)

11:15am – Morning Worship (West Orchard)

11:15am – Pet’s Service (Melbury Abbas)

11:15am – Parish Communion (Enmore Green)

2.00pm – Baptism Service (St James’)

6.00pm – Pilgrim Service (St James’)

News from Across the Churches


St Peter's

St James and
Enmore Green

Motcombe

Melbury Abbas

Team Communion Service on 1st July

Celebrant: The Revd Kevin Martin

St Peter’s Church

Sunday 1st July  4.00pm Followed by celebratory refreshments to mark Kevin’s ordination to the priesthood. All welcome.