I hope you are all well and staying safe in these difficult times.
We had hoped to keep our village church open, for private prayer and to give people access to the prayer board. Unfortunately, this is not possible at the moment, so we have set up a virtual prayer board and a prayer chain instead.
If you would like prayers for yourself, or for anyone else (you only need to send the first name), email your request to compton.prayers@ShaftesburyCofE.org.uk The names will be sent on, in confidence, to members of the prayer chain, who will pray regularly for those people. Your email address will not be sent on.
Please make sure you have permission before you send any personal information about anyone. It is fine just to send a name and we will pray for them.
God bless you all,
Helen Dawes (Team Rector) & Gillian Cross (PCC Secretary)
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
Mary & H.G. Victor Gray
Emily Rose Lucas
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
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!
Sunday 9th September: 3.00pm - an afternoon of musical treats from Peter Miller (violin) and Greg Underwood (piano). Tickets £8 from Gill Waine (01747 851007) or from Motcombe church after services. Afternoon tea is included in the ticket price.
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.
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 - email@example.com, 01747 852017.
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.