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  • An Evening with Johnnie Walker – 18th October

    An Evening with Johnnie Walker - 18th OctoberAn 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 ... Read more
  • Choral Workshop at St James’ – 19th October

    Choral Workshop at St James' - 19th OctoberDeborah Radford Choral Days are presenting a Choral Workshop at St James' Church, Shaftesbury,  on Saturday 19th October with musical works by Haydn, Biebl, Lauridsen and Rutter. Doors open at 9.30am. All voice parts are most welcome. For further details or to register please contact: or phone 07831 850720 Read more
  • Pew Sheets across the Team

    Pew Sheets across the TeamFollow the links to our pew sheets for 11th August: 190811 St Peters Notice Sheet 190811 Motcombe Pew 190811 St James & St John Pew Sheet 190811 Melbury Pew Sheet Read more
  • Jonathan Vaughn Organ Recital

    Jonathan Vaughn Organ RecitalJonathan Vaughn, Associate Director of Music at Christ Church, Greenwich, Connecticut will be giving an Organ Recital in St James Church, Shaftesbury on Sunday 21st July at 3.00 pm Jonathan was an Organ Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge under Christopher Robinson and David Hill. He has worked at St Edmondsbury and Wells Cathedrals, ... Read more
  • St James Church Closed Sat 29 June AM

    St James' Church will be closed on the morning of Saturday 29th June from 10am to 1.30pm,. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. Read more
  • Organ Recital at St James’ – 21st July

    Organ Recital at St James' - 21st JulyJonathan Vaughan will be giving an organ recital at St James' Church, Shaftesbury on Sunday 21st July at 3pm. The recital will be folowed by afternoon tea. The link below leads to the recital programme: Organ recital St James July 21 Jonathan was born in Croydon in 1981 into a musical British-American ... Read more
  • Choir of St Elisabeth Convent, Minsk

    Choir of St Elisabeth Convent, MinskSt James' Church are proud to present a concert by the Choir of St Elisabeth Convent, Minsk, Belarus on Friday 31st May at 7pm. After the concert there will be a special Fair from the workshops of St Elisabeth Convent. Admission is free but donations are very welcome. All proceeds ... Read more
  • Festival of Flowers & Music

    Festival of Flowers & MusicFestival of Flowers & Music St James' Church, Shaftesbury invite you to "All Things Bright & Beautiful" - a festival of flowers and music. 8th - 10th June 2019 from 10am until 6pm each day. Come and enjoy music among the flowers: Friday 7th June at 7pm - Shaftesbury Community Choir Saturday 8th ... Read more
  • Pilgrim Service – 12th May 2019 at 6.00pm

    Pilgrim Service - 12th May 2019 at 6.00pmPilgrim Service at St James' Church - Sunday 12th May at 6.00pm Pilgrim overslept last night, and here he is – barely awake, brain almost dead – resuming his walk not quite really in touch with the world or the day yet.  He recognises an old-fashioned alarm clock on the road in ... Read more
  • St James’ Easter Egg Hunt

    St James' Easter Egg HuntSt James' Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday 20th April at 3pm with Julian Richards’ special rhyming quiz in and around St James church,  churchyard and field. Easter eggs for completed quiz - £1 each entry. Then please stay for hot & cold drinks with Hot Cross Buns. Donations towards expenses welcome!   Read more