Bell Street, Shaftesbury

Postcode - SP7 8AL
Bell Street United website –
Shaftesbury is a Saxon hilltop town with a population of approx.7000. The town is prosperous and attracts tourists to visit the 1100 year old Abbey, Gold Hill and the magnificent views over the Blackmore Vale. There is a street and cattle market once a week. The town has many special events throughout the year including Shaftesbury Fringe and ending with a Carnival Procession in late September. There is an active Arts Centre as well as many clubs and voluntary organisations in the town. Churches Together in Shaftesbury has a strong influence and many ecumenical services are held including an outdoor nativity at Christmas. Shaftesbury was awarded Fair Trade Town status in April 2007 and most churches including Bell Street are Fairtrade churches. 
The Methodist and United Reformed Churches in Shaftesbury became Bell Street United Church in 2001 and progress has been smoot and effective. Sunday Morning worship combines Methodist and URC traditions. We are a family church offering a warm welcome to people of all ages. We offer a Parent Support Group, Clothing Exchange, Community Cafe and Sunshine Hour. Various small groups/prayer grops meet during the week and we hold a monthly Bereavement Drop in and bi-monthly Sunday Lunch. As a town centre church we also reach out to people in the community in need, especially with baptisms, weddings and funerals.
In 2007 alterations to the entrance and interior of the church were completed to coincide with the centenary of the building. Computer projection equipment was installed to bring a new dimension to worship. 
Attached to the church are two halls and two smaller rooms whihc are used by a variety of groups and organisations. 

Service Times

Sunday Morning Worship at 10.30am  (2nd Sunday in the month '#All Together Service' for all ages). 

See Circuit Plan page for details of planned services

Revd Denise Binks
01747 854631





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