Motcombe Methodist Church

The Street, Motcombe, Shaftesbury

Motcombe Methodist Church Covid-19 Risk Assessment

You will find a warm welcome within the fellowship at Motcombe whether you are a local resident, a visitor to the Blackmore Vale or are planning to move into the area.

These are some of the things that are central to our life and faith:…

  • Regular Bible Study and prayer
  • Little 'Sunbeams' - Parent/Carer Baby & Toddler Group (up to school age)
  • Community Lunch Club - twice a month 
  • Mission projects - locally and around the world
  • Friday Coffee Mornings - with monthly Traidcraft stall
  • Pastoral care and support
  • Women's Fellowship - Monthly
  • Links with the St Mary's Parish Church

Situated between Shaftesbury & Gillingham, Motcombe has a population of (approx.) 1500 with a thriving Community Shop and a CofE Primary School.  Village life is busy and friendly with many activities and organisations - the Methodist Church plays its part in making this a vibrant and welcoming place to live.  The church building is used almost every day and we are pleased to offer a home to a variety of local groups.

Hall Bookings:  Please contact David or Margaret Wooldridge 01747 851904


Sunday Worship:


Morning Worship - We welcome you to join us on any Sunday: Worship is varied (traditional & contemporary) and is led by our Minister, Lay Preachers and Retired Clergy;

Holy Communion - as advertised

See Circuit Plan page for details of planned services 



Open Church: 
Church Foyer is open every day from 9am to 6pm for information, prayer requests and use of thank you tree.

Lunch Club and Soup Lunch: 
Usually on Tuesday, twice a month beginning at 12.30pm.  For details and to book a place, please ring: 01747 851904 

Dates of next Lunches: May 3rd; June 7th; July 5th - Cost £8

Dates of Soup Lunches: May 17th; June 21st; July 19th - Cost £6

Women's Fellowship: 
A Group for women that meets on the 3rd Wednesday of most months at 2.30pm, offering a mixed programme of social and spiritual themes.  For details, please ring: 01747 850685

Bible Study Group:   
The Bible Course. Wednesday Mornings 9.30 in the church. Ring 01747 851904 for dates and times

Little Sunbeams:   
Thursdays morings, term time. Booking Essential - Call Natalie on 07739473059

Coffee Morning:  -   Every Friday 10:30am - 12 Noon.


Rev Linda Francis  Tel. 01747 823777 

Please also see our photo's page:

Link: Motcombe Methodist Chapel Photos

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