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
  • Links with the Parish Church of St Mary

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:  If you wish to book the Church and/or Hall, please ring: 01747 851904 for details of availability and costs.     


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 - once a month, as posted in the Plan and on church noticeboard. We have activity bags for young children for use in Morning Worship.

See Circuit Plan page for details of planned services as we ease out of Lockdown - Circuit Plan for June to August 2021



Open Church:   
Every Tuesday the church is open from 9.30am-12.30pm for anyone to pop in for some quiet time/prayer

Community Lunch Club:
On Tuesday, twice a month beginning at 12.30pm.  For details and to book a place, please ring: 01747 851904 (followed by Bible Study, about 2.00pm)

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

Bible Study Group:          
Meets on 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month at 10.00am.  For details, please ring: 01747 851904

Little Sunbeams:             
A parent/carer baby & toddler group meets every Thursday (in term time) from 10.00-11.30am.  For details, please ring: 07739473059

Coffee Morning:               
Every Friday 10.15-11.45am.  A time of warm, informal fellowship for the whole village.  Any money raised is given to charity (with Traidcraft Stall on 3rd Friday of month


Rev Paul Arnold  Tel. 01747 823777

Please also see our photo's page:

Link: Motcombe Methodist Chapel Photos

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