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 - Not meeting at the moment
  • Mission projects - locally and around the world
  • Friday Coffee Mornings - with monthly Traidcraft stall - Not meeting at the moment
  • 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:  Not available at the moment


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 as we ease out of Lockdown



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

Community Lunch Club: - Not currently meeting - watch for updates as we emerge more from lockdown.
Usually on Tuesday, twice a month beginning at 12.30pm.  For details and to book a place, please ring: 01747 851904 

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:          
Meets on Wednesday from May 25th. Ring 01747 851904 for dates and times

Little Sunbeams:             
This group is not currently meeting, however Mini Sunbeams (group for Mums with new babies) are  -Thursdays 10:30-11:30 Call Natalie on 07739473059

Coffee Morning:  -   Not currently meeting - watch for updates as we emerge more from lockdown.     
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 Linda Francis  Tel. 01747 823777                                     

Please also see our photo's page:

Link: Motcombe Methodist Chapel Photos

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