Bell Street, Shaftesbury

Bell Street United Church, (Methodist & URC), Shaftesbury


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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 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. 

Bell Street United Church

The Methodist and United Reformed Churches in Shaftesbury became Bell Street a United Church in 2001 and progress has been smooth and effective.

Sunday Morning All-Age Worship combines URC and Methodist traditions. The evening worship tends to be quiet and traditional. A Worship Group plans and leads worship when scheduled or in emergencies.

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 which are used by a variety of groups and organisations.

Service Times

Sunday Morning Worship at 10.30am includes Junior Church

Evening worship at 6pm

Bell Street United Church (Methodist/URC), Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset


Revd Denise Binks
01747 854631

Revd Duncan Goldie 
01935 812916 

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