Motcombe: St Mary

St. Mary’s is a church where we have fellowship, freedom and fun, to worship the Lord Jesus Christ in traditional and also in more informal ways. It is a place where we can laugh, cry and genuinely be ourselves in our worship and it is a place where we have begun to expect to see the Holy Spirit at work. St. Mary’s is a place where we are challenged and made to think about our faith not just in the church but also in our daily lives. We have recently installed a kitchen and toilet to help our building to be more welcoming space and are fundraising currently for heating and lighting. However the Kingdom of God is not just about the building or the congregation but rather the people of our community. We seek to make God known in our community and enjoy working with the schools in the village, the community shop, and with those who live in the local retirement complex.

We enjoy meeting together and with rest of the Shaftesbury team and our brothers and sisters at the Methodist Chapel.

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Shaftesbury Team Office

5 Gold Hill

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An evening with Pen Hadow, explorer and conservationist

for 2 hours
Motcombe Memorial Hall
Motcombe Memorial Hall, The Street Motcombe, SP7 9PE, United Kingdom

Pen has achieved remarkable feats of exploration in the modern era. As the only person to ever trek solo from Canada to the North Geographical Pole with out resupply. Hadow's journey has been unequivocally magnificent. Want to learn more, come along for a captivating evening with this true hero of the environment. Tickets £15 from Motcombe Community Shop or contact Liz Pocock on 01747 852647. Ion aid of St Mary's.


St Mary's is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Salisbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor - Jem Carter. Jem works closely with the police, local authorities, and other bodies, undertaking safeguarding casework on behalf of the Diocese and Salisbury Cathedral. Jem provides advice and support to the Bishop, clergy, lay staff, and parishes. Email [email protected]. But if you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services."