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St. Peter’s, Shaftesbury

July 20, 2015

St. Peter’s, Shaftesbury

St. Peter’s sits in the middle of this small town, which was busy at the time of my visit. The church is open each day and there is a sign outside to say so. Inside, there was a steward around who told me that they didn’t get many visitors. There was a guide booklet and a local guide to the attractions of the area. A children’s area was laid out with some work displayed. This gives a good impression of a church which values children and is not just a heritage building. There is also a good display on the story of St. Aldhelm.

Prayer boards featured ‘thanksgiving prayers’ as well as ‘prayer requests’ – these were both well used. There is also a votive stand.

There is a chapel for prayer in the crypt, which is a wonderful space.

Crypt Chapel

There is a website on and this proudly says that the church welcomes visitors during the week. All in all, St. Peter’s is a lovely, cared for church with a good welcome for visitors.


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