The Benefice of Atworth with Shaw and Whitley


It is wonderful that you have found us online! We are one worshiping community that share two beautiful Church buildings. Our community is made up of people from all ages and backgrounds, from our beautiful villages and further afield. We are a Church who welcomes everyone, and believes that God's desire is that all would know His love through Jesus. We seek to love and serve our local community and be a witness to this incredible love and hope.

We know that coming through the doors for the first time can seem daunting. Whatever your worries may be, we hope that you will give it a try! You will discover that we are all muddling through life but with the knowledge that we are never alone, always deeply loved and that lives can be transformed with God. When you come to Church you discover an extended family.

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good; His love endures forever."

1 Chronicles 16:34

Regular Morning Worship Times

Sundays 10am in Christ Church Shaw every week.

Sundays 11.15am in St Michaels Atworth 1st and 3rd Sundays

Wednesday 11am Midweek Holy Communion St Michaels Atworth

Save These Dates!

Social and Fund Raising Events for 2022 - Everybody Welcome!

If you would like more details about any of these events please check out our newsletter page or contact us on

- Sunday 17 July 12 noon - 3pm, Shaw School:

Church Family picnic

- Sunday 11 September 2pm-5pm, Whitley Reading Rooms:

Cream Teas

- Friday 7 October 7pm-9pm, Atworth Church Hall :

Harvest Supper

- Thursday-Sunday 1-4 December, Christ Church Shaw:

Christmas Tree Festival

The Benefice of Atworth with Shaw and Whitley takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

We have adopted the Salisbury Diocese 'Promoting an Safer Church' policy and regularly update and review our training and policies.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officer, Ann Harrison, on 01225 704471 or

Alternatively contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, details below:

Mrs Suzy Futcher

8am-9pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 8am until 1pm on a Wednesdays (via mob 07500 664800), after which she will handover to Jem Carter as below..

Mr Jem (Jeremy) Carter

1pm on Weds through until 5pm on a Friday. He is available on an ‘on call’ basis until 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings – on mobile 07469 857888.

For more details click see the Diocesan Safeguarding page