The Benefice of Atworth with Shaw and Whitley 

We are proud to be members of Inclusive Church Network

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“We believe in inclusive church – a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.

We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality.

We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”


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 God's 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 in St Michaels Atworth: 

1st Sunday 11.15am , 2nd Sunday 4pm Evensong, 

3rd Sunday 11.15am, 4th Sunday Family Service

Wednesday 11am Midweek Holy Communion St Michaels Atworth

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

Light up a Life Service

You are invited to join us at Christ Church, Shaw on Sunday 29th October at 3pm

We will be remembering all those who are dear to us and who have died. The celebration

will include music and poems chosen by some of those recently bereaved. There will be an

opportunity for quiet reflection and to light a candle in memory of your loved ones and to

write their name in our book of remembrance.

After the service there is a chance to share memories over a cup of tea/coffee and cakes.

For those of you who wish, Rev’d Jane would be very happy to pray with you in our Lady