Singing In The Street Ends Farewell Service For Shaftesbury Vicar Helen Dawes

Members of Shaftesbury’s Christian churches said farewell to Rev Dr Helen Dawes on Sunday.

Helen is leaving after five years as team rector for the Church of England in Shaftesbury.

Rev Dr Helen Dawes

When Helen was appointed to her team rector role, the Bishop of Salisbury told her, “If you can’t make church work in Shaftesbury, you can’t make it work anywhere.”

Helen reflects on her time in our town and the opportunities for Shaftesbury churches. She is leaving to become the principal at a teaching college for clergy in Cambridge.