Welcome to Shingay Churches

We are a small group of friendly country parishes in
South Cambridgeshire

Welcome to our churches

I am sure you are all aware of the serious situation regarding the current pandemic, and the general instruction to “stay at home” which means staying in your home village, town or city.  Unfortunately, this affects us in terms of those who lead services and also our group services and so we have once again moved to online services only for the time being.

During the period when services in churches has been permitted, The Shingay Group has been one of the few groups of churches which have had church services in the buildings throughout.  Our congregations are mainly elderly, and the virulence of the new form of the virus has to be taken seriously, so I believe this is the ethically right decision now.  To be honest I would far rather worship together in our buildings than on Zoom, as well as celebrate the Eucharist in person, but I believe this is the responsible decision at this time.  We will of course review this as things develop, and seek to resume worship in church as soon as it is safe to do so. Upcoming services are:

Sunday 24th January (Epiphany 3) at 10am:  Zoom Service
Sunday 31st January (Epiphany 4) at 10am:  Zoom Service

Please email me (shamuswilliams@waitrose.com) if you would like the link to join this service.

Abington Pigotts, Guilden Morden and Steeple Morden churches are open during the day, from approx. 10am to 4pm for individuals to enter for prayer.  Litlington church is temporarily closed whilst work is carried out to install kitchen and toilet facilities.

The Shingay Group of Parishes consists of St. Michael and All Angels, Abington Pigotts; St. Catherine’s, Litlington; St. Mary the Virgin, Guilden Morden; St. Peter and St.Paul, Steeple Morden; St. Giles, Tadlow; and All Saints’, Wendy and Shingay. We are situated in the South West corner of Cambridgeshire and are part of the Diocese of Ely of The Church of England.

All six parishes of the Group have their own organizations, Parochial Church Councils and so forth, but we operate as a Team of Parishes wherever we can, and good friendships have been built across the villages through our meetings together, and our regular monthly worship together in one of the six churches. In normal circumstances we try to have a service in each of the six churches on three Sundays of the month, and come together for worship on the remaining Sunday.

Full details of services are printed in Prospect magazine, which is normally delivered each month to homes in the parishes. Due to social restrictions, delivery is not being made at the moment. Prospect is available on-line by clicking here

Canon Shamus Williams MA
The Vicarage, 18, High Street, Guilden Morden, Royston, Herts.  SG8 0JP.  01763 853067

The Church of England have released revised protocol regarding access to churches. Our Rector Shamus Williams led prayers for us all from St Mary’s, Guilden Morden.

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found by clicking on the Safeguarding tab at the top of this page.