Welcome to Shingay Churches

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

Welcome to our churches

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone is managing through the continuing lockdown.  We all hope we are perceiving some light at the end of a rather long tunnel.

Following this week’s announcement from the Government, my thinking, and the thinking of some other local clergy, is to aim to have services in our churches again from Holy Week.  Easter Day is April 4th.  I am hoping for a Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday service in a church, followed by Easter Day in churches.  I suspect that our bishops will offer further advice about timings later this week.  Meanwhile I am suggesting we currently continue with our Zoom services.  I will hope to make a suggestion about timings to PCC members after hearing from the bishops.

This coming Sunday (28th Feb), the service on Zoom is at 10am again.  
It is the usual Zoom code:
Meeting ID: 737 1081 5003Password: 051940

During Lent, we are having online meetings using Zoom on Tuesday lunchtimes. Click here for details.

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.