Shingay Group of Parishes
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. 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 delivered each month to homes in the parishes and is available on-line by clicking here
The Rector, Canon Shamus Williams is assisted by many different ways by the ministries of the following people:
Curate: Revd. Ann Bol 36 Hillfield, Foxton, Cambridge CB22 6RZ 01223 871058 RevAnn801@gmail.com
Retired Priest: Revd. Judi Clarke, 8 Munkman Close, Potton, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2BY 01767 262132 firstname.lastname@example.org
Readers: Mrs G Harris 22 Craft Way, Steeple Morden 01763 852305
Mr Cyril Harris 10 Silver Street, Litlington 01763 852107
Mr Keith Stott, Whitecroft, Church Lane, Abington Pigotts 01763 853514
Ministers of Communion by Extension: Mr Mike Birrell 3 Town Farm Close, Guilden Morden 01763 852174
Mrs Cicely Murfitt 10 Silver Street, Guilden Morden 01763 852526
Pastoral Assistant: Mrs Christine Furmston 19 Thompsons Meadow, Guilden Morden 01763 852125
Cafe Church meets at Steeple Morden during term time, providing children's activities, good coffee and a chance to socialise. We also value our close ties with the two church primary schools in the group.
Many other people contribute to the life of the Church here in lots of different ways. For instance, by flower arranging, by singing in the Group choir, by helping to clean the Church, by assisting with the maintenance of the fabric, by reading lessons, by giving out books at services and providing a ministry of welcoming, by serving coffee after services, by being on our PCCs, by assisting at children’s holiday clubs, by supporting our village schools, and so on.
If you might assist in some way, or are just interested to have service details if you don’t receive Prospect, please do get in touch.
Canon Shamus Williams MA
The Vicarage, Guilden Morden, Royston, Herts SG8 0JD