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 in many different ways by the ministries of lay people. There are prayer/study groups at Litlington and Guilden Morden and Steeple Morden. We value our close ties with the two church primary schools in the group. Sometimes our services in Church are lead by one of the lay ministers of our Group, Mrs. Genesta Harris, Mr. Morgan Bunday, Mr. Cyril Harris, Mr. Keith Stott, or a Eucharistic Assistant, Mr. Mike Birrell or Mrs Cicely Murfett. Mrs. Christine Furmston, Mrs. Anne Hassall and Mrs. Rose Dickinson are Lay Pastoral Assistants.
Cafe Church meets at Steeple Morden during term time, providing children's activities, good coffee and a chance to socialise.There is also a Sunday Club for children that meets at Steeple Morden.
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