Welcome to Shingay Churches
We are a small group of friendly country parishes in
Welcome to our churches
|3rd December (Advent Sunday)|
|8:30am||Steeple Morden||Prayerbook Communion|
|10:00am||Guilden Morden||Advent Sunday Service|
We are currently in a period of vacancy. However, we hope to be able to continue with Sunday Services as usual but times may vary so please check each week. There may also be times when the type of service you are used to has changed depending on who is available on the day or whether we have managed to find a visiting priest to help. Other activities run by church members can be expected to continue as usual.
I will continue to offer what I can in the time available. You may or may not know that I work full-time at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. My day in the parishes will continue to be every Tuesday. I will be leading Morning Prayer (a 20-minute service) most Tuesday mornings at 10:00am in St Catherine’s Church, Litlington. Everyone and anyone are welcome to join me. I will remain in the church until at least 11:00am, so if you fancy a tea/coffee and chat, then come along. I don’t live in the Group villages, so am less likely to know about those needing a pastoral visit or Home Communion. If either is wanted, please leave me a phone message or drop me an email (see details below) and I will get back to you. Again, planned visits will generally need to be on Tuesdays.
I hope to continue to offer baptisms (christenings) and weddings, but my weekend availability may limit possible dates. Please be aware that baptisms may need to be held as part of the regular Sunday Services. We can discuss your requirements when you contact me.
Funeral Services can continue in our churches but will probably need to be taken by a Licensed Lay Minister or visiting Priest. The Funeral Director will help you with this.
Please, get in touch with me by email or phone if you have any queries. I will get back to you.
If it’s urgent, email me and mark as “urgent”. I will call you back as quickly as I can.
I pray for God’s blessings and guidance as we move forward into this next chapter for our villages and churches.
Rev Ann Bol, Associate Priest
Shingay Group of Churches
The wearing of face coverings at services is no longer a legal requirement. However, please be aware of those wishing to maintain social distancing, and some may also continue to wear a face covering. Thank you for your understanding.
Abington Pigotts, Guilden Morden, Litlington and Steeple Morden churches are open during the day, from approx. 10am to 4pm for individuals to enter for prayer.
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. Prospect is also available on-line by clicking here
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.