Ash Wenesday

This Wednesday (1st March 2017) is Ash Wednesday and marks the start of Lent. According to ancient tradition the period of forty days before Easter is observed as a time of fasting and penitence. There are two services in the benefice on Ash Wednesday when you are invited to participate in communion and to receive, if you wish, the Imposition of Ashes. This involves coming forward to have the sign of the cross made on your forehead with ash made from the burning of last year’s palm crosses, and reminds us of our own mortality and the need to assess what is really important in our lives.

Prayer & Praise @ Spaldwick

This Sunday 22nd January 2017 sees the launch of our new monthly 5pm Prayer & Praise service at St James’. Following the success of Messy Church over the last six months we’ve had requests for a complementary service mainly for adults. So now it’s Messy Sunday on the Second Sunday of the month, and P&P on the fourth. Come and join us!

Messy Church comes to Spaldwick

Have you heard of “Messy Church?” It’s a phenomenon that has been sweeping though the country over recent years – and it’s coming to Spaldwick! For the past half century churches have tried to offer “family services,” but these have tended to be just a simplified form of Sunday worship. Messy Church starts from a different point: it can be on a Sunday but could equally be a weekday early evening or a Saturday morning; the focus is on the Bible but the exploration is through creative work; and the session involves the whole family, not just the children. Food is usually involved, and this gives every session something of a party atmosphere. We’ve earmarked the afternoon of the second Sunday of each month for Spaldwick’s Messy Church, and we’d like to invite everyone (with or without children) to our first two exploratory sessions on July 10th and August 14th See our website for updates ( and take a look at the national Messy Church website

in the Deanery of Huntingdon, in the Diocese of Ely, in the Church of England