Mossy Church Rogation Sunday walk, 6th May

This is a short walk around Kimbolton, stopping at intervals for hymns and prayers, when we ask for God’s blessings for a plentiful harvest and for those who work to produce our food.  We meet at the lychgate at St Andrew’s, Kimbolton, to leave at 10.45.

Everyone is welcome, especially children, though it can be a bit muddy if the weather has been wet so please wear suitable footwear!

See the Diary page for more information.

 

Rector’s last service

On Easter Day (1st April) there will be just one service in the South Leightonstone benefice. At the United Eucharist at Kimbolton at 10.45 we bid farewell to Stephen and Lesley Bowring.

Stephen was appointed priest-in-charge of the Kym Valley Group in July 2011, and took on the extra three parishes in 2014.

Christingle Services

● Sunday 3rd (10.45) Family Christingle Service at Kimbolton
● Sunday 10th (4.30pm) “Messy” Christingle at Spaldwick (with preparation for Crib Service Nativity)
● Saturday 16th (5pm) Crib, Christingle and Carols at Tilbrook (with the Tilbrook Christmas Orchestra!)

A Great (Staughton) night!

A coach full from South Leightonstone and an even bigger one from Lincolnshire contributed to the full house at St Andrew’s Great Staughton last night (5th Sept) for the installation of their new parish priest, the Revd Nicki Bland.

The Bishop of Huntingdon, The Rt Revd David Thomson presided as a packed church listened to our former curate Nicki making her oaths and receiving the ‘cure of souls’ of Great and Little Staughton and Hail Weston. The ancient ceremony had a new flavour reflecting the Diocesan strategy priorities, but retained such time-honoured practices as the Archdeacon (Ven Hugh McCurdy) leading the new incumbent to her stall, and Nicki tolling the church bell to spread the news of her arrival.

Everyone present joined in hearty thanks to the team from the parish who provided us all with wonderful refreshments after the service. After that, even the drizzling rain couldn’t dampen our spirits as we set out for home.

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