Licensing of Rev Philip Howson

The licensing service for the new Rector of our benefice, Rev Philip Howson, will be held at St Andrew’s Kimbolton on Tuesday 9 July at 7.30pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend this important service.

On Sunday 14 July therefore Philip will take his first service – this will be a joint benefice service in St Andrew’s Kimbolton at 10.45am.  The choir will sing a specially written anthem and the service will be followed by a “bring and share” lunch across the road in the Mandeville Hall.

Please let Daphne know if you would like to sing with the benefice choir, and please sign the list in church is you are planning to come to the lunch.


Fifth Sunday service: 30 June

30 June is the fifth Sunday this month, so there will be a united benefice service at Stow Longa at 10am (note the time!)

This also means there will be no morning service in Kimbolton this Sunday.  However if you want to support the church, as well as nursing charities, please visit Wrights Farm in the afternoon where the garden is open under the National Garden Scheme.

Garden open for charity 30 June

National Garden Scheme – garden open for charity
Wrights Farm, Tilbrook Road, Kimbolton PE28 0JW, Sunday 30 June, 2 to 5pm
Entrance £5

The National Garden Scheme supports nursing charities

Teas and homemade cakes available – all proceeds from the teas for St Andrew’s Church, Kimbolton.

Do come and join us – you will be very welcome


News from Stow Longa

Plants and Pickle Sale, 1 June

This has been rescheduled due to the incredibly hard ground and the difficulties people are experiencing splitting their wonderful contributions.  It will now take place on 1st June, 2019, on the village green from 10:30am to midday.

Plants, pickles, preserves and cake donations would be welcomed for the new date!  All money raised will go towards Friends of St Botolph.  Donations can be brought along in the morning or left at Fox Earth in advance.

Churchyard Tidy up 7 June, from 5pm

Bring along your gardening tools and gloves to help tidy up the outside of the church and churchyard.  This is a very popular event where the whole family can join in and get everything looking its best for St Botolph’s Day.  Pulled pork rolls and homemade cakes will be provided, together with cold drinks.

St Botolph’s Day Service, 30 June 10:00am

Join us in the church for a joint Benefice service to celebrate our Patron’s Day.  Refreshments will be served after the service.  See also the Services page.


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