Due to lockdown our buildings have been closed, and all church services suspended, but as a church we are still active in prayer, worship and care for each other. We continue to explore new ways of supporting church members and the wider community. Our vicar, Rachel Rosborough, has developed resources to help us worship and pray at home and there are services held on a Sunday via Zoom. Please visit our Prayer & Worship Page for more information.
The Government recently announced that places of worship may open for private, individual prayer, provided they can do so safely. Although there are various notices and precautions in place, I do hope people feel welcome to use the space once again. We will be open on Tuesday mornings from 9am – 11am and Friday afternoons from 4pm – 7pm.
In addition, we have five ‘prayer stations’ around the churchyard for people to use for prayer when the building is closed. Do have a look at them.
You will also, no doubt, have heard that the government have announced that services may resume in places of worship from 4th July. That announcement came with a lot of restrictions and guidance as to how we can do that safely so please bear with us as the PCC and I work out how to proceed.
While I am keen to start gathering in our church buildings again, I am reluctant to do so if too many would be excluded by the rules, or if the rules are so prohibitive that we lose the sense of being a worshipping body, so please watch this space. We will keep you informed of any changes and developments. In addition, it will also be possible for weddings and funerals to take place in church.
Please check in here for more details in the coming days, or join our mailing list.
The Revd Rachel Rosborough, Priest in Charge of Grantchester and of St Mark’s, Newnham, can be contacted on 01223 845634 or 07556 710270, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grantchester Parish Church is a friendly, traditional and welcoming church in a rural setting on the edge of a phenomenal city
St Andrew and St Mary is the parish church of Grantchester. We are part of Cambridge South Deanery, in the Diocese of Ely.
The congregation welcomes people coming from a wide range of denominations and traditions.
The oldest part of the church – the chancel – dates from the 14th century, the nave and tower are 15th century, whilst the south aisle was added in the 1870s. The font is believed to be Norman, and the 17th century pulpit probably came from the chapel of Corpus Christi College.