Church News

Carols by Candlelight – Sunday 17th December 7.00pm

Our annual festive Carol Service will be held on Sunday 17th December at 7pm in Grantchester Church. Please come and join us – better still, come and sing in the choir!

We welcome all our regular singers – sopranos, altos (especially altos!), tenors and basses – plus anybody new who would like to join us. Sight-reading skills are less important than enthusiasm.

We will hold two rehearsals in the church: Saturday 16th Dec 2pm-3.30pm and Sunday 17th December 3pm-4.30pm. Please contact Sarah Walters, letting her know your preferred voice type and whether you are able to attend both rehearsals. We are also looking for some enthusiastic children to sing some special carols. Please let Sarah know of any local children who would be keen to join in. We shall rehearse them at 3pm on Sunday 17th.

Grantchester Church in Interregnum – what happens now?

Since Rachel left, Grantchester Church has been in a period called ‘interregnum’ or ‘vacancy’. Although with Revd Bethan, our curate, and members of our ministerial team, Revd Andrew Hurst and Revd Canon Tom Buchanan, it hopefully does not feel like we are at all vacant in services or pastoral support and guidance.

The Parochial Church Council, the PCC, is responsible for the day to day running of the church and for overseeing the process of finding another vicar for the churches of Grantchester and Newnham.

The first thing that it needs to do is produce a Parish Profile. This will describe our church life and parish and outline what we do well and what lies ahead including opportunities for improvement! It will outline the skills and attributes that we are looking for in our new vicar and will be sent to all prospective applicants.

The PCC would welcome feedback from the church congregation, wider church family and parish, regardless of whether you come to church or not! This can be both positive or a suggestion for improvement. There is no point making out that we are a perfect church as a sensible applicant just would not believe it!

There will be a display in the church from 7th to the 22nd October which will have information and a box for comments and feedback on the church. Please do have a look and let the PCC know your thoughts.  You can also email feedback to or call Margaret Barwise on 07766 381192 or Liz Neville on 07889 501920.


Grantchester PCC

Revamp of Garden of Remembrance

A revamp of the Garden of Remembrance by the Landscape contractor LandArt is programmed to take place in November.  A copy of the plan for the work is shown below.

The new bench by the yew tree has already been installed