Church News

Pancake Party – Saturday 17th Feb

Grantchester Village Hall
2.30 – 4.00pm
Delicious topping and pancake flipping games!
All Welcome.
Volunteers to premake pancakes gratefully accepted.

Advert for Vicar

the following advert is currently on the Ely website, and in the Church Times.

Vicar of Grantchester and Newnham

Our parishes sit along the south-west boundary of Cambridge and blend the best of town and rural life. Newnham is a popular city neighbourhood with a distinctive feel, while Grantchester village lies surrounded by fields yet only a short distance from town. Our welcoming churches pray for an incumbent who will

  • provide spiritual leadership through thoughtful preaching and teaching, pastoral care and quality worship;
  • help us to build on our strengths for the sake of mission and growth;
  • be a visible presence and make positive links with our communities;
  • value and support the wide range of our cultural, social and devotional activities.

We can offer a good vicarage, sound finances, a ministry team, committed lay volunteers, administrative support and a serious commitment to clergy wellbeing.

Informal enquiries welcome: please contact the Archdeacon. Please email for an application form and parish profile to or see the Diocesan website:

Closing date for applications: 15th March

Interviews provisionally planned on 25th April

The Diocese of Ely is committed to safer recruitment practices for people working or volunteering with children and adults and therefore this position is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).

Revamp of Garden of Remembrance

A revamp of the Garden of Remembrance by the Landscape contractor LandArt has recently been carried out. All the work has been carried out apart from the planting of the borders; this has been delayed due to availability of plants, and is expected to take place in March.

A new bench by the yew tree has been installed