A warm welcome awaits you at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, an active church at the heart of the small, attractive town of Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire, separated from its larger neighbour, Huntingdon, by the Great Ouse river. We are a United Benefice with St Mary Magdalene, Hilton (about 4 miles to the South East), in the Deanery of Huntingdon. Our patrons are the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey. We seek to be an inclusive church, with a pattern of regular services in a variety of styles, from Sung Eucharist to Parish Praise and Book of Common Prayer Evensong.
Please feel free to read about us on this website, or, better still (if you are able), to join us at any of the services listed.
Sincerely – The Reverend David Busk (Vicar)
“We believe that the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester, exists to build up the individual and corporate spiritual life of our Church and to spread the love of Christ through word and deed, by enabling those who live and work within our town to come into contact with God’s love and come to faith in Christ”.
We urgently need people to help with the following tasks:
Chair of Church Hall Committee: liaison with the nursery and contact person for repairs and any problems with the building
Secretary to the PCC: minute-taking, drafting agendas, and handling information relevant to the PCC
Sidespersons: welcoming people and distributing service books
Please contact me in the first instance if you can help. Please think and pray about this – some people are doing more than their fair share to keep our church going, and need a rest or some assistance. David (436400)
‘You’re safe with me’ safety pin badge
Following the recent abusive messages directed towards Polish residents in Godmanchester in Huntingdon, a new working group comprising civic and church leaders has been formed to see how we can make our community more welcoming to people who may be feeling threatened. One simple idea is to wear a plain safety pin as a badge. This tells others that they are safe with you, that you are not hostile to their presence and that they can turn to you if they need someone who is on their side. Even if you do not intend to wear a pin yourself, please spread the word so others can take it up, and so that people will know what it means.