Welcome to the website of St. James’ Church, Hemingford Grey. My name is Peter Cunliffe the Vicar of St. James’ and I’m delighted that you have chosen to look at our site.
Here in Hemingford Grey your Parish Church provides much more than our Sunday worship together; we also run the Post Office and Hemingford Garden Room, a contemporary coffee shop, in the Parish Centre – where you can enjoy good coffee, home-baked cakes and light lunches.
Even if you never come ‘to church’ you’ll find the church involved in many areas of life in this community. The old saying is that “the church is not the building, but the people.” Nevertheless the building is an important Grade 1 listed building which has been restored over the last 10 years. You’ll find access easy for those who need wheels to get in! Come during the week and find the quiet space for prayer or join in our Sunday worship at 9 and 11am every Sunday.
On this website you will find information about St James’ Parish Centre, a typical weekly pattern of activities and more detailed information about the youth and children’s activities. Do sign up for our weekly email and you’ll get the latest news.
Many of you living at the eastern end of the village need to know that although your postcode is PE27 and your address ‘St Ives’ you live in the local authority parish of Hemingford Grey which coincides with the ecclesial parish and St James’ is your Parish Church. Even if you are living east of the London Road you will find a warm welcome awaits you.
If you find anything out of date or inaccessible on this site, please do drop us an email and we’ll put that right as soon as we can. We hope to meet you.
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