worship13Part of the way we try to live out our faith is to offer care to those who are in need. Our Pastoral Care Group coordinates this ministry, working with our priest in charge, and also with the many members of our church who offer support and friendship informally. Home and hospital visiting is offered throughout our parishes.

Sheltered Housing Services
For those who are no longer able to come to church we hold short services in local sheltered housing complexes, Somerset Court in Cheveley and Silhaven in Ashley, and Songs of Praise services at Christmas and Easter. We also take communion to those who are housebound. If you know of anyone who has lost their link with church and might appreciate this ministry, please contact a churchwarden.

For those who have been bereaved
We offer our support to the family through our ministry at the time of the funeral, and later one of our Pastoral Visitors offers to come and spend time with a bereaved person - often just listening.

Each year, we hold an All Souls Service at St Mary's, Cheveley, inviting all the bereaved families for whom we have taken services. In this simple service of hymns, readings and prayers there is a sense of sharing together, and we are able to bring these shared feelings to God. During a hymn towards the end of the service, a member of each family is invited to come up and light a candle in memory of their loved one, and the names of those we are remembering are then read out. Many people have found this service to be helpful; all are welcome.

Church of England

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The Church of England - a Christian presence in every community.

The Diocese of Ely is under the care of Stephen Conway, the Bishop of Ely and David Thomson, Bishop of Huntingdon. 

The Church of England

Diocese of Ely

Village Website Links

The four villages of Ashley, Cheveley, Kirtling and Woodditton are situated a few miles from Newmarket in the county of Cambridgeshire. You can find out more about the villages by checking out the links below.

The Church Year

Advent: a time of preparation for Christmas.  
Christmas and Epiphany: celebrate the birth of Jesus, the visit of the wise men and Jesus' baptism
Lent: a time for self reflection and preparation for Easter 
Holy Week: the last week of Jesus' life 
Easter: celebrates Jesus' resurrection from the dead
Pentecost: the coming of the Holy Spirit 
Ordinary time: includes All Souls Day and Remembrance 

You can find out more about the church year here: Seasons and Festivals