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We are now in a position to announce that some of our 10 churches will be able to open for private individual prayer from Sunday 5th July.
These are the churches, days and times for opening (click name to view):

St Peter & St Paul's Church Alconbury

Open: Sundays from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Thursdays from 10.00 am to Noon

All Saints Church Buckworth

Open: 1st Sunday of the month from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

3rd Sunday of the month from 10.30 am to Noon

St Michael's Church Great Gidding

Open: Sundays from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Thursdays from 9.30 to 5.00 pm

St Peter’s Church Kings Ripton

Open by Arrangement

Contact the Churchwardens

St Bartholomew’s Church Great Stukeley

Saturdays from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Wednesdays from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

St Martin’s Church Little Stukeley

Open by Arrangement

Contact the Churchwardens

In each church there will be measures in place for movement around the building, social distancing and hand sanitiser will be available. Please follow this guidance strictly. We also ask that you respect other people’s privacy and maintain quiet in the church. We hope you enjoy the opportunity to pray in these special places and find a welcome back in our churches.

Our other churches will not be opening for private prayer at the moment but can be opened by private arrangement if there is a need. Please contact the relevant Churchwarden if you would like to do this. They are listed on the Contacts page.

If anyone has a need of any kind during this time, we are here to help if we can. Please contact one of the team – Mandy, Fiona, Jim or Kim – through the Contacts page and we will be pleased to support you at this time.

Welcome to our website for the North Leightonstone Benefice

The parishes of Alconbury, Buckworth, The Giddings, Hamerton, The Riptons, The Stukeleys, Upton & Winwick

We are 10 churches in beautiful rural Cambridgeshire stretching from Huntingdon almost to Peterborough. We have a wide range of churches, people and traditions serving the villages where we live.  In all of our settings we witness to the love of God for each one of us in whatever place we find ourselves to be.  We pray that you will find a warm welcome across our Benefice and look forward to meeting you.

On the various pages on this website you will find information and contact details for all of our Team, services and events as well as worship resources where you can look through, read and view previous sermons, services and events to get a flavour of how we worship.  We are always happy to speak with anyone regarding any pastoral matter and would be very pleased to help in anyway we can.

North Leightonstone Calendar

Here is you NEW guide to what's on in
the Benefice.  Simply single click on the
item and up will pop the information
concerning the time and location of the event

Benefice Calendar ...

YouTube Channel

We're really pleased announce our new channel
on YouTube.  For our regular Sunday Service
(or previous ones!) you need look no further.
Click link below to access premieres and catch-ups!

North Leightonstone YouTube Channel ...


If you are looking for Orders of Service or our weekly
newsheets, or wish to try our meditations then this
is the page you want.  For ease of use, they can be easily
printed. See also "Print Our Pop-up Pages?" below.

Resources for Worship

Sunday Sermons

In case you missed the Sunday Service we
now publish each Sunday's sermon online.
It is a growing collection of the latest sermons
presented here to read at your leisure.

Sermon Texts ...

Worship at Home

We have crafted two simple acts of worship
particularly geared to those who are isolated or
housebound, or, as at present, cannot attend church.

Morning Prayer ...
Night Prayer ...

Missed Funerals

With the added upset of having to miss
the funeral of a friend or loved one,
we offer the small consolation of a
simple funeral service you can say at home.

Funeral Service for use at home ...

Print Our Pop-up Pages?

Under the present circumstances,
we shall be publishing lots more here.
If you should want to print the contents
of our pop-up windows, here's how.

How to print our Pop-ups ...


We take the safety of everyone very seriously.
Find out about our policies and what we
do to ensure your peace of mind.

Safeguarding ...

What's Happening in North Leightonstone

A Guide to what's on in the Benefice

Tip:  Clicking on the 'List' button will generate a
more easily readable list of the week's events.


If you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is free to use and can be downloaded here:

Click to read about what we're doing about COVID-19 Restrictions

COVID-19 Restrictions

During the present emergency, in common with all other venues, our churches are closed to public worship.
However, the worst of situations often bring forth the best of solutions and we have started to live stream services on Sunday mornings at 9.30 am.
As ever, everyone is welcome.  You’ll find everything you need to take on the page above.  We offer orders of service and pew sheets for the readings
(along with instructions as to how to print them).  Should you miss the service, it will remain as a video on YouTube Channel page on this website.

While we can't display the 'Potter's Wheel' (you may have to ask an older person about that), we do hope
"Normal Service(s) will be Resumed as Soon as Possible".