St Mary's Church, Sawston


Welcoming the Revd Ian Henderson – July 2024

It is a pleasure to welcome the Reverend Ian Henderson to St Mary’s and St Peter’s. Following his ordination at Ely Cathedral on 30th June 2024, by the Bishop of Huntingdon, he joins us as Assistant Curate.



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StM July Services


APCM – April 2024

The meeting to appoint Churchwardens and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held on Thursday April 25th in Church at 7.30pm. The reports are available to view hereappendix 1, appendix 2.


Church Magazine – June 2024 to August 2024

The latest edition of the Church Magazine is available to view here.


APCM – April 2023

The Meeting to appoint Churchwardens and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held on Thursday April 27th in Church at 7.30pm. The reports are available to view here.


Mission Committee News – July 2024

THE MELANESIAN MISSION – Quarterly Overseas Charity from 1st July – 30th September 2024

The Melanesian Mission is an Anglican missionary agency supporting the work of local Anglican Churches in Melanesia.  The Church of Melanesia covers Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the SW Pacific. Selwyn College, Cambridge is named after Bishop George Selwyn who founded the Melanesian Mission in 1849.

We fundraised for the Melanesian Mission a few years ago and Canon John Pinder was our guest speaker at that time.  The donation raised by the congregation at St Mary’s helped to build a much needed dormitory for the girls. John has very kindly agreed to be our guest speaker again and in addition we will be holding a fundraising coffee morning in support of The Melanesian Mission. Both will be held towards the end of the quarter and dates and times will be advertised in due course. There will be leaflets available in St Mary’s giving further details of the work of The Melanesian Mission in SW Pacific from the beginning of July. Donations can be made via The Mission Plate in church and you can find out more about the Mission’s support for Melanesia from their website: Thank you, The Mission Committee.


Mission Committee News – April 2024

Our home charity for the second quarter of 2024 (1 April – 30 June 2024) is Arthur Rank Hospice. Arthur Rank Hospice supports people living in Cambridgeshire with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those in need of end-of-life care. Arthur Rank Hospice has recently opened a retail hub on the Eastern Counties Leather Industrial Estate, Pampisford. Thank you very much for your support.


Mission Committee News – January 2024

Our overseas charity for the first quarter of 2024 (1st January – 31st March) was A Rocha UK. A Rocha UK is part of the international A Rocha family, a network of Christian organisations present in more than 20 countries in six continents.  A Rocha UK’s Eco Church programme equips churches in England and Wales to care for creation.  It provides a framework to support your church and its leadership to take practical action on caring for God’s earth.



Tearfund is an international Christian relief and development agency based in the UK. It currently works in around 50 countries with primary focus on supporting those in poverty and providing disaster relief for disadvantaged communities. Further information can be found on their Web page

The Lent Boxes are now available in church and can be taken home so that you can save your notes and small change.  Please return your Lent Boxes at the end of Lent on Sunday 31st March. Thank you!

Thank you very much for your support.


The Revd Petra Shakeshaft – May 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Revd Petra Shakeshaft is to be licensed as Associate Priest for the parishes of St Mary’s, Sawston and St Peter’s, Babraham. She will be licensed by the Archdeacon of Cambridge at the 9.15am service at St Mary’s on Sunday 12th June.


Welcoming the Revd Kathryn Waite – June 2021

It was a joy to welcome Revd Kathryn Waite as the new incumbent of St Mary’s Sawston and St Peter’s Babraham at a service of Institution and Induction on Tuesday 22nd June.

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Goodbye to Alan and Liz – August 2020

On Sunday 2nd August we thanked God for the faithful ministry of Alan and Liz over the last 11 years in Sawston and Babraham. In the service, reflecting on Jesus feeding the 5000, Liz reminded us in the children’s talk of how Jesus can use our little offerings to do big things. Alan spoke of Jesus’ compassion for all people and his rule from the cross, with a challenge to open our eyes to who Jesus really is and step out in faith with him.
We are so very grateful for everything that Alan and Liz have done for our church and our community over the years. We pray that God will bless them richly in the next stage of their lives and send them with our love and prayers.