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We are looking for a new cleaner / caretaker to start soon. More information and please apply here.

Latest News and Covid update (24th September 2021)

Stewart Taylor, our wonderful vicar for the past 30 years, is retiring at the end of September and will be greatly missed. Read more in our latest edition of Lookout

What happens without a Vicar? The process of finding a new vicar takes some time, with an interregnum between one vicar leaving and another being appointed. The space can enable the church to adapt to their loss and allows the new person to be less tied by their predecessor. It could take a year before a new incumbent arrives. The Church leadership (PCC) takes the responsibility to work on the search for a new vicar, with the church patrons (CPAS) and the Diocesan Bishop; do pray for them!

In the coming months, there are three Ministers who will have responsibility for the services and pastoral care:- Michael Priestley, also Chair of PCC, Sophie Young the curate and Catherine Ievins a retired priest. The two Church Wardens: Jane Batten and Chris Illingworth will have the many legal and practical things to oversee. There are many incredible volunteers at St Philips; they are the church, not the vicar! St Philips relies on everyone taking their part as essential members of the Body of Christ.

The church also has staff: Rosemary Barrett, the Operations manager for the Centre, Caroline Muncey with church admin, Barry Ginger in the Café, Zoe Cheng with children and young people and Michael Brown with the cleaning /caretaking – they will all will be ensuring that things will be looked after. If you want to get in touch with any of the above please see the contact page.

Church Services are in the building with suitable Covid measures in place.

  • The main Sunday service at 10.30am is now back in the building, which is well ventilated and has plenty of space. We would love you to join us for an informal service, with singing, with provision for children. Masks recommended, various Covid measures in place. Communion on 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays.
  • On the first and third Sundays of each month we offer a reflective Holy Communion service at 8.30am with no singing, two metres distance, masks recommended, various other Covid measures in place.

The Church and Centre are open for hirers  – please contact the office if you would like to make a booking. We currently have groups using the various rooms most days but would welcome more and are Covid-Secure.

The Café is open again and we look forward to seeing you for coffee, cake, fish and chips and many other delicious treats. See the Cafe pages for our new menu!

 


St Philip’s Church is a lively, growing Christian community in the heart of Romsey Town in Cambridge.

Mill Road is one of the most interesting and varied roads in England. The Church Centre opened in 2012 and is a wonderful venue for all members of our community to meet with each other, and with God, through regular worship, Church group activities, and special occasions such as marriages and baptisms. St Philip’s Church Centre also provides a venue for concerts, movie nights, exercise groups and a wide range of community activities and classes. We hire out rooms in the Centre for meetings, seminars and office space and are one of the largest venues in Romsey for hosting special events.

With its friendly service and picture-windows overlooking busy Mill Road, the Cornerstone Café is a great place to stop in for coffee or a freshly cooked meal from early in the morning to the afternoon.

Our main Sunday service is at 10.30am with many other opportunities through the week for prayer and discovering more about Jesus. Our style is informal, seeking to be relevant and inclusive to our varied community, while seeking to be faithful to the Scriptures and following Jesus. Visiting us in person is the best way of discovering what we are like!

We look forward to meeting and getting to know you.