We are delighted to announce Rev’d Dr Ruth Barry was welcomed as our new Vicar on 7th July. Ruth joins us having served her Curacy at St Andrew’s Church, Cherry Hinton.  She and her family used to live in Romsey Town though, so it’s a little like welcoming her home as she returns to St Philip’s.

Ruth writes: “I am so excited to be returning to St Philip’s Church, it is a special place for us as a family and a church that has been really significant during my own journey into ministry.  One of the beautiful things about St Philip’s is its heart – there is a real sense of love, and welcome for all, that unifies everyone at St Philip’s, and it gives anyone who walks through its doors a glimpse of Jesus.  I am really excited to see how God wants to use that heart in this new season in the life of St Philip’s!

As I begin, I am calling on everyone to make July a month of prayer for our future to really take time to ask God to guide us and to take time to listen to God’s answer.  We can all do this individually of course but praying together has the benefit of also drawing us closer together as the body of Christ. I know many of you are already praying for our future at St Philip’s on your own and in various house groups and prayer groups but if you would like to join me, I will be hosting compline, also known as night prayer, on zoom at 8.30pm Mon and Fri evenings from 11th-29th July – it is an ancient rhythm of prayer which is wonderful to join in with and a great way to start and end the week.  And I’d also like to invite you to an in person time of prayer at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th, 21st and 28th July.  You are welcome to come once, sporadically, everytime or not at all!  I just invite you to join in any way you can and pray for us in earnest throughout July for this new season in our church life.”

Lord God, Father, Spirit, Son, we pray that you would guide us as a church to know your will for us.  Show us where you are moving and where you want us to move with you.  Bless us as your people in this place, open our eyes to see signs of your kingdom here at St Philip’s and in Romsey Town and show us the new places you want to establish your glory.  Refresh us with your Spirit and inspire us with your love so that we may love as you do.  We pray trusting in your promises.  Amen

Regular Church Services:

  • The main Sunday service is at 10.30am every week and we would love you to join us for an informal service, with singing and provision for children. Communion on 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays.
  • On the first and third Sundays of each month we also offer a reflective Holy Communion service at 8.30am with no singing and two metres distance.
  • There will still be plenty of ventilation to protect us from Covid and those who wish to wear masks are welcome to.

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.

The Café is currently closed. The Church will take time to think and pray about the future of the café and we hope to open it again in a few months.

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.