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Parish Office Tel: 01733 380900

Welcome to our Benefice

We have 6 parishes and churches in our benefice, St Kyneburgha, Castor our Minster Church, St Michael at Sutton, St Mary the Virgin, Marholm , St John the Baptist, Upton, St John the Baptist, Stibbington and St Remigius, Water Newton.

Please explore this site to find out more about us, our history, our parishes , services.

To find out more about specific services please click: Baptisms; Weddings; Funerals; Blessings and Services of Thanksgiving


The churches 
in the Castor Benefice are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all young people and vulnerable adults.

Parish contact details

Rector, Revd. David Ridgeway
The Rectory, 5 Church Hill, Castor, PE5 7AU
Tel: 01733 380244
Email: rector.castor@btconnect.com

Benefice Administrator, Mrs Jo Morris
Benefice Office, The Cedar Centre, Church Walk, Castor, PE5 7AX
Tel: 01733 380900
Email: admin.castor@btconnect.com

Welcoming the new Rector Father David

Rector’s welcome

Welcome to our benefice web site. In the photograph above you see our Rector, Rev’d David Ridgeway, at the celebration following his Induction Service on Sunday 29th November 2015. The service took place in our largest church, at Castor, dedicated to St. Kyneburgha, a Saxon princess, who in the seventh century founded a convent where the church now stands, among the ruins of what is thought to have been the second largest Roman building in Britain. The present church is Norman, and has some rare and beautiful carving on the tower. It was dedicated in 1124. The main benefice Holy Communion service is held here every Sunday at 10.15am.

A Message from Fr. David

It is with great sadness that we must now close our church buildings and they can no longer be visited as places of solace and prayer. Sad though this may be, our buildings are only important because they are a tangible reminder of the living Christian community which meets within them day by day and week by week.

Although the members of Christ’s body will be unable to meet together as a gathered community for the next few weeks they can still remain active in prayer in their own homes throughout our villages and our land.

Christians are called to be people of hope. Although we are in the midst of crisis and it seems as if darkness is enveloping us we have the hope that Christ the morning star will dawn if we remain faithful and maintain our trust in God.

Whilst our church door may be physically closed we are very much here for you. Please contact us by telephone or email with prayer requests, if you are in need or you simply wish to talk.

You may also view our weekly reflection and message from Fr David via our YouTube Channel 

Fr. David Ridgeway, Rector
Tel 01733 380244

Benefice Office (Jo Morris)
Tel 01733 380900
Email admin.castor@btconnect.com

Calendar

July 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Holy Communion - St Kyneburgha, Castor
  • Coffee Morning - Cedar Centre, Castor
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  • BCP Communion at Castor Church
  • Holy Communion at Marholm Church
  • Family Service with Sung Eucharist (followed by refreshments) at Castor Church
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  • Holy Communion - St Kyneburgha, Castor
  • Coffee Morning - Cedar Centre, Castor
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10
  • Preschool Service at Castor Church
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  • BCP Communion at Castor Church
  • Morning Worship at Stibbington Church
  • Holy Communion at Marholm Church
  • Short Family Service (followed by refreshments) at Sutton Church
  • Sung Eucharist at Castor Church
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  • Holy Communion - St Kyneburgha, Castor
  • Coffee Morning - Cedar Centre, Castor
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  • BCP Communion at Castor Church
  • BCP Communion service at Marholm Church
  • Sung Eucharist at Castor Church with Family Praise in the Cedar Centre
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  • Holy Communion - St Kyneburgha, Castor
  • Coffee Morning - Cedar Centre, Castor
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  • BCP Communion at Castor Church
  • Holy Communion, St Michael and All Angels, Sutton
  • Holy Communion at Marholm Church
  • Holy Communion, St John the Baptist, Stibbington
  • Sung Eucharist at Castor Curch
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  • Holy Communion - St Kyneburgha, Castor
  • Coffee Morning - Cedar Centre, Castor
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