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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.

Canon Haydn Christopher Smart R.I.P

We mourn the sad loss of our dear Fr. Haydn Smart, who passed away peacefully on 3rd November 2019 following a short illness.

We pray for Haydn’s family, for his wife Vera, his friends and our benefice community, all of whom will miss Haydn so very much.

A Requiem Eucharist in Celebration and Thanksgiving for the life and ministry of Fr. Haydn will take place at St Kyneburgha’s Church, Castor, PE5 7AX at 12noon on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

Fr Haydn’s coffin will be brought into the church on Friday 22nd November and the church will be open on this day between 1.00pm and 5.00pm for those who wish to visit and pay their respects.  In addition there will be a sung service of Compline
at 7.00pm on Friday 22nd November which all are welcome to attend. 

A book of condolence is open in our church and we welcome you to visit the church to leave your messages.  You will find the book located in front of the carving of St Kyneburgha.  You will also find prayer cards and candles by the altar of St Kyneswitha.

Any queries should be directed to Jo Morris, Benefice Administrator on tel 01733 380900 or email admin.castor@btconnect.com

Calendar

November 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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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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6
  • Holy Communion - St Kyneburgha, Castor
  • Coffee Morning - Cedar Centre, Castor
  • Midday Prayer at Sutton Church
  • Holy Communion - St John the Baptist at Upton
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  • Preschool Service at Castor Church
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10
  • 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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