Who are we?

Those of us gathering as part of this new community in Northstowe come from all Christian traditions as well as those new to Christianity: together we are pilgrims on a journey, asking questions and exploring the connections we find between everyday life and our spirituality and faith. At the heart of all this is a recognition that we are seeking to follow The Pathfinder, Jesus Christ.

One strand of our identity is being part of the Church of England, living out a commitment to be “a visible Christian presence in every community".  In addition, we are now formalising our identity as part of Baptists Together and the United Reformed Church - uniting the gifts of all three Christian traditions as we establish the Northstowe Church Network in response to all that God is doing among us. We continue in our inclusive ecumenical welcome, working closely with the other Christian traditions involved in the Cambridgeshire Ecumenical Council.

What unites us is much stronger than our denominational backgrounds: it is a rooted, growing, and transforming faith based on an encounter with the ancient God who still changes lives today. Our vision is to be people who are praying, exploring and sharing


- Everything we do is grounded in prayer -- recognising that the God who made us and loves us is intimately concerned with the practical realities of our day to day life. Prayer looks different for many people -- why not come and try out a few ways and see what works for you?


- We're not following a 'blue print' for how to "start a church". We're exploring together -- listening to and working with people as they move into Northstowe, as well as listening to and responding to the wisdom of the Christian tradition.


 - And we know that we can't do any of this alone. We're here to work together, to bless each other, to learn from each other, sharing this adventure. Why not join us!

Safeguarding Matters:

Pathfinder Church is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Safeguarding Officer.  If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.... [continue reading]

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Want to know more?

Talk to our Pioneer Minister
Revd Dr Beth Cope
Church House, 6 Woodpecker Close
CB24 1AW
01954 261181


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Community Partnerships

Our commitment to exploring and sharing has found us partnering to help build community amongst those of all religious an non-religious beliefs.  You’ll find us working with groups including Northstowe Arts, Northstowe Running Festival, the Town Council, Sustainable Northstowe,  the Foodbank or partnering widely for events at Christmas or Remembrance. We are also part of the Northstowe Faith Strategy Group. We can often be found supporting  Friends of Pathfinder Primary School, as well as running clubs and activities in partnership with both the primary and secondary school.

Fancy a half-termly afternoon tea with a little bit extra?

Bring the whole family to eat together and have fun, with the option to join in with various activities including a short act of worship in a ‘chapel space’. Something for everyone, no matter your faith. Check social media for more

Join community Litter Picks

NEXT LITTER PICK:  We're working with Sustainable Northstowe and the Northstowe Hub Cafe for a day of community litter picking. Full details to follow, but save the sate to Spring Clean in Green on St Patrick's Day, 17th March 2024, 11-3pm

Supporting young people of all faiths, cultures, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds: The Northstowe Youth Hive.

Working with local volunteers, we have helped set up, and are now a member organization, of the Northstowe Youth Hive. Beth is currently the chair.
The Hive are very grateful to the support of bpha and Church Schools of Cambridge to have brought in the Connections Bus Project while Northstowe was between Community Centres. Now, we are delighted to be partnering with Romsey Mill - in particular with Emma Whitbread, Northstowe's Youth Development Officer - and Northstowe Hub to relaunch the weekly Youth Drop In at Northstowe Hub Cafe (Wednesdays 3.30-5pm). With more youth activities coming soon...  youth@northstowe.info @northstowe_youth

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Faith-based Activities

Visit our Sunday page to read more about our Sunday Gatherings in The Pathfinder CofE Primary School (3.30-5pm) - or the Midweek Page for what to expect at the other groups and communities emerging through the week. Church  - but perhaps not as you know it!

COMING SOON:  More updates on how we are praying together...

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How are we governed? Pathfinder Church operates under a Bishops Mission Order, with active support from denominations involved in Cambridgeshire Churches Together. Rev Dr Beth Cope is the lead minister supported by Revd Stephen Dove and our church council... [continue reading]
Want to support our work? We are  registered with the Parish Giving Scheme and as such a regular Direct Debit can be set up online.. [continue reading]
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