Who are we?

Those forming Pathfinder Church come from all traditions and from none: 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 this new church community in Northstowe is a recognition that we are seeking to follow The Pathfinder, Jesus Christ.

We are part of the Church of England, living out a commitment to be “a visible Christian presence in every community" 

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

Praying

- 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?

Exploring

- 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.

Sharing

 - 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?

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

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Encountering God together in Northstowe

Experience rooted faith, shaped for this time and this place. Church, but not as you know it.

RESTARTING SUNDAY 1st MAY

Sundays Afternoons during School Term: Pathfinder Primary School (Hall or Field) 3.30-5pm

  • Most Sundays in School Term - Join us for interactive all-age conversation, prayer, exploration, and worship.
  • Last Sunday of the Month – WILD CHURCH in the field. A great place to slip in and meet us in a relaxed outdoor setting. (Dress for the weather; bring a camping chair) northstowe.church/wild-church

Weekly events

  • Starting Rite/ midweek baby & toddler group  - Thursday mornings
  • Book Discussion Groups – Wednesday evenings
    northstowe.church/explore

Monthly events

  • “Chicken Soup for the Soul” Stop; Breathe; Pray. Weaving ancient and contemporary wisdom with ten mins of shared silence
    northstowe.church/pray
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: check social media as we’re often off-site

Community Partnerships

 
Our commitment to exploring and sharing has found us partnering to help build community amongst those of all faiths and none. You’ll find us working with groups including the new Town council, Sustainable Northstowe, Northstowe Social, the Foodbank or partnering for events at Christmas or Remembrance.
 

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 a Monthly community Litter Pick

(in partnership with Sustainable Northstowe and Northstowe Town Council) 3rd Sundays 10.30am, meet 6 Woodpecker Close
bit.ly/NorthstoweLitterPick

Supporting young people of all faiths, cultures, genders 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.
Find them at the new afternoon Drop In at Pioneer Café on Wednesdays 3.30-5.30pm. youth@northstowe.info @northstowe_youth
 
 
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How many familiar faces can you spot? We LOVED taking the Deckchairs down to Northstowe Day, and helping run the Eco Art events up at the pavilions. What a community.

Coming Up (click for details)

How are we governed? Pathfinder Church operates under a Bishops Mission order. Rev Dr Beth Cope is the lead minister supported by a 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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