I’ve really enjoyed being part of Pathfinder Church. I am excited by the chance for us to work together to build a community of Christians in Northstowe and the surrounding villages. I’d like to get to know you all better and I look forward to finding new ways for us to support each other in growing our connection with God and the impact that has on our lives. I’d also like to do my bit to help with the practical functioning of our new church.
to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.* including the welcome of Quaker involvement because of their manifold shared faith evenwhile acknowledging that they do not have a creedal basis.
While Pathfinder Church is firmly rooted in the new town of Northstowe, we also celebrate our connections to the more established villages around us.
Phase 1 of Northstowe lies within the Church of England parish of St Michael and All Saints Longstanton. This means that All Saints Longstanton is our parish church. This is the ancient building where we normally conduct weddings. We baptise both in Northstowe and in the parish church of Longstanton. We also partner with the local church community there for special occasions such as Remembrance or "midnight" Communion at Christmas
The surrounding villages form a team known as 5 folds. This includes
Revd Beth and Pathfinder Church Council work closely with the 5folds team, which includes:
Revd Simon Gill is the Team Rector
Revd Lucy Cleland is Team Vicar
Canon Jan Payne is Licensed Lay Minister.
More details on how to contact the 5 folds churches...
At Pathfinder Church we take seriously the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. This page gives information and advice on what to do if you suspect abuse, and is particularly helpful if you are in a position of responsibility within the church.
You can download the Church of England’s policy document: Promoting a Safer Church (pdf)
You have concerns about possible abuse (including allegations):
• In an emergency, call emergency services 999.
• Otherwise, consult the person to whom you are responsible.
• Decide together whether to seek advice or to make an immediate referral to police or care services (see contact details below).
• Always contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.
• Keep a record of what happened, your concerns and your actions.
• Tell your parish priest.
• Only tell others who need to know.
• Do not alert the alleged perpetrator.
A child, young person or adult wishes to disclose they have been abused:
• Listen. Keep listening. Do not question or investigate.
• Do not promise confidentiality; tell them we may need to share this.
• Assure them they are not to blame.
• Tell them what you are going to do and that they will be told what happens.
• Make careful notes of what is said, record dates, times, events and when you are told.
• Report it to the person to whom you are responsible and your priest or safeguarding representation.
• Only tell those who need to know.
• Treat everyone with respect, setting a positive example for others.
• Respect personal space and privacy.
• Ensure any actions cannot be misrepresented by someone else.
• Challenge unacceptable behaviour.
• Do not put anyone, including yourself, in a vulnerable or compromising situation.
• Do not have inappropriate physical or verbal contact with others.
• You must not keep allegations or suspected abuse secret.
Ely Diocese Safeguarding webpages: www.elydiocese.org/safeguarding
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Rebecca Boswell; email@example.com; 01353 652731
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Sarah King; firstname.lastname@example.org; 01353 652735
Your minister: Revd Dr Beth Cope; email@example.com; 01954 261 181
Church Safeguarding Officer: Michelle Kemp: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Council Protection Office:
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Please print, complete, and return c/o Church House, 6 Woodpecker Close, Northstowe, CB24 1AW