Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came and took part in our wonderful laid back Afternoon Tea with Lantern Making. HUGE Thanks to Paula for teaching us how to make Willow Lanterns. (take a look at the pictures below...)

But what next?

Our friends at Northstowe Arts  have a plan for Longest Night. On 21st December they’d love to see lanterns, candles and festive lights shining out into the darkness of longest night from front gardens and windows across Northstowe and beyond – you could even win a prize if you enter our competition for most creative display! Read more on their website...

Also on Longest Night...

We'll be marking our now-traditional Longest Night Compline around the Campfire (weather permitting) outside Church House as a fitting close to the evening. Our campfire compline will recognise that many still feel the burden of the darkness, even in this season. Come and be reminded that #youarenotalone.

LOOKING BACK: What was the plan for the Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea on Sunday 12th November

3.30-5pm in the Pathfinder CofE Primary School Hall

Every half term, Pathfinder Church Northstowe host an afternoon tea that not only brings together those from across the Northstowe Church Network (those involved in Little Explorers, Compline, etc) but also our friends, neighbours, and those involved in other community groups. It is a joy to see those of  all religious and non religious backgrounds simply spending time together. Often, we'll serve a seasonal treat - pancakes, hot cross buns - or scones and cakes.

For many, this is simply a time to "hang out" and be. The tables have board games and colouring. The baby and toddler area is set up. And news is shared on the rolling screen.

Around the room, there will also be various activity and reflection stations. Some of these might be Prayer Stations or Exploration Stations from the recent Sunday Gathering series, or linked to an upcoming festival. Others will simply be for fun.

We always set up a "side chapel" as a quiet place where anyone can pause and reflect. And we offer a simple poetic spoken communion service as an option, while other activities continue.

One of the main features of the Afternoon Teas, however, are the workshops.  And this half term, Northstowe Arts will be running a Lantern Making workshop, ready to Light Up Longest Night.
This workshop is aimed at those ages 7 and above,. but we will also have paper-bag lanterns on hand that those of any age can decorate more easily.

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You are welcome and invited to join our other special events this Advent and Christmas

PATHFINDER CHURCH NORTHSTOWE are delighted to be able to join with the wider community at the Winter Festival in Northstowe Find out about all the festive events happening in Northstowe at

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