Where are these held?

We are here to mark key life events for all those living in our new town of Northstowe, whether or not you are a regular churchgoer.

Sometimes, the most important thing will be to mark these events right here in Northstowe: for example, we often celebrate baptisms within our main Sunday gatherings in the Primary School.

At other times, there is something special at gathering in the beautiful ancient buildings of our sister churches in the 5 folds family. In particular, All Saint's Church Longstanton is the Parish Church for all Northstowe Phase One residents, and so our main venue for weddings

Revd Beth and Revd Stephen are Church of England priests, so normally offer Anglican ceremonies to mark births, deaths, and marriages.

They can also take funerals for your loved one at the Crematorium.

Want to know more?

You can read more about these below, and follow the links to the Church of England websites... but nothing beats a personal conversation. 
Pioneer Minister
Revd Dr Beth Cope
Church House, 6 Woodpecker Close
CB24 1AW
01954 261181


Marrying in church is personal, meaningful and spiritual — just as you want it to be. Churches are special and unique places to get married in – the prayers, promises and the whole service of celebration become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond.

Northstowe Phase One is part of in Longstanton Parish, so Northstowe residents are welcome to get married in our ancient church buildings.

Take a look at Your Church Wedding | The Church of England to find out more, and get in touch!


With you every step of the way

We’ll always be here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed. We can hold funerals at the Crematorium, or at the graveside in one of the ancient historic church buildings around Northstowe.

Take a look at The Church of England Funerals website, where you can find out more or even light a candle.

And get in touch with us locally to start a conversation — whether you want to talk about planning your own funeral, or are recently bereaved. We’ll also be there for you afterwards: no matter where the funeral took place.

Celebrating new life

There are certain moments in life that take our breath away – in ecstasy, in pain, in beauty, in wonder. The birth of a child is a historic and wondrous moment and a cause for celebration.

Many people are overcome by a sense of awe at the creation of new life and want to express their thanks to God. That is why Christians across the traditions offer services of prayer and blessing. Sometimes people find lighting a candle, perhaps at home, or church — or even online! — a good way to start thanking God for this wonderful gift. Why not give it a try?


At Pathfinder Church, Northstowe, we always start the celebrations about the birth of a child with a service of Thanksgiving. This can be a few simple prayers in the middle of one of our normal gatherings, or a bigger event. You can read more about these services here but the main thing is to come and meet us in person.



For many people, there is also a desire to take the next step and have a Christening. During the christening, your child will be baptised with water. It’s a key step on an amazing journey with God, parents, godparents, friends, family, and the church. A central aspect of Christening is being welcomed into the local church family — symbolic of joining the timeless family of the church around the world and down the generations — so always involves the wider church too. However, you don’t have to have been christened yourself, and you don’t have to have been a regular churchgoer before.

At Pathfinder Church, Christenings usually happen several weeks after the Thanksgiving, during one of our main gatherings at the school. We can also celebrate Christenings in the nearby historic church buildings.

If you are interested in a Christening after the Thanksgiving service, we will talk about this when you meet with the minister. We often have several meetings, allowing you to find out more about the really significant promises you will be making, and also helping us as your local church to find out how best we can support you afterwards.

A good place to find out more is churchofenglandchristenings.org, although nothing beats a personal conversation, so please get in touch!


We love being able to shape these occasions to work for you, your family, and our new community. Read more about our recent Wild Church baptism here.

Responding to God’s love as an older child or adult

Whenever it happens, whether as a baby, child or adult, baptism is at the heart of an amazing journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ. You are never too old to take this step, and being baptized as an adult is a wonderful experience.

You may have been baptized at a christening when you were a child or in a different Christian tradition, and there are always special ways to renew the promises that were made then in a fresh way as you discover more about what it means to live them out in your life.

Come and walk with us at Pathfinder Church, and we’ll be more than happy to talk with you about these next steps.


Enjoy this montage of videos, images, and music recorded at a recent Baptism in the field
Pathfinder Church  and the Northstowe Church Network 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. The Diocese of Ely’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our SO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."