Praying, exploring, and sharing

Half Term plans

Because we meet in a school, and because so many of us head out of Northstowe during school holidays to meet us with family and friends back in the places we lived before moving to our new town, we always do things differently during the Half Term Break. This half term, several of us are also going on the Beginners Retreat and Launde Abbey, and joining with Youth For Christ camp at Fort Rocky. However you spend this week, you are in our prayers!

Can you hit REPLY and let us know if you are around for either of our Sunday events?

At Half Term, we try to have one gathering for Worship and to do Something in partnership with the wider community.

This Sunday Afternoon (Feb 13th) join us in the school hall at 3.30pm for a multisensory and interactive exploring of prayer (which could include sport, colouring, writing, or quietly praying with music in the background) and to share Gluten Free bread around the communion table.

Next Sunday Morning (Feb 20th) we’re partnering with Sustainable Northstowe, Plastic Free Longstanton and Northstowe, and the Northstowe Town Council for a Litter Pick. Meet at 10.30am to spend an hour clearing up Northstowe, counting plastics and holding the big companies to account, and having fun! Meet outside Church House - 6 Woodpecker Close.

Exploring Spirituality with the Wisdom of Wesley

Something particularly exciting about Pathfinder Church is the ecumenical backstory that continues to shape us. We’re the result of many years of prayer from local churches across different traditions, who continue to support and encourage us to grow as a church for this time and this place.

Our minister, Revd Dr Beth Cope, is an Anglican Priest, but those who are coming together to form 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.

In the run up to Easter this year, we are digging into our Methodist heritage, exploring the spiritual practices promoted by John and Charles Wesley… and trying them out for ourselves: praying, exploring and sharing. Why not come and find out more?

We’re picking up these themes Sunday by Sunday. But there are also midweek opportunities to did deeper. Read more on our website, and talk to Beth, Rachel, or Ellie.

Read more on our website

More dates for your diary

This term, we’re meeting in Pathfinder Primary School every Sunday (except school holidays) at 3.30pm.

NOTE: No Sunday Afternoon Gathering on Feb 20th

On the last Sunday of the month, we head outside (weather permitting) to gather as Wild Church around the campfire. including marking Mothering Sunday on March 27th?

And of course, we’ll be celebrating Easter itself with a week of special events in including a Palm Sunday Adventure Trail; Maundy Thursday Campfire Music Night, and Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday, culminating with our now-traditional campfire communion (9am, Easter Sunday), Watch social media for more…

Before we advertise any wider… who’s around?

We know that many of us have family and friends spread out across the country. Northstowe often empties out during school holidays! So before we commit any further to our special events during Easter holidays, we’d love to get a feel for who is likely to be able to come… and who might help ensure we run safely and well.

Please let us know your availability using this form. (Typical completion time 3 1/2 mins)

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Stay in touch

Whatever the coming months bring, please remember that we are all still here praying, exploring, and sharing. And keep using the WhatsApp Chat to stay in touch - let us know if you want to join!