Pathfinder Church, Northstowe

Find out more about Pathfinder Church, Northstowe, on our website: and check out our calendar to see what's coming up.

Welcome to Pathfinder Church: why not join the adventure?

praying, exploring and sharing

We are starting a new adventure here in Northstowe! Like any group of pilgrims on a journey, we expect that we will be changed as we travel. We’ll be changed by the people and places we meet, and as God works in and through us. If you’d like to be part of this journey… if you are willing to help shape us, and be shaped by that encounter… come and walk a while with us as we follow Jesus Christ — The Pathfinder. 

Our vision is to be people who are praying, exploring and sharing: read more...

You might also like to visit our website to read about how we are rooted in Christ, in this "5 folds" family of churches, in the local Church School, and in this new town of Northstowe.

Our website also contains more details of our safeguarding and other policies.

And how we can help those moving into this new town to mark significant life events, such as weddings, thanksgivings, christenings and baptisms, and funerals.

Getting together with Northstowe

Our commitment to exploring and sharing has found us partnering with other local organisations to help build community amongst those of all faiths and none on Sunday Mornings at 10.30am, meeting at Pathfinder School. We’ve been apple picking, played games, and baked. Regular events include a Monthly Litter Pick on the 3rd Sundays.  Watch social media for more... In particular, why not join Northstowe's First Sustainability Day on Nov 24th in the School Hall


Encountering God in Northstowe

  • Join us for interactive all-age conversation, prayer, exploration and worship every Sunday afternoon during school term. Experience rooted faith, shaped for this time and this place. Church, but not as you know it. Pathfinder Primary School Hall: 3.30-5pm
  • Fancy a family breakfast with a little bit extra? On first Sundays (3rd Nov; 1st Dec;  5th Jan) simply come for breakfast, or join in with a range of optional activities including a short act of worship in a ‘chapel space’. Something for everyone.  10.30am-12noon

We are committed to allowing everyone to grow in their faith, acknowledging that some people (no matter how young or old!) respond best to quiet reflection and others to more interactive experiences. We believe that children have much to teach us, and wherever possible meet together across the generations, giving a choice of activities. Our 3.30pm multisensory and interactive Afternoon Gathering starts with drinks and conversation/activity before our theme is introduced and we split out to explore it through our Busy Station, Colouring Station, Chat Zone, Reflection Station and Listening Station, before drawing together for the final 20 mins).

We celebrate communion typically once a month in the afternoons, and often as an optional activitiy during our monthly Breakfast Gatherings on 1st Sundays.

During school holidays and bank holidays, and at other special points in the year, we only meet once on a sunday. Sometimes we'll meet at 10.30, sometimes 3.30... or sometimes eating together at our Communion Lunches at 12-2pm: check out our calendar to see what's coming up.

During term, we support the Parent and Staff Prayers on Mondays at 2.45pm in School 

We also hold a monthly "Chicken Soup for the Soul" evening, on the 1st WEdnesday of the Month, where we gather to watch a reflective video, hold silence together, and explore different prayer traditions. Recent events have included Compline and Evening Prayer from several traditions.

We are also part of the wider Northstowe Community. Together with the District Council Community Development Officer, we run The Micro Wing Thing every Wednesday during Term (3.30-4.30pm, The Wing, Northstowe), and are part of the collection of Northstowe groups that help run the monthly Wing Wednesdays (4-9.30pm, 2nd Wednesdays of the month, The Wing, Northstowe). You'll also meet us at other community events. Stop by and say hi!

Christmas with Pathfinder Church

Out normal pattern runs until the end of school Term (week ending 22nd Dec)

22nd December:

      12-2pm        Advent Communion Lunch Pathfinder School Hall

      8-9pm          Blue Christmas (for anyone finding Christmas difficult, with songs, poems, and prayers): The Wing

24th December (Christmas Eve):

      3.30-5pm     Messy Church Christingle     Pathfinder Primary School Hall

      11.30pm-12.30am ‘Midnight’ Campfire Communion outside The Wing (inside if wet)

25th December (Christmas Morning):

9.30-10.30am Community Breakfast with Carols Don’t be alone unless you want to be! Those of all traditions and none are invited to join us for a free breakfast (sponsored by local organisations) and light-hearted carol singing. The Wing

10.30-11am    Christmas Morning Celebration  An opportunity to sing, pray, and celebrate Christmas in a relaxed informal setting. The Wing

Where to find us

Pathfinder Church Northstowe meet on Sundays (normally 10.30am and 3.30pm but check our events in case of special events!) in The Pathfinder Church of England Primary School. 

Other events happen out and about in Northstowe, or at Church House, 6, Woodpecker Close, Northstowe CB24 1AW.

Postal address: Church House, 6, Woodpecker Close, Northstowe CB24 1AW.



Revd Dr Beth Cope 0772 033 0272   email: 

(Revd Dr Beth Cope is the Pioneer Minister and Priest for Northstowe: your first port of call for Church of England Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals in Northstowe and the surrounding villages (the 5 Folds Family of Churches). )

Canon Jan Payne 0778 067 4563  email:


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