Ash Wednesday visit from Bishop Stephen

As part of his visit to our deanery, we were privileged to have Stephen, Bishop of Ely with us for two parts of the day on Wednesday 5th March 2014.

In the morning he dropped in on the “9.37” toddler group who had agreed to meet later in the morning than usual to meet the Bishop. Despite the changed time we had a bumper attendance, including three children who had been baptised at the weekend – two at Kimbolton and one at Covington.

After a short visit to the Kimbolton Primary Academy the afternoon was spent in the Catworth Group. Bishop Stephen was back with us for an evening service of Eucharist with Ashing on this Ash Wednesday. Over 60 people attended, with most of our group of seven churches represented as well as visitors from elsewhere in the deanery. It was a very musical and moving occasion, supported by the Benefice Choir.

Now we are seven!

As from today, Kimbolton, Tilbrook, Covington and Stow Longa welcome Spaldwick, Easton and Barham and Woolley into the new united benefice that will probably take the title of “South Leightonstone.”

The official licensing of Revd Stephen Bowring as Priest-in-charge of the new arrangement will take place in Spaldwick Church at 4.00 pm on Sunday 16th Feb 2014. All welcome!