The Good Shepherd

We are a welcoming friendly church of all ages learning to love God and demonstrate His love to our neighbours. As a church we are growing and seeking God’s will for our community as we pray and study His word together.

Our hope and prayer is to see God’s kingdom come here in Arbury, King’s Hedges and Orchard Park and for lives to be transformed by the love of Jesus.

Regular services

8:30am Said Holy Communion - all are welcome to join us for this simple communion service with no hymns. service lasts about 30 mins.

10am Holy Communion - All are welcome to join us for a communion service with hymns and songs. We have our children's and young people's group 'inside/outside'. We all start together in the church and then those who want to can go outside for the groups. Refreshments are served in the church after the service.

Lent and Easter 2023

6:00pm, Tuesdays in Lent - Taizé service

A short reflective service featuring the well-known chants. Feel free to join in, or just listen and experience them.

7:00pm, Maundy Thursday

A meditative yet dramatic service reflecting on the event of the Last Supper. Includes an act of foot-washing.

2:00pm, Service of Meditation for Good Friday

An opportunity to reflect on Jesus Christ's death. A predominantly said service with creative elements.

5:00am, Easter Day morning vigil

Our traditional Easter sunrise service, starting around a brazier outside the church, as we reenact the excitement of the first disciples discovering that Jesus has risen from the dead.

8:30am, Said Easter Day communion

Join us for this simple communion service with no hymns. Held in the chapel the service lasts about 30 mins.

10:00am, Easter Day communion
Our family service with hymns and songs to celebrate Easter. Refreshments are served in the church after the service.  

COVID safety: communion is given with the wafer dipped into the wine, rather than all sharing a single cup, although you may just take the bread if you prefer.

The service is projected on a screen and no booklets are handed out. Details of the service, church notices and other items of interest to the congregation are distributed in a weekly e-mail. To be added onto the list, or for any queries about church services, please e-mail Ruth at [email protected]

The parish of Chesterton: The Good Shepherd is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Ely’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. 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.


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Sunday Morning Communion

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
The Good Shepherd
Mansel Way, Off Arbury Road Cambridge, CB4 2ET, GB

All are welcome to join us for a simple said Holy Communion at 8:30am or our Family Holy communion service at 10am. At the10am service we have singing with a choir and there are groups for young people and children.

The Good Shepherd Charity No. 1179032