Facilities and features
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Toilets are in the church room, a building behind the church. They can always be accessed when the church is in use for services, concerts etc.
A public car park, free on Sundays, is to be found near the west end of the church.
Toilets, including a disabled toilet, are available in the church rooms, a few yards from the church.
There is a ramp for wheelchair users at the North door, which is the main entrance.
Loop system, recently updated, is available for those with hearing aids.
Large print hymn books available.
Gluten free biscuits are available with tea/coffee at the end of Sunday 10am services.
Pevsner, in the Huntingdonshire volume of his series on the Buildings of England, describes it as one of the largest most uniform late mediaeval churches in the county. It is sometimes known as the cathedral of Huntingdonshire. The interior, much more obviously than the exterior, bears the mark of successive generations of worshippers. The present church is, as a place of worship, very much the work of the Victorians: the pews, the pulpit and the choir stalls. The font, at the west end of the nave, is thought to be one of the oldest parts of the building, possibly having come from the Priory. It seems to be not later than Norman. The Chancel is part of the earlier church, as evidenced by the remains of the thirteenth century window in the north side of the sanctuary.
The Lady chapel was added in the fifteenth century. The present communion table is Elizabethan, probably dating from about 1600.
Another fourteenth century feature is the niche in the north wall.
The spectacular stained glass is Victorian much of it by Messrs. Hardmans of Birmingham and the remainder by Clayton & Bell .
Music and Worship
Ringers practise on Fridays from 7.30pm and ring for half an hour before Sunday services.
Ringing for weddings available on request.
Occasional concerts and other events, some organised by the Friends of SNPC, are held in the church.
The organ is a fine Holdich organ, 3 manuals and pedals. Although more than 100 years old, it has been regularly maintained and recently rebuilt. It is used at all sung services, and has seen recitals by some fine organists including Francis Jackson and Anne Page.
The 8am Holy Communion service each Sunday is according to the BCP.
The choir practises in church on Friday evenings from 7.30pm. (Young choristers start at 7pm and leave at 8pm).
The choir sings at Sunday services and we have Choral Evensong once a month at 6pm on the 4th Sunday of the month.
Groups, Courses and Activities
House groups provide Bible Study.
Hot meals provided every Friday from 6pm to 8pm for those in need
Mothers' Union meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. The programme includes a variety of visiting speakers and other activities.
Play Church every Wednesday during school terms. Come from 9.30am. Story time and songs at 10.45am, home at 11am. Toys and crafts for the children, lots of fellowship and chat for the grown-ups - mums, dads, grans and granpas, carers. All welcome.
Refreshments provided by Mothers' Union members.
Help for Visitors
Notes about the church and its windows are available to pick up and read when you come in. Please leave for other visitors.
The church is open daily from around 9am to 5pm (Times may vary slightly during the vacancy).
Feel free to come in and walk around, light a candle and say a prayer in the Lady Chapel. Come on a sunny day to really appreciate our beautiful Victorian windows.
The church ro.om is available to hire. Information from the Parish Office