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We care about every member of our community and will help in any way we can. Whether or not you come to church, if you need help with anything practical, spiritual or pastoral, please contact the Parish Office by phone or email-messages and emails are being monitored daily. In an emergency ring 07967 196560
We can also offer practical help to those in the parish who are self-isolating or cannot easily get out, via our Church at Castle Help Group, which is part of the Covid Mutual Aid UK network. Click the button to find out how
St Giles' Church on Castle Street is open to welcome visitors seeking a quiet space, daily between 12 noon and 1pm on Mondays to Saturdays. Mask wearing is mandatory. Please do not come if you are self-isolating or suffering from any symptoms of Covid-19.
From October 2020, we will have a service in at least two of our three parish churches every Sunday morning, at which you may receive communion in circumstances that comply fully with current national coronavirus guidelines. Please click to read the schedule and further details or check the calendar. If you wish to attend please contact the Parish Administrator to reserve a seat, as capacity is limited because of social distancing arrangements. All these services may also be joined online via Zoom. Please note - the service plan is provisional and subject to change.
What we offer to all residents in the Parish of the Ascension is:
Christian worship and the continuity of Christian teaching in Cambridge over almost 1,100 years (at St. Peter’s Church and St. Giles’ Church)
People and buildings to support all the shared activities essential to a lively community We see our church buildings as a resource for the whole community – as places both of worship and prayer for everyone, and for community activities and gatherings.
A place for help and advice and comfort for all who live and work in our parish
We aim to be an inclusive community, proclaiming Christ’s gospel of love, and welcome, without exception, all who want to explore the possibility of faith in their lives.
Safeguarding - Caring for children and vulnerable adults.
The Parish of the Ascension in all its churches is committed to safeguarding all those who attend the worship and other activities that we offer. Safeguarding promotes the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and includes all actions to protect them from harm.
• The Parish of the Ascension follows recommended safeguarding practice in recruiting, training and supporting our ordained and lay ministers, our employees and our volunteers.
• We follow the House of Bishops’ Policy statement,‘Promoting a safer church‘ (2017) and guidelines from the Diocese of Ely.
• The Parish of the Ascension's Safeguarding Policy for children and vulnerable adults is available to read and download HERE
Any concerns can be discussed in confidence with our safeguarding officer, Ank Rigelsford, who can be contacted at the parish office or by phoning 01223 315000 or 01223 368150. Further helplines are listed here.
You will find all our parish policies here