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Welcome to our website.

We are a small rural benefice in North East Hertfordshire, covering an area that includes Barkway, Barley, Reed, Buckland, Chipping, Nuthampstead and Newsells. Our nearest towns are Royston and Buntingford, but Cambridge is also within easy reach.

Our active churches are in Barkway, Barley and Reed (Please click on the service times tab at the top of the page to find out the times of our services);  there is a redundant church is Buckland, where occasional services are held.

As Christians, we seek to worship God and live out our faith in our communities and beyond, in word and action, through loving God and loving our neighbour.

We would very much like to welcome you to join us for worship or for any other activities in the benefice.

Our benefice is committed to safeguarding all our children and vulnerable adults providing consistent policies and practice. Please click  https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/safeguarding/

The Reverend Canon Ruth Pyke became our Rector in 2015 and since then, congregations have increased substantially.P1080560 Ruth Pike

Ruth is married to The Reverend Canon Richard Pyke, who helps out whenever he can;  they have 4 grown up children and three grandchildren.

Ruth’s previous appointment was as the Diocesan Children’s Work Adviser and before that, she was Priest in Charge in the parish of Caddington.   Ruth also taught music and RE in primary schools in Hertfordshire before ordination.  In recognition of her work in the Diocese of St Albans, we were thrilled that she was make an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans in November 2017.

Please remember Ruth and her family in your prayers as she goes about her work in the benefice.

Please contact nicholas@ntufton.co.uk if you would like anything added  to this web site.

Finally there is an email newsletter with extra news and events.  Please email ruth.pyke@tesco.net to receive your copy.