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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. (For addresses and postcodes of our churches, please press the churches tab at the top of the screen.)

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.

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 four 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, 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.

There is an email newsletter with extra news and events.  Please email ruthpyke56@gmail.com to receive your copy.

Data protection is important to us so please click the relevant Category to the right of the screen for further details.

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 PCCs of the churches in the United Benefice of Barkway, Barley, Reed and Buckland have also adopted  the House of Bishops “Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement”. The Church of England’s Parish Safeguarding handbook is also available from the Church of England website so please click on   https://www.churchofengland.org/

For any further information please click on the Safeguarding details button under Categories to the right of this screen OR contact Ruth Pyke.