St Francis' Church

We are now open each Sunday for our 9:30am Communion service - Please email the church office to book a seat (Prayer Ministry is available after the service)

We are also open each Wednesday between 10:30am and 11:30am for Private Prayer

If you or someone you know is in need of prayer please get in touch and we will connect you to the prayer ministry team.

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 10th June1921 - 9th April 2021

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said today on the 9th April 2021 

"I join with the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and give thanks to God for his extraordinary life of dedicated service. Prince Philip continually demonstrated his unfailing support and unstinting loyalty to Her Majesty The Queen for 73 years.

"He consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service. During his naval career, in which he served with distinction in the Second World War, he won the respect of his peers as an outstanding officer.

"On the occasions when I met him, I was always struck by his obvious joy at life, his enquiring mind and his ability to communicate to people from every background and walk of life. He was a master at putting people at their ease and making them feel special.

"The legacy he leaves is enormous. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which he founded in 1956, has inspired generations of young people to help others and instilled in them a vision for citizenship and a desire to serve their communities. His work with countless charities and organisations reflected his wide- ranging, global interests in topics including wildlife, sport, design, engineering and inter-faith dialogue.

"In his powerful advocacy for conservation his was a prophetic voice for over half a century, as he brought people from around the world to a new concern and commitment to action for the future of our planet.

"As we recover and rebuild after the terrible trial of the coronavirus pandemic, we will need fortitude and a deep sense of commitment to serving others. Throughout his life Prince Philip displayed those qualities in abundance, and I pray that we can take inspiration from his example.

"I also join many people in giving thanks for the marriage of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, and for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Theirs was a marriage grounded in friendship and mutual respect and sustained by shared faith in Christ.

"I pray that God will comfort Her Majesty and the rest of the Royal Family at this time. May His Royal Highness rest in peace and rise in glory."

We will be opening both St Francis' Church and St Hughes Church in Cockernhoe on Wednesday 14th April between 10am and 2pm for a time of reflection and remembrance of The Duke of Edinburgh.

Due to covid restrictions we cannot put out books of condolence however you can add a message to the online version with the church of England - please follow the link below.

Click HERE to add a message to an online book of condolence


Check out our Church at Home resource page for you to use during this time

About Us...

Here at St Francis church we are centred on the life changing love of Jesus and we want to share it with you. Things in life have not been the same since the second week of March 2020. But church is still happening. We meet over a variety of platforms and so pick which one works best for you and we look forward to joining us. 

We are currently meeting each week at 9:30am in the church building for a spoken holy communion service. If you would like to come along in person then click HERE to book your space. Booking is essential. Each week there is also the opportunity to join us on our YOUTUBE Channel where the video’s for the service are uploaded. This is available for whenever you would like to watch and they will remain on the channel so if you can’t make it on a Sunday morning you won’t miss out! Click HERE for the link.

On the fourth Sunday of every month at 11am we run an All-Age service over Zoom that is suitable for all ages. It is interactive with quizzes, songs, stories and prayer. If you would like to join us for this service then click HERE and we will send you the link for each month. 

We continue to pray and support our community throughout this time. If you are in need of support or some help then do please contact the church office. 

From the team at St Francis


We are now able to open the church for private prayer only, do come along every Wednesday between 10:30am-11:30am to pray in church. 

Prayer Ministry is offered during this time as well, please enquire on entry.

Face masks are compulsory within church.

 All are welcome

The best way to stay in touch and get regular updates is to sign up to our weekly mailing. Click here to sign up to our weekly email service.

We are aware that people will be concerned, worried and fearful of what is to come and so it is important that we support each other best we can. We can always turn to God and remember that God will never leave us and he gives us peace. 

We will be praying for you all and we are thinking of creative ways to join us together in this so keep an eye out via our Website, Email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updates. We will also be using these platforms to keep you updated generally.

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We are centered on the life changing love of Jesus and we want to share it with you. We welcome everyone and would love to meet you at one of our services on a Sunday; Holy Communion at 9:15am, our more traditional service or Morning Worship at 11:00am, a popular choice for families. Or why not come along to one of our groups that meet during the week?

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Safeguarding is a priority at St Francis Church. We are committed to following government and Church of England guidelines on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and good working practice, including safer recruitment of volunteers and paid workers.  If you have a safeguarding concern please click here to email Sarah Savill our Parish Safeguarding Officer, click here to email Nick Grew our Vicar or click here to email Jez Hirst the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. For more details please see our Safeguarding Policy Statement and the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook.

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