The three parishes of the Meridian Benefice belong to the Church of England in the
Diocese of Ely. The Benefice is named after the Greenwich Meridian, which passes
through the centre of the parish group. See map
Please click here to see the Meridian Benefice statement on safeguarding.
A warm welcome awaits you at any or all of our three church families. We are people
who want to follow Jesus in every part of our lives, by offering love to everyone
and walking with people on their journey towards having a relationship with Jesus.
The three churches embrace a rich diversity of worship. Each of our churches has
a different flavour: the main services at Bluntisham-cum-Earith and Colne being more
informal and Holywell-cum-Needingworth being more on the traditional pattern, but
all are within the structure of Common Worship. Café Sunday happens on the second
and fourth Sundays at Bluntisham cum Earith, and on the first Sunday at Holywell
School. We also have a monthly Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion at each of the
churches and special services such as All Souls and Taizé worship.
We warmly welcome families and children to our services and have additional services
for families: once a month we have Messy Church at Bluntisham-cum-Earith and Music
Makers at Holywell-cum-Needingworth and at Colne.
Wherever you come you will need to know that the heartbeat of our churches is pursuing
God. Our passion is to know him, to be in His presence so that we can be changed
into His likeness. As our lives are being transformed by Him, we in turn are dynamically
empowered to help transform the world around us.