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
Until March the normal pattern of worship and other activities will continue. We
have a strong team of Licensed Lay Ministers and other worship leaders who will lead
services, as well as the usual activities outside the church such as Music Makers
and Open the Book. Services of Holy Communion must be conducted by ordained priests:
we are fortunate in having clergy in this and neighbouring benefices who will support
us so that we can continue with our normal Holy Communion services during the period
of vacancy as far as possible. Likewise, our churches will continue to provide baptisms,
weddings and funerals during the vacancy: please follow these links for more information.
The Bishop of Huntingdon has confirmed the appointment of the next Rector of the
Meridian Benefice. We shall be welcoming Revd Valmor Pimenta as our new Rector at
his installation on 17 March next year.
Valmor is currently the vicar of a large parish in outer London. Representatives
of our three churches, together with the Archdeacon, met with Valmor on 16 October
and we unanimously voted to recommend his appointment.