The Bluebell Benefice

A warm welcome to The Bluebell Benefice, which covers the parishes and churches of Great Gransden, Little Gransden, Abbotsley and Waresley in South Huntingdonshire and South West Cambridgeshire.

We have returned to in-person services on Wednesdays and Sundays, whilst following current distancing and safety guidelines.

To watch any of our past online services please see our home worship page. The church buildings remain open for private prayer.

November Services

For the moment, please still bring a mask to all indoor services, and you might like to bring hand sanitizer for communion services. Coffee, Chat & Compline and Breathing Space both continue, and of course get those bricks ready for Lego Church.

Please see our Services page for more details.

Food donations needed

The Need Project in Gamlingay has put out an urgent call for some food items most required by the families that they are supporting locally. If you could possibly donate any of these items, it would be greatly appreciated. Please either pass donations to Kathy Craze in Great Gransden, or leave neatly by the baptism fonts in any of our churches.

  • cereal, pasta sauce, tea, coffee, squash, UHT milk

  • tinned potatoes/carrots/sweetcorn/peas/tuna/pasta/baked beans

  • tinned fruit/custard/rice pudding

Coffee, Chat & Compline

Sessions have begun again each Sunday at 5pm.

Grab a drink and snack of your choice, and curl up in the company of friends. We have an informal discussion about faith and prayer, before we close our time together in the gentle and peaceful service of Compline.

Click here to join via Zoom

Meeting ID: 749 7140 5998 (Passcode: 930155)

Or phone in on: 0203 901 7895

Here is a useful prayer 'toolshed' with different approaches to prayer.

Lego Church

At 4pm one Sunday each month we hold Lego Church, perfect for children young and old who love letting their imaginations run wild with Lego. We start with a thought for the day, then tell a story from the Bible, get into groups to make Lego constructions inspired by the story, and show each other what we have made.

If you would like to join us on Zoom please contact Rev. Rachel.

Annual Report

Our Benefice Annual Report for the year 2020-1 is available, covering all that has been happening in our churches.

Daily Worship

Here are some links to resources for prayer and reflection that you can use at home.

A prayer for calm

When Jesus speaks to the woman from Samaria, He reassures her that it does not matter to God where or when we worship, but whether we do so ‘in spirit and in truth’, as our true selves. If your true self, like mine, feels rather frightened, shaken and overwhelmed by the enormity of these times, then let’s make that the starting point of our worship. This is a Celtic prayer for stilling our hearts:

Encircle us, O God,

keep faith within,

keep panic without.


Encircle us, O God,

keep hope within,

keep despair out.

Encircle us, O God,

keep love within,

keep fear without.


Adapted from David Adam’s

"The Cry of the Deer"

Get in touch

The Revd. Rachel Blanchflower can be contacted at:

rev.gransdens@gmail.com, or by phone on: 07824 380 479.

Rachel’s post is half-time, but she will be in the villages most days of the week – except for Mondays and Thursdays, her days off.

Please get in touch if you have any enquiries about weddings, baptisms, funerals, home/hospital visits or exploring the Christian faith – or if you’d just value tea and a chat.


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