Holywell

St John the Baptist is the parish church of the villages of Needingworth and Holywell; there has been a church on this site since 990 AD.

Our priest-in-charge is Revd Sheila Anthony. With her encouragement we have launched new children’s worship initiatives and are increasingly working with our sister churches at Colne and Bluntisham in fulfilling God’s plan for this part of the world.

Ours is a very friendly church and the regular congregation is increased in the summer by visitors to this picturesque village, many of them arriving by boat along the nearby river Great Ouse. We can assure you of a very warm and friendly reception at our services.

In the churchyard stands the Holy Well, the spring which gives the surrounding village its name, venerated for its healing properties since pre-Christian times. Every year on the weekend before 24th June (Feast of St John the Baptist) the centrepiece of our Patronal Festival is the Well-dressing, one of the very few examples of this art form to be found south of Derbyshire.

Find out more about us, and how to get in touch, from the CofE website: http://www.achurchnearyou.com/holywell-st-john-the-baptist/

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