Welcome to St Edmund's Church, Hauxton!
St Edmund’s is one of the oldest Churches in Cambridgeshire, with many interesting Norman features. The fine Norman Chancel arch is perhaps the most notable, but the Church also has a Norman doorway at the southern entrance to the Church and several Norman windows. Another interesting feature is the 13th century fresco of St Thomas a Beckett, unusual in not showing the martyrdom of the Saint.
St Edmund’s is in a strong partnership with the other Benefice churches. We have a weekly celebration of Holy Communion in the Benefice, shared out between the three churches so that we meet together regularly in worship. Special services have included an Annual Pet Service in October, a Light a Candle service near All Souls’ Day and an all-age Mothering Sunday Service. We also have occasional Morning Prayer on Sundays.
The Church runs a monthly coffee morning in the village hall and the members of the congregation are widely involved in pastoral care and community life.
We are facing new challenges with a new housing development of 280 homes, which will approximately double the size of the village. The church stands between the old and the new villages. As the new houses become occupied, residents are integrating well with the old village and a few have joined our congregation.
We have a primary school which has traditionally had good links with the church.