Benefice of Harston, Hauxton and Newton

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The Revd Susan Bowden-Pickstock will be licensed by the Bishop of Ely at All Saints' Church, Harston, at 3 pm on 24 February 2019, followed by a reception at Harston Village Hall.  All are welcome.

Susan, who is currently Rector of the Saxon Shore Benefice, Diocese of Norwich, will be House for Duty, Associate Priest,
in the Benefice of Harston with Hauxton and Newton.


Susan is an Ordained Pioneer Minister with a particular desire for reaching out into the wider communities and looking at our faith in contemporary society.  In her previous lives she was a nurse for ten years and then a radio producer with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on the Faith programme.  She loves being with people, being active, and being immersed in culture and creativity in all forms. 


She is married to Philip and they have four adult children, one daughter-in-law, a prospective son-in-law, and an affectionate hound-dog called ‘Whisky’.  Susan is starting an MA at Ridley Hall in Cambridge in October 2018 and she will work on this alongside her post in the Benefice.

Is it easy to be good?

In conversation with the writer, Francis Spufford, an oncologist, a novelist, a soldier, an HR professional and a journalist explore the rules, the responsibilities, the potential and the pitfalls of their work.   


In Episode 1 Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald discusses what it means for her to be ‘good’ in the discipline of medicine, both as a clinician and as a scientist.  To be a good doctor means more than just being good at medicine.

Technical excellence is only part of any profession’s definition of goodness.  But how, in today’s world, do you work out what goodness means in your profession?

Watch Rebecca's conversation with Francis Spufford on the Ely Cathedral website or by copying this link:

We are three village Churches with one warmth of welcome.

All three villages are along or near the A10 just outside Cambridge and we belong together in one group (or Benefice).  To see our Benefice Profile, which explains about the Benefice and our parishes, please click on Benefice Profile above.

At the moment, we are 'in vacancy', but we continue with our full range of services. 

Please click on Benefice Services to see the details of services.

  All Saints' Church, Harston

Harston Church

St Edmund's Church, Hauxton

Haux 2

St Margaret's Church, Newton  

Newton Church