Welcome

Welcome to Sawston Free Church

Due to the Coronavirus, our buildings are currently closed and and normal activities are suspended – but Sawston Free Church itself is still very much in business!
We plan to keep in touch with each other whether it’s by phone, Zoom, our website or Facebook; and we are here to support our community in any way we can. Please use the contact form on the right to get in touch!


23 May

Maggie’s latest Weekly Notes is available on the Notices page. Please join us for tomorrow’s Morning Communion Service. Please contact Maggie if you need the link.


20 May
There is a new monthly email to our Messy Church family. Click the button on the right.


18 May
The video of yesterday’s service is now available.


16 May
Maggie’s latest Weekly Notes is available on the Notices page. Please join us for tomorrow’s Morning Communion Service. There is a new login code, so please contact Maggie if you haven’t received/lost the email.


11 May
The video of yesterday’s service is now available.


We are supporting local efforts to provide the NHS workers with scrubs. SFC Scrubbers and Friends have 16 volunteers and would welcome more. Since 23 April, we have prepared 80 items for local hospitals, including Papworth.

If you can offer suitable fabric (washable at 60 degrees), time and skill to cut out from supplied pattern, or can sew on your running, zig-zag or overlocking machine, please contact Rosemary Heald directly on timefortots@sawstonfreechurch.org.uk.

These photos were published by the BBC showing happy Papworth staff wearing scrubs made from duvet covers.

The outfits, ranging from Thomas the Tank Engine to exotic plant patterns, have been a “real hit with staff”, a spokesman said. “We’re so grateful to everyone who has made them for our teams – they’ve made a huge difference and helped to keep us smiling,” he said.

Knowing that has helped keep us here motivated and cutting out/stitching.


9 May
Maggie’s latest Weekly Notes is available on the Notices page. Please join us for tomorrow’s Morning Communion Service. There is a new login code, so please contact Maggie if you haven’t received/lost the email.


5 May
Last Sunday’s video is now ready. To save space here, I have moved the services to their own page where the audio sermons are kept. Click the image below to go there.


30 April
Join us every Sunday for church online!

We cannot meet in person, so we meet in Zoom.  Everyone is welcome to join in, whether a long-term member or new. All will receive a warm welcome!

Just email secretary@sawstonfreechurch.org.uk and you will be sent a link to the Zoom connection for Sunday morning. All you then need to do is click on the link and follow the instructions.

AND PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE FULL (AUDIO & VISUAL) RECORDING OF EACH SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO WATCH HERE.


As we can’t raise money for Christian Aid Week this year, click on the button on the right for details.


There is also the text of the first monthly email to our Messy Church family. Follow the link on the right.


12 April
Despite our church buildings being closed, we felt we would still like to observe Holy Week and Easter. So we found the cross we use for the Easter Blossoming and put it outside the church entrance during the week before Easter.  At first it was empty. Then, on Good Friday, and again for Easter Sunday Morning we added appropriate decoration to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with the village.

Here are three photos of our cross. Click on the images for a bigger version.

Empty cross - Click for full size Good Friday - Click for full size Easter Morning! - Click for full size

The new format weekly notes are being put on the notices page as usual.Click to read Contact magazine


17 March
It is with deep regret that the Elders of Sawston Free Church announce that we are suspending Sunday morning services as of now for the foreseeable future. We have taken this very difficult decision in response to the recent news on the development of the Coronavirus crisis. We have a large number of members who are considered vulnerable and therefore need to distance themselves from others to protect their own health and so we need to suspend all services and meetings.

However, Sawston Free Church itself is not suspended – we plan to keep in touch with each other whether it’s by phone, skype, our website or Facebook. Resources are becoming available to us in the absence of ‘live’ worship, and we will share more information on that with you very shortly.

As ever, please call us or email if you need support or a chin wag or both.

Don’t forget that our Sermons page contains a good selection of  past sermons preached in our church. Listen to ones you missed, or enjoy repeating the good ones!

This is a message from the URC Daily Devotions team:

From this Sunday we will send out, at 10am, a service in both written and audio format.  This will have the feel of a service on the radio in our style with well known URC people leading worship.  There will be prayers and hymns to join in with as we pray together.  There will also be, from time to time, a chance to share bread and wine together – the first such opportunity will be on Easter Sunday.

Here is the link for more information. https://devotions.urc.org.uk/

We would like to share this prayer from the URC with you …

God our refuge,
we seek your protection.
Protect the vulnerable from illness:
those who are old and frail,
weakened by years and struggle;
those who care for others,
expending energy and love;
those for whom inability to work
means hardship and poverty.

Protect us
from the greed and suspicion
which snatches at our own security
stock-piling and panic-buying
that deprives others of the necessities of life.

Protect us from the shortsightedness
which sees the germ in our own eyes
and ignores the plagues
of hunger, war and violence
that take so many lives each day.

Protect us from the isolation
that leads to loneliness and despair
denying the interconnectedness
that links us with one another.

God our refuge
in our panic and fear
may we not lose sight of our common humanity
that makes us one people in you. Amen.

With every blessing,

Maggie, Mary, Yvonne, Sue, Anne, Mike