We would like to expand the ministry of our Church in the community, especially among the elderly, young people, children and students.
WHAT WE DO
The parish of St Peter and St Paul has a small but active congregation with typically 40-45 regular communicants. At special services like Easter and Christmas Eve, we would expect many more, regularly exceeding 150, especially as we join with the Methodist and Baptist churches in the village for those services.
Our parish is part of a joint benefice which includes Hulcote with Salford. We have a good working relationship with our brothers and sisters in the rest of the
benefice. They are an interesting three parishes who enjoy different styles of worship. There are two separate PCCs, which can sometimes have different plans, objectives and priorities which the Rector has to manage and oversee.
There is one middle school and one lower school, which has two campuses, in
Cranfield and the church provides several governors, one of whom is the
Rector, to each of them. We work very closely with all three and have had some
wonderful worship times together.
Video of Cranfield Parish Church
Arial view from a drone
Our Mission Statement
“We are a community church, bringing the good news of Jesus Christ and serving this community in his love.”
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Visitors are always welcome to our churchyard and church. The church is open to the public between about 9.30am - 4.00pm every day (often later in summer), though of course funerals, weddings, and Sunday services must be allowed for. A list of ‘Monumental Inscriptions’ giving names, dates etc. on our gravestones and memorials was compiled by the Bedfordshire Family History Society after a survey in 1994. If visiting from a distance or with a tight schedule advance notice of your enquiry or interest can prove invaluable.