Useful Information

St Mary’s Church, Longstowe

How to contactRevd Nigel di Castiglione (Team Rector) ~ 01954 267241 / 07770697240 / nigel.dicastiglione@gmail.comRevd Steve Day (Team Vicar)~ 01954 264226 / 07871182394 / revdsmday@cantab.netRevd Nigel Pearson (Associate Priest) ~  / 07713639928 / njfarm@gmail.comRevd Geoff Dodgson (Curate) ~ 07710379561 / geoff@dodgson.infoDavid Potter (Authorised Lay Minister)~ 0753222644301480 831077david.potter2012@btinternet.comFor Breakfast services and Women’s group:Sarah Burles (Authorised Lay Minister) ~ 07717 202001sarahburles@gmail.comFor pastoral support:Anne Pettifor (Authorised Lay Pastoral Minister)~  07974082604 / anniepettifor@hotmail.comTeam Administrator: Chris Westgarth ~ / 01480 839933 / 07710661003 (for urgent messages please text)

Longstowe PCC (Parochial Church Council) officers:

Dr Sheena McRae: Church Warden
Mr Nicholas Jenkins: Treasurer
Other members of the PCC: Mr Anthony Clay, Mrs Maddy Crowther, Mr Stephen Owen, Mr Peter White.

For day-to-day communication about the Church in Longstowe please continue to contact Maddy Crowther on 01954 718303. She has stepped down from the “legal role of Church Warden” for this coming year and is acting on an informal basis as Church Warden’s Assistant.

Neighbourhood Watch
Longstowe co-ordinators are Deborah Hemmins and Peter Hemmins
Note details of an incident. If urgent ring 999 otherwise ring 101 or report the indicent at

Village Hall, Park Lane, Longstowe, CB23 2UJ
Hire Charge per day £120, per hour £12.
For further information and bookings, contact Mrs Caroline White:  /   telephone  01954 719669

The Skylark
The Skylark is produced four times a year, at the beginning of March, June, September and December.
Supplements are sometimes produced for urgent matters.
The editor of the Skylark is Christine Morton <>

Longstowe History Society
The web address for CCAN is
Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held in the Village Hall, School Lane, Longstowe CB23 2UJ
Usually 7.30 for 8pm
For further information, contact Jane Bowden

Longstowe Sports Club
If you know of anyone who would like to play cricket for Longstowe next season, the Club’s play-cricket website can be found at:, or contact John Gooch or John Murden

Post Office
Opening times: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00–12:30 for the sale of stamps, issue of pensions, posting letters and small parcels, obtain an account balance and issuing cash via debit card. Collection point for some parcels.

Last collection times: High Street Mon–Fri: 16:15, Sat: 10:30 and Fox Road: Mon–Fri: 09:00, Sat: 07:00.

NHS Priority Collections are now made from the local post boxes on a Sunday.

Longstowe Bus service
If you need a bus… A reminder of the bus service for Longstowe (use it or lose it):
Demand Responsive Transport (DRT), Service 28, run by Huntingdonshire Association for Community Transport (HACT).

The service will be available to pick you up between 08:45 and 15:15 on Mondays to Saturdays except for a reduced service on Thursdays. Travel to local villages or to St Neots or Cambourne. Or you could go even further afield by catching a connecting service.

Booking is on a first come first served basis. Telephone HACT on 01480 411114 between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, but book before 1pm the day before you want to travel. You can make multiple bookings when you ring but usually these are limited to up to a month in advance.

Journeys will be charged like a bus fare. You will be advised of the fare when you book your journey and a ticket will be issued when you board. If you wish to use the service to connect onto a Stagecoach service for onward journeys please make sure you ask for a Dayrider Plus ticket so that you do not need to pay twice. Concessionary bus passes will be valid on all journeys, in accordance with the standard terms of validity.

Cllr Dr Tumi Hawkins, South Cambs District Councillor
for Caldecote, Childerley, Kingston, Bourn, Longstowe & Little Gransden
07802 323269 / 01954 210840;;

Cllr Mark Howell, Cambridgeshire County Councillor
for Bourn, Greater Cambourne, Little Gransden, Longstowe, Lower Cambourne and Upper Cambourne
01480 831848 / 07816 925843.


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