BEACHAMPTON CHURCH and community
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. How much of the original structure remains we are not sure, as it was ‘improved’ and extended in Victorian times. Recently, we were able to spend over £200,000 restoring the building, ensuring it is in good order, and overhauling the peal of five bells. We hope this means we will not need major expenditure on the building for many years.
The Patron of the Church is Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and for many years the rectors were all MAs of that College.
As well as the regular services listed on page 6, we hold Easter, Harvest, Remembrance and Harvest services (with supper and auction of produce). Weddings, baptisms and
funerals are held as required in a small community. The proportion of villagers who attend church is high and attendance is usually 12 with up to 40 at special services.