Cambridgeshire

Duke opens village church centre in Cambridgeshire

A new church centre has been officially opened in a Cambridgeshire village and it is shared by several denominations.

Church of England services are held on Sundays at the new church centre at Cambourne and a Roman Catholic Mass on Saturday evenings.

The church centre was officially opened by the Duke of Gloucester on Tuesday.

Rev Peter Wood, minister in charge, said it was an important time for the community which had taken 14 years to raise the funds to build it.

Rev Wood said: "We feel the church centre represents tradition and is modern at the same time.

"That's a bit like Cambourne whose people are looking for something familiar to hold on to while having a growing and diverse community which is striving ahead together."

The Duke of Gloucester also visited Warboys, which has retained its county Village of the Year title.

He unveiled a plaque at the village sports ground to commemorate his visit - the first by a royal since 1944.

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