News & Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Key Advice We are Huntingdonshire (29.03.2020)

On the 24th March the Archbishops of Canterbury and York plus all the bishops instructed that we could no longer keep our churches open and they may only be used for funerals with only immediate family attending.  A Service will take place via Zoom on Sundays at 11am.  The link can be obtained from David Wordsworth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Peter Cunliffe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  There are also Morning prayer services at 8am on Tuesday and Thursdays, again the links can be obtained from David or Peter (28.03.2020)

See the new Parish Council News page for important updates from the Hemingford Abbots Parish Council (21.03.2020)

The village lunches due to be held on Tuesday 21st April and Tuesday 19th May have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. News regarding the lunch scheduled for June will be announced in due course. (21.03.2020)

Introduction

Welcome to Hemingford Abbots. There are 271 dwellings in our village and about 635 people. It is a lively, friendly, modern community in a historic setting.

Hemingford Abbots is situated along the southern bank of the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire. The town of Huntingdon is 3 miles to the west and St Ives is about the same distance to the east. The nationally important A14 trunk road crosses the parish to the south of the village and provides links with Cambridge, Huntingdon, the M11, A1, M1 and the east coast ports.

Hemingford Abbots is well-known as a very picturesque village. Many visitors come to enjoy the river and the peaceful walks in the meadows. Much of the village is in the ‘Conservation Area’; here there are many thatched 16th and 17th century cottages and barns, and also the architecturally important buildings such as the Manor House, Old Rectory and Hemingford Park. The fine spire of the Grade I listed Church of St Margaret of Antioch is a landmark for miles around the Ouse valley.

There are excellent community facilities in the centre of the village; across the road from the 500 year old ‘Axe and Compass’ pub is the modern purpose-built Village Hall and the adjoining Playing Field. The village shares other facilities with neighbouring Hemingford Grey – shop, post-office, Primary school and sports pitches. Between the two villages there are numerous clubs, societies and activities; there is something for everyone, every age and every interest. Two examples are the annual Regatta, now over 100 years old, where villagers of all ages eagerly compete in rowing boats, punts and canoes, and the biennial Flower Festival when thousands of visitors enjoy a June weekend of open gardens, a flower-filled Church, music and afternoon teas in traditional style.

How to find Hemingford Abbots. For directions to our village please click here