St James Church in Spaldwick

The Church of James in Spaldwick dates from the late 12th century, and boasts the tallest spire in Huntingdonshire. The Church is pleased to provide weddings, baptisms and funerals. Special events are regularly held in Spaldwick Church, including music and Christmas concerts, Easter fayres, food and drink tasting events and flower festivals.

Our current vicar – Rev Philip Howson – can be contacted by email  using or call the office on 01480 869081.


Baptisms, weddings and funerals

Everyone has the right, with very few exceptions, to have such a service in their own parish church and we will be pleased to provide such services.

New Baby? If parents wish to have their child baptised, or have a service of thanksgiving for the birth of a child, it can easily be arranged.



There are several wedding ceremonies held in St. James each year, and more are welcome! The George is situated very close to the Church and is happy to provide quotes for wedding receptions.

Please get in touch with the vicar for more information about funerals in the church or services before or after cremation services.

To find out more email or call the office on 01480 869081.


Special events and concerts held throughout the year

Several special events and concerts are regularly held in Spaldwick Church, and recent examples include Christmas carol parties, wine and beer tastings, pudding clubs, Easter Fayres and Open Garden church displays.

One of our Christmas carol parties was recorded on video. At the event, BBC Young Musician Finalist Rob Burton appeared with his brother James to play ‘Hallelujah’. Click the play icon to watch the video below.


History of Spaldwick Church

Spaldwick Church dates from the late 12th century, and has an interesting history. Construction of the tower commenced about the middle of the 14th century. The tower, together with its spire, was completed by the end of the 14th century. The height from the ground to the top of the spire is 46 metres (152 feet).



For more information, view our History of Spaldwick Church page.



Here are contact details for the current Rector and some members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC).


Rev Philip Howson
Telephone (office): 01480 869081



Treasurer: Amba Harbour
Telephone: 01480 890565

Secretary: Julia Rutherford
Telephone: 01480 890203


For information about Church events and activities, please read the latest edition of the Spaldwick News magazine.