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Please note that public worship is suspended

Updated: 29 May 2020

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York published a statement on the 17 March 2020 asking churches to suspend public worship. Their statement, which may be viewed at, takes account of the measures set out by the Government to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus and to protect the most vulnerable in society. The advice is based on expert scientific and medical opinion. This means ALL our acts of worship are suspended. Please do not come to church for worship.

We are currently learning to be God’s Church in other ways, and in particular discovering what it means for Christians to be a ‘dispersed community’. Prayer is valid wherever it is offered, and for the foreseeable future we be called upon to pray for all who are suffering, alone, fearful or self-isolating from home. In a real sense, though, we are brought together and united by our prayers. We also remember in our prayers those making decisions on our behalf, and for the medical profession who are sometimes called upon to put themselves at risk in order to help others. Please be assured of our prayers for you all, and remember to pray for each other. Further information may be found on the Church of England website.

For many this will also be a time to rediscover and strengthen a sense of community, of good neighbourliness, and the extent to which we relate to and are dependant on others. Please we aware of the needs of others, not least those who do not have access to the internet.

Church open times

Following the PM’s statement on Monday 23 March, the Church building and Parish Office are now CLOSED until further notice.

Staying in touch

The office can still be reached by telephone and email only.

Weekly notices

Please note that an electronic version of the weekly notices will be emailed to parishioners who have subscribed to our mailing list. Hard copies will be posted out to parishioners that do not have or wish to receive notices via email.

If you are not currently subscribed to our mailing list, please subscribe by entering your details below. If you would like to receive notices by post, please contact the parish office via email.

Baptisms & Weddings


Emergency baptisms can take place in a hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygiene precautions and physical distancing as far as this is possible. Sadly, there can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice.


Funerals may now only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way.


  (COVID-19) Guidance for Churches from the Church of England  


For the latest information from the Church of England please visit the Church of England website.


  Bishop Donald Videos  

Since the middle of March (when the UK lockdown started to begin), Bishop Donald has been recording videos for the whole diocese.

You can watch these by visiting the Diocese of Peterborough website.

Recorded Services

Watch service recordings via our website.

  Spiritual Communion  

Find out about Spiritual Communion - how to make it.

  Praying from Home  

Find out about praying from home with this informative guide.

  Church Without  

Read how to establish your home as a place of worship.

  Children's Guide to Coronavirus  

Download this informative guide Children's Guide to Coronaviris.

  Church Magazine  


The May edition of our church magazine is available to download online.

Now available to download is our June edition.

  Information & support from your local community  
  (Updated 25.04.2020)  

For more information about the LRF, download the LRF Community Resilience Update.

  Info for patients & visitors to NGH  
  (Updated 25.04.2020)  

Current information for patients and visitors to Northampton General Hospital. Read more...



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