The Benefice of St Mary the Virgin, Higham Ferrers 
 and St. John the Baptist Chelveston-cum-Caldecott
We are sad to report that Fr. Roger Davison, former Vicar of the parish, has died today, 24th April, at the age of 95 just four weeks short of his 96th birthday.
Further details here when available.
Every Sunday at 9.00 a.m. there is Morning Worship,  an informal all-age, half hour service in the Bedehouse
Bible readings, hymns, prayers, surprises!
At 10.15 a.m. is the Parish/Sung Mass, a service of Holy Communion in church with music, hymns and the choir.
Children present at this service are invited to leave at the start of the lessons to join a session of Godly Play in the Bedehouse and rejoin the service after the consecration.
Coffee/Tea afterwards in church .
 Second Sunday of the month 6pm Choral Evensong.

Mass is also normally celebrated weekly at 7 p.m. on Mondays (Meditation within a Celtic Mass)
7.30 a.m. on Tuesdays
9.30 a.m. on Wednesdays
10.30 a.m. on Thursdays

Please see the Worship page to confirm the service times for the current week

If you are holding an event that is of interest to the St Mary's community please contact us and we will display it on the website


11.30 a.m. on Farmers' Market Saturday of each month for 30 minutes

​29th April
Paul Harris
​on the Organ

​Lively programme of music
In conjunction with the Farmers' Market
 Retiring Collection to support the new Youth Choir of St. Mary's.
There is an informal church lunch on the second Tuesday 
of each month at the Railway Inn, Rushden High St. at 11.45 a.m.
Please call Graham & Chris on 353346 to reserve a place.
Concert in church by the
NN10 Community Voices
Saturday, 6th May at 7 p.m.

Tickets £5 inc. refreshments

Tickets from Pam, Diane Behagg or Georgia


FLOWERS: Thank you from the Flower Arrangers to everyone who contributed towards the Easter Flowers. 

CHRIS AND GRAHAM NEWELL would like to thank members of the Parish Family for their good wishes for their recent Golden Wedding.

MOTHERS’ UNION: Tickets for the May Tea in the Bede House on 4th May are available from Angela Tobin at £4 each.

'THROUGH THE SEASONS' CONCERT by the NN10 Community Voices in church on Saturday 6th May at 7 pm. Tickets £5, including refreshments, available from Pam, Diane Behagg or Georgia.

Andante Choir Concert in church on Saturday 20th May at 7.30 pm. A wide
selection of music for all tastes. Tickets £7.50, to include a glass of wine, from
354810 or 624530.
Gift Aid - HMRC no longer requires you to check and sign for the amount of
money you have given during the year but if you would like a record of this then please let the treasurer know. Thank you for your continued and much valued support.

Fr Roger is arranging a sponsored walk from Higham to Naseby from 25-29 May in memory of Ann & in aid of the MND charity. It is linked with the Archbishops' Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative & open to all, including any who would like 'to saunter' down Kings Meadow Lane after Mass at 9.30 am (note the time for that day) on Ascension Day, or onto Irthlingborough (coffee will be available in the Albert Underwood Room at the church). There is a sponsor sheet on the table in church; he is most grateful to those who have already contributed. The Just Giving page is:

For the Coffee Morning on Saturday 29th April. If you are able to help, please
see Celia, Georgia or Pam.
As stewards to man the church during the week so that it can be open to
visitors. There is a timetable at the back of the Church for volunteers to steward the Church at different times.

Please send news sheet items by Wednesday evening to