St. Mary's Higham Ferrers

St. John's Chelveston



St Mary’s and St John’s are the Church of England (Anglican) churches, serving our parishes and welcoming everyone to worship and activities. We are engaged in the life of our communities and are glad that our buildings are there for the benefit of all. 


We are very glad to be able to open once again for said services of Holy Communion. on Sundays  at 9 a.m. at St. John's and 10.30 a.m. at St. Mary's. The orders of service for these can be downloaded on this page. 

Our two churches will  also be open for private prayer, on Wednesdays from  12 noon until 4 p.m.

Our Online Benefice Sunday Services continue, as will our other online services, prayers and resources. Meanwhile our churchyards are places of peace and beauty and there are benches where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine, flowers and nature all around – please feel free to wander in.

During the week, daily prayers and resources are on the website.

Morning and Evening Prayer is said daily in our homes at 9am and 5pm, and simple forms of these Offices are here on the website, as well as on the Church of England website:


If you’d like to know more about our worship and weekly events, or if you are enquiring about a wedding, baptism, or funeral,  if you are new to this area, or would like to find out more, please get in touch. We welcome all in Christ's name.

 St Mary's 600 Appeal has begun

Richard Oberman intoduces 600 Appeal
00:00 / 08:06

Special Gift Offer

to help the 600 Appeal


Orders of Service for both of our churches are available here.

Please download or print a copy to bring to church as only limited copies will be available at the services

Said Mass at St. Mary's HERE

Said Mass at St. John's HERE

Prayer for Today
Sunday 25th October
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Church Opening

Due to works to the church spire access to the church on Wednesdays from Noon to 4 p.m. will be through the North door with effect from Wednesday 7th October.


St. Mary's is a 13th Century  church unusual in that is has a double nave.

The chancel of one contains the High Altar and the other the Lady Chapel in which the Blessed Sacrament is reserved.

It is a Grade 1 listed building

and in regular use on most days.


A Christening, or Baptism, is the first step of an amazing journey with God, parents, godparents, friends, family and the Church. A lifetime of discovering more about love, faith, and hope begins - a wonderful moment to celebrate.


In addition to our Sunday services detailed below there are regular weekday services and also services for special occasions and festivals.


Marrying in church is personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful, just as you want it to be.


The Church of St. John the Baptist dates from the mid 13th Century but had rebuilding and restoration work in 1849.

It is a Grade 2* listed building and is in regular use, both on Sundays and during the week.


When a loved one dies, please contact the Rev. Michelle so that prayers may be said as part of our daily worship.


St Mary the Virgin Church,

Church Walk,

Higham Ferrers,


St. John the Baptist Church,

Caldecott Road,

Chelveston cum Caldecott



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