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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 delighted that our beautiful buildings are here for the benefit of all. ​

Our churchyards are places of peace and beauty, where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine, flowers and nature all around – please feel free to wander in.

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Our Harvest Festival Services 
 

St. John's, Chelveston on Sunday 26 September at 4pm


The service is open to everyone followed by a ticket only harvest supper.

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St. Mary's, Higham Ferrers on Sunday 3 October at 10.30am


A Parade Service followed by a ticket only Harvest Lunch in the Bede House.

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The Treasures of St. Mary the Virgin

Listen to our audio trail to discover the unique features of our three remarkable Grade 1 listed buildings

Today is the fourth and final Autumn “Ember Day” traditionally a time for prayer and fasting.

Almighty God, you have taught us through your Son that love is the fulfilling of the law: grant that we may love you with our whole heart and our neighbours as ourselves; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

Saturday 25 September 2021

Services have now resumed in both of our churches as lockdown eases.

The churches will also be open for private prayer.
Our online Benefice Services continue ...
Want to keep up to date with what's happening in our churches and our community?

We publish a weekly newsletter and a monthly magazine for you to keep in touch with the latest information.

LATEST NEWS
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Quiz Night at St. John's

A fun quiz night at St John’s on Friday 1 October

16 September 2021

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A chance to get together again

We are delighted to announce that many of our social events are starting again as restrictions ease.

16 September 2021

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Your last chance to take part in our Community Survey

It's not too late - we'd still love to hear from you. Next year, 2022, will be a special year for St. Mary's as we will be celebrating 600 years since the founding of the Bede House (also Chichele College).

9 September

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Prayers for Afghanistan

Prayers for the situation in Afghanistan will be offered at our main Sunday services and a special focus for prayer with a Candle of Hope which will be set up in both churches.

21 August 2021

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Children's Singing Workshops

For 6-11 year olds who love to sing!

15 August 2021

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Wild Worship

Our new Outdoor Family Worship
Every fortnight on Sundays at 3.30pm
19th September, 3rd October etc at St Mary’s Church

7th September 2021

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St. Mary's church is currently fundraising to carry out essential repair work on our three medieval buildings. Donations towards the work will be gratefully accepted.

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Our two churches depend a great deal on help from volunteers. If you are able to give your time, either occasionally or on a regular basis, we would love you to join our team of volunteers.

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St. John’s dates back to the mid-13th century and is used not only as a church but also as a community facility. We always need to fundraise to keep it maintained and we would be grateful for any contributions to help preserve the building.

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