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.

Dear Father in heaven, grant us the inner quiet we need so that we may come into your presence and hear you speak, forgetting all the things that try to force themselves upon us. May we experience your true and living support. Keep our hearts glad and thankful for everything, even in grief, anxiety, and suffering. In this thankfulness we can remain with you, and Jesus Christ can help us, Jesus, whom you have given as our support and helper in all that most deeply concerns us. We entrust ourselves to you. Keep us in your Spirit. Amen.

22nd January

Our churches are open for private prayer only 
Our online Benefice Services continue ...
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Epiphany Gifts 2021

At Epiphany, we remember how the magi, the kings, travelled from far in the east, following the star and bringing with them gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh - gifts of worship: gold for the King of all the world; frankincense for the baby who is God; and myrrh for one whose death would be important and would change everything. Before anything else we are called to worship – it is why there are churches!


This year at Epiphany, perhaps you would like to offer a gift of worship too.

To find out more about giving:


Wellbeing Sunday

Last Sunday was Wellbeing Sunday, and in these dark and difficult days as we struggle with so many challenges, at a cold and desolate time of year, we need to be gentle with ourselves and with one another, helping to heal one another in our woundedness and fearfulness. We are particularly aware of how the pandemic and successive lockdowns are impacting on our mental health.

15th January 2021

Family Zoom Worship

Family Zoom Worship continues on 31st January

13th January 2021

St. Mary's 600 Appeal update

We are two thirds of the way to having enough money to have our church heating replaced and we need the help of all of you to support our push for the final forty thousand pounds needed.

11 January 2021

Latest Newsletter from Revd. Michelle

Notifying the suspension of church services again

8 January 2021

A BIG thank you

to those who donated to our food bank

29 December 2020


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.

Please donate here

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.

Please contact us here

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.

Please donate here

Our churches are open for private prayer only but our online worship continues

United Benefice of St. Mary and St. John

St. Mary the Virgin Church

Church Walk

Higham Ferrers


NN10 8DL

  • St. Mary the Virgin

St. John the Baptist Church

Caldecott Road

Chelveston cum Caldecott



  • St. John the Baptist