On behalf of the whole parish of Finedon may I invite you most warmly to step over our virtual threshold. You will find within our contact details and details also of forthcoming services and events here at St Mary’s. We are, of course, the parish church not only for the those who worship here but for everyone in Finedon, and the social calendar is almost as busy as the ecclesiastical calendar. Whatever you seek – friendship, community, something to challenge and stretch you, something to give you comfort and peace, the love of Jesus Christ, or simply the satisfaction of curiosity – you are most welcome to step over our real threshold too and see what we have to offer.
Yours in Christ, Fr Richard.
The church of ST. MARY-THE VIRGIN consists of chancel, north and south transeptal chapels, clearstoried nave of four bays, north and south aisles, south porch, and west tower. The tower is surmounted by a lofty spire and the porch has an upper story. There is a modern vestry on the north side of the chancel.
Of the original 12th-century building nothing remains except the font, the church having been entirely rebuilt at the beginning of the 14th century. With the exception of the tower and spire it is all of one date, and is one of the finest examples in the county of a church of this period. The tower and spire were erected about fifty years later. The whole building is therefore substantially of one style and it preserves a unity in design which gives it particular distinction.
New singers are very welcome to join our choir, either as regular or occasional singers. Friday 7pm choir practice in church for adults and teenagers. A separate practice on Thursdays for the Children’s Choir. Come along to join us if you like, or ask Bryan email or (Tel: 01933 398818) or Jonathan email or (Tel: 01933 779059) for more details.
the ramblings of Hubert James
I was in Ayrshire a while ago, strolling the picturesque streets of Mauchline, and found the parish church, famous for one of its trickier parishioners, Robert Burns. The great Scottish poet lived there and his memorials are everywhere. I noticed his date of birth, January 25th 1759, and thought ‘oh, he was born on Burns Night, how appropriate’ before the penny dropped. Derr.
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