All are Welcome to Join us for any Service or Event

Fr. Richard Welcomes you

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.

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St. Mary's Church

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.

Organ Scholarship at St Mary’s, Finedon

The position of Organ Scholar at St Mary’s, Finedon is currently vacant. If you are interested please contact the Director of Music, Jonathan Harris (email or come along to a service and introduce yourself. The position is fairly flexible and can include free organ lessons, regular or occasional playing in services, and training in choral conducting. Prospective applicants should, as a minimum, be aspiring to play occasionally for parts of our services (Sunday morning 9.30am services and our monthly choral evensong which is 6pm on the first Sunday of the month). Some keyboard ability is required but as important is enthusiasm for the organ. 

Events St. Mary's

Choral Evensong | At Ely Cathedra
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 11:59 pm

The choir are singing Choral Evensong as the Visiting Choir at Ely Cathedral at 5.30pm

Lyra Vocal Ensemble @ St. Marys
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Thursday 23 May at 7.30pm
Lyra Vocal Ensemble from St Petersburg singing music from the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian folk songs.
Tickets £10 on the door.

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Services @ St Mary's

Evensong @ St. Mary's
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1st Sunday of Lent

Good Friday Service
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Good Friday Service 2019 at 2.00pm
A Service of Readings, Music & Contemplation
There will be around one minute of silence after each reading for contemplation

Opening Music: Miserere mei, Deus – Allegri

Reading One – Shadow of Betrayal
Psalm 41:9
Matthew 7:21
Matthew 26:6-25

Music: Crux Fidelis – Chris Hutchings

Reading Two – Shadow of Denial
Zechariah 13:7
John 10:14-15
Matthew 26:31, 33-35
Luke 22:54-62

Music: Kyrie Eleison from Mass in G – Franz Schubert

Reading Three – Shadow of Aloneness
Psalm 31:9-14
John 12:23-28
Mark 14:32-41

Music: Ubi caritas – Maurice Duruflé

Reading Four – Shadow of Accusation
Isaiah 53:7
John 8:44-45
Mark 14:53,55-64, Mark 15:1-15

Festal Evensong @ St. Mary's
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Easter Day

St. Mary's Parish Magazine

From The Vicarage February 2019

If you were to take a look at the High Street’s calendar, you might think Christmas began just after Wimbledon, and stopped on January 1st. I know I go on about this, but if you take the church’s calendar, it begins on Christmas Eve and goes on… you thought I was going to say Twelfth Night, didn’t you? But I’m not, I’m going to say FEBRUARY.


For More From Fr. Richard see the Parish Magazine

Magazine Copy

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To: Mrs Janet Millington,

Tel: 681161