Our Benefice consists of five rural parishes - Litchborough, Adstone, Maidford, Blakesley with Woodend, and Farthingstone, and we are located in the south-westernly corner of the county of Northamptonshire, in the heart of the English countryside.
To enter any of our churches is to enter English history itself. From the stance of national heritage one can stand in the footsteps of the Normans, of medieval Yeoman farmers or even a notorious 17th century pirate! Within them the very history of our land can be grasped and touched, whether it's the image of the ‘the Bearer of the Bow' to King Henry IV; or the beheaded ‘idolatrous statuary' left behind by the reformation's zealots, or indeed the very private grief made public, of a wealthy family quite literally annihilated by the effects of the First World War.
Yet these buildings are more than mere centres of focus for England's heritage. They are treasure houses of Christian prayer and mission. To enter them is to enter a place made sacred by almost 1000 years of prayer. Where generations of births, deaths and marriages have been celebrated and marked. Where, for half the Christian epoch, men and woman have sung praises to their creating, redeeming and sustaining God. To enter them is to join in this unbreakable chain of prayer.
2024 Lent Course
Have you ever wanted to find out more about prayer? Why do we do it? Why doesn’t it always seem to work? This year on Tuesday evenings during Lent we will be following ‘The Prayer Course’ which takes us on a journey through the Lord’s Prayer, learning together and helping us to grow in our relationship with God. The first session will be on Tuesday 27th February at 7pm in Maidford Village Hall.
For more details please contact Rev’d Sue
SERVICES IN THE BENEFICE THIS WEEK:
(see Benefice Calendar above for all services this month)