St Mary's Church, Rushden
The Rev. Fiona Karen Wheatley,
for the Benefice of Clothall, Rushden, Sandon, Wallington and Weston.
Evensong, Communion and Matins.
Please see our calendar for the times and dates for
the services at Rushden.
Rushden Church continues to serve as a centre of the village community. Although not very large, it is very welcoming. Inside the Church can be seen a statue of the Virgin Mary sculpted by Percy Portsmouth, who also sculpted his wife's tombstone which can be seen in the graveyard. In the field behind the church, can be seen the house platform to the original medieval manor house.
Christmas Services in the Benefice
The Benefice of Clothall, Rushden, Sandon, Wallington and Weston wish you a very Merry Christmas and invite you to join them at their services during the festive season:
8th December at 6.00pm
Nine Lessons and Carols at Rushden (with refreshments afterwards)
15th December at 5.30pm
Family Nativity and Carols at Wallington (with refreshments afterwards)
18th December at 7.30pm
Carol Service at Sandon (with refreshments afterwards)
22nd December at 6.00pm
Nine Lessons and Carols with choir at Weston (with refreshments afterwards)
24th December at 3.00pm
Crib Service at Sandon
Crib service at Weston
24th December at 11.00pm
Midnight Service at Rushden
Midnight Service at Weston
25th December at 9.30am
Christmas morning Service with Communion at Wallington
25th December at 11.00am
Christmas morning Service with Communion at Clothall
Christmas morning Service with Communion at Sandon
Christmas morning Service with Communion at Weston
30th December at 10.00am
Benefice Communion at Rushden
The Harvest festival was well attended and the church looked beautiful. Thank you to all the ladies who created the amazing flower arrangements.There were also lots of generous donations which go to the Garden House Hospice. Here's some pictures of the flowers to enjoy.
Rushden St Mary
We now have available a colour booklet listing all the gravestones and memorials in Rushden churchyard and the church itself. This has been prepared by Hertfordshire History Society (Hoddesdon group) and also contains a history of the church, a detailed numbered plan of the site with full inscriptions and alphabetical appendix. The booklet also contains similar information for Clothall Church and runs to 65 pages.
Copies are available for £7.00 each either in the church (with honesty envelope) or by post (£7.50) from C. Whitton at Southern Green House, Rushden, Herts.SG9 0SX.
Cheques made payable to PCC of Rushden please
Help your Church
Buy your goods from perfiliate on www.buy.at/StMarysRushdenHerts and save yourself money whilst helping St Mary's Church.
Contact your Church Wardens
Karen and Jo are the church wardens for St Mary's Rushden and will be happy to help with any questions or requests you may have. You can e mail them here:
Statue of the Virgin Mary Sculpted by Percy Portsmouth
Eva Whitton used her inspiration for the Floral Cross textile from the Spender window which is in the bell tower. The hanging is made from 'silk paper' which she made herself with a gold leather cross in the centre and vignettes of the local wild flowers painted and then outlined in seed beads.
The kneelers were designed and made by the village community. Each one is unique.