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

Harvest Festival

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.



Monumental Inscriptions

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 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. 

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