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The Kingswood Benefice Services

Updated: Sep 23, 2023




Service times

We meet twice a month in Rushden Church, and are a small but friendly congregation. Our services are supported by our team of bellringers, and new members are welcome to join and learn how to ring.

Wednesday Morning Prayer – 9:30am

There is normally a short morning prayer said in Rushden on Wednesdays, often on the bench outside the main door of the Church. All are welcome to join this time of Bible readings and prayers for ourselves and the world.


3rd Sunday – Evensong – 6pm

A service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer, supported by our organist. We sing hymns, hear the Bible read, and enjoy a peaceful space on a Sunday evening.


4th Sunday – Parish Communion – 9:30am

A service of Holy Communion, with hymns and readings.


About the Church Building

As you come up the steep hill into picturesque Rushden from Mill End you do not immediately spy the church. However,upon entering the heart of the village the church is suddenly there, perched on its own little hill and surrounded by its churchyard – flowing around the church like green skirts around a stately lady. The neat little porch with its stone benches is always a welcome haven from heat or cold and beautifully decorated for major seasonal services. The Tower with its six bells is 15th Century but most of the church was rebuilt in the late 1800s and early 1900s and the lowered roof makes the church feel snug and friendly as if it wants you to rest there and be comfortable. Clear glass windows allow light to flood into the simple interior and the trees through the great window above the main altar create a constantly changing image of the turning seasons for those who attend the church. It has a faithful and welcoming congregation who love to sing and often enjoy a wine and cheese moment after celebrating evensong.

A simple church and yet also simply lovely!


Safeguarding

The parish of Rushden is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs.

The Diocese of St.Albans safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

The Parish Safeguarding Office for Rushden is Margaret Auld (01763 288377) and the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser can be contacted on 01727 818 107 or by email at safeguarding@stalbans.anglican.org


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Accessibility

There is a village hall car park next to the church. The path up to the church is paved by quite steep. Unfortunately, there is no WC at at the church.

Please contact thekingswoodbenefice@gmail.com if you have any queries regarding access to the church.


Donations

We are entirely supported by the donations of our church members, and friends, and supporters. If you wish to donate to Rushden Church, please use our bank details:

PCC of Rushden – 30-94-30 – 01845350



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