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.

In Touch Newsletter

Our Rector Fiona Wheatley is keeping in touch with us all writing a weekly newsletter containing news and inspiring stories. Click on the images of the newsletters below to download.

Do you have a favourite hymn you could share with us, a photo, something about how you are dealing with the current crisis or what you would like to see in In Touch.  Fiona would love to hear from you so that we can share around the benefice.


Please send anything to:

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20th March

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25th March

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28th March

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3rd April

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12th April

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18th April

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26th April

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2nd May

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9th May

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16th May

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24th May

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31st May

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6th June

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14th June

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21st June

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28th June

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5th July

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12th July

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26th July

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9th August

Christmas Flowers, St Mary's Rushden

Thank you to the ladies (organised beautifully by Sue Heaps) who created the lovely flower arrangements in the church ready for the carol service this year.

Enjoy the photos.

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 your Church Warden. Please e mail Karen Pettyfer for details using the link below.


Cheques made payable to PCC of Rushden please 

Help your Church 

Preserving the character of our village is important to all of us who live in Rushden. You may not be a regular church goer but would like to see the church remain open and the building intact. The PCC (Parochial Church Council) have put together a letter and covenant form for you to download here for further information should you like to set up a small standing order. Thank you.

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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Contact Us

To book the village hall contact Sue Whiting: 01763 288200

or e mail:


Rushden Village Hall, 

Church End, Rushden