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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.