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St. Mary The Virgin Finedon

On behalf of the whole parish of Finedon may I invite you most warmly to step over our virtual threshold. You will find within our contact details and details also of forthcoming services and events here at St Mary’s. We are, of course, the parish church not only for the those who worship here but for everyone in Finedon, and the social calendar is almost as busy as the ecclesiastical calendar. Whatever you seek – friendship, community, something to challenge and stretch you, something to give you comfort and peace, the love of Jesus Christ, or simply the satisfaction of curiosity – you are most welcome to step over our real threshold too and see what we have to offer.


Yours in Christ, Fr Richard.

28/08/17:- Our Worship in September Year A, Service Details, now online. For more information go"Here" 01/03/17:- March 2017 Magazine, 01/09/17:- September 2017 Magazine, now online. To read go"Here"
Strictly Tickets now up for grabs

We were delighted to welcome the Strictly film crew and our simple country parsons’ dance partner Dianne Buswell to this morning’s service. To add to the many displays in our Flower Festival, we were treated to an impressive dance display from this star duo. Fr Richard and Dianne wowed the congregation by dancing in the aisle at the end of the service. Vote for Richard Coles and Dianne…tune in next Saturday to watch their routine. Go Richard.

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The Church

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, is a mid-14th-century church with an aisled and cloistered nave of four bays. St. Mary’s is, by hundreds of years, older than any other building in Finedon, bearing in mind Finedon’s apparent importance, as old as it is, this present church of ours is not Finedon’s first. The ironstone gravestone that now stands near the font, which bears a carving of a cross within a circled, is thought by some to be Saxon, therefore it seems probable that there was a Saxon church here.
Events @ St. Mary's

Beer and Hymns

October 7th.


More Details to come

Sept./Oct. Services

Each Sunday

8:00a.m. Holy Eucharist

9:30a.m. Parish Eucharist

Sunday October 1st.


6:00 p.m. Evensong

Wednesday October 4th.


7pm.  Taize Service


All are welcome to join us  @ St. Mary’s  for any service or event.

From The Vicarage September 2017

September comes, and with it the back-to-school feeling which I’m still conscious of nearly forty years after I actually left school for good. This year, however, I have reason to be, for I am spending the autumn, or a part of it, learning new tricks; the Charleston, the Cha Cha Cha, the Argentine Tango, to be precise, as one of the contestants on this year’s Strictly. It will certainly be a rich and steep learning curve for me, the only dances I know being Strip the Willow and the running man (which I haven’t attempted since about 1990).

For More From Fr. Richard see the Parish Magazine

September Magazine Headlines

  • From The Vicarage September 2017
  • Our Worship in September Year A
  • From the Registers
  • Floodlight Sponsorship
  • Flower Festival Choral Evensong
  • Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival
  • Beer & Hymns
  • Our sponsored child
  • Lead Theft from Churches
  • Christian Meditation
  • Ride & Stride Saturday 9th September 2016
  • Townswomen’s Guild
  • Pantomime Sign-up
  • Mothers Union
  • St Mary’s Thursday Club
  • National Garden Scheme
  • Finedon Local History Society
  • Church Monthly Draw
  • Finedon Over 60’s
  • Out of the Mouths of Babes
  • What is the Harvest Moon?
  • In My D a y
  • A new Dean has been appointed to Peterborough Cathedral
  • Marks of Mission
  • Town Diary
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Very proud of our simple country parson. Go Fr Richard. Looking forward to his next ascent to the pulpit.
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On behalf of the whole parish of Finedon, I invite you most warmly to stepover our virtual threshold.You will find within contact details, forthcoming services & events at St Mary’s.