Welcome Message from Fr. Richard Coles
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
This fine large church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, is built of native ironstone in the Decorated style and dates from about 1350. The size of the church must reflect the importance of Finedon both historically and that time. At the time of the Domesday Book it was the head of a royal soke, and almost certainly the meeting place of the Navereslund Hundred.
John L. H. Bailey Finedon Historian and County Councillor.
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