Category Archives: Church news

The Root(e) Family –

The church receives quite a few enquiries and visits about the Root(e) family.  Last month an entry in the visitors’ book made us aware of a visit by Joe Jansen from Fishers, Indiana.  We followed up and Joe wanted to … Continue reading

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More Guided Tours of St Mary’s Church and its Tower

35 people, all seemingly very satisfied customers,  have been along to our guided tours of St Mary’s  Church and to the top of the tower so far this year.  The following dates are available so that you don’t miss out … Continue reading

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New Church Works Blessed –

A large congregation celebrated the end of the works with the Bishop of Brixworth leading the most interesting service on Sunday, July 15. Have a look at Susan Rose’s compilation of photos here.  

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Bellringing on Friday July 6

Badby bells were rung to 1,260 changes of Stedman Doubles from 3pm on Friday July 6 afternoon in celebration of the life of Sarah Hartland-Swann, former churchwarden, popular social organiser and supporter of Badby bellringers. The team from the Daventry Branch … Continue reading

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Wedding bells

Our village church bells rang on Saturday, June 30 morning for a wedding, but unusually not held at the church.  Badby bride, Phillippa Watkins, made a special request that the bells ring out as she left her family home to … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Invitation to celebrate!

You are invited to celebrate the completion of the work at St Mary’s Badby at 10am on Sunday July 15 with the Bishop of Brixworth, the Revd. John Holbrook, with refreshments afterwards.

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project report #15 and final

Monday May 13: Unexpectedly Brett turned up and set about preparing the reuseable porch floor slabs and advising the archaeologists the exact depth requirements.   Another infant and another larger skeleton found today in hard clay. The latter has chest bones … Continue reading

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Guided Tours of the Church and Tower

Ten people came along on Friday June 15 for an interesting evening ending up on top of the tower.  Further guided tours of St Mary’s  Church and Tower will be taking place on Sunday, July 22 at 2 pm (full) … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project report #14

Monday April 30: Received the amended Faculty allowing two skeletons to be removed from site for analysis and returned for reburial within three months. Tuesday May 1:  It was agreed for archaeologists to start in the porch on May 9 … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project progress #13

Monday April 9:  Cleaning up and Architect’s #4 meeting at 2pm.  Paving stones for the south aisle were delivered. Tuesday: South aisle paving laid on lime mortar. Wednesday: Before leaving, Shaun stained the bottom main-door filler strip. Ben Higton from … Continue reading

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