Wormleighton is a small parish in an elevated location in the south-east corner of the Diocese, bordering the Peterborough and Oxford dioceses. This attractive and picturesque hamlet is best described as being a manorial settlement with most of its population living near to the 16th century manor house. The manor was once much larger, being the original home of the Spencer family prior to their move to Althorp and who still own most of the land around the hamlet.
The church is a Grade 1 listed building of significant historic interest, built around 1150. Its many original features have remained unaltered for more than 400 years. Its basic simplicity creates an immediate impression of timelessness. It is the only public amenity in the village since the recent closure of the village hall.
The church has always relied for its existence on the enthusiasm of a few positive-thinking people who recognise its unique value as a part of a manorial settlement with royal connections and an interesting history. It has close ties with Priors Hardwick and has always had good support from people outside of the parish.
Regular worship activities consist of two services per month - a lay-led family service and a BCP service of Holy Communion.
A considerable amount of money has been raised in recent years for repairs and the modernisation of the building including a new roof, toilet, servery and the hopefully imminent installation of a modern heating system, for which the funding and the approvals have been obtained from a number of charitable funding bodies. Limited car-parking is available by the clock tower.