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Remembering our loved ones

On Sundays 15th November in Stockton Church and 22nd November in Priors Marston Church between 3pm and 5pm, we are offering everyone an opportunity to light a candle and have time for reflection and prayer as we remember the names of those we have lost.  We hope this will be a simple but beautiful way to mark the loss of our loved ones as we have been unable to hold our traditional bereavement services this year.


Acts of Remembrance

Remembrance Day

Due to the current restrictions on large gatherings because of the Coronavirus, we have decided that it would be unwise to hold big Remembrance Day services in their traditional format this year.  We appreciate this will be disappointing for many people as it is such an important opportunity to pay tribute locally to those who have lost their lives in war in order to secure our peace today.  There will be a simple, short Act of Remembrance in each village as follows:

Our church buildings are re-opening for public worship - Update: unfortunately, we have to cancel public worship during the second lockdown but recorded services are available again

From 1st September, our church buildings are re-opening for public worship.  It won't look quite the same as it did before due to the various measures we have put in place to keep you safe (see attached PDF) and the pattern of services is slightly different (see the list of services on our calendar)  But we will be able to meet together to praise our almighty God.  If you haven't given church a go for a while, you are very welcome to come and see .....

Afternoon tea

You are invited to afternoon tea on Sunday afternoons between 2 and 4pm during August on Napton village green - see the poster for details.

Open Garden

To go along with our virtual flower festival, here is an invitation to come and view one of the lovely gardens featured.


St Peter’s Wormleighton - Notes for July 2020 A sense of humour goes a long way One of my more obvious - and perhaps for many who know me – most annoying characteristics is a tendency to make excessive use of modern means of communication - e-mails in my case and not social media. Covid-19 and its associated lockdown allied to the fact that my normal flow of translation projects has dried-up, have all given me (in theory anyway) an excessive amount of free time to devote to contacting my many friends.

Our churches are open - for private prayer

Our churches are open for private prayer - you are welcome to come in and pray. 

We hope you will find comfort and peace in these sacred spaces, that you can be still before God who cares for you and those you love.

St. Mary's at Priors Hardwick will be open on Wednesdays from 2.00pm to 7.00pm and Sundays from 8.00am to 1.00pm

St. Peter's at Wormleighton will be open on Sundays from 10.00am until 6.00pm

St. Michael's at Stockton will be open on Wednesdays from 9.00am to 1.00pm and Saturdays from 3.00pm to 7.00pm


During the Covid-19 outbreak, while our churches are closed, you will see a separate page that includes a list of our on-line services.  You are welcome to join us in worship.


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