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Today we have a sad announcement to make because following instructions by the government and the Church of England, we now have to close Badby Church to all visitors. However, we will put the food bank donations box in the porch so it’s accessible and will deliver donations to the Daventry Food Bank as it’s OK to travel to help vulnerable people.
You will by now most likely have seen the Church of England’s guidance that public worship is suspended until further notice. Our regular Sunday services (and monthly Evening Service of the Word) will therefore no longer take place. However, please be assured that Badby Church will remain open during the normal “winter” hours of 10 am-4 pm, so please come and spend time in Church if you would like. Our collection box for the Daventry Food Bank is also still here just inside the entrance door – there will be people as always in need of food and essential toiletries, now more so than ever, and we will ensure the box is emptied regularly and donations delivered to the Food Bank.
The Church of England has set up a web page with special prayers to help those who are struggling to find words at this difficult and stressful time, and to enable Christians to worship in solidarity with one another even if it is not possible to gather in church:
We are not people of fear:
we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety:
we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.
We are not people of greed:
we are people of generosity.
We are your people God,
giving and loving,
wherever we are,
whatever it costs
For as long as it takes
wherever you call us.
Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference
churchofengland.org Liturgy and prayer resources on COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.
During this time of uncertainty and isolation, there are many people living alone and would welcome a phone call or perhaps some kind of virtual contact from a priest.
Our dear friend Rev'd Viv Baldwin has offered to make contact with anyone who feels in need of a chat or a friendly email she has said
"I want to make sure that everyone knows that I am available to anyone who needs a chat even if only to ease their boredom or anxiety."
Please feel free to contact her on 07720811477
or email [email protected].
As most of you will know, following the Archbishop’s decree, there will be no services at St Mary’s until further notice.
We will, however, continue to open the Church between 10.00am and 4.00 pm. so that it available for prayer or quiet contemplation.
The Church also acts as a drop-off point for our local foodbank and, during this difficult time, your support for this scheme would be especially appreciated.
This Sunday 23rd February we have our Morning Worship Service at 11am and this month will talking about York Minster. So if you would like to find out what makes York Minster such an iconic centre of Christian worship then join us this Sunday to find out more and don't forget to stay for refreshments after the service.
On Friday February 28th
in Badby Village Hall
Delicious traditional home made Lent soup lunches will be served
Please reserve your table asap
Bring friends and family
We look forward to seeing you there
Janet and Moira
Our next ESOW will take place on Tuesday 18 February 2020 at 6 30pm in St Mary’s Badby. Paul is going to talk about Harriet Tubman. Born into slavery around 1820, she escaped to become an ardent American abolitionist and political activist. Meryl is going to read from Galatians and Gill shall be leading.
Do hope you can join us to hear about Harriet and to share a peaceful service together.
Until Tuesday evening
Don't forget we have our church coffee morning in Church next Tuesday 18th February 10.30am - 12pm and we would love to see you, share some homemade cakes and have time to chat #savethedate
The last Sunday of the month Sunday 26th January is our Morning Worship Service so why not join us at 11am? This month Pat McAlister will be starting off the new year talking about the late Roy Barnett from Badby who started the Mite Scheme now operated by UNICEF. Do please join us for this quiet contemplative service which lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by refreshments with time for reflection and discussion, if you would like.
Our next ESOW will take place on Tuesday 21 January at 6 30pm in St Mary’s, Badby. Robin will be leading with Bridget reading. Mireya has chosen to speak about Juana Ines de la Cruz. She was an outspoken Mexican nun of the 17th century who was also a philosopher, composer and poet. We have certainly not heard about this talented lady before! Looking forward to learning more.
Why not join us this Sunday 19th January for our United Benefice Holy Communion Service with Bishop Ed Condry on Sunday 19th January at 10am? Many of you will have met Bishop Ed many times before and we would love to welcome you all to the first United Benefice Service of 2020.
On Sunday 12th January our first family service of the year will be welcoming Pat McAlister who will be talking about Roy Barnett MBE. This one-time resident of Badby started The Mite Scheme in 1986 to raise funds by collecting 5p coins, to purchase Oral Rehydration Sachets through Unicef to keep children around the world healthy and safe. So, come along to our 11am service on Sunday 12th January to find out more about the work of Roy Barnett
On Sunday 5th January we once again warmly welcome our friend Revd. Canon Ann Slater to St Mary’s for this first Holy Communion of 2020 with our monthly 11am Holy Communion service, 5th January. We will of course be having our usual refreshments after the service so there will be plenty of time to talk to Ann over a cup of coffee or tea.
Happy New Year. Welcome to 2020 and January at St Mary's Church, Badby!
This Christmas we are very lucky to have another good friend to St Mary’s, The Archdeacon of Northampton, The Venerable Richard Ormston to celebrate our Christmas morning communion, Wednesday 25th December. Please note this service is at 10.30am and there will be no refreshments after this service.
This year our Village Carol Service will take place at 6pm at St Mary’s on 22nd December. This service will be candlelit with a traditional selection of much-loved carols and readings. After the service we will be having mince pies and mulled wine. We will also be asking for Christmas presents as donations for the Women’s Refuge to leave under our tree. There will also be a collection for The Mayday Trust.
Calling all Christingle makers! This Sunday 22nd December
why not come and help us make Christingles in Church at 10am? We’d love to see you and there will of course be some special refreshments for the helpers of all ages!
A reminder that our next Evening Service of The Word will be this coming Tuesday 17 December at 6 30pm at St Mary’s Badby. On this occasion Gerard will be leading us with Robin reading and Graham speaking. I am pretty certain that Graham will be talking to us about Saint Lucy of Syracuse.
It’s a very busy time of the year for everyone but I do hope you will find the time to join us in this peaceful service and, afterwards, in a seasonal drink and nibbles at the back of the church. Good luck with your Christmas preparations and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
On Sunday 11th December we will be holding our Advent family service at 11am on Sunday 8th December. We warmly invite everyone to join with us to find out more about why we will be asking for Christmas gifts to be left under our Church Christmas tree for The Women’s Refuge and why we will also be supporting The Children’s Society and The Mayday Trust this Christmas.
Welcome To December and all our Christmas Services, plus a bit extra, from coffee mornings to Christingle making!
This Sunday 3rd December we warmly welcome our friend Revd. Canon Ann Slater to St Mary’s for the first Sunday of December. She will be celebrating the beginning of Advent with our monthly 11am Holy Communion service on this Sunday 1st December. We will of course be having our usual refreshments after the service so there will be plenty of time to talk to Ann over a cup of coffee or tea.
On Sunday 24th November which will be our last Sunday service this month is our Morning Worship service at 11am. This month Susan will be discussing another British Cathedral. Why not stay for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee after the service? We’d love to see you!
Don't forget our Church coffee morning this coming Tuesday 19th November 10.30am - 12pm. All cakes and their makers welcome!
This Sunday 17th November at 10am we are celebrating our United Benefice Service at St Mary's Fawsley. If you have never visited this beautiful and ancient Church, which sits alone in the Northamptonshire countryside, please join us this Sunday and find out why this Church is so loved.
On Sunday 10th November we will be holding our annual Family Remembrance Service at 11am. We warmly invite everyone to join with us to share in this now well-established family service where we will be thinking about all those who gave their lives from Badby during both World Wars. The service starts at 11am and afterwards we will be having refreshments which will include the now famous poppy biscuits! We also have our First World War Exhibition in Church. Thank you to Jackie, Liz Hudson and the follower arrangers for decorating the Church with help from the School for this Remembrance Sunday Service.
On Sunday 3rd November we warmly welcome our friend Revd. Canon Ann Slater to St Mary’s for the first Sunday of November for our monthly 11am Holy Communion service. We will of course be having our usual refreshments after the service so there will be plenty of time to talk to Ann over a cup pf coffee or tea.
Our last Sunday service this month with be our Morning Worship service at 11am on 27th October. Please note the clocks will have changed on Saturday 26th evening as we step back into Winter! Please join us to find out which place of significance we will be discussing this month and why not stay for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee after the service? We’d love to see you!
The Village Hall Committee are organising a Race Night at the Village Hall on Friday November 8th.
Tickets £15 to include a fish and chip supper.
There will be a licensed bar for liquid refreshments.
Doors open at 6.45pm. First race at 7.15pm.
Bring your friends
You may place bets on your favourites or own a horse in a race!
Remember to collect your winnings at the end of each race
Just a reminder that our next Evening Service of The Word will be on Tuesday 22 October at 6 30pm at St Mary’s Badby. Judy will be leading with Meryl reading from 2 Samuel 23 vv 1-5. Robing will be speaking and has chosen to speak about King Alfred. Whether there will any mention of burnt cakes, I don’t know but it will be interesting to find out!
On Sunday 20th October at 10am we warmly welcome Father Joseph Loveday who is coming to St Mary’s for the first time to celebrate this United Benefice Service with Holy Communion. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone from the Benefice to this 10am service and we hope everyone will take the opportunity to stay for refreshments and meet Father Joseph.
Don't forget our St Mary's coffee morning on Tuesday 15th October between 10.30am and mid-day in Church. Lots of delicious homemade cakes and a great opportunity to meet people in beautiful surroundings.
Don't forget our family Harvest Festival this Sunday 13th October at 11am with Rev'd Viv Baldwin. There will be a collection for the Daventry Food Bank so all non-perishable items will be very welcome and we will be having some harvest themed refreshments after the service. So please join us on Sunday!
This Sunday 13th October will be our Family Harvest Festival and non-communion service with Revd. Viv Baldwin. We warmly invite everyone to join with us to share in this much-loved family service where we will be thinking about our harvest traditions and singing some very familiar hymns. The service starts at 11am and afterwards we will be sharing some harvest inspired refreshments
We welcome Revd. Liz Cowley to St Mary’s the first Sunday this month, 6th October for our monthly 11am Holy Communion service. We will of course be having our usual refreshments after the service so there will be plenty of time to catch up with friends and meet Liz.
There's so much going on this month from our traditional Harvest Festival to a United Benefice Service and of course stepping back into Winter for the last Sunday of the month when the clocks go back an hour.
We have a 10am United Benefice Service this Sunday 29th September with Bishop Ed Condry at St Michael and All Angels, Newnham. This service is the Patronal Festival for St Michael and All Angels and will be followed by refreshments.
This month we will be discussing Westminster Abbey for our Morning Worship Service at 11am on Sunday 22nd September. There will be refreshments after this service so plenty of time for discussion and chat! If you are interested in being part of this service or would like to discuss a personal place of significance, please contact the Church Warden’s, Frances and Judy. Alternatively, you can contact Susan through our Church page using messenger.
Save the date it's coffee time so don’t forget our Church coffee morning between 10.30am and midday every third Tuesday of the month in Church. We have lots of delicious homemade cakes and plenty of time to chat. If you would like to help or make a cake, please contact us through Facebook messenger or speak to a Church warden. This month the coffee morning will be on Tuesday 17th September. So join us and tell your friends!
We have a 10am United Benefice Service this Sunday 15th September with Rev'd Viv Baldwin at Holy Trinity Charwelton. If you have never visited this beautiful little parish Church which sits by itself surrounded by fields and sheep, please come and see why so many of us love this ancient Church.
Calling all families in Badby. Do you know we have a regular regular lay-led family service on the second Sunday of each month? This month our service will take place at 11am on Sunday 8th September and will be based around the theme of “New beginnings”. The service lasts about 40 minutes and is also followed by refreshments, so why not come and join us? We's love to see you.
Welcome to September and we have a great variety of services this month from lay-led to communion. Why not come to our regular coffee morning and meet some of our much valued Church helpers and organisers?
Welcome to September! Our first Holy communion will be on Sunday 1st September at 11am with Revd. John Stevenson. The service will be followed with refreshments. So why not come along and join in. We'd love to see you!
This month Susan will be discussing St Mark's in Venice during our Morning Worship Service at 11am on Sunday 25th August. There will be refreshments after this service so plenty of time for discussion and chat! If you are interested in being part of this service or would like to discuss a personal place of significance, please contact the Church Warden’s, Frances and Judy. Alternatively, you can contact Susan through our Church page using messenger.
Don’t forget our Church coffee morning between 10.30am and midday every third Tuesday of the month in Church. We have lots of delicious homemade cakes and plenty of time to chat. If you would like to help or make a cake, please contact us through Facebook messenger or speak to a Church warden. This month the coffee morning will be on Tuesday 20th August. So join us and tell your friends!
A reminder that our next Evening Service of The Word will on Tuesday 20 August at 6 30pm at St Mary’s Badby. Gerard will be leading, Graham reading and Paul talking about Martin de Porres. He was a Peruvian lay brother of the Dominican Order noted for his work on behalf of the poor and in particular, orphans.
The start of our building work to repair the rotting pew platforms and make a flexible space at the back of St Mary’s to keep our church at the heart of our village.