• Welcome to our website

    A warm welcome to the benefice of Mears Ashby, Hardwick, Sywell and Overstone.  Across our four historic churches, we offer a variety of services for people of all ages and stages in the Christian faith.  We have traditional Holy Communion and Evensong services, as well as more contemporary and informal All-age worship.  We also have regular coffee mornings (socials) and evening fellowship gatherings (faith discussions).

    Whether you are a regular churchgoer or someone seeking to know more about the Christian faith, we would love to welcome you at our services.  If you have any questions or requests, please contact our vicar Revd Katrina or e-mail the Benefice Team secretary.



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  • This Week

    Sunday 20th January
    9:00am  Mears Ashby - Holy Communion with hymns
    11:00am  Sywell - Holy Communion with songs and hymns
    1:30pm  Northampton - Street Church

    Tuesday 22nd January
    7:00pm  Hardwick PCC Meeting

    Wednesday 23rd January
    7:30pm  Fellowship Evening

    Thursday 24th January
    7:30pm  Sywell & Overstone PCC Meeting

    Friday 25th January
    2:00pm  Mears Ashby - Katharine Stockdale's Funeral

    Sunday 27th January
    9:00am  Mears Ashby - Holy Communion with hymns
    11:00am  Overstone - Family Communion
    4:00pm  Hardwick - Evensong with hymns

    Monday 28th January
    7:00pm  Sywell - Choir Practice

    Tuesday 29th January
    7:30pm  Wellingborough Deanery Synod

    Thursday 31st January
    7:00pm  Overstone - Benefice Meeting


  • Reverend Katrina writes...

    On behalf of all four of my churches, I will wish you a Happy and Peaceful New Year.  I pray that 2019 has started well for you and your families, notwithstanding all the uncertainty in this country about Brexit.

    Many of us, at the start of a New Year, make a resolution that will improve our own wellbeing or make a difference to the lives of others.  This year, mine is centred on the wellbeing of our planet as, thanks to David Attenborough and others, I much more conscious about the impact of my household waste on the environment.  I want to reduce the amount of food that I throw away at the end of each week, by finding creative ways to use up the leftover fruit and veg.  Caring for the planet - the world that God lovingly made for us - is part of being a Christian, and it fits well with my love of nature and my delight in the beauty of his creation.  It saddens me when, out on my walks around the benefice, I find rubbish needlessly tossed into hedgerows.  It's one of the reasons why I take part in the seasonal Mears Ashby litter picks. 

    I wonder what changes or resolutions you've made for 2019, and why.  May God bless, guide and encourage you as you seek to make a difference this year.  May you experience his love in our churches, in our villages and in the world around us.

    Every blessing, Katrina