• 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 26th January

    9:00am  Mears Ashby - Holy Communion with hymns

    11:00am  Overstone - Family Communion with hymns and songs

    4:00pm  Hardwick - Evensong with hymns

    Wednesday 29th January

    7:30pm  Deanery Synod - Wellingborough St. Andrew's

    Thursday 30th January

    7:00pm  Mears Ashby - PCC Meeting

    Friday 31st January

    7:00pm  Hardwick - Curry Night

    Saturday 1st February

    10:00am  Mears Ashby - Coffee Morning

    Sunday 2nd February

    9:00am  Hardwick - Holy Communion with hymns.

    11:00am  Sywell - Holy Communion with hymns and songs

    1:30pm  Northampton - Street Church

    Monday 3rd February

    7:00pm  Mears Ashby - Choir Practice

    Tuesday 4th February

    10:30am  Sywell and Overstone - Ladies Coffee Morning

    Thursday 6th February

    7:00pm  Hardwick - PCC Meeting

    Saturday 8th February

    10:00am  Hardwick - Coffee Morning


  • Reverend Katrina writes...

    Happy New Year!  As "19" turns into "20", the opening days of 2020 feel like a very special time, a memorable occasion in our lives - a space in which to ponder our hopes and dreams for the year ahead.  How might we make a real difference to the lives of others and tread more gently and caringly in our world in 2020?.  For opticians, "2020" means perfect vision.  Perhaps, this is God's hint to us - as the year begins - to take the time to look at our world through his eyes (his perfect eyes) and think about what changes he'd like to see in the next twelve months.  Each one of us can make a difference - perhaps, one little change, one positive step that transforms lives, wipes away tears.  My New Year prayer is that 2020 will be remembered for being full of love and joy, peace and hope - for us, and also for our families and friends and villages, and for the hurting people and places on Planet Earth.

    Jesus said, 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.'  As we prepare to mark seventy-five years on from the end of the Second World War, let's commit to doing all that we can to heal divisions and end lasting conflicts.  Wouldn't it be lovely if 2020 went down in history as "the Year of Peace".

    Every blessing,

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    Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults within this benefice

    In this benefice, we take safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.  Our Safeguarding Policy and Procedure was adopted at a Benefice Church Council Meeting held on Thursday 9 May 2019.  It follows and is consistent with the Church of England's House of Bishops' 'Promoting a Safer Church 2017', 'Protecting All God's Children 4th Edition 2010', and 'Safer Recruitment Policy 2013' (Church of England and Methodist Church.

    For more details, please follow this LINK.