Church of England Diocese of Peterborough Eydon

Opening

The church is open from c 9.00 till late afternoon every day

Getting here

The Parish Church of St Nicholas in Eydon is a fine example of a
medieval Northamptonshire village church, with parts of it
dating back to an early Norman construction of 1200.
Significantly restored in 1865, the church features a square
tower housing six bells, and is set in a beautiful and peaceful
churchyard.

With a vibrant and welcoming church community, St Nicholas'
Church has services nearly every Sunday, and many other social and
outreach activities for the parish and beyond on an ongoing
basis. Click on the calendar link for more detailed information.

The bells were re-hung in 1981 after a major fund raising
initiative involving the whole of Eydon and beyond, and at this
time a sixth bell was added to the original five. Of all the bells,
the fifth is the oldest and is inscribed "BE YT KNOWNE TO ALL
THAT DOTH SEE THAT NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE MEE
1603".

The organ is a particularly good example, made by Walker and
dated 1868, although it is believed that it actually dates back to
1838. Installed after the restoration of the church, it is of
particular interest not only due to its comprehensive
specification and fine workmanship but because, with the
exception of the addition of an electric blower, it is in original
condition. Please contact us if you would like to play the organ,
or be added to our organ rota.

The church has a well stocked lending library for the
community, where you can find a huge selection of fact and
fiction, along with latest versions of the village news magazine
"Eydon Village News" .

The church has many interesting architectural and historic
features and is well worth a visit if you are near to the village.
Printed guides are available if required.

Please contact us if you would like to be added to our email
news list.

Eydon
Daventry
NN11 3PQ

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