St Mary the Virgin, Badby
The 14th century building, with a fine 15th century clerestory, dominates a knoll at the top of the village, which has a population of 650.
The parish is one of five comprising the Knightley Parishes, sharing one Rector, who with an active lay band maintains a varying schedule of services. Please check the Services and Events page and especially check the One-off Events section. We welcome everyone to our services.
During the period of the initial Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, the church has had long periods of being totally closed. From 19 July 2021, the church was open again everyday between 10am and 4pm. We have now had to close it from 29 January 2022 until sometime around the end of March while major restoration work is carried out to the roofs and higher masonry. When open again, do come and visit for quiet contemplation, prayer and exploring the heritage and history of the building over its 600 years. There is a free Quick Guide leaflet and a £3 full History.
The parish of Badby St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer. The Diocese of Peterborough’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advise our Parish Safeguarding Officer. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services
Long distance paths - Knightley Way and Nene Way both start from the village.