Church of England Diocese of Peterborough Badby

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 (currently in inter-regnum, but the Revd Malcolm Ingham has been appointed Rector and will be collated using Zoom by Bishop Donald on October 28), 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 was totally closed.  From July 26, 2020, the church is open for individual prayer every Sunday and Wednesday between 10am and 4pm  allowing a safe 72 hours between openings. Please look out for special arrangements to meet Church of England regulations.  

The Rev. Viv Baldwin wants to make sure that everyone in the Knightley Parishes knows that she is available to anyone who needs a chat, even if only to ease their boredom or anxiety during the pandemic. Contact Viv on 07720 811477 or [email protected]  See why the bells aren't ringing here.

 Long distance paths - Knightley Way and Nene Way both start from the village.

Get in touch

Interregnum begins Feb 1, 2019. Please contact a Churchwarden.

Frances Williams: 07717 337048 Judy Jordan: 07752 384969

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25 Oct 2020, 11 a.m. for 40m

Church Hill

We hope to celebrate harvest in the best way possible under the current coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

Harvest Family Friendly Bellringing

The Revd Malcolm Ingham was announced as the Knightley Parishes new Rector in April.

29 Sep 2020, 7 a.m.