St Mary, Badby

The 14th century building, with a fine 15th century clerestory, dominates a knoll at the top of the village, which had a population of 701 at the 2021 census. 

The parish is one of five comprising the Knightley Parishes, sharing one Rector, but since April 2024 in interregnum. With invited priests and lay members a schedule of services is maintained as shown on the Services and Events page.  We welcome everyone to our services.   

The church is open every day between 10am and 4pm - 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 as well as illustrative boards of the Pew Platform and Roof Repair Projects.

The parish of Badby St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. 

Parish Safeguarding Officer: 
Julianna Hall, tel. 07802 714556  email [email protected]

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: 
Victoria Kellett, tel. 01733 887040  email [email protected]

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


Get in touch

Frances Williams, Church Warden

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Monthly. Every Third Tuesday at for 30 mins
St Mary, Badby
Church Hill Badby Daventry, NN11 3AR, United Kingdom

This short service is held once a month on the Tuesday evening following the third Sunday at St Mary’s Badby at 6.30pm.

There is always a brief talk about someone inspirational.

All welcome!

(Please check the date - this automatic system can't cope with Tuesday after third Sunday and is set to third Tuesday which may be wrong in some months!)

Please check the date - this automatic system can't cope with Tuesday after third Sunday and is set to third Tuesday which this year is a week too soon in July and October!

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Our parish of Badby: St Mary is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Peterborough’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO:

Julianna Hall, tel. 07802 714556 email: [email protected]
or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor:
Victoria Kellett, tel. 01733 887040 email: [email protected]

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.