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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Bellringing practices are still cancelled for coronavirus COVID-19

Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for 1hr 30m

Church Hill

Tuition with tied clappers for initial bell control used to start at 7pm and normal practice at 7.30pm - 9pm. Attendance averaged 13. Review and refreshments were held afterwards at the Maltsters Arms.
All this has been stopped from March 18,2020 when bellringing became impossible due to the risk of infection and then legally banned. Although a re-start has been authorised from July 2020, only ringing bells with ropes 2m apart for services has been permitted. Until restrictions are further eased, we shall be unable to hold practice nights.

Family Friendly Bellringing

The Revd Malcolm Ingham was announced as the Knightley Parishes new Rector in April. His arrival is now imminent.

29 Sep 2020, 7 a.m.