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 had a population of 701 at the 2021 census. 

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 also had to close it from 29 January 2022 until 6 April 2022 while major restoration work was carried out to the roofs and higher masonry.  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. 

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


Get in touch

The Revd Malcolm Ingham

The Vicarage, Vicarage Hill, Badby, Daventry

(Day off: Thursdays)

NN11 3AP
01327 314428

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Bellringing practices

Every Wednesday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
St Mary the Virgin, Badby
Church Hill Badby Daventry, NN11 3AR, GB

NB Due to half Cut Theatre presentation, there will be NO PRACTICE on Wednesday 14 March 2024.
Tuition with tied clappers for initial bell control is normally available by arrangement to start at 6.45pm. Normal (Noisy) practice is from 7.30pm - 9pm. Attendance averages 11.

Come and see us on Wednesday or phone 01327 871806.


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The kitchen in St. Mary’s has served us well for very many years but there is now the opportunity to renovate it.