Related Churches within the area and contact information from external sources such as Crockfords can be found below.
The B V M & St Leodegarius
Holy Cross Daventry
<div>Welcome to Holy Cross Church based in the heart of Daventry.</div>
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Our Church building will be opening from Tuesday 7th July for Morning prayer followed by time for you have time in private prayer if you wish, We are adhering to the social distancing of 2m and as it will only be our Lady Chapel that will be in use, we can only allow 10 people in at any one time.</span>
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">As time goes on we will be opening more for Friday worship and Sunday worship.</span>
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">The PCC have made the decision that unless there is a medical reason you are unable to, masks must be worn in Church along with gloves. This is to ensure </span>everyone's<span style="font-size: 1rem;"> safety and is constantly being </span>reviewed.
We thank God that we are able to open this beautiful church built to glorify God in a safe and controlled way and look forward to meeting you
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<span style="font-size: 1rem;">"The parish of Daventry: Holy Cross 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(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Peterborough’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."</span>
St John the Baptist
St Mary The Virgin
Staverton can rightly claim to be the high church of the 25 Daventry Deanery parishes being situated 700 feet above sea level on one of the highest points of the Northamptonshire Heights . The 200 or so dwellings and 500 residents that make up this ancient village lie a couple of miles west of Daventry on the A425 – once the Daventry-Warwick turnpike.
A place of Christian worship has stood on the site of St Mary’s for well over a thousand years although the name of Staverton’s first recorded vicar does not appear until records began in the year 1220. For hundreds of years before this a burial ground existed on the site, as evidenced by the raised churchyard. The main structure we see today dates mainly from the 14th Century, although traces of older architecture still remain such as a lancet window from the Norman period.
The church houses an abundance of original architectural and historic features, and beautiful stained glass windows. At the rear of the church a ‘quiet corner’ has been developed where small children are able to play during services. The North Porch is used as the main entrance into the Church. This dates back a mere 600 years, whereas the south porch is believed to be 100 years older. The original door and roof timbers still remain.
A small army of people are dedicated to the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of St Mary’s. In summertime the churchyard is kept beautifully mown, neat and tidy, and attracts many admiring comments from passersby and visitors from all over the world. Inside the church throughout the year flower displays are arranged and cleaning carried out by a team of volunteers on a weekly rota basis. Others are involved in administering the Stewardship campaign, organising and helping with the increasingly popular Family Services, and in many other ways. This wealth of loving care and attention keeps the Church of St Mary at the heart of the village of Staverton.
Bell Ringing: The Church of St Mary the Virgin has a lovely peal of six bells. Recently Staverton Church of England Primary School initiated a unique scheme (which has attracted television coverage and attention from as far afield as Australia!) to incorporate campanology into the music studies curriculum. Regular bell ringing practice meetings, open to all ages, are held every Thursday evening from 7:30pm until 9:00pm. New ringers – learners or experienced – are always made welcome. Please contact the Vicar for further details.
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