Church of England Diocese of Peterborough Irthlingborough

Introducing Ourselves

St Peter's Church was founded  by the local lad made good. the retired Lord Mayor of London  John Pyel,  in 1388. The church was to be built as his memorial , and he is indeed buried in the John Pyel Chapel on the south side of the Church.

Unusually amongst Northamptonshire churches Irthlingborough church has a lantern tower . This dates back to the days before the Nene valley was bridged or drained, in those days there was a river ford between Higham Ferrers and Irthlingborough, but due to the boggy nature of the undrained valley, and frequent fogs travel through the valley was dangerous. To guide travelers safely  across monks built two Lantern Towers, one  at Higham and  the other at Irtlhlingborough and would light fires in the lantern's to mark the safe passage. Only Irthlingborough's lantern tower now exists.

Trying to live up to this heritage the community at St Peter's church tries to follow the light of Jesus. Meeting each week to learn and teach of God's love through word and sacrament so we can share that with others.<div>


We hope we are a friendly open and inclusive community and we would love to meet you.