Rushden: St Mary
As you come up the steep hill into picturesque Rushden from Mill End you do not immediately spy the church. However,upon entering the heart of the village the church is suddenly there, perched on <its own little hill and surrounded by its churchyard – flowing around the church like green skirts around a stately lady. The neat little porch with its stone benches is always a welcome haven from heat or cold and beautifully decorated for major seasonal services. The Tower with its six bells is 15th Century but most of the church was rebuilt in the late 1800s and early 1900s and the lowered roof makes the church feel snug and friendly as if it wants you to rest there and be comfortable. Clear glass windows allow light to flood into the simple interior and the trees through the great window above the main altar create a constantly changing image of the turning seasons for those who attend the church. It has a faithful and welcoming congregation who love to sing and often enjoy a wine and cheese moment after celebrating evensong.
A simple church and yet also simply lovely!
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