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We are a Benefice made up of two churches, St. James Northampton and St. Mary's Dallington. 

We are all-inclusive churches who welcome everyone! The churches are made up of a wide range of different people from all ages and backgrounds.

Whoever you are, you are assured of a warm welcome. We believe that the church is there for everyone, not just for us.

When to arrive:

If it’s your first visit to Sunday worship it’s probably best to arrive about 9.15am. for St. James and 10.45am for St. Mary's Dallington.

If you are arriving by car to St James you will find you can park in the streets around the church, or for St. Mary's in the car park beside the church.

You will be greeted at the door by our welcoming team who will give you details of the service and notices of forthcoming events.

What to wear:

That is easy! Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We are an informal church and accept people as they are. There is no need to dress up.

What to expect:

For some of us, going somewhere for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience. To help avoid any worries here is a quick summary of what you can expect at a Benifice Service:

  • We meet at 9.30am on Sundays at St. James and 11am on Sundays at St. Mary's. If you are coming to a service arrive 15 minutes beforehand so you can find a seat and look at the service booklet.
  • Our services include hymns, mainly traditional but with some modern songs, prayers and communion. If you are not Confirmed you can come to the front to receive a blessing at communion time or simply remain in your seat.
  • Children are welcome at our services and don’t worry about children making a noise we are used to it.
  • After the service you are invited to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits in the church hall (or across the road in the Old School rooms at St Mary's).

If you do not understand anything please ask, we are a friendly bunch..

What we believe:

We are a Church of England Parish Church and believe that everyone can have a relationship with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is both human and divine and came to share our life to show us how to live our lives and so reach our true and full potential.

If you are interested in exploring the Christian faith, please ask one of the clergy who will be pleased to help.

We welcome everyone:

The popular press might lead you to believe that we do not treat women equally and reject homosexual people. This is not true. We are an all-inclusive church who welcome everyone. We believe that women should be Bishops and gay people have a right to equality. St James premises are also accessible to those with disabilities and there is a toilet accessible to wheelchair users. If you arrive at the church in a wheelchair please ask one of the welcoming team to help you.

We have a hearing loop for the hearing impaired – please turn your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position.

If you are thinking about getting married, or wish to have your child Christened please contact:

Rev Sue Faulkner
St Michael's Vicarage
24a Hight Street
NN12 8US

Tel: 01327 858018 or 07786265422