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Christmas & December Services and Events in the Knightley Benefice

Come and join us to celebrate Christmas this year and, don't worry, for those of you who are footie fans, most of our events and services are World Cup Friendly, in other words, they don't clash.
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We continue to be sensetive to the presence of Covid, so when we share Holy Communion the minister will dip or "intinct" the wafer in the wine which is then handed to you rather than all of us sharing a common cup.

However, we are very thankful that this year we are able to meet together to hear the Good News of Christmas and to sing the wonderful carols that draw us closer to God and to one another.

Read The True Christmas Story

Click here to read how much God loves you. God came and lived amongst us, born in humility he came for everyone. Read the amazing account recorded by Luke in his Gospel (Luke 2:1-20)

Or take a look at this short video which uses everyone's favourite Christmas present, Lego, to open up some of the wonder of Christmas

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What's on

Unless stated otherwise, events are taking place in the church building of the village listed

Saturday 26th November

11.00am-3.00pm Badby Christmas Fayre

Sunday 27th November: Advent Sunday

9.15am Fawsley Holy Communion (1662 Book of Common Prayer)
11.00am Badby Morning Service (Common Worship 2000)
11.00am Preston Capes Ante Communion (Common Worship 2000)

Thursday 1st December
9.30am Newnham School Christingle

Friday 2nd December

2.00pm Daventry Deanery Mothers' Union Advent Carol Service

Sunday 4th December
9.15am Preston Capes Ante Communion (Common Worship 2000)
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4.00pm Newnham Christingle
5.00pm Charwelton Evening Prayer (1662 Book of Common Prayer)

Sunday 11th December
9.15am Preston Capes Holy Communion (Common worship 2000)
11.00am Badby Family Service
11.00am Fawsley Holy Communion (1662 Book of Common Prayer)
3.00pm Fawsley Carols with the Fawsley Singers
5.00pm Newnham Carol Service

Tuesday13th December

7.30pm Badby: A Christmas Carol by Half Cut Theatre Company Sold Out (pay what you want)

Thursday 15th December
5.00pm Newnham School Carol Service
7.00pm Badby Carols by Candlelight

Friday 16th December
1.30pm Badby School Carol Service

7.00pm Newnham Christmas Concert featuring The Knightley Singers (£10)

Saturday 17th December
4.00pm Charwelton Chapel Christingle

Sunday 18th December
11.00am Badby Holy Communion (Common Worship 2000)
6.00pm Charwelton Carols by Candlelight.

Tuesday 20th December
6.00pm Preston Capes Carol Service

Wednesday 21st December

5.00pm Badby Green Carols on the Green

Christmas Eve Saturday24th December
4.00pm Badby Christingle Service
11.30pm Newnham Midnight Mass (Common Worship 2000)

Christmas Day Sunday25th December
9.15am Fawsley Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer 1662)
9.30am Preston capes Holy Communion (Common Worship 2000)
11.00am Badby Christmas Communion (Common Worship 2000)

New Year's Day Sunday 1st January 2023
9.15am Newnham Holy Communion (Common worship 2000)
9.15am Preston Capes Morning Prayer (1662 Common Prayer)
11.00am Badby Holy Communion (Common Worship 2000)
5.00pm Charwelton Chapel Evening Prayer (1662 Book of Common Prayer)

All events are correct at the time of publication
Not sure what something means? Don't worry.

Common Worship 2000 and 1662 Book of Common Prayer are the orders of service used, Common Worship came in in the year 2000, the Book of Common Prayer was introduced in 1662, so the first is more contemporary, the second is more traditional.
Holy Communion is the service with bread and wine whilst a morning or evening service won't include that  and neither will any of the carol services.
Ante Communion is the first part of a Communion service but stops before getting to the part with the bread and the wine.
Children are always welcome at any of our services but Family Services and Christingles are especially aimed at families.

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet for our Sunday services in five Church Buildings - well, six including a small chapel (details below). You can find the plan of our services here. Take a look at the online diary to see what service is happening where and when. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you find a parking space (our church buildings predate the car and the need for carparks) and to find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone and handed anything you need to guide you through the service.

Some of our churches serve tea, coffee and biscuits following the service so don't dash off, it is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 
Visit the Our Churches page and click on the name of the church you want, at the bottom of the page you will find a what3words link which will open a map showing you precisely where the church building is.

Alternatively, Open Google Maps

Accessibility: If you need assistance, please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in Badby church.

Our Service

The main service begins with a warm welcome from one of our team members. The service might be led by Malcolm (our Rector) or one of the Ministry Team or even a visiting member of clergy. We will sing a hymn or song, hear a short passage read from the Bible and the leader will then explain what that passage is all about - how God speaks to us through his Word and how we can apply it to our lives. We will pray and join in some responses (you don't have to if you don't feel it is appropriate) and there might be a short symbolic meal called Communion. During the service, there may be a baptism which is when we welcome someone into our Church fellowship and family. Of course, you don't have to do any of these things, they might seem strange the first time you encounter them, so take your time and don't feel any pressure.

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What about my kids?

Children and young people are very welcome in our church buildings and services.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up throughout the service and we really value worshipping God all together as a family.


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Come and join our Home Group, it is a Bible study and a  Fellowship Group where we can explore together what it means to be a Christian today, discover what God has to teach us through the Bible, pray for one another , share our hopes and hurts and also great cake and coffee. Being part of a small group like that will allow you to make new friends, share together and support each other.  Check out Small Groups and see if it would be a good time for you could join, or we can put you in touch with the Fellowship Group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays and week day events run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team, why not speak to someone on the welcome team at church. 

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.


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Revd Malcolm Ingham   Liz Ingham
Malcolm was born in the North West and then trained in the South West, and Midlands before working just about everywhere. He once worked in an advertising agency in London and then for several national and international mission agencies. He is married to Liz with two grown up children and loves walking, music and bizzarre films (according to the rest of the family).   Benefice Administrator
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

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