All Saints’ Church, Harpole, is home to a friendly and outgoing Christian worshipping community whose origins go back to the time of the Domesday Book.
We are always pleased to welcome anyone to our services or other events. The present church dates from about 1150 and was greatly restored in the early 20th century. We are part of the Benefice of Bugbrooke, Harpole, Kislingbury and Rothersthorpe, which means that we share our Rector, Stephen French, who lives in Bugbrooke. He can be contacted on 01604 831621.
The Benefice Office (01604 830373) is also in Bugbrooke and is open from 9:00 to 11:30 on weekdays except Thursdays.
The Church Wardens in Harpole are Allan Leroy (01604 830423) and Jeremy Calderwood (01604 830099).
All Saints’ is open during every day and all are very welcome to come into church. There is a small area at the front of the South aisle which is particularly suitable for a peaceful time.
There is a regular pattern of Sunday services in the church.
First Sunday 11.15am Morning Worship
Second Sunday 11.15am Family Service
Third Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Third Sunday 11.15am Morning Worship
Fourth Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion
Fifth Sunday See church notice board
Any variations in this pattern can be found on the church notice boards or in the monthly Village Newsletter. There are special services during Lent, including Mothering Sunday and Holy Week leading up to Easter as well as at Pentecost, Harvest and Remembrance. The Christmas services include Christingle, Carols by Candlelight and the Crib Service culminating in the first celebration of Holy Communion for Christmas at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve.
There is also a regular pattern of midweek events:
1st Wednesday 11.30am Holy Communion in church
2nd Wednesday 7.30pm Home Bible Study (phone Allan 01604 830423)
3rd Wednesday 7.30pm Home Prayer and Share Group (phone Colin 01604 830597)
4th Wednesday 7.30pm Home Bible Study (phone Allan 01604 830423)
“Pebbles” is our toddler group which meets every Thursday in the Old School Hall at 1.45pm (phone Penny 07941 492350)
The Church Choir sings at most of the services and practises at 10.00am on Thursdays. New members are always welcome (phone Allan 01604 830423)
All Saints’ has a fine ring of six bells. The bellringers practise on Thursdays at 7.30pm and ring before most of the services (phone Graham 01604 832291). You can read about the bells and ringers here.
The Mothers’ Union meets on the last Monday of each month at 2.30pm in the Methodist Church in School Lane. The meetings are open to all and there is a wide variety of speakers.
There are a number of social events throughout the year including the Church Fete and Church Picnic as well as the Annual Big Lunch and the Harvest Lunch. The Samuel Leek Concert is an annual event commemorating an 18th century choirmaster at which a wide variety of village and local talents are displayed.
You can contact All Saints here: