St Faith’s Church, Kilsby

There has been a church in Kilsby, Northamptonshire, since the 13th century and the present old stone building still stands to serve the village.

We are part of the Benefice of Barby with Kilsby in the Daventry Deanery and we belong to the Daventry Team Ministry.

St Faith's is alive...

Having returned to holding 'Church in Church', we are now singing again! The times of Services times have been rescheduled; they are now at 10am every Sunday, alternating Morning Worship and Holy Communion.

Lay-led services - run by members of the congregation - have been happening in both Kilsby and Barby every other week at 10am. If you would like to be involved please let me know. Singing is happening at all the services. This is working quite well with recorded music, but if you know anyone who could get a tune or two out of the organ their presence would be very much appreciated.

Advent and Christmas services at St Faith's

Last year I expect you remember a scaffolding tower at the church gate and carols and songs 'broadcast' across the village. It was good fun and the nearest we could get to a community celebration, with all the prevailing restrictions. Many thanks to David Head and others who made that a happening thing. This year we can be more traditional, so on Christmas Eve at 6pm, a Carol Service is planned to take place in Church.

On Christmas Day there will be a celebration of Holy Communion at 10am - that leaves plenty of time to get home to sort the goose out.

Sunday 28 November, Advent Sunday - 4pm Evensong

Sunday 5 December, Advent 2 - 10am Holy Communion

Sunday 12 December, Advent 3 - 10am Morning Worship

Sunday 19 December, Advent 4 - 10am Holy Communion

Friday 24 December, Christmas Eve - 6pm Carol Service

Saturday 25 December, Christmas Day - 10am Holy Communion

Sunday 26 December, St Stephen - 10am Holy Communion

But first it's Advent...

Before we get to Christmas there is of course Advent, the time of preparation, of waiting for Christ to come. This is a prayer used on the Sunday before Advent. The Sunday came to be known as 'Stir up Sunday as it was just the right time to prepare your Christmas Puddings. Have you been stirring yours?

'Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord.'

Rev. Nigel Fry

Tel: 07854 810 588

Regular services

We hold a weekly Sunday service, at 10am. Services usually alternate between Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and Morning Worship on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays.

All are welcome, especially children. A children's play area, with toys, books and colouring materials, is available at the back of the church.

Midweek morning prayer is also held at 8.30am on Wednesdays. Email the vicar ( to for details.

In normal times we have a choir of adults and children, and the four bells are rung regularly before services.

We have an active Social Committee who organise regular coffee mornings, quiz nights, fashions shows etc.

A warm welcome to everyone to join us for one of the services and if you would like to join the choir, become a bellringer, or help with children's activities, we would be pleased to see you.

For news of more events and this month's services, please see the Kilsby & Barby church newsletter.

If you would like to be on the benefice email group please contact Rev Nigel via email at

If you would like to be on the benefice WhatsApp group please join WhatsApp (by downloading the app) and emailing your phone number to

If you have a particular concern, or a prayer request, or you're aware of someone who is on their own who would appreciate a phone call, please contact Rev Nigel Fry on 07854 810 588 or

Contact details

Rev Nigel Fry
Cornerstone House,
4 Emery Row

Tel: 07854 810588

Gill Mason: Tel: 822658

Safeguarding Officer:
Angela Head: Tel: 07702 009339
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Church history
Kilsby Village website
URC Chapel, Kilsby
St Mary's church, Barby

Donating to St Faith's

There are lots of ways to donate to your church. Every donation, big or small, helps to keep Kilsby's church in good repair and open for weekly services, Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms, social gatherings, concerts and other events. Please consider giving ...

by Standing Order You can make a regular donation by filling in a simple form. These are available at the church or from a churchwarden, or can be downloaded here.

by Donation Envelope If you fill out a donation envelope in church, your offering will qualify for Gift Aid, which means the tax man will add another 25% at no extra cost to you.

by Text Giving Just text KSTF05 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070. All of the money you donate will go to St Faith's.

by the Easy Fundraising App Just download the App, subscribe with your email and add 'St Faith's Church, Kilsby'. Any shopping you do using the App, the retailer involved will donate to the church at no extra cost to you. The amounts are small but it all adds up!

Thank you.