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St Faith’s Church, Kilsby

We are a small but welcoming community in the Northamptonshire village of Kilsby. There has been a church in Kilsby since the 12th century and the present medieval stone building still stands to serve the village.

We are part of the Benefice of Barby with Kilsby in the Diocese of Peterborough.

Good Friday Walk of Witness, 2023 tea and coffee after service

New Rector

We are delighted to announce, that following the recent interviews, the Rev Alastair Wood has accepted the position of Rector at St Faith's, Kilsby and St Mary's, Barby. He will be taking up his new role in June.

We are really looking forward to welcoming him to our parish and know that he is keen to get to know you all.

Collation and Induction

Our new Rector, Rev Alastair Wood, will be taking up his post on Tuesday 4th June, beginning with a special service at St Faith's Church, Kilsby at 7pm, led by the new Bishop of Peterborough with the Archdeacon.

Alastair is keen to point out that he is being appointed to work with the whole village, not just regular churchgoers, so we would like to invite you all to the service to welcome him into his new role. Supper will be provided in the Village Hall after the service, and we would love to see as many of you as possible.

St Faith's Church, Kilsby
worship at St Faith's Church, Kilsby

Worship at St Faith's – our services

We hold a fortnightly Sunday service of Holy Communion, at 10am on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

1st Sundayno service in Kilsby; Holy Communion at St Mary's, Barby

2nd Sunday10am Holy Communion at St Faith's, Kilsby

3rd Sundayno service in Kilsby; Holy Communion at St Mary's, Barby

4th Sunday10am Holy Communion at St Faith's, Kilsby

5th SundayJoint Benefice Holy Communion alternately with Barby - see newsletter.

Our sister parish of St Mary's, Barby holds Holy Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 10am. Services on fifth Sundays alternate between the churches in Kilsby and Barby.

Following this pattern, services for April and May will be as follows:

Sunday 14th April, 10am Holy Communion

Sunday 28th April, 10am Holy Communion
Rev Liz Cowley, who has taken most of our services during the interregnum, is celebrating 30 years in the priesthood at this service

Sunday 12th May, 10am Holy Communion

Sunday 26th May, 10am Holy Communion

Please note that following the Induction of the new Rector, there will be a special Joint Benefice service at St Mary's, Barby on Sunday 9th June at 10am, followed by a bring-and-share lunch to which all are invited from both villages. There will no service in Kilsby that day.

There will also be the usual fifth Sunday Joint Benefice service at St Faith's, Kilsby on Sunday 30th June at 10am.

All are welcome, especially families. A children's play area, with toys, books and colouring materials, is available at the back of the church. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service.

the interior of St Faith's church, Kilsby. showing the nave, chancel and altar

Contact details

Our new Rector will be installed in June. Until then, please contact the churchwardens in the first instance, who will be happy to help with all enquiries.

Churchwardens:
Gill Mason: Tel: 01788 822658
Fiona Gibbs: Tel: 07965 207852 Email: churchwarden@stfaithskilsby.org.uk

Safeguarding Officer:
Andrea Brown: Tel: 07861 295358 andreabrown0909@gmail.com
Safeguarding statement | Safeguarding policy

Links

The history of St Faith's church

Kilsby Village website
URC Chapel, Kilsby
StMary's church, Barby

Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/stfaithskilsby

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 Direct Debit You can make a regular donation by going to www.parishgiving.org.uk. Click on the "Give Now" tab and then enter Kilsby in the Parish Name box. Click on Donate and follow the on-screen instructions.

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 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.

Kilsby Church 100 Club

In July 1999 the Kilsby Church 100 Club was launched in response to an inspection which found that work was needed to repair the roof and stonework of our village church.

Since then, the 100 Club has continued to support the upkeep of the church by donating an average of just over £2000 per year over the past 5 years. I would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to all of you who have continued your membership of the 100 Club even though some of you are still waiting for an envelope to drop through your letter box with your winnings! Unfortunately, membership has declined recently due to a number of factors, and the 100 Club can boast only two thirds membership.

I would like to invite you, regardless of your individual beliefs, to take part in supporting our local heritage, which I am sure is of interest to us all, by becoming a member of the Kilsby Church 100 Club and helping to maintain the village church.

Draws take place on the last Thursday of the month at the village café at the Chapel.

The cost of membership is £60 per year, which works out at £5 per month. Payment can be made annually, half yearly, quarterly or monthly, the choice is yours.

For more information on how to join, please call me on 07912 016809, or (01788) 823246 and I'll be happy to talk to you.

Many thanks,

Lorna Griffiths