Welcome to

The Lambfold Benefice

Our Benefice consists of five rural parishes - Litchborough, Adstone, Maidford, Blakesley with Woodend, and Farthingstone, and we are located in the south-westernly corner of the county of Northamptonshire, in the heart of the English countryside.

To enter any of our churches is to enter English history itself. From the stance of national heritage one can stand in the footsteps of the Normans, of medieval Yeoman farmers or even a notorious 17th century pirate! Within them the very history of our land can be grasped and touched, whether it's the image of the ‘the Bearer of the Bow' to King Henry IV; or the beheaded ‘idolatrous statuary' left behind by the reformation's zealots, or indeed the very private grief made public, of a wealthy family quite literally annihilated by the effects of the First World War. 

Yet these buildings are more than mere centres of focus for England's heritage. They are treasure houses of Christian prayer and mission. To enter them is to enter a place made sacred by almost 1000 years of prayer. Where generations of births, deaths and marriages have been celebrated and marked. Where, for half the Christian epoch, men and woman have sung praises to their creating, redeeming and sustaining God. To enter them is to join in this unbreakable chain of prayer.




(see Benefice Calendar above for all services this month)

Sunday 23rd June 2024 - Fourth Sunday after Trinity          

              9.00am           Matins                             Maidford

              9.00am           Holy Communion           Adstone



             10.30am          Holy Communion          Blakesley

             6.00pm           Compline                        Farthingstone



Please include this prayer in your daily prayers:


Leading Your Church into Growth

God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church,

send your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, joy to our worship and power to our witness.

Help our church to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you, and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult,

please contact Mrs Sandy Aked-Walker, our Benefice Safeguarding Officer 

on 01327 830077 or send her an email here

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy, 'Promoting a Safer Church', is on display in all our churches.

To contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Victoria Kellett, please email: victoria.kellett@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Diocesan Safeguarding Office: 01733 887000
Office hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

For further information and help on Safeguarding from the Peterborough Diocese, please click here: Peterborough Diocese Safeguarding Office.

If you are worried that a child or vulnerable adult is in serious danger

please phone 999 / 101

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