St Martin’s Church is a quiet place of worship in the centre of the beautiful village of Litchborough. The church is open most days between 10am and 4pm (closed a little earlier in the winter) for villagers and visitors alike to find peace and restoration.
There is a small, faithful group of people who worship regularly, but this number is boosted at Christmas, Easter, Harvest and Remembrance.
We currently hold one Holy Communion service and 2 lay led services each month, joining for Benefice services on special occasions and on the 5th Sunday.
We are very fortunate to have people who volunteer to arrange the flowers, decorate the church for festivals, read, act as sides-men, make coffee after the services, clean the church and generally help at special services.
There is no pressure to become a volunteer, but it is a rewarding way of helping to preserve this important building.
Most years we have one or two weddings. It is a great joy to us when couples decide to make their commitment to each other in our beautiful church, especially if they are also village residents.
We also feel privileged when parents bring their children to be baptised into the church family at the beginning of their lives, and also when families choose to say their farewells in the comfort of the church.
Facilities in the church include a servery, toilet and vestry.
We have 5 bells which are rung for services when possible, by a faithful band of ringers. We are hoping to recruit some more ringers as in 2023 we want to “Ring for the King” on the occasion of the Coronation in May.
The Church has a presence in a number of village groups and activities, but our main fundraiser is the annual Art and Craft festival which not only raises money but draws in many visitors from across Northamptonshire.
Churchwardens: Liz Robinson - email@example.com and Patricia Sykes - firstname.lastname@example.org