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.
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all Church building have to remain closed, until further notice. We will look forward to welcoming you to join a service of worship or one of our many regular events, when the buildings can be re-opened.
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 for Thursdays.
The Church Wardens in Harpole are Allan Leroy (01604 830423) and Roger Fountain (01604 830340).
All Saints’ is open during every day and all are very welcome to come into the 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 services in the church.
First Sunday 11.15am Morning Worship
First Monday 6.30pm Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Second Sunday 11.15am Family Service or Holy Communion
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.
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. 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.
All Saints’ is fully committed to safeguarding and complies with all necessary procedures. Further details including contacts are on the notice board inside the church.
Harpole is located to the west of Northampton.
Proceed on the A4500 (Weedon Road) towards the M1 (Junction 16).
Several sets of traffic lights will be encountered, leading to a roundabout junction with the B4525.
Continue in the same direction (second exit) towards the M1 but stay in the right-hand lane (if possible)
Get into the ‘slowing lane’ on the right in order to take the first right turn.
Take care because this means crossing the dual carriageway, turning towards the ‘Beefeater’ (‘Turnpike’) Premier Inn.
Follow the ‘Northampton Road’ leading to the ‘High Street’ through the village, ignoring turnings,
until the church appears (ahead) on the left.
This should be at the junction of High Street, School Lane and Upper High Street at postcode NN7 4DH.
From the opposite direction, Harpole can be approached from the A5 at Weedon
(Watling Street), on the A45, passing through Flore and crossing the M1 at Junction 16, joining the dual carriageway A4500.
Take the left turn at the ‘Beefeater’ (‘Turnpike’) (before the roundabout for Kislingbury) and proceed through the village, as above.
- corner of Upper High Street and School Lane Harpole Northampton