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The Five Churches Benefice of Great Harrowden, Isham, Little Harrowden, Orlingbury and Pytchley. We lie between Wellingborough and Kettering, in the heart of Northamptonshire.


The Rector of the 5 Churches Benefice is Revd Toni Smith.

The Rectory 18 King’s Lane; Little Harrowden; Northamptonshire

Telephone: 01933 678225; email: [email protected]


The 5 Churches in the Benefice take the safeguarding of the vulnerable very seriously indeed and follow the policies and practices of the Peterborough Diocese. The Benefice Safeguarding Officer is Gillian Walton. Contact on 01933 401340 or [email protected]. Details of the policy adopted by the Benefice and local contact are in the section on Safeguarding. You can download our policy here.


We are sorry to say that, in line with the policy of the Church of England, our churches are temporarily closed for services. All public church activities are suspended. We are now working towards opening as soon as possible, compliant with safe practices.

Please see the Benefice Facebook page for details of when churches will be opening for private prayer in the interim.

During these times, we have a weekly Zoom service. We are also posting a weekly pre-recorded service on the Benefice Facebook page. Follow us to be notified of each week’s services.

To contact the Rector please phone on 01933 678225 or

email: [email protected]

God bless you and give you peace and comfort in these difficult times. We will be open for services again in line with official guidelines at the appropriate time.

At this time our clergy will continue to pray the regular services privately, praying for the parishes, and suggest you might want to do the same in your own home.  Online Daily Prayer is available including the daily Bible readings on the Church of England website and you can make your choice between “Contemporary” or “Traditional (Book of Common Prayer) language.

You can find daily worship streams at:

All Saints’ Loughborough (Facebook)

Wesley’s Chapel (Methodist, Central London, YouTube)

Our neighbours at Gleneagles Wellingborough are planning a stream Sunday mornings at 10.30 (Facebook).

KingsGate Community Church Peterborough – Sundays

Groups for all ages, fun & activities!
Find a local group to join.

Information on seasonal celebrations in the benefice.

Interactive calendar full of all the events going on in and around your local villages and the benefice.

Events for week of 17th January 2022

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Pytchley Tots

January 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Isham Scouts

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Find out what events are going on around your local villages this week!
For the full calendar please click here.

Set in the heart of the East Midlands, the Five Churches Benefice is located in the centre of Northamptonshire between Wellingborough and Kettering. The benefice incorporates the churches of Great Harrowden, Isham, Little Harrowden, Orlingbury and Pytchley. More information about these great churches including their history and local village events can be found on the churches dedicated page.

Our centrally-located benefice draws its congregation from local villages, surrounding villages and towns further afield. We are always happy to welcome a new face. We are privileged to be able to worship in five different churches around the benefice, offering variety and flexibility.

Although our churches have an interesting history, people make the church what it is today and what it can become. If you would like to be part of that future, advancing the kingdom of Jesus Christ in the 21st century, then we would be delighted to welcome you among us.

Find out more about celebrating something really special like a Baptism or Wedding – or preparing a funeral. All sorts of things are going on in our villages, find out the latest events happening around the benefice using our interactive events’ calendar. We have lots of groups around the benefice and cater for all age ranges. There is always something going on so come along and join us and make some new friends! We hope you will find it a gateway to discover enough about us to want to know more.

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