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Local Groups

The Benefice has a number of groups that meet regularly. Everyone is welcome to join groups at any one of our 5 Churches and those where there is just one, like Little Fishes, Routz, Mothers’ Union etc. Information about meetings are usually published in Connect 5 and News in the Pews.

Why not come and join one of you local Beavers, Cubs or Scouts groups?


Isham, Orlingbury and Pytchley have bell ringing teams.


Orlingbury: Tim Samson 01933 402240
Isham: Margaret Buchanan
Pytchley: TBC

Bible Group

Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in Orlingbury. Everyone welcome.

Gillian Walton
01933 401340
[email protected]


Isham, Little Harrowden and Orlingbury have choirs and new members are welcome.

Isham: Lynn Hogg 01536722351
Orlingbury: Tim Pipkin 07780723155
Little Harrowden: Christine Nicholls 01933 673792

Children’s Holiday Club

Takes place in Pytchley Church annually, usually in the first week of the summer holidays. For children aged 5-11, it takes place every morning from 10-12, Monday to Friday, with a special benefice service on the Sunday after. It is organised by a team from across the benefice, plus a team of Young Leaders, who are young people aged 11+. There is a theme, lots of activities, crafts, games, stories and refreshments.

Cupcakes & Fizz! Isham

Sunday of each month at 4pm, St Peter’s , Isham. The services are for children and families and aim to tell bible stories, have fun, activities and refreshments.  More information Lesley Marriott 01536 726163

Family Circle, Orlingbury

Meets the third Sunday of every month from 9.30am in Orlingbury Village Hall and starts with breakfast of bacon rolls, coffee and juice. It is for families to share activities and get to know each other.

Contact: Shelley Brown 01933 678633

Friday Family Fun, Pytchley


Contact: Shelley Brown 01933 678633

Little Fishes

Meets every Monday in term time at Little Harrowden Church from 9.30am and is for pre-school children, their parents, grandparents and carers. Little Fishes play, have a bible story and share refreshments.

Contact: Rev’d Toni Smith 01933 678225

Men’s Breakfast

Meets monthly at Little Harrowden Church on a Saturday morning. Full English, plus discussions! Men only!

mens breakfast

Contact: Carolynne on 01933 673492

For more information and how ladies can get in on the act, visit Churches/Little Harrowden/Groups

Messy Church, Great Harrowden

Meets 2nd Monday every month in Great Harrowden Church for family fun and activities, ending with a meal. 5 – 6.30pm

Meets monthly – sometimes in the evening and sometimes the afternoon. Details of meetings are in Connect 5.


Routz is a youth group with a Christian Ethos for teenagers to have fun, chill out and meet up with friends. We do lots of fun indoor and outdoor activities including bowling and laser maze and of course have a food and tuck shop! Come along and join in the fun! The benefice group for young people aged 11+, which has its own section on the website.

For more information visit Routz here.

We have a number of Girlguiding groups in the benefice, please visit out page for all the latest information on how to get involved.

Sunday School, Little Harrowden

Held one Sunday of the month (see Benefice Services for exact dates).  The children and carers meet at 9.15am at Little Harrowden School.  Children and leaders walk back to the church to join the main service for communion and a blessing and the children show the congregation the activity they have done and talk about what they have learnt.

Meets 9.15 am in Isham School Hall on the first Sunday of the month. The children join the service in Church for a blessing.

More information Joanne Eglite 01536 722911

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