With a population of 350 Aldwincle is the place where the Rectory is situated, and in that sense provides a central base and focus for the work in the other parishes of this benefice. The population is mixed, though there is a high proportion of retired people, and several of those in employment commute to work, in some cases as far away as London or Birmingham. In other words, there is comparatively little local employment, though there is a garage and a village shop, as well as a couple of farms. One of these offers Bed & Breakfast and opened a tea shop in 2008. The vast majority of the houses are owner occupied.
St Peter's, Easter 2008
There is a voluntary aided primary school in the parish with a current roll of 110, and where the Rector conducts assemblies. There is a village hall which is well used, and has good resources. There is a Baptist church in the village: There is also a second Anglican church building (dedicated to All Saints), though this was declared redundant several years ago, and is in the care of the Churches' Conservation Trust; a service is generally held in it each year on or near All Saints' Day, and an annual cheese and wine evening.
The parish church, dedicated to St Peter, is an attractive and well-maintained building. There are two Sunday services each month, one of them being a lay-led Family Service. and alternately a Eucharist or Morning Prayer. There is a mid-morning Eucharist once a month on a Thursday.
northamptonshire.co.uk provide a photo guide to Aldwincle.
This map shows the location of the 6 churches related to Aldwincle. Other surrounding villages are also in the deanery; you may compare names on the map with the list of parishes in the left-hand menu.