Parish of Hemington

 

 

This small, friendly Northamptonshire village lies to the north west of our nearest town of Oundle and predates the records of the Domesday Book.  Nestled in mostly arable farmland, its occupants of approximately 100 are of mixed origins and occupations, often united by the Village Hall committee with evenings of fun and jollity.

There are no longer any village amenities, however in three directions of 2 miles, the villages of Barnwell has a post office, shop and public house,  Great Gidding has newsagents, shop and public house and Polebrook has C of E Primary School and public house.

All approximately 15 miles away, the larger towns of Peterborough, Kettering and Huntington are easily accessed via the main roads. 

Market day in Oundle every Thursday is supported by a local bus service.

 

THE CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL

 

 

 

 

It is thought there has been a Church in Hemington since the 12th century.  Our present building has been identified as being built 13th century, early 16th century, remodelled in 1666 and the present chancel and south porch added in the 1870s.

Visitors to the church predominately come to see the 16thcentury misericords on the choir stalls, brought and placed in Hemington from Fotheringhay Church in the 17th century.  Access to the church is via the key holders residing in Hemington, whose contact details are posted in the porch.

Services are twice monthly.  On the second Sunday of the month we hold a lay led topical service run by the PCC and interested parties, and on the fourth Sunday we have a Holy Communion service.  Other services include the 5.30 am Easter Day service (one of our more popular), Harvest Festival, Back to Church Sunday, Carols and Crib and Christmas Day service.