Parish of Stoke Doyle

THE PARISH OF STOKE DOYLE

Stoke Doyle has a population of about 80, most of whom are retired. There are two farms in the village; otherwise those in employment commute to nearby Peterborough or Kettering, or in some cases farther away.

 

The parish church is dedicated, unusually, to St Rumbald, grandson of a seventh century King of Mercia who is said to have been born in Northamptonshire and lived for only three days, though performing in his short life prodigious miraculous feats. It is a small eighteenth century building in classical style, with some particularly fine monuments and an original plaster ceiling. It has been well maintained, and the most recent quinquennial inspection revealed few items needing urgent attention. There are at present two services each month.