Preston Capes Parish Council

Serving the people of Preston Capes

Contact Us

Clerk: Mr Gary Denby
10A Lime Avenue, Eydon
Daventry, Northamptonshire
NN11 3PG

Tel: 01327 264002

Preston Capes village church
The Church of St Peter and St Paul’s

Church Officials

The Church of St Peter and St Pauls is part of a group of five Church of England parishes set in the beautiful countryside of Northamptonshire. We are home to both living Christian communities as well as historic Church buildings.

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Rector:

  • The Reverend Malcolm Ingham, living locally in Badby (May 2020).

Churchwardens:

  • Gerard Hoare 01327 361263
  • V Brassey 01327 360941

The church in Preston Capes against an azure sky.

Church History

The church of St Peter and St Paul has stood in Preston Capes for over 750 years. Parts of the mediaeval structure still remain today, including beautiful corbels representing the eight King Henrys, to be found where the arches join the columns.

The arcade in the south aisle dates from mediaeval times, while the north arcade is thought to have been constructed 200 years later. Dark ironstone was used in the construction of the south arcade and light-colored limestone was used for the north arcade. The pews are notable for their fine poppyhead carvings.

The churchyard contains a number of graves dating back as far as the 1600s, as well as the base of a former preaching cross.

A former preaching cross?

The church today

Today the church of St Peter and St Paul's is well attended with services every Sunday (except the first Sunday in the month).

A church bell within its belfry

Bell Ringing

A keen band of bell ringers, led by Tower Captain Graham White of Charwelton, meet most Wednesday evenings from 7.00-8.00pm for practice ringing. The bells, a ring of five, are reputedly the heaviest in the county. Church service ringing is usually 30 minutes before the service time. If you would like to learn or resume bell ringing, you will be made very welcome.

If you are interested, please contact Graham White (Charwelton) on 01327 264393 or Sheila Bull (Preston Capes) on 01327 361395.

Fiori Village Choir

Now based at Canons Ashby Church. For further information email penelope@fiori-musicali.com.

A choir of 5-10 voices, drawn from The Benefice and surrounding villages, are available to sing at services in The Benefice, providing a variety of music.