Contact us: St. Margaret's Church Church Lane, Alderton NN12 7LP email us
Rector Richard Stainer Phone: 01604 857619 Email: Address: The Rectory, 37 High Street, Blisworth
Church Warden Amanda Jane Selvey Phone: 01327 811380
Common Worship
Common Worship Order 1
Common Worship Order 2
Common Worship: A Service of the Word
Word and Worship

Sunday Services

  Alderton Blisworth Grafton Regis Milton Malsor Shutlanger Stoke Bruerne
Sunday 16th August     09:30
Holy Communion

Sunday 23rd August     09:30
Holy Communion

Sunday 30th August       09:30
Holy Communion



With effect from August 2020, church services will commence again. Due to social distancing guidelines reduced numbers of people can be accommodated in our churches at this time, so only those people living in the parish who usually attend worship will be able to attend in person. The services will be live streamed via the video conferencing site Zoom for others across the benefice. If you would like to take part via Zoom please send your email address to and you will be sent an invitation to join in.

Please note: The service in Stoke Bruerne on 9 August is for residents of the parish of Stoke Bruerne & Shutlanger. The service in Grafton Regis On 23 August is for residents of the parish of Alderton.


Explanation of Services

APCM = Annual Parochial Church Meeting. There will be a short service of worship with Holy Communion, followed by the annual meeting.

Holy Communion can take two forms: Order One is the more modern version using contemporary language and Order Two is almost identical to the prayer book service (from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer), though may include hymns. Only those who are confirmed may receive communion. If you are not a member of the Church of England, but are baptised and a communicant member in good standing of another church, which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, you may also receive communion. If you would like to take communion, but are unable to come to the altar rail, it may be brought to you in your seat. If you do not take communion, you are very welcome to come forward for a blessing, or stay in your seat for this part of the service if you prefer.

Word and Worship is an experiential form of worship, based on the lectionary readings for the day. It differs from month to month, but may include drama, interactive stations for prayer or reflection, contemplative silence, videos, or any number of other ways to approach worship. It usually includes all of the elements of a service of the word, though may approach them in a new and interesting way and sometimes includes celebrating communion as well, depending on the day’s theme. If you have never experienced this style of worship before, please come along; you may find that you enjoy it.