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

Date: Thursday, March 19 2020


In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. All other events and activities are also suspended until further notice.

Announcement of New Rector

Date: Monday, May 20 2019

I am delighted to announce that following interview and with the agreement of Bishop Donald, the Patrons and the parish representatives the Reverend Canon Richard Stainercurrently Vicar in the parishes of Higham Ferrers w Chelveston has been offered, and has accepted the invitation to become the Rector of Blisworth, Alderton, Grafton Regis, Milton Malsor and Stoke Bruerne w Shutlanger (The Grand Union Benefice).

A date for Richard’s Institution and Induction will be announced in due course.

Bishop Donald and Archdeacon Richard are very grateful to all who helped with the preparation of the profile, all the arrangements for the interview and for the continuing and encouraging ministry of the Benefice in the service of Christ during the vacancy.  Please pray for Richard as he prepares to move to Blisworth with his wife Monique.

The Venerable Richard Ormston

Archdeacon of Northampton

And saying goodbye to Andrea

Date: Tuesday, February 5 2019

It is with regret that we have to announce that our rector, Andrea Watkins, will also be leaving us shortly for pastures new. Andrea joined the benefice in September 2011 and we had hoped that she would be with us for a few more years, but it seems the bishop had other ideas! Andrea has been a wonderful rector. She has introduced us to many different types of service, worship activities and classes and has been keen to bring church out into the community. She has overseen a period of growth in the benefice, improvements to our church buildings and has encouraged many people to pursue various ministries through her ability to recognise and nurture spiritual gifts in others. She will be missed. Andrea will be taking up her new post in the Spencer Benefice sometime after Easter. We wish her and Peter all the best.

Saying goodbye to Sue



It is with mixed feelings that we announce that our curate, Sue Cooper, will be leaving us sometime in March to take up her first post as rector of the Astwick Vale Benefice. Whilst we are thrilled that she has found a suitable position in the area she wanted to be, we will miss her terribly. It has been a delight and a privilege to have her with us these past few years. She and Nick will be moving to Aynho and we wish them both well.

Harvest service and lunch

Date: Thursday, October 4 2018

This year for the first time, our Harvest Festival included a lay-led service followed by lunch. Unfortunately the marquee left up for the event was damaged in the gales, but Richard & Lulu kindly stepped in and offered to host us in their home. Richard barbecued some lovely meats provided from his shoots and the PCC provided salads and puddings. As always the money raised from the sale of produce, as well as donations for the lunch this year too, went to Send a Cow, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. The sum of £138.00 was raised and sent to their harvest appeal. A huge thank you to everyone who came along to this lovely occasion and contributed and especially to Richard and Lulu for their generosity and hospitality.

Art Festival


A fabulous Art Festival this year, which raised in excess of £6000.00 for church funds. Our thanks go to Charlie Reece and the organising committee, as well as to all of the exhibitors, stall holders, villagers and friends who contributed in so many ways and not least to all of our visitors who helped to make this our most successful Festival ever.

Hope Centre Food Club

Date: Monday, May 14 2018

This year our Lent Appeal was in aid of the Northampton Hope Centre’s new Food Club initiative. There has been a rise in the number of people using food banks around the country, but a scheme from the Northampton Hope Centre offers a new way of tackling food poverty. The Hope Food Club aims to support people on a very low income, by allowing them to register as members and then buy food at very low cost. A total of £79.01 was raised for this very worthwhile cause.

Alderton Christmas Trail

Date: Thursday, November 30 2017

Alderton Christmas Trail took place on Sunday 26th November, when Father Christmas was on hand to switch on the village Christmas lights and Captain our Shetland pony ‘reindeer’ led everyone around the village to view them. Delicious refreshments were served, both at The Old Barn and in St. Margaret’s Church and there was carol singing, plus goodies for sale and competitions, including a raffle. A lovely time was had by all and £ 389.95 raised for church funds

Harvest Festival

Date: Sunday, September 24 2017

A lovely traditional Harvest Festival service in church this morning and the sale of produce raised £121.20 for the charity Send a Cow.

Another successful Art Festival

Date: Sunday, September 10 2017









Another successful Art Festival again this year over the weekend of 2nd/3rd September, with a very happy atmosphere. Beautiful weather on the Saturday brought in lots of visitors; quieter on Sunday but still a steady stream. A fabulous exhibition of paintings, with David Wells’ Black Cat winning the People’s Choice award and many pictures sold. Lovely music courtesy of Holly~Alice. An amazing BBQ and the usual fabulous selection of cakes. Lots going on in the churchyard with a grand prize draw, white elephant, book and home produce stalls and a great selection of crafters. All that and it raised in the region of £4000.00 for church funds too. Many thanks to all who helped in any way and to all our visitors. Roll on next year!