Our benefice includes the villages of Weedon Bec, Dodford, Everdon, Little Everdon and Snorscombe. We claim to be the centre of England. The West Coast mainline railway passes through Weedon Bec. The old Roman road Watling Street, which is now to the A5, passes the benefice to the North and East as does the Grand Union Canal.
We are fortunate to be surrounded by the most amazing landscape and scenery including the woodland of Everdon Stubbs.
Weedon Bec is the largest of the villages in the benefice. The village was chosen as the site of a major ordnance depot serving the armed forces from the time of the Napoleonic wars, through both world wars up to 1965.
The railway and canal run together through the village, though the station was closed long ago. The River Nene passes through the village at right angles to railway and canal.
The village and parish of Dodford nestles below the A45 which was originally the great turnpike road to Chester via Daventry. It is just 1.5 miles from Weedon and 3.5 miles from Daventry.
Dodford is a tiny village with beautiful views over open countryside in the heart of Northamptonshire. It has the benefit of several nearby wedding venues. Many couples come to worship with us as they plan their weddings.
Everdon is a beautiful village with stone-walled houses of local ironstone. It has the glory of Everdon Stubbs on its doorstep. The village school, now closed, has become an activities centre for conservation studies.
The highlight of the year is the offering of ‘Bluebell Teas’ when the bluebells are in flower. The village’s annual fete in August attracts people from miles around.