Welcome to the Church of St Mary and All Saints, Nassington
The Parish of Nassington is part of the Watersmete Benefice consisting of the villages of Apethorpe, Nassington, Thornhaugh, Wansford, Woodnewton and Yarwell. Rev Jane Tailby is the Vicar of the Benefice. If you wish to contact Jane, she can be contacted at the Vicarage at 34 Station Road in Nassington, or by phone 01780 782271. Friday is her day off.
Services are held at 9.30am each Sunday. On the 4th Sunday the singing is led by a choir and the Sunday School meets in the Patston Room. We welcome weddings and baptisms being held in the church. If you would like to arrange a funeral or wedding, please contact Rev Jane Tailby, see contact page. If you would like to arrange baptism, please contact Jan Downey. Alternatively, please contact one of the Churchwardens – Alan Rodger and Jeremy Tinsley.
The Church is the focal point of village and, as it is the largest space, is used for a number of village activities, eg school plays, Yarwell and Nassington Britannia Band concerts, Music in Quiet Places. A number of activities are linked to the church, such as a weekly Little Friends group that meets each Monday at 2pm for play and a chat; a weekly bell ringing practice at 7.30pm each Monday, and a monthly Christian fellowship meeting, hosted either in Church or in someone’s home, starting with supper followed by a presentation or talk.
The population is about 850 (2011 census, 827) and there is a mix of older and new properties, built as the village has expanded. Within the village there is a Post Office/General Store and a Butchers shop, which makes the best sausages for miles around, and has been in the same family for 3 generations. In addition, there is a Hair Salon. There are 2 pubs; one, The Black Horse is a traditional pub, and the other, The Queen’s Head, has a two rosette restaurant and is available for weddings.
The Primary School, whilst not a Church School, has strong links with the church. The Pre-School operates out of a purpose built premises and offers 5 morning & 3 afternoon sessions week for children from age 2 until they begin school.
The Grade I listed Prebendal Manor House is the earliest surviving dwelling in Northamptonshire. It forms the focus of a group of stone buildings, which includes a 16th century dovecote, a large 18th century tithe barn and a 15th century lodgings building. The Manor and Tithe Barn are open on Sunday afternoons from May to September each year.
There are a large number of flourishing clubs and societies. For example, the Ladies Group meets regularly and raises funds for local charities and the Cricket Club manages the playing field, with their own pavilion, and provides coaching for young people. There is a village hall, which hosts a variety of activities.