Church Photo credit: Sean Goodhart
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, BRIXWORTH
In a book published in 1930 a distinguished author described our church as ‘perhaps the most imposing architectural memorial of the seventh century yet surviving north of the Alps’. Though there may have been a church here at that early date, the present building cannot have been put up before around AD740 and possibly not until about AD800. Compared with most parish churches though, that is still very early: All Saints’ has stood here since around 300 years before the Norman Conquest. Imposing it must have been, since the body of the original building was surrounded by side chambers, maybe chapels, vestries or meeting rooms, and the church was thus twice its present width.
So much history, so many puzzles? What is certain is that All Saints’ has been in use as a Christian place of worship for over 1200 years, and The Friends exist to help maintain the historic fabric of the building, to promote interest in all aspects of its history, and to contribute towards measures which make it more user-friendly for the congregation and its visitors alike.
Introduction by Dr David Parsons –
Brixworth Archaeological Research Committee (1972 – 2013)
CHURCH OPENING TIMES
Address: All Saints’ Church, Church Street, Brixworth, Northampton, NN6 9BZ
Visitors are very welcome at Brixworth Church.
The church is open to visitors, mostly during daylight hours unless there is a private service or event taking place.
Summertime: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Wintertime: 10.00am to 4.00pm
You are also very welcome to join us for our normal regular services (please see brixworthchurch.com for details of the service times).