St Mary

A large grand church set in the heart of this village positioned on a knoll.

Everdon, Northamptonshire

Opening times

The church is normally open during daylight hours.


High Street
NN11 3DT

Before rushing inside stray round the back as here you will not only get a very good view but also encounter the gothic south porch which is particularly handsome and well decorated. Then back to the north porch and inside.

It strikes you as a huge space, one which would have inspired late 18th century watercolourists like Girton or Cotman. Their eye would certainly have been caught by the unusual elevated balcony high up at the back of the nave. Lower down they would have observed the 14th century stone screen with its delicate tracery which still lies between nave and chancel.

The very scale of this interior makes you stop and think what was it that inspired the medieval mind at Everdon to create such a building. The 19th century intervened twice, first with a sensitive restoration of the chancel in 1862-3 by the local boy Giles Gilbert Scott, who was born just over the Buckinghamshire border at Gawcott in 1839. Then in the early 1890s Bodley and Garner provided very good choir stalls, the lectern and then the organ.

The contemporary windows are Burliston & Grylls. There is one good Jacobean wall monument to Thomas Spencer by Jasper Horremans 1606.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

  • Partnership Grant, £5,000, 2017

  • Our Partnership Grants funded a range of repair projects, recommended by County Church Trusts, to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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