image Winwick Church Northamptonshire

St Michael & All Angels Church, Winwick, NN6 7PD, Northamptonshire.

This site refers to the historical side of our Village Church and the work to change it into a "Festival Church".
For information regarding Services and Christian Worship please click on "The Benefice"
This covers the local churches of Watford, West Haddon, Long Buckby & Winwick

About Winwick Church & the village

FROM A LOCAL NORTHAMPTON DIRECTORY, DATED 1861:-

Winwick is a village and parish in the hundred of Guisborough, diocese of Peterborough and archdeaconry of Northampton, distant 78 miles from London and 10 north-east from Daventry, and on a the Grand Union Canal.
The population is 1851 was 155, and the parish consists of about 2,011 acres of land, pasture and arable. The church dedicated to St Michael has a tower, The chancel was rebuilt, at the expense of the present incumbent in 1853, in the early style of English architecture. The living is a rectory, in the gift of the Bishop of Peterborough, and incumbency of the Reverend Alexander Leslie Broomhead M.A. There is a parochial, day, and Sunday School for boys and girls, supported by voluntary contributions; also a neat schoolroom, with the a residence for the mistress attached. There is a charity arising, out of some land, left for the poor in the parish of Cold Ashby, producing £20 which is given to the poor in money at Christmas.
Letters arrive at 11a.m., and despatched at 8.40 p.m.
(Notable people):-
Binnington, Mrs. Schoolmistress
Boyson, Thomas, parish clerk
Botterell, Stephen, Farmer
Broomhead, Rev. Alexander L M.A. Rector
Burnham, John, farmer
Hensman, William, farmer
Heygate, Charles, farmer
Lovell, Thomas, farmer
Lovell, William W. farmer
Smart, Mr. Thomas, Manor House
Swingler, John, miller

Thank you for looking at our Church website.

The adjacent text depicts this rural hamlet in 1861 and, in many ways, the village has remained the same all these years. There are no shops, no pubs and the only meeting place is the Church. In May of this year the Reverend Graham Collingridge, the Vicar of Winwick and 3 other parishes in this area, asked if anybody would help keep our Church functioning, and this web site is a culmination of the villages hopes and expectations. Perhaps it could be considered as a "Festival Church" , perhaps, not. Anyway, we endeavour to ensure that the building is kept as an important part of our village.

The Friends of Winwick Church are a group of locals, not necessarily of Christian Faith, that wish to keep the Church alive by organising and using the Church for a variety of activities, create an income stream, and ensure it continues as our meeting place.

Besides making people aware of the church, the attention of this website is to attach material that may be of interest to the general public. This has started with sharing the inscriptions on monuments and graves, together with listing information from all Census details for Winwick. I hope you find this interesting but if you have any queries please do not hessitate to contact us at

Friends of Winwick.

Kind Regards
Peter, Churchwarden