Abingdon, St Peter and St Paul

Abington, St Peter and St Paul

Abington, St Peter and St Paul

A richly rewarding church, both warm and welcoming in the smart northern suburb of Northampton. Here the local population did well to rebuild their church after a great storm destroyed the main part of it in 1821. Their chosen local architect Charles Squirhill replaced the main body of the church with a “Georgian box” and the side chapels and chancel were cleverly restored. Only the tower, which dates from circa 1200 remains unscathed. There is much to enjoy here especially as the fittings are so good – particularly spectacular is the beautifully carved pulpit with one of the largest and highest sounding boards circa 1702. A brilliant and exuberant example of English baroque. The walls are covered in good sculptured monuments mainly of the Bernard and Thursby families who lived at nearby Abington Hall which is now ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Park Avenue South

Opening Times

Church normally open in summer months

Contact Details

Key obtainable from the vicar Rev. Phillip Ball - 01604 631041

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