Northampton, St Matthews

Northampton, St Matthews

Northampton, St Matthew's

The creation of this outstanding late Victorian gothic church was made possible by it’s patron the local brewer Pickering Phipps, the local architect Matthew Henry Holding and it’s first incumbent The Rev. J. R . Hussey. It went up remarkably quickly between 1893 -5 and with it’s fine tower topped by a steeple remains a significant land mark in this part of the town. Internally it was well furnished with an alabaster font and pulpit by Aumonier, a reredos by Nathaniel Hitch, an iron work screen by Wilde, and stained glass by Clayton & Bell etc. Into this comparatively new soaring space were introduced, by the vicar’s son and successor the Rev. Walter Hussey (later Dean of Chichester), to mid 20th century masterpieces. These are a Madonna ( or mother and child ) by Henry Moore, 1944. This deeply ...

Contact & Opening Times

27a The Drive
Open on Saturday between 12pm and 4pm during April to October. To visit outside these times please contact the Parish Office who will be happy to arrange this. The office is open Monday – Friday (but not Wednesday) 9.30 -1pm and 1.30 -3pm. Wednesday 11.30 -3pm. Telephone - 01604 791251 Email -

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