Ecton Roof Appeal

We need a new roof! Fundraising is ongoing, please pop in to the Open Church Event held on the first Saturday of each month 10am – 12noon to learn more.

Refreshments, bell ringing, and good company all available!

Tower Tours also available to raise money for new bell ropes.

Ecton Church on the radio

The American connection with Ecton church was discussed on BBC Radio Northampton on 4th June 2019.

Benjamin Franklin visited the village in 1758 in search of his family roots. His Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather all lived in the village and his Aunt and Uncle are buried in the churchyard. There is also a bronze plaque commemorating his visit in the church.

We welcome many visitors to the church, including American tourists, some with links to Franklin themselves, and we are always  happy to open the church and show people around.

Franklin Plaque 1

Fundraising for new bell ropes

Donations welcome

Belfry tours and bell ringing on the first Saturday of the month 10am.

Come along and have a go!

Fundraising for new bell ropes

Easter Quiz Answers

Thank you to everyone who supported the Quiz.

Please follow the link below for the answers:

Quiz parts of body ANSWERS

Photography Exhibition

Thank you to all who supported us, we raised £410 for church funds



Ecton Clear Up

Thank you to Nationwide for sending a team of volunteers to work in the church yard.



Ecton Eastertide Quiz.

Thank you for your support and having a go. Here are the answers:

1. Bluebell
2. Dog Rose
3. Bulrush
4. Meadow Sweet
5. Balm
6. Golden Rod
7. Walnut
8. Good King Henry
9. Broom
10. Mint
11. Lords and Ladies
12. Batchelor’s Buttons
13. Heartsease
14. Thyme
15. Dandelion
16. Pennyroyal
17. Parsnip
18. Traveller’s Joy
19. Sloe
20. Dock
21. Borage
22. Colts Foot
23. Fleabane
24. Beech
25. Lady’s Smock

About Ecton


A large proportion of the village is a conservation area and there are many old and interesting buildings. The population is just under 500 people.

There are two public houses, but no shops. There are some home based businesses but no commercial premises. A playing field with play equipment is near the top end of the village and  a modern village hall is sited at the centre of the village.

There is a village primary school which currently has about 75 children. A pre-school runs in the school hall.

About St Mary Magdalene, Ecton

Dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, the parish church of Ecton lies just off the High Street.

A full and comprehensive history of the church can be found on the Ecton Village website

The church has an interesting a link with the Franklin family and whilst Benjamin Franklin was not born in Ecton, the village church has memorials to his uncle and aunt who are buried in the graveyard. Benjamin is known to have visited the church in 1758 and a commemorative plaque was installed by visitors from the USA in 1910.

Ecton church has been chosen as one of Northamptonshire’s 100 best churches Ecton

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