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.
Fundraising for new bell ropes
Belfry tours and bell ringing on the first Saturday of the month 10am.
Come along and have a go!
Easter Quiz Answers
Thank you to everyone who supported the Quiz.
Please follow the link below for the answers:
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:
2. Dog Rose
4. Meadow Sweet
6. Golden Rod
8. Good King Henry
11. Lords and Ladies
12. Batchelor’s Buttons
18. Traveller’s Joy
22. Colts Foot
25. Lady’s Smock
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 http://ectonvillageacademy.org.uk/index.php 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 http://www.ectonvillage.co.uk/
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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