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.


March 2019

New prayer initiative has begun, praying for the people of our benefice.

Please see the Prayer Page for more information.

November 2018

Packing shoeboxes for Christmas charity


Warning – Lead Thefts

Unfortunately lead thieves are operating in this area.

If you see anything suspicious around the churches, please contact one of the Church Wardens or the Rector.

Great Doddington Church Warden  – Martin Puttnam – Tel: 01933 224068

Wilby Church Warden – Julia Cleworth – Tel: 01933 381217 and George Thompson – Tel: 01933 222718

Ecton Church Warden – Joy Bond – Tel: 01604 948040

Ecton Rector Revd. Jackie Buck – Tel: 01933 631232

In the event of an emergency situation, please contact the Police on 101

Benefice Trip to Peterborough Cathedral

28th July 2018



We are sad to say that Riley, who worked so hard as a Pets as Therapy dog, has recently died.

Riley brought much pleasure to all who met him and he will be greatly missed.

Riley’s profile can be viewed here: Riley’s church profile (1)

This is one of the last photographs taken of Riley, showing he knew how to make himself comfortable!