The Nene Crossings Benefice

Our History

The History of our Benefice



The Nene Crossngs Churches comprise of the communities of Woodford, Great Addington, Little Addington and Irthlingborough. They form a string of parishes along the northern bank of the River Nene in central Northamptonshire. The benefice was formed in 2011, but the parishes themselves are considerably older, with all four parish churches dating back to the thirteenth century. The name of the benefice comes from the name of the river that unites them all, along with the two crossings points, at both Woodford, and most famously at Irthlingborough, whose church tower acted as an inland lighthouse, guiding travellers and pilgrims through the infamously boggy Nene Valley on their way along the A6.

We invite you to become a part of the church today and a piece of its history tomorrow.

Click here to see the pictures of the Installation and Blessing of the Benefice on Sunday 16th June 2013