Faith Groups

(See the latest details of services here: Church Services Diary)

Church of England

St Mary's Church

St Mary’s and the gates donated by Sheila Gregoriadis

Parish Church: St Mary the Virgin. Diocese of Peterborough.


Church Warden: Maureen Fox is the main point of contact for parishioners. Tel: 264465

Vicar: Rev. Paul Trathen at the Rectory, Byfield, Tel: 260204   email:

Information about the church, regular services and events can be found here on the Church of England’s benefice website for Woodford Halse and you can follw the Benefice on Facebook and Twitter.

The school website is: Woodford Halse School

Further information about the Anglican community and current issues can be found on the diocesan website:

Methodist Church

Minister: Rev. David Alderman tel 01295 709717

The Methodist Chapel

Hinton Methodist Church

Information about services and regular coffee meetings held in Hinton Methodist Church can be found on the local Methodist website:

Catholic Church

Woodford Halse is part of the Catholic Parish of Our Lady and the Sacred Heart, Aston-le-Walls. Sunday Mass is celebrated at 10.45am in Aston. The parish website is and here you will find the parish newsletter with details of current parish activities.

The Parish Priest is Fr. John Conroy and he can be contacted at:-

Sacred Heart and Our Lady Catholic Parish
The Presbytery
Main Street
Aston le Walls
Northants.    NN11 6UF
Telephone: 01295 660592


Some Catholic children from the village attend St Mary’s VA Primary school in Aston and transport is available from Woodford.

The school website is:

Daventry also has a Catholic Church, St Augustine’s, and there are two weekend Masses : 5pm on Saturday evening and 10.30am on Sunday morning. The parish website is : Saint Augustines Daventry

Moravian Church

Minister: Cliff Winfield, Tel: 0116 2221146

More information available on Moravian website:


Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre

Community Relations Officer: Pet Finden, Tel: 01604 743 976

Website: Nagara Kadampa Meditation Centre


Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation

Contact: Neelam Aggarwal, Tel: 01604 637900 or C Mistry, Tel: 01604 404869


Northampton Hebrew Congregation

Contact: Michael Necus, Tel: 07811420514



There are a number of mosques in Northampton and Banbury. Key contacts for the Muslim community are listed below.

Northampton Islamic Centre

Chair: Aziz Rahman, Tel: 07737545236


Daventry Muslim Association



Nigerian Muslim Community

Chair: Abdul Rasaq Ashiru, Tel: 07957987321

Banbury Mosque


Web site: Banbury Masjid


Banbury and Evesham Quakers



Sikh Temple / Gurdwara

Contact: Amarjit Singh Atwal, Tel: 01604 634641


Ramgharia Gurdwara

Asst. Sec: Surinder Singh Kaundal, Tel: 07785272330

The contacts listed above are given as a first point of contact; they may refer you to others. If your faith group is not listed, or if you have further information/ amendments for the listed groups, please contact us by email to: