Welcome- Contact Us



The Rector Revd Shena Bell has retired and left the Benefice at the end of February.  We will have a few months without a permanent Rector but there are plenty of people available to help you.

The Revd Canon Stephen Prior is available to arrange pastoral care or instances when a priest is needed.  He can be contacted on 01933 312 554 or email sprior@toucansurf.com

The Parish Administrator Mrs Fiona Exton can be contacted on 01933 461 509 (Thursday's 9am - 2pm only) or RHRS4Benefice@btconnect.com

For weddings please contact Mrs Fiona Exton on the above number

For funerals please contact Revd Canon Stephen Prior on the above number

For baptisms/Christenings in Ringstead please contact Mrs Sue Harris on 01933 625 126

For any other enquiries regarding each church please contact the relevant people below.




To arrange a baptism or wedding, or for other general (non-urgent) enquiries, please contact the Parish Administrator, Fiona Exton on Thursdays (9.00am - 2.00pm) on 01933 461 509 or leave a message and someone will contact you.  She will take contact details and arrange for you to speak to the Rector. 

Lay Ministers at the Pre-School Groups will be pleased to help with enquiries and put families in touch with the Rector:-

Little Sunbeams, Raunds (Ginny Pledger 07714 213 136)

Little Angels, Ringstead (Sue Harris 01933 625 126)

Little Treasures, Stanwick

Church Opening Times

Unfortunately we are not able to leave the Churches unlocked when not in use, however you are more than welcome to come and visit us and look around.  Please see the individual church notice boards for opening times and contact details for the key holders should you wish to arrange a time to visit.  If you would like to book ahead please contact Mrs Fiona Exton on the above number.  This is with the exception of St. Mary's Ringstead which remains open during the day.

Church Wardens

The following are Church Wardens within the Benefice:-

Raunds - The Church of St Peter

Mrs Maureen Windust (01933 622 220)

Mr Eddy Rodman (01933 460 023)

Mrs Rita Chantrell (Key holder email: philipc1905@hotmail.co.uk)

Hargrave - All Hallows Church

Mrs Helen Parry (01933 622 959)

Stanwick - The Church of St. Laurence

Mrs Lisa Adair (01933 778 967)

Mrs Heather Holloway (07973 802 402)

Ringstead - The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mr C. Harris (01933 625 126)

Ms Rosemarie Coles (01933 624 620)

Listed below are links to pages dedicated to groups and organisations associated with the Benefice.  This list is being updated regularly.

If your organisation is not represented on the site, and you would like it to be, please contact me at ginnypledger@sky.com

Useful links to external websites
The Diocese of Peterborough
Higham Deanery
The Royal School of Church Music
A Church Near You



Groups Attached to the Benefice
St. Peter's Choir
The Friends of St. Peter's
The Friends of St. Laurence
Ringstead Parish Council
Save St Peter's Website http://raundsparishchurchstpeter.co.uk

Web Editor: Ginny Pledger  E-mail: ginnypledger@sky.com

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