King’s Cliffe

The Parish of King’s Cliffe is part of the Benefice of King’s Cliffe, Bulwick and Blatherwycke, Collyweston, Easton-on-the-Hill and Laxton. Our Vicar is Revd Philip Davies.

King’s Cliffe is a living village with schools, shops, a surgery, community centre and village hall. The worshipping community of the Church seeks to serve the village through its worship, witness and pastoral care.

The village currently has a population of approximately a thousand people with a lively church-going community. There are also artists and musicians who live here and organise events and exhibitions which everyone can join in. The word “King’s” indicates a historical connection with the crown and the name “Cliffe” is an old English word meaning a slope or the bank of a river.

The village is set in Rockingham Forest which covers a large area of Northamptonshire and which was at one time a Royal hunting ground. In the 11th Century the royal manor was called Clive and both King John and his son Henry III came to stay at the royal hunting lodge.