King’s Cliffe

Coronavirus Restrictions

All Church Services and Church Gatherings are now suspended for the foreseeable future. At the present time, the arrangements for keeping our churches open remain the same.

Prayer Requests:  If you have a prayer request for yourself or someone you know, please click here and fill in the request form.  Requested prayers will be offered in one of the churches in the Benefice.  All are welcome to use this service.

 

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.