We have won an award!

Luddington churchyard has been awarded a Bronze Award for churchyard conservation from the Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.

This award was presented to us by Matt Johnson from the Wildlife Trust at the 2018 Wildlife Trust Churchyard Forum on 2nd November. We were one of four churches receiving an award this year, and now have a certificate and plaque to display at the church.

The award lasts for 3 years, giving us plenty of time to continue with our churchyard wildlife management plan. Hopefully we will be in a position to apply for our silver award in 2021.

Huge thanks to all involved!

For more information please take a look at the Wildlife Churchyard section on the website.

Harvest Lunch & Auction – 21st October – UPDATE

This year our Harvest Festival will be on Sunday 21st October at 12 noon, to be followed by our Harvest Lunch and auction of produce. Rumour has it that there may even be some Luddington honey for sale, so expect the bidding to be fierce…!



Thanks to all who decorated the church and came bearing produce to auction, and for those who shared harvest with us. After the service we tucked into our usual harvest lunch, and then auctioned an amazing assortment of produce. Thank you Stuart for being an excellent auctioneer – even taking bids from a mystery phone bidder! We raised over £450. This will go towards church funds, in particular the cost of resurfacing the field track.



Luddy Lunch – November 25th

Our final Luddy Lunch of the year will be on Sunday 25th November 1.30pm at Spinney Farm. Please could you let Lucinda know if you are able to come by the previous Friday evening, or contact us here.

Open Studios – Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September

Carry Akroyd and Gordon Monk will once again have their studio and workshop open to the public on the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September from 11am-5pm.

Chairs, benches, paintings, prints and cards.

Luddites will once again be providing refreshments to visitors in the form of tea, coffee and cakes in the garden.

Please do drop in for a visit at No. 4.


More information about Carry and Gordon’s work can be found here and here.

Ride and Stride – Saturday 8th September

The annual ‘Ride and Stride’ takes place on Saturday 8th September.

The church will be open to visitors arriving by bike, car or on foot. Please do record your visit on the form provided in the church.

Weary travellers will also be able to receive sustenance at Carry and Gordon’s Open Studios signposted across the field. Please see the Open Studios post for more info.


Luddy Lunches – Sunday 16th September

The next Luddy Lunch will be from 1pm on Sunday 16th September at no. 1 Luddington (Wendy & Martin Whitmee).
£10 per person – please bring along pudding and / or drinks.
To confirm your attendance, please contact Wendy, Pauline or Sarah, by the evening of Friday 14th. Alternatively, contact us here.


Luddy Lunches – July

The next Luddy Lunch will be on Sunday July 8th at no. 10 Luddington (Alan & Anita).
£10 per person – please bring along pudding and / or drinks.
To confirm your attendance, please contact Anita, Pauline or Sarah

Luddy Games 2018

The 7th Annual Luddy Games was held on Sunday 24th June 2018.
Glorious weather, daft games, silly races, teas, cakes and beer, all helped to make a wonderful afternoon.

Results of the annual tug of war competition:
Girls vs Boys – GIRLS WON!!
Luddington vs the rest of the World – LUDDINGTON WON!!

Thanks to all who helped make it a super event, and thanks of course to all who came.
See you next year!