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History of the Church
  

A brief history about All Saints' Church and King Charles II. You can also read about the Consistory Court.
  

People of All Saints
   

Past vicars, John Bales and a short piece about the Northamptonshire Pastoral poet, John Clare.

  The Reverend David McConkey
   

All Saints' saw the installation of the Reverend David McConkey in April of 2012.
 

  The Reverend Simon Godfrey
   

2009, after nearly 20 years at All Saints, the Reverend Simon Godfrey moved to Malta.
 

The American Connection
  

An explanation of our connection to early settlers of Virginia and New England.
  

Ring of Ten Bells
 

A brief history about the church bells and their current Company of Bell Ringers.
 

Thomas Dawes Dial Clock
 

The history of Thomas Dawes and his dial clock.
 

Gallery Organ
 

Information about the Walker & Sons Ltd. Gallery Organ.
 

Chancel Organ
 

Information about the Hill & Son and Norman & Beard Chancel Organ.
 

Chapel Organ
 

Information about the J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd. Chapel Organ.

   
   

Thomas Dawes was perhaps the most influential and notable clockmaker of Northampton. His premises were on The Drapery, and he was made a freeman of Northampton on 11 July 1726. It is recorded that he took up the upkeep of the clocks of All Saints' Church from Thomas Eayre in 1730. It is known that Thomas Eayre had held a 21 year contract, paying 40 shillings per annum. Dawes gave the wonderful gilded dial clock, mounted on the West gallery, to All Saints in 1752. It has a two foot (ca. 60cm) wide dial, and all the mouldings, including the door, are of brass. His apprentices included William Triston,

Benjamin Maude, John Spence, Benjamin Downing, John Hughes and William Adams. Dawes died in 1779, with his death noted in the Northampton Mercury thus:

On Thursday died Thomas Dawes, gentleman, and one of the surveyors of the window tax for this county. He had been a watch and clockmaker of great note of this town, but lately retired from business.
You can see from the above photograph that when the Chancel Organ was designed (1979-1982) the choir case sits on top of the Gallery, rather than hanging over the edge, as is usual. This enabled the Clock to stay in its original position, with the mechanism accessible via a space under the choir case.

Photo courtesy of Ross Dawkes, West Dean College, 2007.

 
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New Music Staff, Clare Competition Winner, Mozart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Choral Evensong in Cambridge, Rage and Romance : Part 1 Done!, Be a Chorister at Candlemas!, Our New Archdeacon Arrives, ASS needs you!!!, The Men in Southwell, A New Year’s Tour in Vienna, Christmas has just Begun!
 

Music Department

  

Repertoire - Part 1 , Repertoire - Part 2, Director of Music, Recordings, Choir Tours, Recruitment to the Choir, Choir Gallery, Lunchtime Live, Lunchtime Live 2014 Lunchtime Live 2013, Lunchtime Live 2012,  



Lunchtime Live 2011, Lunchtime Live 2010 Lunchtime Live 2009, Lunchtime Live 2008, Lunchtime Live 2007, Back to Bach Recitals, Friends of All Saints' Music (FOASM)

   
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People of All Saints, The Reverend Simon Godfrey, The American Connection, Ring of Ten Bells, Thomas Dawes Dial Clock, Gallery Organ, Chancel Organ, Chapel Organ

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Sunday Eucharist, Weekday Eucharist,
 

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