St Ragener (or St Ragner)

St Ragener may be one of many little known Anglo-Saxon saints,  but he is St Peter’s special saint. The traditional medieval story is that he is buried here.

Current knowledge was reawakened by the booklet written by Archdeacon Bazil Marsh and Dr David Sargant in the late 1980s after the discovery by archaeologists of a massive Saxon hall adjacent to St Peter’s. Click here to download the text of the booklet.

One of our Zoom talks by Dr Eleanor Parker explores the story of this local saint and his connections with Northampton.

If you would like to join the group of Friends engaged in research into St Ragener, please email chairman Jean Hawkins ( or phone 01604 499611.