Caldecott: St John the Evangelist, Caldecott

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This small and interesting church dates from the 13thcentury. There is a small Norman window reset in the chancel wall. The south porch is dated 1648 and the organ chamber was added in 1908. There was once a Sanctus bellcote – an unusual feature in the area – but this was damaged and removed in 1976. A substantial rebuilding of the chancel and restoration of the nave was carried out about 1865 as well as a more recent refurbishment.

The tower and spire is perpendicular in style. In 1797 the spire was struck by lightning and subsequently rebuilt. Unfortunately, some of the ironwork used in this rebuilding has deteriorated and is now causing severe problems likely to see this small parish facing a large repair bill.

The organ was built by Taylor of Leicester and, according to Hilary Davidson’s book Choirs, bands and Organs, cost £323 in 1910. 

St John the Evangelist, Caldecott, is a warm and welcoming church set in a well-kept churchyard. Whilst we do not provide a formal creche, children are always welcome. There is an all-age service on the second Sunday of each month.


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Revd Jane Baxter
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4 Windmill Way
LE15 9LY
(01572) 822717

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Holy Communion
Common Worship Order One Holy Communion. No hymns or address
Every fourth Sunday at 8:30 AM for 35 minutes
Common Worship
Holy Communion
Common Worship Order One Eucharist with hymns and sermon
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Family Service
A non-Eucharistic all-age service with activities for children.
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Evening Prayer
Common Worship Evening Prayer
This service is held at 4pm in winter.
Every third Sunday at 6:00 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer


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Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome

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Incumbent: The Revd Jane Elizabeth BAXTER
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6737
Archdeaconry: OAKHAM (282)
Deanery: RUTLAND (28207)
Parish Legal Name: St John the Evangelist Caldecott (280231 )
CofE Church Info: (628231 28/231)
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The current editor is: Jane Baxter

This page was last updated on Wednesday 19th July 2017
Caldecott: St John the Evangelist : Church Road, Caldecott, Rutland, LE16 8RS

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