Eastwell: St Michael & All Angels

Our small church has been described by a famous historian as "utterly delightful both outside and in" and as having "one of the most appealing country interiors in the East Midlands".

Do please come and visit us. The church is open daily.

For the latest news, services and events please visit the benefice website www.ironstonechurches.org

The church is small, built of local ironstone, and dates back to the 12th/13th century. The tympanum, which separates the chancel from the nave, is one of about only five in the country and the only one in Leicestershire. Richard Gill of the Historic Churches Preservation Trust wrote: "There's nothing else like it in Leicestershire. In fact, what shuts off the chancel is a stone screen upon which rests a plaster tympanum, but it doesn't look like that: what worshipper and visitor see is a solid and, in spite of the small size of the church, a high dividing wall that insists upon the difference between the nave - an almost secular space - and the holy of holies that is the sanctuary".

There are small guide books in the church, and these - and any other literature on display - may be taken away free of charge.


Visitors are always welcome. We also welcome group visits, and if we are notified in advance, we can usually arrange to serve tea and cakes. If you would like to visit as a group and let us know in advance, we can usually arrange to serve tea and cakes. Toilets, including disabled, are available.

Get in touch

Rev'd. Canon John Barr

57 Burton Road
Melton Mowbray

LE13 1DL
07802 653 818

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Every Thursday at for 1 hour, 30 mins

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Who’s it for? Anyone - Christian or not. All are welcome!
It will run during Lent:
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If you would like to join, please email Christine Alexander on [email protected] by 12th Feb thanks. Spaces limited.
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Our parish of Eastwell is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Leicester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO Penny Clemons on 07443 618 746 or by email- [email protected] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Rachael Spiers on 0793 081 9279 or by email- [email protected]. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.