Church of England Diocese of Leicester Eastwell

About Us

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 now open again daily, although the toilet facilities remain shut.     Because of the current COVID situation, it is regretted that the small library, prayer tree and children's equipment are not available at the moment;  also various areas have been roped off to simplify the cleaning necessary after opening each day.    We are sorry, but guide books too are not available for taking away at the moment.    However, we do hope you enjoy any visit you may make to our church.   

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

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

Visitors are always welcome.    In 'normal' times 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.