Church of England Diocese of Leicester Knossington

About Us

St Peter's stands on the highest point in the village of Knossington.  It dates from the 13th Century and the greater part is of the Early Decorated style.  It comprises a small chancel, clerestoried nave (described as 'rich specimens of the Late Decorated Period'), a porch and a tower with two bells and a clock.  Originally there was a steeple, but this disappeared sometime in the late 19th Century.  In 1883 the church was extensively restored by the owner of The Grange, when the vestry was added together with an organ chamber and several stained glass windows.

We are a committed and friendly church fellowship, within a thriving and supportive rural community. Our congregation is always pleased to welcome visitors and values our worship and fellowship. We seek God in a broad and welcoming Anglican environment.  

Coronavirus 19 Update

With safety requirements put in place to comply with current advice for keeping each other safe in the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic the church is now open on Wednesday afternoons only from 2.00 until 5.00pm and is a tranquil and peaceful environment for private prayer and contemplation. In order to keep everyone safe and the church open,  we ask that when visiting:- 

1. you record your contact details on the Visitor sheet just inside the door

2. remain socially distant at all times if others are in the church

3. use the hand sanitiser provided before and after your visit 

4. only sit in the pews identified as available and put a red counter (available inside the door) where you have sat, on leaving

5. wear a face mask inside the building as per current requirements 

Those in the higher risk groups are still advised not to gather in places of worship, although this is ultimately a decision for each individual to make.