Owston: St Andrew

Welcome to our Parish Church which sits within the small village of Owston and lies 5 miles west of Oakham. The church of St Andrew, Owston, began as an Augustinian monastic foundation before 1161, and substantial buildings stood around the site of the current church. Owston Abbey was dissolved at the reformation. The parish retained a part of the Abbey Church for its use when the rest was demolished, resulting in an unusually proportioned building, with its doorway through the tower on the south side. 

We are one of the grouping of 5 churches that form the Whatborough Parishes Benefice located to the east of Leicester, close to the border of Leicestershire with the small county of Rutland.

Get in touch

Reverend Jayne Lewis

The Vicarage,
Oakham Road,
Tilton on the Hill

What's on

Parishes within the Launde Deanery Worship Together Online 11am

Every Sunday at for 45 mins
On Zoom

A simple worship service on Zoom, with prayers, music, Bible reading and reflection.
Further details can be found at https://launde-minster-community.webador.co.uk/our-zoom-services.

Hallaton Whatborough Loddington Newsletter 23.05.24.pdf

We have a weekly newsletter which gives details of all that is happening around our churches.


The parish of Owston: St Andrew (within the Whatborough Parishes) is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Leicester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs.
If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our local Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Mrs. Joan Gibson on 07789 937495 or the parish priest. The contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team are available at the weblink below.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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