About Us


St Mary’s, Snibston is a place of prayer, an oasis of peace and silence off the beaten track. The church stands along St Mary’s lane next to Grange Farm in Snibston. It is kept open during daylight hours as a place for prayer and reflection. Visitors are welcome at any time. There is one service of Holy Communion held in the church each month (8.30am on the second Sunday) and other special services at various times through the year. St Mary’s is still also used for weddings and baptisms today. 

St Mary’s is a beautiful, old church set in fields in the middle of the Leicestershire countryside. It dates to medieval times and is one of the smallest churches in the country still having regular worship. Recently a paschal candle was placed in St Mary’s as a tribute to its sister church St James’ Snibston, which was closed in 2007. The candle stand was carved from the former altar of St James’ Church. Also inside is a list of all the priests who have served what was then the parish of Snibston, dating back to the times of the Normans. Over the years the church has been repaired and altered. (See artist’s impression of what it may have once looked like in the picture gallery.) 

St Mary’s is one of three churches in our parish (see links to the other two on the side of the page.) The rector is Rev’d Olwen Woolcock. Olwen can be contacted using the information found on the ‘contact us’ tab.


You can find more details of services, activities and history on this website pages.