Our Churches

Markfield

The Parish Church of Markfield is dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels and stands overlooking the village green and the conservation area. Much of this beautiful Grade 2 listed building dates to the 13th century, while there is evidence of Victorian and later re-ordering. There is a peal of six bells, which are regularly rung for services and weddings by the local ringing team. St. Michael’s has a small but dedicated congregation and visitors can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. 

Thornton

St. Peter’s Church is set in the village of Thornton, on a hill overlooking the picturesque reservoir. This old and beautiful church, of medieval origin dates from the 13th century and is Grade 1 listed.  It holds a unique place in the county, and its contents are of great historical interest. Medieval stained glass, linen fold pews from 1560, a working clock over 400 years old, a mid Victorian organ recently completely refurbished are just a few of its assets.

The small congregation of Holy Rood Church now meet at Bagworth Community Centre for a Communion Service on the first Sunday each month. Messy Church events, for all the family, take place at Christmas, Easter and Harvest, also at the Community Centre.  We meet to celebrate, make, explore and eat; children must be accompanied. The Churchyard at the top of the village houses the War Memorial and an additional area is still open for interments.

Stanton Under Bardon

Our Sunday services include prayer, hymns and songs of worship, monthly Holy Communion, talks, and readings from God’s word, the Bible. We also have a more informal ‘something different’ Sunday once a month. We hold seasonal fayres and musical concerts, which are well supported by the local community, and enable us to support a number of local and national charities. Whether you are a believer or you are searching for faith, you will be made most welcome.

Copt Oak

Welcome to St. Peter's Copt Oak. Situated in North West Leicester, on the edge of the Charnwood Forest, the church stands set back from the road behind the Copt Oak Inn. It was built in 1837 to a design and is a Grade 2 listed building with its own churchyard. It has a ring of six bells and an active team of bellringers. The Church Family at St Peter’s is a dedicated and enthusiastic group who generate a caring and friendly atmosphere. If you would like to join us at any of these we would be delighted to welcome you.