St Peter’s Church

Thornton Church open again – for private prayer

The good news is that St Peter’s Church will be open on Sundays between 10 am and 12 noon from 5th July but only for Private Prayer. Come for 5 minutes, two hours or anything in between. You can arrive at any time between 10 and 12.

A time for reflection, peace, prayer or just stillness. Whatever, or whoever is on your mind, be still before God.T

The church has been thoroughly cleaned and all our procedures have been approved by the Area Dean. Social distancing will be in place, and hand sanitizer must be used to ensure everyone’s safety. There will always be two of us supervising, and available to answer questions.

The Revd Andrew Smith has been appointed as Rector of the Benefice of Markfield, Thornton, Bagworth and Stanton under Bardon and Copt Oak.
Andrew will be licensed by the Bishop of Leicester, The Rt Revd Martyn Snow, on Monday 21st September 2020 at 7.30pm (venue to be confirmed).
PUBLIC NOTICE regarding APPLICATIONS FOR CHURCH YARD RESERVATIONS at ST PETER’S THORNTON – click herePUBLIC NOTICE regarding INSTALLATION OF A SOUND CONTROL SYSTEM BEHIND THE LOUVRED OPENING IN THE TOWER – click here

St Peter’s church is off Main Street on Church Lane, Thornton. The church and graveyard occupy an enviable position on the hillside overlooking the reservoir.

Although there may have been an earlier church on this site, parts of the existing church; the aisle and nave, date from the 13th Century.  The perpendicular style tower dates from the 15th Century. As you enter the porch you will see the impressive 6′ x 9′ wooden door, dating from the 14th Century; it is believed the door came from the now derelict Ulverscroft Priory. At Christmas 2019 the church increased its peal of bells from three to six. (CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORT ON THE BELLS PROJECT )

For church services and more information about the church AND RESOURCES DURING THIS TIME OF CORONAVIRUS visit https://www.j22churches.org.uk/thornton

‘Friends of St Peters’ organises events to support the maintenance, restoration and improvement of this historic church building.
A list of  fund raising events organised by ‘the friends’ can be found on the website friendsofstpeters.yolasite.com