St Peter’s Church

For church services and more information about the church visit

J22 Benefice of Markfield, Thornton, Bagworth, Stanton under Bardon and Copt Oak.

Rector: Rev Andrew Smith

Associate Priest: Rev Pauline Ashby

Churchwarden: Shirley Garlick or phone 01530230422 

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 )

%d bloggers like this: