The Team Churches

 

Details of the 8 Team Churches and a flavour of each:

St Laurence Church, High Street, Measham, Leicestershire, DE12 7HZ:Dates from the early 14th century, and further work carried out during the 1800s. There are interesting stained glass windows. Displayed is a community wall hanging created from the work of many different village organizations and businesses. There is a children's corner with colouring sheets and soft toys. Open every day from 9.30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Holy Trinity ChurchOrton Lane, Norton-juxta-Twycross, LeicestershireCV9 3PULargely of the C14th, but heavily restored in 1841. Inside the church a full set of box pews from the mid-C19th, pulpit and readers desk and a west gallery. There is lovely stained glass in the east window. A charming church in the middle of a small village. Open on Saturdays.

St John the Evangelist ChurchChurch Street, Donisthorpe, LeicestershireDE12 7QR: Built in the 1830s at the very beginning of Victoria's reign for the mining community that had grown in that era. There is an interesting east window from the period, but also recent stained glass which depicts the past mining and industrial heritage and the present day National Forest era. Open on every day from about 10 am until 4pm

Holy Trinity ChurchMain Street, Normanton-le-Heath, LeicestershireLE67 2TB:It is recorded that Holy Trinity Church was built at the same time as the main part of Westminster Abbey in the 13th century. It stands at the heart of the small village of Normanton-le-Heath and its spire is visible from all around. Holy Trinity is believed to have embraced Henry VIIIs ‘new way’ and was rewarded with 2 windows (south chancel) believed to come from the dissolution of an abbey in Leicester. A monument to Robert Bakewell in side aisle. Open on Saturdays.

Holy Rood ChurchMill Lane, Packington, LeicestershireLE65 1WL:Dates from the C13th with a Victorian chancel.  C14th bench ends in the nave and 2 C16th incised slabs in north aisle. Rear of aisles and nave divided off with late C20th screen. Interesting stained glass windows. Open all day.

St Michael and All Angels Church, Church Street, Appleby Magna, LeicestershireDE12 7BB: Outstanding stained glass windows in a medieval building. Georgian box pews. Monument to Lord and Lady de Appleby dating to 14th century Walks leaflet and church information leaflet with separate leaflet on the windows.Open all day.

St Peter's Church, Church Street, Swepstone, LeicestershireLE67 2SA:A medieval church, with interesting monuments and link (supposedly) with the Black Prince. The lead has been stolen from the roof of the church so currently the roof and interior of the church are covered in plastic to protect from more water damage. Builders are on site so access to the inside of the church is not possible.

St Bartholomew's Church, Measham Road, Snarestone, LeicestershireDE12 7DA:Of Georgian origin, the church is believed to have replaced a medieval church on this site. The current church was extended in the 1830s. It now consists of an extended nave with a small west tower, a chancel, a Victorian vestry and a new toilet extension to the north of the tower. 

 The churches have individual guide books. Also available a book of walks which takes in all the churches, and can be done as a whole or in sections.


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