Eastwell Church - St. Michael & All Angels
Welcome to the web page for Eastwell Church.
Update 24 March 2020 Corona Virus
Following the Government's instructions, all services of worship have been suspended and the church will remain locked.
Our clergy teams are continuing to pray for our villages and people, from their own homes - particularly at mid-day each day.
Please join us and them, by perhaps lighting a candle and praying in your home.
If you need help of any kind, please contact one of the churchwardens who will be able to point you to one of the many
support groups set up for Eastwell and the other villages.
Churchwardens Stella MacGregor 01949 861827 email@example.com
Sue Watford 01949 861256 firstname.lastname@example.org
To view our 2019 Report please click Eastwell 2019 Report
Our small church has been described by a famous historian as "utterly delightful both outside and in" and as having "one of the most appealing country interiors in the East Midlands".
Do please come and visit us. The church is open daily, and toilet facilities are available. There is a small library, from which you may take or borrow books; a prayer tree; photos to browse through; and for children there are reading books, drawing and writing equipment and toys.
The church is small, built of local ironstone, and dates back to the 12th/13th century. The tympanum, which separates the chancel from the nave, is one of about only five in the country and the only one in Leicestershire. Richard Gill of the Historic Churches Preservation Trust wrote: "There's nothing else like it in Leicestershire. In fact, what shuts off the chancel is a stone screen upon which rests a plaster tympanum, but it doesn't look like that: what worshipper and visitor see is a solid and, in spite of the small size of the church, a high dividing wall that insists upon the difference between the nave - an almost secular space - and the holy of holies that is the sanctuary".
There are small guide books in the church, and these - and any other literature on display - may be taken away free of charge.
Visitors are always welcome. If you would like to visit as a group and let us know in advance, we can usually arrange to serve tea and cakes. Toilets, including disabled, are available.
Churchwardens Stella MacGregor 01949 861827, Sue Watford 01949 861256
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