Acresford Methodist Church

The church is in the former stores and maltings of Acresford Brewery, and because of its history and uniqueness in being located in a row of terraced cottages it is a Methodist Heritage Site.

Acresford, Leicestershire

Opening times

The church is open on the last Wednesday in the month for coffee between 10.30 am and 12noon.
To arrange a visit at other times, please contact us.


Brookfield Cottages off Coopers Close
DE12 8AW

Acresford is a small hamlet in North West Leicestershire approximately 8 miles from Burton and 5 miles from Ashby. For years it was centred round a brewery and then a mill which has now disappeared. The only reminder of this past are the old brewery stores and maltings in which the church and schoolroom are located in Brookfield Cottages together with the remainder of the row converted by William Cooper into dwellings when he bought and turned the disused brewery into a mill.

The church and school room retain the upper windows of the old stores and maltings. However interesting the heritage and uniqueness of the church are, it well worth visiting just to experience the tranquillity, atmosphere and exquisite charm of the interior which is small and intimate. At the front is a pipe organ from Gopsall Hall acquired in 1915 still in use today, a beautifully carved mahogany pulpit and a fine communion table.

On the outside above the entrance the inscription 'God’s House' emphasises that in the row of houses this one is different and special. Etched in 1920 on the exterior of the entrance is a plaque remembering not only the fallen of the First World War but also celebrating the peace which followed it.

A visit to the church can be combined with a lovely walk along the path through the wooded glades by the babbling Hooborough Brook or a visit to nearby St Michaels at Stretton en le field described as an uncommon survival of a medieval church where time has stood still.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Car park at church

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Coffee morning on last Wednesday in month from 10.30 am to 12noon.

  • Methodist Church

Contact information

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