Narborough All Saints Simon Knott

All Saints

The church is 13th to 15th century, with a small piece of medieval glass and notable 20th century stained glass by Theodora Salusbury.

Narborough, Leicestershire

Opening times

Thursday: 10.30am to 12noon.
Friday: 9am to 11.30am.


Church Lane
LE19 2GD

The church is a fair sized building seating about 285 people.

The masonry of the aisle walls and tower appears to be early 13th century (see sedilia and piscina in the south aisle); the upper part of the tower may be slightly later that century (see Y tracery in the belfry openings). The centre aisle of the nave, including the arcades, was completely rebuilt in the later 15th century and a clerestory added. At the same time Perpendicular style windows were inserted in the aisles and the west of the tower. In the Victorian restoration about 1883 the nave was extended a further two bays eastward in a style matching the existing work.

The easternmost windows in the north and south aisle walls seem to have used stonework from the original east windows of these aisles. A completely new chancel, vestries (north side) and organ chamber (south side) were built in this restoration. There is a good 15th century carved font and a small piece of medieval glass survives in the apex of the north west window. There is also a notable 20th century stained glass window by Theodora Salusbury in the north aisle depicting the Ascension.

The building is listed Grade II*.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Famous connections

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • National heritage here

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Café within 500m

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Train station within 250m

  • Church Rooms Pop Up Cafe on 1st Saturday in month. Open Church Coffee Morning on 3rd Saturday in the Summer months.

  • Church of England

  • Partnership Grant, £2,500, 2018

  • Our Partnership Grants funded a range of repair projects, recommended by County Church Trusts, to help keep churches open.

  • WREN Heritage Fund Grant, £50,000, 2015

  • WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental)  Funds were awarded for urgent repair projects, based on our recommendation, to help keep churches open.

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