Christ Church

Pleasing mid 19th century village church.

Smeeton Westerby, Leicestershire

Opening times

Covid19 : Currently open 9am to 5pm on Wednesday and Sunday (WC not available).

[Normally open : Open everyday.]


Christ Church
Saddington Road
Smeeton Westerby

Christ Church was built in 1848-1849 by Henry Woodyer (1816-1896) in the Decorated style and is surrounded by a beautifully kept churchyard with 99 species of flora and fauna identified in a recent survey. The external west elevation has a single large window with flowing tracery set within an unusual and heavily moulded pointed arch with an octagonal bellcote above. Internally the layout consists of nave, north and south aisles, south porch, chancel and vestry.

In the south aisle, the east window depicting the Presentation in the Temple is by Kempe & Co, 1902. The font by the south door has an elaborate carved wooden cover.

There are toilet facilities and a servery area. The church is usually unlocked so is available to visit.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

Contact information

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