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St Andrew

St Andrew’s serves a village of approximately 1200 people. It is a well loved and well used building, with a very active congregation.

Whissendine, Rutland

Opening times

Visitors of all ages are offered a warm welcome to St Andrew.

Address

Main Street
Whissendine
Rutland
LE15 7ET

The church is one of the largest in Rutland. Its impressive, 100 foot tower can be glimpsed across the rolling countryside from several miles distance.

The church is built of local Barnack stone, with a spacious interior. The earliest parts of the church date from the 13th century.

Extensive building work in the 14th century doubled the height of the roof and added the tower. A Victorian restoration and refurbishment was overseen by Sir Gilbert Scott.

Notable features include numerous carved gargoyle heads, and a medieval wooden screen which was imported from the old chapel at St John’s College, Cambridge.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Library for borrowing or sale of books. Bi-annual flower festival and village history exhibition.

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

Holy Trinity

Teigh, Rutland

With a population of barely 40 people, the village of Teigh (pronounced like 'tea') has an appropriately small but most unusual church.

St John the Baptist

Cold Overton, Leicestershire

The delightful conservation village of Cold Overton lies on a ridge close to the Rutland border, where the church originates from the 12th century with its medieval wall paintings and stone carvings.