Stonesby Church - St. Peter
Come and join us - all are welcome. Our church doors are open every day during daylight hours.
A little bit of our history
Stonesby is mentioned in the Doomsday Book as 'Stovenby'. This means 'village beside the tree stump'. St. Peter's church is one of a dozen or so locally which were built by the monks from Croxton Kerrial during the 12th and 13th centuries. It is built from local stone which is a mixture of limestone and ironstone, and has some quoins from the quarry at Ketton in Rutland. The most striking feature of the church is an original Norman font in the centre of the main aisle.
in common with all buildings it has been subject to many modifications over the centuries - some obvious, and some less so. The most perplexing is an archway in the north wall of the Chancel. Started but never finished and not detectable from without! The last major restoration project was completed in the 1890's and set out the pews in the church as we find them today.
If you are interested in finding out more about the village and the church there are some history books on the table inside the main door which can be borrowed and returned or just looked at during your visit.
if you visit please take time to sign our visitor book and let us know what led you to visit.
Within the Benefice we hold a weekly communion service which travels around the churches. As one of the smaller churches we have one communion service per month for nine months of the year - six of these are Book of Common Prayer and three are Common Worship.
From the Autumn of 2016 we are going to be holding a candle lit evening service on the second Friday of each month at 7pm - more details to follow shortly.
The Church and Chapel congregations in Stonesby have a good working relationship and organise various other services together each year including annual feast day service, harvest festival, Remembrance Sunday, Christingle (2nd Sunday in December) and 9 Lessons and Carols (Friday before Christmas).
Please check the service information on the site for dates and timings of services each month.
Find out how by contacting us at:
Rev Canon John Barr
Tel: 01664 464265
23 Melton Road
Waltham on the Wolds
Lisa Neale - Parish Administrator
Wednesday 9.30 am to 2.30 pm
TERM TIME ONLY
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