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St Peter’s


Sunday Services

Holy Communion

Common Worship (modern language)

third Sunday at 9:00 AM

Morning Worship

Common Worship (modern language)

first Sunday at 10:30 AM

Holy Communion

Common Worship (modern language)

second Sunday at 10:30 AM

Family Service

fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM


Newly added to St Peters are a:-

Toilet & Kitchen

Brief History

The church at Thornton is set on the side of a hill overlooking the reservoir, it is a very pretty location but before 1854 the reservoir did not exist.

There was probably an earlier church on the site, but the earliest parts of the present church date from the 13th century, these are the aisles and nave.

The tower is 15th century in the perpendicular style with recessed spire and two tiers of lucarnes (small dormer windows), the clerestory windows and heightened nave also dates from this time.

At the west end of the north aisle is a cusped spherical window which probably dates from the 13th century, this was hidden for many years.

On entering through the porch you will be met by a 6ft by 9ft door dating from the 14th century, this is supposed to have come from Ulverscroft Priory.

The font by the door is 15th century and of octagonal design. On the base is carved tracery and on the entablature are Tudor roses of Henry VII's time. Above the chancel arch is a colourful 1820 tympanum which depicts the commandments and prayers.

The pew seating dates from 1500-1560 and was made by one Robert Baken. Every bench end is carved with straight and linenfold carving which is quite exquisite.

The east window of the south aisle contains 14th century glass, in the chancel arch is the remains of the rood screen which was mostly removed in 1644.

New Facilities at St Peters

Kitchen            Toilet

Services at St Peter’s Thornton

5th February 10.30am  Morning Service - Revd Simon Nicholls

12th February 10.30am  Holy Communion - Revd Simon Nicholls

19th February 9.00am  Holy Communion - Revd Simon Nicholls

22nd February 7.30pm  Ash Wednesday Communion at St Michael’s

26th February 10.30am  Family Service - Revd Peter Evans

4th March 10.30am  Morning Service

St Peter’s Church

Church Lane, Thornton, Leicestershire LE67 1AA

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The Friends of St Peter’s


The ‘Friends of St. Peter's was formed in 1995 by two lady parishioners -Kathryn & Shirley - after they had attempted to clean-up the mess the pigeons had made in the ‘Tower’.

They realized that St. Peter's needed help that could not be provided in the foreseeable future because of financial restrictions.

Today, over 15 years later, the organization is thriving and has over the years provided almost £40,000 funding for many projects  that  just would not have otherwise been achieved. These funds cannot be raised without the help of people like you. So we invite you to come along to one of our events and  become a

'Friend of St. Peter's.’ ?


Have you heard about easyfundraising?  Do you shop online?  Did you know that every time you buy something online you could be raising money for St Michael’s - all at no extra cost to you?  Sounds too good to be true?  Well read on…

So how does it work?
By using the links on the easyfundraising site to visit any of over 2,000 well known retailers, a percentage of whatever you spend with each retailer will be passed to the church as a donation – even telling you how much they will be donating.

How much can you raise?
As an example, if you spend £100 with M&S online, they’ll raise £5 for you.  £100 spent with Amazon raises £2.50, whilst £100 with WH Smith puts £2.00 into our funds and so on.  Some donations can be as much as 15% of the purchase price.  Purchasing with well known insurers such as Aviva will generate a one-off donation, sometimes as much as £40!
And you can also raise money for us without spending anything!  Every time you search the web using
instead of Google or any other search engine, half a penny is raised for St Michaels - search just 15 times a day and you can raise around £25 a year.

Which retailers are included?
easyfundraising works with over 2,000 of the best known online retailers, including all the big brand names such as Amazon, Argos, M&S, John Lewis, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Boden, netflix, Boots, B&Q, Thomas Cook, Virgin and many, many more.  There really is something for everyone!

Hang on… what’s the catch?
No catch.  The donation is passed on from the actual retailer as a percentage of the purchase price and doesn’t cost you a penny.  They’re happy to pass on part of the saving they make by selling goods online rather than in the high street.  We’ll be keeping you updated with how much we raise.

Save money too!
On top of raising funds for your organisation, easyfundraising is packed full of hundreds of exclusive discounts and voucher codes, so in addition to raising donations for our church, you’ll be saving money too.  Everybody wins!

Sign up now!  Please register to support us when you shop online -

For more information, have a chat with Steph Beeston-Clarke.