St Mary's Church, Garthorpe, Leicestershire

Address:
Saxby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2RS
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St Mary's is accessible via a key from our key holder at the Old Vicarage immediately behind the church
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A silvery-grey tower amongst the trees

Standing in a churchyard edged with trees, this beautiful Medieval church was built largely in the fourteenth century.

The tower is of Lincolnshire limestone built in the Perpendicular style, but the rest of the church is largely built of local ironstone.

The interior was tastefully restored in the Victorian era - look for the nineteenth-century altar screen with its Crucifixion painting.

Following funding success from the Heritage Sustainability Fund, essensial work to the roof has now been completed and the church is reopen for visitors.

A maternity colony of Natterers Bats roosts in the church during the summer months, along with Brown Eared Bats that are also known to roost inside the church. The bats cause a significant ammount of mess within the church, especially during the bat breeding season.

A contribution can be made towards the conservation of the church by texting GAR to 70970 to donate £5, or 70191 to donate £10. Thank you for your support