A Few Of Our Favourite Churches in Leicestershire

Over the years we have visited many churches and spent hours waiting outside for Bride and Groom. An ideal period to study architecture, grave stones, bird life, cars passing by, the local scenery and in the summer just enjoy the sun! Hope you enjoy a few of our favourites. I could easily add another 20 but that might be a little boring!

St Peter's Church - Market Bosworth

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The tall spire of All Saints can be seen from miles around and is a wonderful site for Brides approaching for their wedding. The village of Market Bosworth usually has many visitors around in the local eateries, shops and nearby Bosworth Park. We like to lower the hood (assuming fine weather) for the final few yards to the Church. A lovely prelude to the wedding day for the bridal party who are often greeted by well “wishers” as we pass through the village centre.

St Peter’s Church - Witherley

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Our first visit to St Peter’s was only last week but immediately has become a favourite. The elegant spire (48metres) can be seen from miles around and rather like Market Bosworth church of the same name, its great for Brides to spot in the distance as we approach for the wedding. The river Anker flows nearby and makes for a lovely photo location for the newly married couple. Witherley is close to Atherstone and also the busy A5 but travel North and East out of the village along the “twisty” lanes, couples find themselves in perfect tranquil English countryside.

St Michael and All Angels Church - Brooksby

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A most beautiful location for a wedding, situated in the photogenic grounds of Brooksby Hall. Once part of a small hamlet, the church is now used for marriages/blessings associated with the Brooksby Hall wedding reception venue only a few yards away. Situated in the Wreake valley most approaches are through beautiful rural villages particularly nearby Hoby (also having a fine church at its centre). We usually take Bride and Groom on a short relaxing drive to Hoby from Brooksby weddings, either from the Church or Civil ceremonies in the Hall.

All Saints Church - Shawell, Nr Lutterworth

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A lovely “listed” building hidden away in a field! It is found at the far end of Shawell village and easily missed when driving through. The Church serves the small parish of Shawell and local farms. Few weddings are held there so we are always delighted when asked to provide our wedding car services. As with many village weddings the approach is often taken driving very slowly with the hood down. We see so much more. In the case of Shawell some lovely old buildings in the village and time for the Bride to relax for a few minutes prior to arrival at the Church

St James the Greater Church - Oaks in Charnwood

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Oaks in Charnwood is a very small hamlet situated between Coalville and Shepshed. The Church stands well on a small hill and has fine views from the east side over to Loughborough and beyond. We particularly enjoy weddings at St James as whichever direction is required to the reception the countryside of Charnwood offers wonderful views en-route. Time for Bride and Groom to relax and soak up the atmosphere.

St Catherine’s and St Peter’s Churches - Burbage and Aston Flamville

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These are our two local churches in the parish of Burbage. St Peter’s is situated in the village of Aston Flamville and is very popular for weddings with a smaller number of guests. A lovely location with some interesting architectural features. The lane to Burbage is the usual route taken to reception venues following the wedding. En-route the spire of St Catherine’s can be seen standing tall in the village of Burbage. Most of our Burbage weddings are held in the recently enlarged St Catherine’s Church which is the thriving centre for religious and social occasions in the village. We usually try to contrive the route to the church to be via Windsor Street and the lovely restored “horsepool”. Weather permitting we like to lower the hoods by the “horespool” for the last few yards up the hill to the church.