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Tucked away in a quiet corner of Belgrave, St Peter's is very historic, a wonderful parish church... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
KevinSadler2364
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Leicester, United Kingdom
A gem in an important, historic Leicester site.

A member of the Belgrave Conservation Society had opened up the church on a boiling May bank... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Kasg61063
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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CHURCH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AND FURTHER ACCESS DENIED BY THE DIOCESE OF LEICESTER. St Peter's Belgrave is a closed church which dates back to the 12th Century. We offer visitors an insight into the ancient village of Belgrave (as it once was...more
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Belgrave, St Peter's is very historic, a wonderful parish church in what was once a quiet village. Not always open, which is a shame, it's well worth visiting hen it is

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

A member of the Belgrave Conservation Society had opened up the church on a boiling May bank holiday. An oasis of peace, beauty and tranquillity with touching exhibitions created by the Society, it's is heartbreaking that the church is in limbo, unwanted by the diocese....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

I happened to be in the area and noticed it was open so popped in. I hadn't been in there since 18 June 1966 on my wedding day! A lovely lady showed me around and explained some of the history of the church. She told...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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BHCAS, Manager at St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Hello Pam, Thank you for your review and kind comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and were able to think back to your special day at St Peter's. The wedding photograph display is something nee that went on show on the very day you...More

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We came along to a nearby food festival and saw that the church had opened up.for the event too...a lovely church that I've visited many a time before it sadly closed its doors...we were lucky enough to stop and listen to the organ recital too...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank k381ss
BHCAS, Manager at St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you very much for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and to read your review makes all the hard work and effort into keeping the church open worthwhile.

Reviewed 4 September 2016

the gem of old Belgrave, St Peter's Church is looking good again. what a great job the conservation group are doing. we were just passing by and what a lovely surprise to be able to visit inside again. what things the church must have seen...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank bklnz
BHCAS, Manager at St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Hello, thank you for your review and your kind comments which makes all the effort we put into opening the church worthwhile. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 26 April 2016

popped in here while waiting to go in to belgrave hall next door. this is a beautiful little church and grave yard. so sweet and packed with history. was amazed to find out my dad sung in this church as a choir boy as they...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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BHCAS, Manager at St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Thank you for your kind comments and I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and especially that you were able to find the photo of your dad. We always love to hear from people who have a family connection with the church and we are...More

Reviewed 30 March 2016

We came to help ring the bells as the Belgrave Hall Conservation Area Society set up an exhibition to open the Church again. Good exhibits despite being closed for the winter months.

Date of experience: March 2016
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BHCAS, Manager at St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Thank you for your kind comments and thank you for coming to ring the bells! People love to hear them being rung again and your attendance is always most welcome and defintely adds to the event

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Been here a few tume the 14th century church...... Love glasses windows and the history here is very will told..... If u like a older church this is the place to be

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Rob S
BHCAS, Manager at St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Dear Rob Thank you for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and will want to come again

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We used to come to this church quite often as children especially with the school that is just down the road from here. It's lovely to be able to come inside and see it all again,also lovely to hear the church bells ring out and...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank k381ss
BHCAS, Manager at St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Thank you for your kind comments, I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit and were able to hear the bells being rung. They have a fine tone and it always give me great pleasure to hear them ring out across the countryside.

Reviewed 12 March 2016

Beautiful 14 th century church with a lot of history.Closed down as a church a few years ago but for just the architecture inside is worth a visit..Also next door to the 17th century belgrave Museum.Dave PMore

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Dave P
BHCAS, Manager at St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2016

Dear Dave, Thank you for you kind comments. Unfortunately, Belgrave Hall (next door) closed as museum in 2012 and is now only open for special events from April to October, a full list of which is available on Leicester City Council's web site. St Peter's...More

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19 January 2018|
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Response from FoBSP | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your message. I am the Chairman of the Friends of Belgrave St Peter's, a group of volunteers who are currently looking after the building - or at least trying to! As you may know, the church was closed... More
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Hello, Thank you for your question. Yes if you have any photos (copies of course) that you would be willing to add to our archives we would be delighted to have them. Many thanks.
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Hello, The origins of carving a mouse somewhere in a church is not known, but the phrase as "poor as a church mouse" stems from the fact that a church was just about the only place where food wasn't stored, therefore if a... More
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