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St. Giles' Church Medbourne

Medbourne Church lies at the heart of the village at the junction of Main Street and Hallaton Road. Dating from the 12th century, it is surrounded by a well-maintained churchyard which adjoins the Medbourne Brook at the rear.

Medbourne itself is a conservation village which abounds with ironstone buildings, some dating back 400 years. The Packhorse Bridge, a mediaeval stone bridge, connects the churchyard to a path leading alongside the Brook to the Nevill Arms.

The location is a favourite with artists and photographers, see right.

Regular services are conducted in Church approximately three Sundays in four, see Services.

The Church seats around 140 people; additional seating can be arranged by contacting the Churchwardens.

There is a separate meeting room with tea and coffee making facilities, and also a stock of wine glasses. The church also has a toilet

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There is a 200-year-old fully functional organ and a modern sound system. The church also has a peal of six bells, and a team of bell-ringers that can be arranged for special services.

Inside the Church the clock's extra-long "two second" pendulum presents a very unusual feature as it swings in full view at the back of the Church.

Outside the Church, limited parking is available on Main Street. The Church is attractively floodlit at night.

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For anyone contemplating a special service in Church there are three potential reception venues in Medbourne: the aforementioned Nevill Arms, the Cinnamon Lounge and the Village Hall. The latter occupies the Old School House a very short walk from the Church.

For much more detail on the history of this fascinating Church go to the History page.

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