St Mary’s Church

StMary-the-VirginChurchMorcott

St Mary the Virgin Church dates from the 11th century and is set in the heart of the village, facing Morcott Hall and the High Street and overlooked by the cottages on Church Lane and School Lane.

Morcott Church is a Grade 1 Listed architectural gem featuring probably the finest original Norman arches in Rutland. The church is open to visitors every day (typically 10am to 6pm, closing earlier in winter).

Regular services at Morcott Church are held twice a month, at 11am on the First and Third Sundays.  Our usual service is Holy Communion, following the Common Worship format.

Additional services are held on special festivals such as Easter, Harvest, Remembrance and Christmas.

The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong is the Priest-in-Charge of Morcott, as well as Barrowden, South Luffenham, Duddington and Tixover churches, which together make up the Welland Fosse Benefice. His post is part-time, typically Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday each week. He is based in Barrowden.

(For information about the other churches in our group, visit the Welland Fosse Churches website.)

Your first point of contact for Church or pastoral issues in Morcott is one of our churchwardens: Mr Eric Hazelwood (01572 747 175) and Miss Jane Williams (01572 747 157 or 07989 975 705).

St Mary the Virgin Church Morcott Parochial Church Council members are:

  • Chair: Jane Williams
  • Treasurer: Eric Hazelwood
  • Councillors: Cindy Ashby, Michael Blank, William Harbage, Alison Johnson, Roger Whittle, John Williams

Family history researchers: note that the registers currently held by the church are Births 1960-current day; Marriages 1887-current day; Deaths 1905-1982 after which the churchyard was closed for burials.  These registers may be viewed by prior arrangement with a churchwarden: there is a statutory fee of £21. All earlier records are lodged at Leicestershire County Records Office

2 Responses to St Mary’s Church

  1. JW says:

    Query answered by churchwarden via email.

  2. Norman Hebert says:

    To whom it may concern:,
    I do not know if this message will be received or if it is that the right person will be able to address the query but I am hoping so.
    My ancestors Joseph Charter & Elizabeth Dickens were married there on 4 Nov 1776. I am hoping that the church record will confirm this and if so does the record list the names of the parents and any other pertinent information. The little information I do have was provided by the Mormon church here in the US so I am not sure of the validity of the information.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Norman Hebert.

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