Sutton Bonington

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Sutton Bonington is very unusual in that it has two medieval churches, dating back to the time when it was actually two villages, Sutton and Bonington. St.
Michael’s (LE12 5PF) is the largest and is situated on Main Street. St. Anne’s (LE12 5NJ) is at the end of St. Anne’s Lane, a turning off Main Street. Both churches are well maintained and used regularly. They are open each day and everyone is most welcome to call in at any time to look around, to pray or simply to sit quietly.

Morning services are held most Sundays either in St Michael’s or St Anne’s.
United Family services are held regularly alternating with the Methodist Church, and 5th Sunday services alternate between churches in the Gotham cluster. Evening services are held on the 1st Sunday in St Anne’s and the 4th Sunday in St James’ Normanton on Soar. A mid week communion is held in St Anne’s. For up to date details, please see church noticeboards and church magazine.

Priest-in-Charge (Rector):

Currently there in no Priest in Charge    

Requests for Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals and visits at home or in hospital,

should be made to one of the Churchwardens:-

Mrs Beth Clarke 01509 672110
Major David Etherton 01509  672725
Mr Tony Howse 01509 672632

or to:-

Rev Dr John Davey 0115 981 3806

Church Wardens

St. Michael’s

Mrs B Clarke

16 Gables Lea LE12 5NW


Tel. 01509 672110


St. Anne’s


Mr T Howse

83 Main St LE12  5PE


Tel. 01509 672632


Mr D Etherton

11 St. Anne’s Lane


Tel. 01509 672725


Choir practice for Sunday services is held on Tuesday 7pm in St. Anne’s Church.

Mrs M Bishop, 5 Orchard Close, LE12 5NF

Tel: 01509 672662


Church Magazine (“Parish Lines”)
“Parish Lines” is the church magazine, published 10 times per year and containing church and community news.

It is available for £3 annual subscription. If you would like to take the magazine, submit copy or adverts for inclusion.

Contact:   Mrs. B. Clarke,16 Gables Lea LE12 5NW

Tel. 01509 672110

Practises 1st & 3rd Monday at 7.30pm St Michael’s-see under Clubs & Societies

Contact:   Mr David Kerr

Tel. 01509 672773


Jim Koehler of Soar Lane has kindly sent in this panoramic taken from St Michael's tower - click on the photo to see in original size (52MB)