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Religion in Swannington

For centuries Swannington was a hotbed of nonconformist religious activity.  The Church of England was always challenged by initially not having a church in the village, then building one on the extremity which made it difficult for it to play a central role in village life.  Read more on the various church and chapel pages.

Church of England – St George’s Church – built 1825 on the corner of Loughborough Road and Church Hill.

Quaker Meeting House – later a Baptist Chapel, on the corner of Main Street and Church Lane.

Original Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – built around 1800 in the jitty off Main Street near the Stone House.

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – built 1908-9 on the corner of Main Street and Burtons Lane.

Primitive Methodist Chapel – built 1858 at the south end of Main Street.

Wesleyan Reform Union Church – built 1906 in Church Lane, New Swannington.

Coleorton Baptist – built 1873 in The Rowlands, just inside the Swannington side of the boundary with Coleorton.