Normanton Church

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Normanton Church
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A Rutland icon, Normanton Church is a truly novel deconsecrated Church & Civil Ceremony Wedding venue on the shores of Rutland Water. Although possible to walk around outside when not in use for a Wedding, please note that Normanton Church is a private hire venue & the inside is not open to general public.
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Christopher H
Leicester, UK42 contributions
We had booked into the Best Western Normanton Park Hotel and decided to take a walk down to the Normanton Church.
We walked up to the entrance door, stood aside to let a couple leave the building.
Taking a chance, I asked the young lady, who appeared to be in charge, if I could take a none flash photo of the interior. She said that would be OK this once. So I took her up on her offer and got a photo, never available to me before during all our earlier visits.
Written November 14, 2020
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Eatout
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Nestling on the shores of Rutland water, anyone with a phone or camera will be tempted to take a shot of the beautiful remains of the church. Reached by a little causeway off the main path, you can peep through the glass and look inside. Is it used for civil weddings? There are benches around the outside of the building so you can sit and enjoy the views across the lake or enjoy the sun and a break from the wind.
Written January 18, 2020
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TheBurtfamily
North Leigh, UK391 contributions
Family
Great location and good backdrop for photographers. Looks great in the sun and I understand used for weddings and concerts
Written February 3, 2020
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Matt G
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Couples
We visited Rutland and we were told to go and check out the sunken Church. The weather was awful, rainy and windy all day which probably hasn’t helped with my review.
The Church was nice to look at but it was not open to the public so we got to walk around the outside of it for less than 10 minutes. I would imagine if the weather was nicer it would make a nice spot for a picnic but overall a bit underwhelming.
Written November 4, 2020
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Ken C
Boston, UK1,560 contributions
Couples
I'd long wanted to see this marvel, rescued from the fate of 'drowning' under the waters of the reservoir as it was being flooded. It was saved by an action group. The structure was raised several meters and waterproofed. Sadly when we visited Rutland Water, the Church was closed for a private event, and we were not even able to walk round the exterior.

I wasn't aware of the limited opening and since my return home I have scoured the Rutland Water website and the Normanton Church website for details of opening times or at least how to find out when it is open. All I can find is a redundant line saying 'There is occasional opening only of the church when visitors can see inside this iconic landmark.'

WHY??? If it is an iconic landmark in the middle of a major attraction it should be open MUCH more and details of when or at least how to find out when published on the websites for Rutland Water and the Church.

We will come again and hope for better luck next time.
Written July 7, 2017
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Anita
Scunthorpe, UK1,227 contributions
Couples
Unusual former church that sits just out into the lake with a nice little walk down from the nearby carpark.
Too many people and bikes... need to have a separate cycleway, it's not very safe as it is.
Written June 11, 2021
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plantsman_10
Herefordshire, UK400 contributions
This is probably the most photogenic spot on Rutland Water and the most Romantic. You can stand here and linger for ages with the incredible view.
Written October 7, 2020
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geeo
High Wycombe, UK369 contributions
such an iconic church great historical value so peaceful so picturesque well worth the time to walk round it
Written January 26, 2020
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BillBiggar
Biggar, Scotland63 contributions
Couples
Understood that the church was open as a museum. However it was all closed up. Disappointing. Good mobile snack shed and mobile ice cream van there.
Written July 22, 2019
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Selbourne
Somerset West, South Africa236 contributions
Couples
Stunning Normanton Church, stands very regal in Rutland Water. One can see this if you visit the Nature Reserve, also worth a visit. Nice for a picnic.
Written May 14, 2019
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