Our Church Building
St Helen’s Church is a grade 1 listed parish church in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The current building dates to the early 1470s, when it was built - along with the Hastings Tower at the nearby castle - by William, Baron Hastings (Lord Chamberlain to Edward IV). The church was enlarged with the addition of two side aisles in the late 19th Century, to provide for a growing congregation.
Inside the church there are lots of treasures. Memorials on the walls are dedicated to people from many walks of life – from royalty to the “ordinary” townspeople - many of whom have very interesting stories to tell. Many of the Earls and Countesses of Huntingdon are buried beneath the Chancel, and a beautiful alabaster table tomb shows the effigies Francis, the 2nd Earl, and his wife, Catherine Pole.
Click here for a short video about some of the features of St Helen's Church.
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