Wigston Benefice

The Wigston Benefice consists of three churches on the outskirts of Leicester, namely: St Thomas the Apostle, South Wigston, All Saints & St Wistan, Wigston Magna. 

Each church has its own special ethos, but stand within a modern, 'inclusive catholic' tradition of the Church of England.

Most of our worship centres on the Eucharist (also called the Mass) and we use 'Common Worship'. Our congregations are faithful, open and welcoming, and we would be delighted to see you at any of our services or events. 

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Access to Church Buildings

Regrettably, it's not possible at present for us to leave our church buildings open all the time. The best way to see them is to join us for worship, however at other times:

All Saints is often open on a Thursday morning and a Saturday morning until about 12 noon. Keep an eye out for the ‘Church Open’ sign.

St Thomas' can be visited by arrangement.

Sadly, St Wistan's is temporarily closed due to structural issues but is also currently under consultation for the possible closure for public worship.

What's on

Evening Prayer

Occuring
Every day at for 15 mins
Venue
via Zoom
Address

This takes place via Zoom, Monday - Thursday.
Please email [email protected] for further information and log-in details.

Morning Prayer

Occuring
Every day at for 15 mins
Venue
Via Zoom
Address

This takes place via Zoom, Monday - Thursday.
Please email [email protected] for further information and log-in details.

Stations of the Cross

Occuring
Tuesday 20 February 2024, Tuesday 27 February 2024, Tuesday 05 March 2024, Tuesday 12 March 2024, Tuesday 19 March 2024 Tuesday at for 45 mins
Venue
St Thomas the Apostle
Address
St Thomas' Road South Wigston Leicester, LE18 4TA, United Kingdom

The traditional devotional journey through the 14 'Stations' as we recall and meditate upon Jesus final moments and his cross.

Our churches

Safeguarding

Our Parishes are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and each parish has its own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO).

Our Diocese’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. Their details can be found below.

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

Local Safeguarding Co-ordinators:

All Saints and St Wistan: Caroline Wordsworth (07515 932539)

St Thomas, South Wigston: June Day (07910 490154)

If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available here https://www.leicester.anglican.org/about/safeguarding/

Link to Diocesan Safeguarding Page