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.

As of 1st March 2024, St Wistan's has closed as a regular place of worship. The building initially closed in 2018 due to significant structural issues. Regular services continue to be held at All Saints, which has always been the parish church anyway. A subsequent period of consultation established that its use as a regular place of worship was not sustainable. The Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance will seek to find an alternative use for the building. For further information, do please contact us using the button in the sidebar.

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.

Healing & Wholeness Service

Occuring
Thursday 25 January 2024, Thursday 29 February 2024, Thursday 25 April 2024, Thursday 30 May 2024, Thursday 27 June 2024, Thursday 01 August 2024, Thursday 19 September 2024, Thursday 31 October 2024, Thursday 28 November 2024 Thursday at for 1 hour
Venue
All Saints Wigston Magna
Address
All Saints Church Moat Street Wigston Magna Leicester, LE18 2BA, United Kingdom

We offer prayer for healing as an important part of our pastoral and sacramental ministry. This can take place by arrangement with one of the clergy but also at one of our monthly healing services at All Saints.

Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament from 7-7.30. Service with Laying on of hands and anointing with oil from 7.30pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is normally available from 6.45pm.

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