Cadeby: All Saints

A Church Near You: Cadeby, All Saints

Grade II* listed Cadeby Church dates from the 13th century but is perhaps most well-known for its 20th century links with Thomas the Tank Engine.

The Revd Teddy Boston, Rector of Cadeby from 1959 until his death in 1986, was the inspiration for The Fat Clergyman (not to be confused with The Fat Controller) who featured in two of the Thomas books, written by fellow clergyman, friend and steam enthusiast the Revd Wilbert Awdry.

There are many references to Mr Boston both inside and outside the church, including a stained glass east window installed in 1979, and he is included in a list of ministers dating from 1250.

Two internal stone bays from this earliest period survive, as does a part tile-hung tower built in a style more often found in the south of the country.

Cadeby Church is opened daily by village volunteers and visitors of all ages are welcome. A side aisle is used as a focus of prayer and contemplation, where prayer requests may be written and candles lit.

The churchyard is managed with wildlife in mind and includes designated creature-friendly habitats and a wildflower area. 

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Little Fishes

Monthly. Every Fourth Friday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
St Peter's Parish Church Hall
St. Peters Church Hall 25 Park Street Market Bosworth, CV13 0LL, United Kingdom

A free monthly session lead by the Children's team of St Peter's Church
• Singing
• Dancing
• Story time
• Crafts
• Refreshments

Little Fishes – A time for Little People and their Adults to Enjoy Together - St Peters Parish Hall Market Bosworth for more information contact Sue and Polly [email protected]

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Our parish of Cadeby All Saints is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Leicester’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 Jane Glennon, Telephone : 01455 291994 or 07811 104435. If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our local Safeguarding Co-ordinator, as above. If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available here[add their details here or use the button to link to a page that shows the info] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor [add their details here or use the button below to link to your own page that shows the info or the diocesan safeguarding page]. 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.