The Churches of Britain and Ireland

South Wigston, Leicestershire                          

South Wigston on Wikipedia.

Congregational Church on Blaby Road. SP 5887 9837. George Weston. Link, from which the congregation was established in 1885. Note that (as shown here) the building itself dates from 1896.

Methodist Church, also on Blaby Road, at about SP 5896 9836. Built as Wesleyan in 1886, and enlarged in 1902. George Weston. Link. Howard Richter advises that there was a Primitive Methodist Chapel, close to St. Mary at SP 587 981. It closed circa 1968, and was subsequently demolished, the site used for housing.

St. Mary (R.C.) on Countesthorpe Road. It opened in 1905 (see here, with interior photos). Another view. SP 587 980. Both Howard Richter (2015). Link.

St. Thomas the Apostle on Saffron Road. SP 586 983. George Weston. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed, wherein its says that the church was built 1892-3, with a slightly later tower.





04 March 2023

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