Perhaps the most beautiful church in the Midlands region, and one of the finest parish churches in the whole of the England. This Gothic Revival Church is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. It was started in 1760 and completed in 1761 by John Wing the Younger of Leicester.
On Tuesday 4 August 1863 an annual summer meeting of the Architectural and Archaeological Society took place in Kibworth. Edward Levien Esq. from the British Museum read notes on the Manors of Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt. He briefly touched on the subject of the chancel, nave, aisles and porches of St. Wilfrid’s Church. He then said that there remained the subject of the old tower and spire. Edward Levien went on to say that the tower was being repaired and whilst workmen were at breakfast the tower fell down on Saturday 23 July 1825. He stated that very little damage was done to the rest of the church and thankfully no lives were lost. After this lamentable catastrophe steps were immediately taken to re-build the tower and spire.
This year’s service will combine both outdoor and indoor elements. The parade will arrive outside St Wilfrid’s Church at approximately 10.40am. Wreaths will be laid on the war memorial and the names of the fallen will be read. A shortened service will then take place inside the church, beginning at approximately 10.50am.
All Souls Service. This is a special service to remember with sadness and thanksgiving our loved ones who have died. If you cannot attend but would like the name/names of your loved ones to be read out in the service please contact the Church Office, see below.
On Thursday 15 September 2022 Stuart Court celebrated 30years since it was officially opened by the Duchess of Gloucester. It had in fact welcomed its first residents through the door the year before but her diary was already booked up until September 1992!