St Wistan's Updates

Updates about St Wistan's, Wigston Magna

Updated 3rd July 2023


Title has now been registered and the hope is to vest responsibility for the church in the Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance, with a view to seeking a new use for the building.


Previous Updates & Information

January 2023

We're currently awaiting registration of Title with the Land Registry which is taking some time. Without this, the process cannot proceed any further. Once Title is registered and if the Church Commissioners are satisfied that St Wistan's should be closed as a place of worship, then the process of seeking a new use for the building will then begin. Please be advised that this is also likely to take some time. We will continue to post updates when we have them, so do please check back for further information.


May 2022

The Church Commissioners’ process in relation to the proposed closure of St Wistan’s as a place of worship has reached its next stage. You can find details of this here: Church Commissioners Draft Scheme and Notice - May 2022 Please note that the deadline for submissions has now passed.  Further updates will be posted when we have them.

The Revd Christopher Johnson is the current point of contact for questions about St Wistan's: 


A previous update on the St Wistan's Process can still be found here: March 2022 St Wistan's Update

Further to recent comments on social media, please note that St Thomas' South Wigston is financially independent from St Wistan's and any fundraising activity for the St Thomas' project is not diverting funds away from St Wistan's.

The update from October 2021 can be found here: October 2021 St Wistan's update

Click here for some history of St Wistan's Church