The Wistow Benefice
Fleckney, Kilby, Newton Harcourt and Wistow

Kilby Church

Outside Kilby Church on a Summers Day

Kilby Spire

Kilby Churches Spire

Welcome to The Wistow Benefice

Welcome to the Wistow Benefice home page. The benefice is comprised of the Church of England parishes of Fleckney, Wistow, Kilby and Newton Harcourt.

Our four beautiful churches have stood for many centuries and throughout that time people have come to celebrate the most important milestones of human life. Our churches are sermons in stone that point to the living faith of the people who worship in them. Our churches speak to us of God and of the victory of Jesus Christ over sin, suffering and death, and all that disfigures life on Earth. Within these churches you will be able to hear the good news of Jesus Christ, and to receive strength and healing from him through the celebration of the life-giving sacraments that he confided to his Church. We hope that you will find this website to be a useful introduction to work of the Church and the Wistow Benefice. We pray that God will bless you and will find life in his Name.


If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact the Parish Safeguarding Co-Ordinator, Tracey Coates on 0116 259 3837 or the vicar the Revd Canon Philip O'Reilly on 0116 240 2215, email . If you wish to speak to a member of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team or someone outside the church, the contact details are

Please click here for Fleckney's Safeguarding policy. A signed and fully annotated copy is available for view in church. Similar documents are available in the other churches within the Wistow benefice.

Safe Spaces – A service for victims and survivors of church-related abuse

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service for anyone who has experienced abuse in relation to the Church of England, the Church in Wales, or the Catholic Church of England and Wales. This could be abuse by someone who holds any role in the church or is linked to participating in a church-led activity or group.

If you have been affected, however long ago, Safe Spaces can provide you with support. You do not have need to have told the police or the church authorities, and you do not have to still be involved with the church. Your information will not be shared without your consent, unless you or someone else is in immediate danger. Safe Spaces can provide a range of help, including advocating with authorities and other agencies, giving emotional support, providing information (including information on church and police procedures), understanding your needs and working together on individual support plans.

Tel: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)
LiveChat - via the Safe Spaces website

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