St Luke’s Church

Saint Luke’s is an ancient building in part dating back to the Norman Conquest. It is a Grade 1* listed building with ornate stone carvings, a 130′ limestone spire and a unique equestrian statue in the chancel.  Our Churchwarden is Kathryn Deacon.  For general matters relating to the church, visits, or record searches, please contact Kathryn on (01664) 840123.

St. Luke’s Church is part of the South Croxton Benefice.  This encompasses the villages of South Croxton (with Beeby); Thorpe Satchville, Twyford and Ashby Folville (with Barsby) as well as Gaddesby. Services are shared during the month across the five churches and are detailed at the end of each month’s newsletter.

The vicar for the South Croxton Benefice is The Revd Neil Stothers.  Revd Neil is Priest in charge and Rector Designate.  Please contact Revd Neil for all wedding, funeral, baptism or home communion visits, or urgent pastoral matters in the first instance. He can be contacted at :-

The Rectory, 19 Main Street, South Croxton LE7 3RJ
Tel: 01664 841278 or email:

South Croxton Benefice is part of the South West Framland Group comprising of three Benefices – South Croxton, Burrough Hill and the Upper Wreake.    The South West Framland Group brings together the people of 16 parishes from Ragdale to Pickwell.

When Revd Neil is on leave, please contact the South West Framland Group’s part-time administrator Mr Vic Allsop at:-

SWF Group Office, 29 Main Street, Great Dalby, LE14 2ET
Tel 01664 561909 or email
(The office is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 9:15am to 2:30pm).

Refreshments at St Luke’s Church, Gaddesby
Are you planning a group visit to St Luke’s Church, or walking the Leicestershire Round footpath? If so, we may be able to offer group refreshments; for example, tea/coffee, with cake, or cream teas, or soup lunches! Prices are very reasonable. Please contact Kathryn Deacon on 01664 840123, or email for more information.

The church fund a monthly newsletter called “The Bridge” which contains information on activities and news from the villages as well as on the church. If you have anything which you would like including in the newsletter please contact Vic Allsop as above.  The latest edition of The Bridge and previous issues can be found on the