Congerstone village

Church news

This page was updated on 29th April 2024

To download or view a PDF of the May pew leaflet, click HERE


For a link to The Bosworth Benefice website, which includes St Peter’s (Bosworth), St Mary’s (Congerstone), St Peter’s (Shackerstone), St Andrew’s (Carlton), All Saints (Nailstone), All Saints (Cadeby) & St James (Sutton Cheney), click HERE

Don’t forget the Christmas Carol Service & Childrens’ Nativity at St Mary’s on Thursday 21st December at 5pm


(Nativity Image attribution)


Many thanks to all those who attended the Harvest Supper and bought produce at the sale.  As always, particular thanks to those who organised the event, donated the food and produce, and did all the cooking and washing up!

Many thanks for all those who helped and those that came to the fete and spent their money.

The bells of St Mary’s Church were rung for 30 minutes on the afternoon of Saturday 6th May to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III



St Mary’s Church

Wednesday 21st December at 7pm



Harvest Festival at St Mary’s

Sunday October 23rd at 11:30h


Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Royal Dockyard Chapel in Pembroke Dock, Wales

(official photo for use by the C of E)

St Mary’s weathervane is finally back!

The lead roof of the tower was replaced with terne-coated stainless steel some months ago and, after a long wait, the refurbished weathervane has now been installed. 

Many thanks to all those who helped set up and run the fete and to all those who attended.  Despite the rain, the fete raised £1475, a sum that will nearly cover the annual cost of insurance for the church.
St Mary’s rededication service

This service was on Saturday 16th October.  The Bishop of Leicester officiated and Lord and Lady Howe attended.  During the service Ruth Webb played a selection of music by Handel on the Willis organ (donated to the church by the 4th Earl Howe in 1914).  After the service, Lord Howe gave a short talk about his family’s links with St Mary’s Church and members of the Musical Villages Choir sang several songs.

The roosters are back and the

restoration work is finished!

The oldest stained glass in St Mary’s church were the two Rooster roundals in the vestry door.  The vestry no longer exists (it is now part of the Nave and affords access to the new toilet and servery), so these roundals were removed from the door and given to ARK Glass to restore and mount in a light box (see below).  Now that the building of the new extension is complete, the light box will be mounted on the wall opposite the main (West) entrance to the church.  The bottom panel lists all the people from ARK Glass that worked on the repair and restoration of the main stained glass windows in the church.