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.

St. Luke’s Church is part of the South Croxton Benefice.  These comprise of the villages of South Croxton (with Beeby); Thorpe Satchville, Twyford and Ashby Folville (with Barsby) as well as Gaddesby. Services are shared across the five churches.  

In turn the 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. The South West Framland Group is supported by a part-time administrator, Mr Vic Allsop.

For details of services across the Group download the latest list of services .

Parish Vacancy

The South West Framland Group is currently without a vicar and so we are in an inter regnum whilst three new vicars are recruited. During this period our Priest in Charge is the Area Dean Revd Kevin Ashby.  Kevin can be contacted on (01664) 503535; through his church office on (01664) 562267 or else via email at

For funerals, visits to those who are ill and home communions contact our Lay Reader Malcolm Britton at 34 Hall Orchard Lane, Frisby-on-theWreake; by phone on 01664 434490 or by email

For all baptism and wedding enquiries please contact our Administrator Mr Vic Allsop at the SWF Group Office, 29 Main Street, Great Dalby, LE14 2ET; by phone on 01664 561909 or by email The office is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 9:15am to 2:30pm

For general enquiries about Saint Luke’s Church contact our Assistant Churchwarden Diana Pritchard 01664 840267 or – for the building itself David Wyrko 01664 840385.

Remember – if the services of a priest are required contact Revd Kevin Ashby

For details of services across the cluster download the latest service sheet.

The parish councils fund a monthly newsletter which contains information on activities and news from the villages as well as on the churches.  The latest newsletter, an archive of old newsletters is available on the church newsletters page together with contact details for the editor.