Parish Church of St Wystan’s Repton

Announcement – January 2024

The Revd Stephen (Steve) Short, Rector of Melbourne, Ticknall, Smisby and Stanton-by-Bridge, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Foremark and Repton with Newton Solney and of Willington in the same diocese. Steve will continue to hold the Bishop of Derby’s commission as Assistant Area Dean of Mercia alongside this new role.

Steve writes:

I am humbled and very excited to have been appointed as your new parish priest! I eagerly look forward to working with everyone in the new year as we begin the next chapter in continuing to build God’s Kingdom in Willington, Foremark, Newton Solney and Repton. 

Please do pray for me and my wonderful family (Rachel, my wife, and our children Sophie and Benjamin) as I will be praying for you.




George Johnson E: Tel 703079

Stephen Longden E: Tel 703259

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Administrator Tricia Brooks

St Wystan’s Church Conservation Management Plan

St Wystan’s church has been designated by the Church Buildings Council and Historic England a Major Parish Church because of its exceptional historic significance.  It is one of 300 out of more than 15,000 in the country and its importance lies in the survival of the crypt with its vaulted ceiling and barley twist columns and chancel above, thought to date from the 9th century.  If you haven’t visited the crypt then it is well worth a visit though care needs to be taken on the uneven steps worn away by pilgrims over the years.

Following from this designation, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) has adopted a Conservation Management Plan, mainly compiled by Richard Finch with input from Virginia Davis, Mark Parsons the church architect and Andy Austen. The document brings together historical information, documents and policies concerning the building, its relationship with the village and its conservation.  It will be updated regularly and used as a basis for considering any future changes to the building and to assure potential funders that the PCC values and understands the building in its care. at Newton Solney