A celebration of the Festival of Christmas with 'Carols by Starlight' 2020
Photos of villagers gathered in Edith Weston churchyard on Sunday, 20th December to celebrate the Festival of Christmas with 'Carols by Starlight'.
Remembrance Photos 2020
Photos of Normanton church bathed in red and lit up for Remembrance, taken by local resident Phillip Stubbs of Edith Weston
At 4pm on Sunday 4th March 1945 a Lancaster bomber returning to North Luffenham from a training flight narrowly missed Edith Weston church, crashed and caught fire just outside the churchyard, killing the crew of five British and three Australian airmen.
A Lancaster Crash Memorial Service took place at St Mary the Virgin Church at 3.30pm on Friday 4th March 2016 where a memorial plaque, erected on the churchyard wall near to the crash site, was unveiled and dedicated at a ceremony on the 71st anniversary of the crash. The ceremony was preceded by a memorial service in church and was attended by local and service dignitaries. Read more about the Memorial Service.