Repton is the cradle of Christianity in the Midlands.   Christians have worshipped on this site since 653 AD, when Elfleda, the bride of Peada, son of King Penda of Mercia, introduced Christianity to his father's kingdom at Repton.   We welcome you to our website and invite you to share with our worship at St Wystan's Church

Live Service, Sunday 17th January
also streaming on YouTube
(St Wystan's Church Repton Live Stream)

Benefice churches are open for private prayer - Winter Timetable

St Wystan's Crypt remains closed

layout
from an original watercolour by Jean Shaw

Repton crypt, dating from the first half of the 8th century, is of exceptional interest.   Constructed perhaps as a baptistery, later a royal mausoleum, then a place of pilgrimage to St Wystan, it is one of the oldest and most important examples of Anglo-Saxon architecture to survive intact.   Sir John Betjeman described it as "holy air encased in stone".

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