To proclaim Jesus Christ and his saving love to all in
the parish and to encourage all to accept him as Saviour.
Barwell, a large village and parish, in the union of Hinckley, from which it it is two miles north by east and eleven miles S. W. from Leicester. Since 2007 it now has its own Parish Council. The parish includes the hamlets of Potter’s Marston and Stapleton. The church dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure in the gothic style of architecture, having a square tower, containing eight bells; the living is a rectory.
The village is listed in the Domesday Survey as ‘Berryall’ later becoming Bearwell. The word ‘Bear’ may have meant boar and ‘well’ stream. Consequently the name meant ‘the town by the boar stream.’