For practising Christians
About Pilgrim Gardens, Leicester
Pilgrim Gardens is an award-winning independent living housing scheme built in 2013 in Evington, Leicester, providing retired Christians with a home within a safe and secure community. With 31 apartments, Pilgrim Gardens offers a mixture of one- and two-bedroom flats available for lease or rent.
Pilgrim Gardens is a community of evangelical Christians from a range of traditions, Independent living worshipping together, fellowshipping together and sharing refreshments together. We also enjoy a variety of social activities including trips out, special celebrations, eating, exercising, and singing together.
All our apartments at Pilgrim Gardens include:
- Underfloor heating throughout
- A hallway with built in cupboards
- A generously sized wet room with grab rails, seating, and Jack and Jill entrances
- A bedroom with built in cupboards, large enough for a double bed
- A lounge with several electricity sockets, a tv point and a landline socket
- A kitchen with ample storage cupboards, a built-in cooker and hob and spaces for washing machine, fridge freezer and a dishwasher or tumble dryer
- A ‘Winter Garden’ with bi-fold doors enabling you to use the space as an extension to either your indoor or outdoor space.
These apartments are set in communal gardens which residents can choose to take on as much or as little gardening as they would like with gardening troughs and borders.
Want to find out more? Please fill in the Request a call back form and one of our team will be in touch. You can also submit your details to download a brochure.
Out and about in the local area
Pilgrim Gardens backs onto 44 acres of public parkland, Evington Park while the historical village of Evington also boasts a village green and arboretum, as well as a
well-stocked village centre just 400m away with a few grocery shops, a chemist, a post office, a library, a café, a fish and chip shop, restaurants and a pub.
The closest doctors’ surgery is 300m away, with a post box and a bus stop 200m away. There are about five buses an hour going into the city of Leicester and the journey takes about 15 minutes.
For those who are able there is a vast choice of local churches and many of the local ministers and church leaders support Pilgrim Gardens with pastoral visits and taking our morning devotions. Some of the local churches offer activities for retired people during the week such as fellowship meals with a Bible talk and day trips, which many of our residents take advantage of.
A little extra support
For those with extra needs there are care agencies locally who serve the residents here at Pilgrim Gardens, and if the need is cleaning, laundry or shopping then Pilgrim Gardens offers a series of Wellbeing Packages.
Just next door is the Evington Home, a residential care home also run by Pilgrims’ Friend Society, which offers the opportunity for spouses to remain close to each other, even though their needs may differ considerably.
If the time comes for you to need 24-hour care, moving into Evington Home makes such a significant life change simple and stress-free.
When you choose to live in one of our housing schemes, you’ll be joining a vibrant Christian community with the peace and independence that comes with your own space.
Andy joined us as Scheme Manager in September 2022. He is a retired police officer having worked 30 years for Leicestershire Police. He and his wife Tracey have been married for 38 years and have three grown up children and one grandchild. He enjoys gardening and walking and is an active member of Assemblies of God Life Church Wigston, Leicester.
One of his favourite Bible passages is Psalm 91:1-2 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust”.
How to find us
The Evington home is 7 miles from the M1 junction 21 and 9 miles from the A46.
Leicester train station is about 3 miles from the home, and the nearest bus stop is Leicester, Evington, Grocot Rd (stop code: lecdgtaw), Services 22, 22A, 22B
Life at Pilgrim Gardens
Those living at Pilgrim Gardens have been learning some hot new moves thanks to two talented young students from a Leicester-based creative dance company
Osy, who lives at Pilgrim Gardens, appeared in our carol singing video wearing a polar bear costume. We found out more about the man behind the furry mask
Marian, 77, spent 15 years working as a missionary at a children’s centre with New Hope Uganda. She now lives at Pilgrim Gardens, our housing scheme in Leicester