LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC for LENT 2019 at Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, Leicester. Thursday 28th March 2019. This month’s recital (1.00-1.30pm) will be by Fr. Simon Lumby, priest-in-charge at St. Aiden’s, New Parks.
He will be including
This will be followed at 2.00pm by a performance of
Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs
in which Simon Lumby will be joined by Baritone Soloist John Thawley.
These are free recitals, with a collection point available to donate towards the upkeep of the organ.
ANNUAL BISHOP STREET GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
Friday 19th April 2019: Good Friday
LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Fourth Thursdays of each month: 1.00-1.30pm at Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF.
The recitals are free, and will include a retiring collection towards the ongoing upkeep of the organ.
Friday May 3rd: ORGAN CONCERT at the start of the Modern Art Exhibition:
METHODIST MODERN ART COLLECTION Wondering Soul Exhibition -
SOME OF OUR RECENT EVENTS:-
SUNDAY 17th March 2019
TALK IN THE CHAPEL: Zinthiya Trust: The Story So Far. A talk by Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan on their work to alleviate poverty and abuse in Leicester and Leicestershire.
TALK IN THE CHAPEL
VENITE: An exhibition of artworks based around some organ-pipes and other bits and pieces that were ‘left over’ during our recent organ renovation. Various local artists were challenged to re-work the items to create original artworks. The resulting exhibition, VENITE, will be on display at Bishop Street Methodist Church from October 17th to November 7th 2018.
Special exhibition for our Heritage Open Day, Saturday 8th September 2018
In the early years of the Methodist movement there were surprisingly wide opportunities for women to become preachers, both within their circuit of local Churches, and full time as travelling preachers. With the 2018 Heritage Open Days theme of ‘Extraordinary Women’ in mind, Bishop Street has compiled a display on some of these pioneer women preachers, both in the 18th century under the direct encouragement of John Wesley, and in the 19th century, particularly within the ‘Primitive Methodist Connexion’. Leicestershire had two such notable preachers, one of whom, Elizabeth Evans, inspired the character of Dinah Morris in the novel, Adam Bede, and the other, Miss Buck, lived in Leicester but received invitations from across the country to hear her powerful and inspirational preaching.
The display will be on view in the Church Exhibition area until September 19th 2018.
Also on Saturday 8th September:-
Open 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 8th September
Exhibition of Quilts from Pennsylvania
2nd September to 22nd September in the Exhibition area.
BISHOP STREET ONLINE VIDEOS
There are a selection of videos now available via Youtube. You can find them by searching for the Bishop Street Church youtube channel (feel free to subscribe). A series of four short talks by Richard Gill on the origins of Leicester Methodism begins with ‘A sermon at Butt Close’, at https://youtu.be/x18ONeu0AoI (Follow the links to find subsequent videos.)
Talk in the Chapel: Thursday 28th June 2018, 6.15-7.15
From the New Testament onwards the 'Sign of Jonah' has held a central place in Christian imagination. The story of this Old Testament prophet has been celebrated as both a foreshadowing of Christ's death and resurrection and as a more personal emblem of despair and rescue. This talk explores the origins of 'the sign of Jonah' and its use from early Church writings to modern poetry. It also looks at the dramatic and surprisingly glamorous images of Jonah in early Christian Art and the association of this image with petition, particularly in the medieval presentation of the psalms. For a thousand years, the image of the prophet to Nineveh was an important symbol of the personal hope founded on the Resurrection.
For a details and photos of larger selection of Exhibitions, Concerts, and Talks held at Bishop Street over recent years, visit our Past Events page.