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CTLCClogoBISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
...serving people in Leicester City Centre (Reg. charity 1129068)
10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF.
Office tel. 0116 255 4111 E-mail:
office@bishopstreetchurch.org.uk
Minister: Rev. Fran Rhys  Tel. 0116 257 1069  email fran.rhys @ methodist.org.uk

 

SUNDAY 25th August 2019,
10.45am
Morning Service
Local Arrangement
led by Mary Gill and Alison Skinner
and Gladys Kusiwaa
celebrating Suzanna Wesley’s 350th anniversary

Reading for Sunday 25th August
1 Corinthians ch12 v4-13 (NT-p.161)

 

 

 

Tea, coffee, squash will be available following the service.

Rota

Stewards

Welcomers

Refreshments

25-Aug

Steward Team

volunteer please

volunteer please

Organist: Martin Briers

Flowers are given and arranged by
Kate Moore for yesterday’s wedding of
Ian and Val Nightingale

 

CONGRATUALTIONS to Ian and Val
who were married here yesterday

 

Sunday 1st September 2019: CIRCUIT SERVICE
6.30pm at Birstall Methodist Church
Wanlip Lane, Birstall, LE4 4JS
with Rev. Helen Cameron, Chair of the District

 

SUNDAY SERVICES 10.45am

1st Sept

10.45am: Andrew Biggins

6.30pm: Circuit Service at Birstall Methodist Church

8th Sept

10.45am: Rev. Fran Rhys (Café Church)

5.30pm: Inspiration evening

15th Sep

Local Arrangement

22nd Sep

Rev. Paula Hunt (Holy Communion)

 

Rota

Stewards

Welcomers

Refreshments

2nd Sept

Steward Team

volunteer please

volunteer please

NEW ROTA for Sept to November: Please sign up on the ROTA SHEET as a welcomer or refreshments volunteer. Thank you.

 

 

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

MINISTER: Rev. Fran Rhys is generally in the Church Office on Wednesdays, 10.00-3.00. Feel free to drop in to see her, and perhaps come along to 1.00pm prayers. Phone/email (see front) to confirm a particular time or to arrange a different day to meet.

Lunchtime Prayers: 1.00pm on Mondays and Wednesday in the prayer corner.  Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm. Next Communion will be September 4th led by Rev. Fran Rhys. All are invited.

THE CHAPEL CAFÉ: The Café is open 10.00-4.00 on weekdays and 10.00-3.00 on Saturdays. Call in often, and tell your friends.

OPEN CHURCH in the Barrett Room: Mondays 11.30am-1.00pm. followed by prayers in the Church prayer corner at 1.00.

‘A Listening Ear’: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, available through the Chapel Cafe between 11am and 12.30. If you'd like to speak to a church member who's been trained in listening skills, please see the designated person sitting in the café.

Thursday Bible Study and discussion in the Church at 12.00noon.

‘In Stitches’Knitting and Needlecraft. Get together to work on your projects and have a chat. Fridays, 10.30-12.45 in the café.

Churches Together in Leicester City Centre:First Thursday Prayers: 12.30pm on Sept 5th at St Nicholas Anglican Church.

 

HELP MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO A WIDE RANGE OF CHARITIES

“CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES”

is looking for a “Pop upShop Managerin Bishop Street Methodist Church, Leicester. Mid-October to Mid-December.

 Our seasonal “pop-up” shop sells Christmas cards and gifts to support local and national charities. If you are organised, enthusiastic and enjoy being part of a friendly team, running one of our shops is rewarding, sociable and fun. For this role there is a small remuneration paid in appreciation.

To find out more please contact:
Sue Berridge 0115 931 2529 / 07867 530002
sue.berridge@cfgc.org.uk
www.cardsforcharity.org.uk

 

 

VOLUNTEERS: Following the phenomenal growth of 3Generate, the annual event for Methodist children and young people, organisers are calling for more volunteers to come forward and ensure its continued success at Southport over the weekend 23-25 November.

Around 1,200 young people will be attending this year's 3Generate, the Methodist Children and Youth Assembly, where youth speak out and into the Church on the issues that matter to them. Organisers are looking to recruit volunteers to walk alongside the young people and to share their transformational journey.

 You do not need to have previous experience in working with young people to take part. Details of how to apply and join the 3Generate team can be found on the 3Generate website.

 

CHURCH CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 2019

Sat 14th

Heritage Open Day, and Bike and Stride Day for Leicestershire Churches Trust.

Our church will be open for both Heritage visitors and for those doing the sponsored bike and stride around Leicestershire Churches, from 10.00am to 4.00pm. We welcome volunteers to be on hand during the day.

SPONSORE A STRIDER! Tanvi Pate will be doing a sponsored walk to visit 10 churches within the city for the bike-and-stride event, to raise money for the Leicester Historic Churches Fund and our own church funds. She will be looking for sponsors over the next 3 Sundays, so please see if you can contribute.

 

CIRCUIT MEETING: Bishop Street is looking for someone to represent the church on the Leicester Trinity Circuit Meeting. There are three evening meetings per year, with three representatives from each of the 20 churches in the Circuit. You would join two other representatives from Bishop St. (Mary Gill and Tony Moore). Occasionally representatives may be asked to be on another committee, such as the Circuit Invitation Committee, when a minister's stationing matters are considered. Please contact Fran, Mary, or Alison Skinner (Church Council Secretary) if interested.

GHANA TRIP: The Methodist Ghanaian Fellowship in the UK is organizing a mission trip to Ghana from the 13th to 24th January 2020. The purpose is to fellowship and share ideas with ministers/lay people in Ghana; visit projects being supported by the Methodist Church in Britain and places of interest as well as explore the faith in the Ghanaian (African) context. We are inviting members from your circuit/congregations to be part of this unique experience. The total amount involved is £1,300 and this is for the flight, hiring of the coach and accommodation/meals. Further information from Rev'd William Davis: william14da@yahoo.com

www.bishopstreetchurch.org.uk
www.fb.com/ArtatTheChapel.BishopStreet

 

CIRCUIT MEETING: Bishop Street is looking for someone to represent the church on the Leicester Trinity Circuit Meeting. There are three evening meetings per year, at a meeting where there are three representatives from all 20 churches in the Circuit. You would join two other representatives from Bishop St. (Mary Gill and Tony Moore). Occasionally one of the Bishop St. representatives may be asked to be on another committee, such as the Circuit Invitation Committee, when a minister's stationing matters are considered. Please contact Fran, Mary, or Alison Skinner (Church Council Secretary) if you would be interested.

Organ restoration thumbnailBISHOP STREET ONLINE VIDEOS
The montage ofvideo snippets of the works involved in the organ restoration is now on Youtube, with a soundtrack of Simon Headley playing the organ at the celebration concert. It will really help our Grant feedback forms if this can accumulate some viewing figures, so please have a look, and tell your friends. It is at https://youtu.be/hN8Qdcxqunw

A series of heritage videos is also available via Youtube. You can find them at the Bishop Street Church youtube channel (feel free to subscribe). Four short talks by Richard Gill on the origins of Leicester Methodism begin with ‘A sermon at Butt Close’, at https://youtu.be/x18ONeu0AoI (Follow the links to find subsequent videos.)

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A Listening Ear: a volunteer listener is on hand on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, available through the Chapel Cafe. There are two 'slots' at 11am and 11.45-12.30. If you'd like to speak to a church member who's been trained in listening skills, please see the designated person sitting in the café.

 

LARGER PRINT copies of the Hymn-Book, Service Book and Bible are available from the welcomers.

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