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...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:
Minister: Rev. Fran Rhys  Tel. 0116 257 1069  email fran.rhys @

SUNDAY 16th June 2019
10.45 Morning Service

Week 2:
‘Abounding in Thanksgiving’
Colossians ch1 v24 to ch2 v15
led by Andy Benbow


Lectionary Readings for
Trinity Sunday 16th June
Proverbs ch 8 v1-4, 22-31 (OT-p.541)
Romans ch5 v1-5 (NT-p.143)
John ch16 v12-15 (NT-p.103)


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






Margaret Byron

Dee Brunning

volunteer please

Organist: Martin Briers


Flowers this week have been given and arranged by Tanvi Pate.

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SUNDAY SERVICES 10.45am           BIBLE MONTH, JUNE 2019

16th Jun

Andy Benbow (Colossians ch1 v24 to Ch 2 v15)

23rd Jun

Mary and Richard Gill (Colossians ch2 v16 to ch3 v17)

30th Jun

Rev Fran Rhys (Café Church) (Col. ch3 v18 to ch4 v18)

7th July

Andy Biggins

14th Jul

Rev Daniel Yovan (Holy Communion)







Steward Team

volunteer please

volunteer please

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



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 July 3rd 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 July 4th

ART AT THE CHAPEL FACEBOOK PAGE - if you use facebook and would like updates on events and exhibitions, Leonie has now set up a new facebook page for you to subscribe to and share. The link is


JUNE 2019

11th to25th

Artzone exhibition of paintings

Tue 18th

1-2pm: DMU Music Scholar recital – Sarah Rabin, Soprano and Molly Bennett, Mezzo Soprano.

Fri 21st

7.30pm: Coro Nostro: Music for a Midsummer Night’. Tickets on the door, £8 (concessions £6). An evening of pastoral, philosophical and amorous choral music for a Midsummer evening. With settings of Shakespeare alongside music by Tallis, Gjeilo, Mendelssohn, Debussy ...

Sun 23rd

Pastoral Team will meet after the morning service at 12.30, for all those who have pastoral responsibilities.

Thur 27th

1.00-1.30: Lunchtime Organ Music by Chris Ouvry-Johns, organist at Leicester Cathedral.

Thur 27th

Children’s Print Workshop by Groby Brookvale Schools, 6.00-8.00 as part of the end of year ADT Exhibition, in the exhibition space from 27th June to 2nd July.

Thur 27th

Church Council, 7.30pm in the Church vestry.

Fri 28th

1-2pm: DMU Music Scholar recital – Ellie Page, Mezzo Soprano and Peter Eveling, Piano.


BIBLE MONTH, JUNE 2019 Our preachers and Worship Leaders will be drawing on the readings from Colossians. You may like to prepare by reading the passages before the services.

2nd June week one. ‘Greetings’: Colossians Ch 1 v 1-23

9th June Pentecost and Holy Communion

16th June week two: Colossians Ch 1 v 24- 29, Ch 2 v1-15

23rd June week three: Colossians Ch 2 v 16 to Ch 3 v 1-17

30th June week four: Colossians  Ch 3  v 18 to Ch 4 v 1-18

Music in June 2019

Coro Nostro Midsummer concert 2019

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KARAOKE NIGHT: 6th July at Mayflower Methodist Church, Ethel Rd, Leicester. 5pm bring & share meal, 6pm KARAOKE. Tickets available from Mayflower/Wesley Hall/Uppingham Road churches: Adults £5 | Children £3

Colossians and popular culture: For an alternative take on the book of Colossians, you could look at a series of youtube ‘podcasts’ from the Methodist Learning Network - East Central, in which Prof. Clive Marsh considers the book of Colossians alongside items of popular culture.



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

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 (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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