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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 27th May 2018
Morning Service
‘Café Church’led by Jo Kay


SUNDAY JUNE 3rd 2018
Morning Service
led by Richard Gill

Readings for
Sunday 27th May                                               Sunday 3rd June
Isaiah ch 43 v1-7 (OT-p.611)     Deuteronomy ch5 v12-15 (OT-p.153)
Luke ch9 v1-6(NT-p.64)             2 Corinthians ch4 v5-12 (NT-p.167)
                                                  Mark ch2 v23 – ch3 v6 (NT-p.34)
Tea, coffee, squash will be available
during and following the service.





27th May

Mary Gill

Volunteers please

Volunteers please

3rd June

Steward team

Volunteers please

Volunteers please

Organist:  Martin Briers

Saturday 29th May: LEICESTER HERITAGE FAIR – 10.00-4.00. The Leicester Civic Society annual gathering of local Heritage organisations. Meet your local heritage societies, see their work, and talk to their members. Our Church heritage Room will be open

The Church Pastoral Team will meet after the service on Sunday June 3rd, over a bring-and-share lunch.  


10th Jun

10.45am: Suzanne Kelly
6.00pm: Inspiration Evening - Food. Singing and Prayer.

17th Jun

Revd Fran Rhys. Holy Communion, Café Church

24th Jun

LA/Spiwe Ruwodo

1st July

Rev. Fran Rhys

8th July

10.45am: Andy Benbow
6.00pm: Inspiration Evening - Food. Singing and Prayer.






10th June

Steward team

Volunteers please

Volunteers please

NEW ROTA FOR JUNE TO AUGUST: Please sign up on the ROTA SHEET : two welcomers and two people for refreshments each week to keep things running smoothly. Thankyou.


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 Communion on first Wednesday: June 6th 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.

Listening service ear logo‘A Listening Ear’: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 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 June 7th at St Stephens URC, De Montfort St

FREE BOOKLET: ‘Thy Kingdom Come’: a copy is available for each member or attender.  Make sure you pick up and use your booklet which marks 9 days of prayer between Ascension (10 May) and Pentecost (20 May). Thy Kingdom Come is an ecumenical initiative to encourage Christians to pray for God's Spirit to move within the Church, equipping us to share God's love with others and to pay attention to how God is speaking to us today. The booklet is beautifully presented and uses pictures from the Methodist Modern Art Collection. Don't miss it!

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Saturday 9th June, 9.30am - 3.00pm: Women’s Conference to be held at Mayflower Methodist Church, LE5 5PE. The theme for the day is ‘Building Bridges’ within the Church, with young people, with care homes and the elderly. Tea and coffee on arrival, speakers, worship, bridge building activity, discussion, questions and feedback. Buffet lunch. For catering purposes, please book a free place by the end of May. Adelaide Kanu, Paulette Matthew or Jennifer Weston ( or

METHODIST WOMEN IN BRITAIN, LEICESTER TRINITY CIRCUIT SUMMER MEETING: Wednesday July 4TH, 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. Claremont Street Methodist Church, LE4: An opportunity to talk together about our respective groups. Tea and cake will be supplied!

The July Circuit Service, at which we say farewell to Rev. Dave Warnock who is moving on, will be on Sunday 29th July at 6.00pm, at Syston Methodist church, LE7 1GP

The welcome service for our new ministers, Rev Jervis Daniel Yovan and Rev Derek McLean will be on Friday 24 August at Oadby Trinity, LE2 4LA, at 7.00 p.m.

Sing to God a New (Old) Song: On Thursday 14th June the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) are holding a meeting: Rabbi Mark L Solomon will speak on "Sing to God a New (Old) Song: The Music of Psalms in Jewish Worship". All welcome! Thursday 14th June, St James the Greater Church Hall (Entrance is behind the church) St James Terrace, Leicester LE2 1NA), 7:30pm - 9pm

EMAIL NOTICES and GDPR: We circulate our Church notices by email each week to help you stay in touch. It will help with our records if everyone who would like to get these emails, whether you currently get them or not, could show this by sending us an email from the account you wish to use, with the subject as ‘subscribe to notices’.Thanks, Robin.

You can also view an up-to-date copy of the notices on the Church website at any time:  



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.)



Listening service ear logo

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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