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Churches in the Partnership

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Youth Worker

I’m delighted to announce that following a selection process held today, 5th December 2008, Ali Simpson has accepted the offer to become the Detached Youth Worker to the SEMP. Ali still has some contractual details to discuss and so the start date of her new role will be announced in the near future. This has been a long process and I would like to thank Alison Roche for her leadership of the task group and Robin Rolls for his support from the Diocese.


Thursday, 27 November 2008

Christmas is coming!


Saturday 06 December at 6.30pm in St Andrew’ Church

Not a service, not a concert but an evening of carols in the English folk tradition performed by some of Leicestershire's foremost folk singers. These are the carols that were sung in the churches and on the streets before the Victorians wrote Good King Wenceslas and In the Bleak Midwinter! This is a genuine traditional Christmas with much lively singing and plenty of opportunity for the audience to join in, with both familiar and less well known carols.

Come along and kick-start your Christmas with a good sing!


2 x 40 minute sessions with a break for Wine or Fruit Juice and a mince pie priced at £1.00. Continues in the upstairs room of the Black Horse Pub, LE2 8NA

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Quiz with Fish and Chip Supper

Quiz with fish and chip supper on Saturday 1st November at 6.15pm in the Parish Hall, Old Church Street, Aylestone. The tickets are £6.50p each and can be obtained from Margaret Toon on 0116 2337210. The last day for obtaining tickets is Sunday 26th October as the chipman requires numbers on Monday.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Advent Wreath Festival & Christmas Fair

Such was the success of its 2007 festival of Advent Wreaths, that the Church of the Nativity is repeating the event this November.

The festival was the main focus of an outreach weekend that captured the imagination of Leicester's Aylestone Park community. Local businesses, a school, voluntary groups and church organisations each made an Advent wreath that reflected their work.

The Revd Alistair Helm says: "The amazing thing was that many of the people who made and brought along wreaths had previously no contact with the church. The whole community were interested and created inspiring decorations."

The Church will be wreathed once more and the congregation will again welcome local school pupils, businesses and other members of the community through its doors as church and community once again unite in preparing Aylestone Park for Christmas.The church will be open for visitors during the day and the church rooms will have a variety of stalls and refreshments.

Bishop's Lay Congress 2008

Bishop Gordon is the Bishop of Stafford, one of three area bishops in the Diocese of Lichfield. He was born in Guildford, Surrey. He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, and trained for ordination at Cuddesdon College. After ordination in 1973, Bishop Gordon served as Curate of Walton in the Diocese of Liverpool; before moving to London as Vicar of St John’s Church in East Dulwich (Southwark Diocese) in 1977. Nine years later be became a Tutor at Sarum Theological College in Salisbury (Salisbury and Wells Theological College) before moving to Stafford, as Rector of St Mary’s Church in 1991. He remained in Stafford for eight years before he was appointed Provost, and then Dean, of Birmingham.Bishop Gordon is a well-known preacher, author and tutor in spirituality. His books include Out of the Deep (DLT), The Wisdom of the Anglo-Saxons (Lion), and A History of English Spirituality (SPCK). His most recent book is Praying in Exile (DLT 2005).
For further details and an enrolment form visit: www.leicester.anglican.org or alternatively email: claire.stapleton@leccofe.org with your full name, address and the name of the church you worship in. Enrolment forms should also be available at your church.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

A Cup of Cheer

The Nativity Players, now in their eleventh year, invite you to their next amateur production of 'A Cup of Cheer.'

This is the third play play written by Nativity's very own Sylvia Taberer. For those of you who have been to previous productions, you will not be disappointed!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Talent Weekend at The Nativity

Everyone has talents and here at The Nativity we want to thank God and celebrate our talents.
Everyone welcome.