It’s snowing this morning (10 March), so we’re not really expecting you to come along to Friday Club today; but Chris and Ali are at the Church and the kettle is on for anyone who does manage to make it there. Keep warm and keep safe.
The dates of our next Alpha Course have just been agreed and it will be running at Christ Church every Friday from 2nd September through to 4th November. The course will also include a weekend 7th-9th October.
After a two year absence, it was a real joy to gather in Swithland Woods for our annual Bluebell Service.
The service was led by our Acting-Rector, Revd Colin Resch and the Bible Reading given by the Deputy Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jenni Tillotson. It was a beautifully warm and sunny afternoon and members of the Syston Band (pictured above) and a few of our choir members led the singing of our hymns. There was a fabulous turnout and people generously donated £190 to the work of The Children’s Society for which we are truly grateful.
The first Bluebell Service was held in Swithland woods on 20th May 1928 and has continued annually ever since.
We are delighted to confirm that St Leonard’s will be open on the following SATURDAY AFTERNOONS from 2pm to 4pm October 9th Please come along and encourage others to visit us to share a cup of tea and slice of cake and to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our lovely church and churchyard.
A selection of second-hand books will also be available for purchase.
Join in with our Online Nativity starring the children of Fun@4, Sunbeams, and the Friday Club in Swithland for a very special Christmas experience. Visit stleonardsswithland.org/nativity to join in from 4pm on Sunday 20 December.
Swithland St Leonard’s CE Primary School have organised a Scarecrow Trail for Harvest. You can join in by printing off the trail leaflet and looking to see if you can find all of the scarecrows hidden around the village. The scarecrows will be on display from Monday 12th October to Sunday 25th October. The theme of the scarecrow trail is ‘People who help us’ reflecting on those key workers that have kept us going throughout the Coronavirus lockdown.
We will be beginning an online Bible Study Course using material from Tom Wright. The course will run over six sessions beginning on Wednesday 2 September. It is entitled ‘Surprised by Hope’ and will run on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am and repeated on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. You can view a trailer by clicking on the link below to find out more.
The Bible Study will be held on Zoom and you can access the course by heading to zoom.us and using Meeting ID: 851-9857-8803 & Passcode: 297673.