This morning (13th July) we met together in St Leonard’s Church to say goodbye this year’s Year 6 cohort. During the service memories of their time at school were shared along with their hopes and dreams for the future.
Pictured here are seven of this year’s leavers: Vincent, Isaac, Austin, Archie, Freya, Ariana and Freya. Sadly Emily couldn’t be with us.
Congratulations to all of you for completing your primary education. We know you will do well in the years ahead.
The latest edition of The Link is now available in our churches and also for download here on our website. This Summer edition covers July and August, so there is plenty of information in it about services and events taking place in and around St Leonard’s Church. There’s also a piece from our Acting Rector about holidays.
Just a reminder that the Spring Walk around Swithland Woods will take place on Monday 22nd May. We will meet at the Roecliffe Road car park at 10.30 am. There is a £2 charge for the car park and the machine does not give change. As usual our walk will be led by Jerry and there will be a couple of stops for prayer and meditation. After the walk we make our way to St Leonard’s for soup and a roll. The weather will be wonderful!
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.