The Bluebell Service

The weather looks good for tomorrow (Sunday 5th May) so put on your walking shoes and join us at 3pm in Swithland Woods for    St Leonard’s Annual Bluebell Service.

It takes place by the Great Pit – follow the signs – (What3words – bolts.hedge.tips) and donations will be given to the Exaireo Trust which is a Christian charity based in Loughborough for the homeless.

Tea and cakes will be available back at the Church following the service.

We look forward to seeing you.

Jazz Carols

Our Jazz Choir and a 5 piece Jazz band assembled themselves at St Leonard’s Church, Swithland on 13th December to lead a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols embracing a variety of musical genres including Jazz, Rhumba, Reggae, and Rock. The church was full and it was a delight to see faces old and new! After the Service there was much chat, mingled in between sips of mulled wine and mouthfuls of traditional mince pies. A lot of fun was had  and total of £225 was raised for the benefit of The Children’s Society.
Very well done Choir, Band and all the people in the ‘back office’ supporting and laying on hospitality!

Goodbye Year 6

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.

Spring Walk – just around the corner

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!

Friday Club Snow Day

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.

New Year’s Day at St Leonard’s Church

On New Year’s Day, Sunday 1st January we shall be celebrating the Festive Season with our service ‘Sing a song of Christmas’.

Led by Mr Gary Lee, we shall be singing and learning all about our favourite carols, listening to Christmas readings and poetry, and then enoying sparkling wine and Christmas cake.

We can promise you a joyful start tot he New Year. Do come along and join us.

Bluebell Service 2022

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.

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