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.

First wedding of 2022

It was a delight hearing the wedding bells ring out as we welcomed our first wedding couple of 2022 to the wonderful setting of St Leonard’s Church and we offer our congratulations to Mark & Faye as they embark on the rest of their lives together as man and wife.

The service was conducted by our Acting Rector, Revd Colin Resch. The organist was Mr Paul Wilcox.

Sunday Worship Live Online

This Sunday, 8 August, there will be services at St Leonard’s at both 8am and 9.30am. For those who are unable to join us in person, we will be livestreaming worship from St Peter’s Church, Mountsorrel at 9.30am on our Youtube channe. Click the link below for access:

Church Closure

Dear friends we are sorry to inform you that from today Saturday 9th January 2021 we will not be holding ‘in person services’ in our churches of St. Peter’s, Christ Church and St. Leonard’s.It was the intention to try and keep our church buildings open at the beginning of the week. However after careful consideration and in the light of the rising infection rates we believe it would be best for all those we care for, that we suspended face to face activities. We are aware that Government guidance and our own National and Regional Guidance does permit such activities, provided they are Covid secure, but we like many churches locally feel it would be too great a risk to place our congregations at risk.We know that we have successfully managed the risk and many do feel safe and secure in church when we are open, however the new strain posses grater risks.We will be shut throughout this phase of lockdown and await the review that is expected on February 15th. We are aware that this is a big disappointment to many and it is with heavy heart that this decision has been taken .A reminder that we do still meet for church in our homes on Zoom. Once more we ask that each of you to be extra vigilant and safe.Blessings Darren Walker’ 
Curate Mountsorrel with St. Leonards Swithland.

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