We are a mixed Christian congregation of all ages and from four continents
We have a chapel which was built just over 200 years ago, and continues to be a place of Methodist Christian worship, but now includes a wide range of other activities and events both in the church and a range of rooms for community activities of many sorts.
We are in Leicester Trinity Methodist Circuit, and are part of the Churches Together in Leicester City Centre.
Our Sunday Services and Sunday School are held at 10.45am, and we also have a short mid-day service at 1.00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
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METHODIST MODERN ART COLLECTION Wondering Soul Exhibition -
Coming to Leicester: Friday May 3rd to Sunday June 9th 2019
Bishop Street Church will be open every day, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Note, on Sundays the Church service will be 10.45-12.00 during which time the pictures will not be accessible.
On Saturday May 4th we will not be open until 12.30 due to a morning wedding
The Chapel Café will be open weekdays 10.00-4.00, Saturdays 10.00-3.00, closed on Sundays
For details of all the Leicester Church venues and more events around the visit of the Methodist Modern Art Collection to Leicester, see www.wonderingsoul.co.uk/events
Friday May 3rd: ORGAN CONCERT at the start of the Modern Art Exhibition: 2.00pm - 2.40pm:
Free recital by Ralph Dransfield, organist at Garston Park Church, Liverpool. [More...]
TALK IN THE CHAPEL: Thursday May 9th 6.15-7.15pm at Bishop Street methodist Church, Town Hall Square, Leicester LE1 6AF: Society and Satire: Artists and Early Methodism. Miriam Stevenson and Richard Gill will explore the connections between the artistic culture of eighteenth-century, Regency and Victorian England and the Methodist Movement, [More...]
ONLINE EXHIBITIONS: A selection of online exhibitions can be found at ‘view_online’.
WELCOME to STUDENTS: We offer a warm welcome to students from both universities. See our Student page for details of some upcoming events.
We now have lots of printed material about our building and heritage so call in to see what is here.
Our Heritage Room (aka The Vestry), was officially opened by Dr Jill Barber, during her year as Vice-President of Conference, on September 24th 2015. Come and have a look at some of our Church Heritage. (Contact us in advance if you are making a special journey, so we can ensure someone is there to open the Heritage Room). Bishop Street Heritage Room was first launched in September 2014, to provide a place for developing our Heritage displays and research. ‘Mission Matters’, a Methodist publication, featured it in the article you can download here (pdf - 518Kb)
OPENING TIMES: The Chapel Café is open for refreshments:
Light Lunches - Paninis, sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes and more.
Fresh coffee, fine tea, fabulous cakes, and a relaxing space to enjoy it.
Open weekdays 10.00-4.00,
and Saturdays 10.00-3.00
Sample menu from April 2018 shown below. (Prices and availability may vary over time). Call in and see us. The Zinthiya Trust
‘A Listening Ear’: a volunteer listener is on hand on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, available through the Chapel Cafe. There are two 'slots' at 11am and 11.45-12.30. If you'd like to speak to a church member who's been trained in listening skills, please see the designated person sitting in the café. (Download a pdf poster).
PRAYER: We are a church that values prayer, and there are daily prayers at 1.00pm for anyone who finds themselves in Leicester City Centre. Our members are encouraged to pray daily. For a Prayer for Today, see the prayer on the National Methodist website.
Eco-Congragation. Help to reduce your impact on the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. See our eco-congregation page for a selection of top tips for your home.
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