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Bishop Street Methodist Church

10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF  UK, Tel 0116 255 4111


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Bishop street frontage - July 06 watercolour

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.

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.


Heritage Open Days are coming up fast, and the Church will be open 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 14th September. No booking required. We now have lots of printed material about our building and heritage so call in to see what is here. The Heritage Room will be open, and church registers made available for family historians, plus photographs, displays and historic items. Tours of the building, including the gallery will be available on request. Also, opportunities to try on dressing up clothes for children, from periods in our 200 years of history.

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. (Other than for the Heritage Open Day, 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)


Chapel Cafe

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

Cafe menu 1

Cafe menu 2




Listening service ear logoA 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.

Top tips for saving energy and reducing climate change


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