Paul Hale is looking forward greatly to providing an organ concert for us in 2018 in which he will also talk about the renovations and improvements made to our Church organ.
TALKS IN THE CHAPEL Autumn 2017 programme will include:-
Thursday November 9th, 6.15 - 7.15: Prof. Clive Marsh will be marking 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a door, with a talk on ‘What has The Reformation ever done for us?’
Thursday November 23rd, 6.15 - 7.15: Rev. Fran Rhys will speak on Pilgrimage.
SOME OF OUR RECENT EVENTS:-
Sunday 1st Oct, 6.00-7.30pm: Inspiration Evening
'WONDER' OPEN EXHIBITION MAY 2017
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TALK IN THE CHAPEL: Aspects of Christmas Music. Neil Crutchley, sometime music correspondent for the Leicester Mercury, will share a further selection of Christmas pieces on Thursday 15th December 2016, 6.15-7.15pm at Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, Leicester. Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of our Church organ restoration.
LEAVES / GRASS
3rd - 29th November 2016
Photographic exhibition: What Church means to me.
At the service on 14th August, when we completed our Bicentenary year, members of the congregation were invited to be photographed holding a board sharing their thoughts on “what church means to me”. The results are now on show in the Chapel Café, and a selection of the pictures can be viewed at the Art at the Chapel website.
ART AT THE CHAPEL: ‘Chinese Scrolls’: an exhibition of Chinese painting and calligraphy, is on display from 17th to 30th August at Bishop Street Methodist Church. Many of these beautiful hand-painted scrolls have Christian texts, and the exhibition is in collaboration with the Friends of the Church in China. The exhibition is free, and open during Chapel Café times: 10.00-4.00 on weekdays, 11.00-3.00 on Saturdays.If you know anyone else who might find this of interest, please pass on the details.
TOM CROSS Photography Exhibition: We are pleased to have this exciting exhibition of the photographs of Rev. Tom Cross, until 19th July, organised by Art at the Chapel. Please find an opportunity to look at the photos, of which there are framed, mounted and unmounted original photographic prints for sale. Tom developed, printed and exhibited his photos during 40 or more years as a member of the ‘Pen and Camera Club of Methodism’.
ORGAN CONCERT at Bishop Street Methodist Church
For motre details on the concert and our Church Organ, visit
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BICENTENARY EVENTS AND DATES
(Version 4: March 2016)
16th August 2015, 10.45am: 199th Birthday Service. Preacher Revd David Vale
20th September 2015, 5pm to 7.30pm Warm-hearted Churches: a Celebration of Wesleyan heritage.
27th Sept, 10.45am Harvest Celebration, with gathering of ‘50:50’ Talents Challenge.
4th October, 6.30pm, Rugby Songs of Praise Service
1st November Chapel Anniversary, Preacher, Rev. Philip Beuzeval
Sunday 29th November, Advent Sunday and launch of Advent Jesse Tree
Sunday 16th March, 10.45am Passion Sunday, former minister, Rev. Keith Hackett
April 2016, Preaching Series on the theme of Mission and World Methodist Weekend
Sunday 17th April, 10.45am: former minister Revd Gary Hall
Sunday 8th May, 10.45am, former minister, Rev. Andrew Lunn
Sunday 15th May 2016, 6.30pm, Whitsun Celebration Circuit Service, preceded by Grand Reunion Tea
Sunday 14th August 2016, 10.45am Celebration Service of 200 years of Worship at Bishop Street
Thursday 24th September 2015, visit by Vice President, Dr Jill Barber.
Thur 12th Nov: Talk in the Chapel – Jane Austen, Methodism and God. 6.15-7.15pm
November 16th - 20th, 12.45-1.15pm Lunchtime Discussions with Members of Different Faiths, organised through Christians Aware.
Thursday 28th November, 6.15pm Talk in the Chapel: Christmas Words – Howard Smith
Thursday 3rd December, 6.15pm Talk in the Chapel: Christmas music – Neil Crutchley
Thursday 28th January 2016, 6.15-7.15: Talk in the Chapel: Haloes and Rainbows, a talk by Dr Gillian Butcher, researcher in space science in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester.
Thursday 2nd February, 6.15-7.15: Art at the Chapel Creative Service, drawing on the inspiration of the Exhibition, ‘Weaving Women’s Wisdom’, on display in the Church
Thursday 19th May, 6.15-7.15: Art at the Chapel Creative Service, drawing on the exhibition for Christian Aid Week.
Saturday 28th November 2015, 7.00pm: Beaufort Entertainers of Desford, ‘In Praise if Christmas’, a Concert in aid of the Organ Fund.
Saturday 12th December 2015, 7.30pm: The Old Dalby Singers – Christmas Concert in aid of Age UK.
Saturday 13th Feb 2016, 3.15pm Elgar Society afternoon Concert
Saturday 12th March 2016, 3.00pm Women Composers. A Piano Concert by Gillian Butcher.
Saturday 30th April 2016 6.30pm concert by Kainé Gospel Choir, including scratch ‘Bishop Street Choir’.
Saturday 21st May 2016, Nigel Ogden, Organ Concert, 3.00pm
Heritage and Social Events
Saturday 12th September 2015, Bike and Stride and Heritage Open Day
Sunday 20th September 2015: Richard Gill guided walk – John Wesley’s Leicester.
Friday December 4th: 6.15pm Church Christmas Evening Meal.
Wednesday 20th April 2016 Interfaith Pilgrimage to places of Worship in Leicester City Centre organised with Christians Aware, 10.00-4.00
Saturday May 14th: Morning Christian Aid Pentecost gathering - details to follow
Saturday May 28th: Heritage Fair, hosted by the Leicester Civic Society.
Saturday 25th June: Church Seaside Outing
Exhibition: For the whole of January 2016 we have the travelling exhibition, ‘Women’s Weaving Wisdom’. This was a project that drew together diverse groups of women in many parts of Britain, including Leicester, to produce a series of ‘Carpets of Wisdom’, and in the process learn from each other about the wisdom of their home communities, lives and faiths. In the light of current rises in religious tensions across the world-the Weaving Women's Wisdom project is a tangible demonstration that women off all faith can work creatively for peace. And produce something beautiful!
The exhibition will be open during cafe opening times, until Tuesday Feb 2nd. For more information about the weaving project, visit the Touchstone Bradford website.
Advent Exhibition: The Tree of Jesse — The Lineage of God’s Grace.
EXHIBITION: BS200: An exhibition to mark our Bicentenary, with panels on how baptism, communion, weddings, burials, and ordination have been marked over that time. Also, a section looks at the world-wide spread of Methodism through the eyes of people now based at Bishop Street with memories of Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Ghana and The Caribbean.
SAVING A CENTURY: May 27th to June 24th 2015-
This exhibition of photographs and case studies from around Britain showed examples of the best Victorian and Edwardian buildings and structures that the Society has campaigned to save, and some that have been lost. It demonstrates the Society’s success in changing public attitudes towards the architecture of the nineteenth century, and its continued relevance for the twenty-first.
For a details and photos of larger selection of Exhibitions, Concerts, and Talks held at Bishop Street over recent years, visit our Past Events page.