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APRIL 2018

Thur 26th

Lunchtime Organ Recital, 1.00-1.30pm by David Crick, organist at Hinckley URC. Programme:
Lo Ballo dell’ Intorcia (Valente);
Allabreve (Bach);
Trumpet Voluntary in D (Boyce);
Larghetto – Vivace (Whitlock);
Elegy in B flat (Thalben-Ball);
Blaze Away (Holzmann)

Talk in the Chapel:

Thursday 26th April, 6.15-7.15pm. ‘There Has Never Been a Book Like This’. Bill Myers, on St Mark’s Gospel.

Talk Bill Myers Mark, flyer

Formerly a Professor at Leicester University Rev. Bill Myers is now a deacon of the Catholic Church. Our Chair of District will be joining us for this event and we encourage all who are able to attend.

Sun 29th

Morning Service to include Church General Meeting

MAY 2018

Sat 5th: AN AFTERNOON OF ORGAN MUSIC — popular and light classical musicplayedby Nigel Ogden, for 38 years, the presenter of Radio 2’s ‘The Organist Entertains’. 2.30pm. Adults £10, Concessions £8, with interval refreshments. (Note, originally planned for 12th May so please note the change to Saturday 5th May).

Nigel Ogden boxout 2018

Sun 13th

INSPIRATION EVENING - 6.00pm - Food.    6.30-7.30 - Singing and Prayer. Bring voice or instrument

Sat 29th

LEICESTER HERITAGE FAIR – 10.00-4.00. Meet your local heritage societies, see their work, and talk to their members. Our heritage Room will be open.



Talk Bill Myers Mark, flyer


Saturday 5th May 2018, 2.30-4.00pm

A concert of popular and light classical music by Nigel Ogden,

Tickets on the door, £10 Adults, concessions £8, to include interval refreshments.

Although a our Church organ has an early 18th century Baroque case, the Hill, Norman and Beard console was clearly influenced by theatre and cinema organ trends when installed in the 1920s, and the range of pipes provide opportunities for sounds that rarely get heard on a Sunday. Nigel Ogden, presenter of Radio 2’s ‘The Organist Entertains’ will be drawing on some of the more theatrical possibilities the organ offers, and giving free reign to it’s cinematic style at the afternoon concert.

Nigel Ogden gave the last concert on the Bishop Street Organ before it had a major renovation over the course of 2016. We are looking forward with eager anticipation to hear what can be done now he has the full range of stops at his disposal. With the last broadcast of 'The Organist Entertains' set for May 8th, this is likely to be the last concert Nigel gives whilst still at the helm of the Radio 2 show he has presented for 38 years.

Below, Nigel Ogden at Bishop Street Methodist Church in May 2016, before the console was moved down to the floor of the Church.

Nigel Ogden 2016



There are  a selection of videos now available via Youtube. You can find them by searching for the Bishop Street Church youtube channel (feel free to subscribe). A series of four short talks by Richard Gill on the origins of Leicester Methodism begins with ‘A sermon at Butt Close’, at (Follow the links to find subsequent videos.)

Inspiration Evening Mar Apr May 2018




Good Friday Service 2018 landscape


Talk Temperance Hall March 2018 landscape


Music at the Chapel Concert list spring 2018


Talk Gill Spatcher 2018


Talk Rob Charles 2018 A4


recital Christmas 2017 landscape


Bishop Street talk - Christmas 2017


Simon Headley concert Sept 2017


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.


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