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...serving people in Leicester City Centre (Reg. charity 1129068)
10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF.
Office tel. 0116 255 4111 E-mail:
Minister: Rev. Fran Rhys  Tel. 0116 257 1069  email fran.rhys @

Sunday 15th October 2017 10.45am
Café Church
led by Rev. Fran Rhys


Sunday 22nd October 2017 10.45am
led by Rev. Edson Dube


Tea, coffee, squash will be available following the service.






Hope Ncube

Dee Brunning & Volunteer please

Margaret Mackley & Volunteer please


Peter Chitsenga & Margaret Byron

Margaret Mackley & Volunteer please

Barbara Kolaczek & Volunteer please

Organist: 15th - Bob Rees, 22nd - Martin Briers

Flowers for Sunday 15th October are given and arranged
by Sheila Swire in memory of Bill.

Flowers for Sunday 22nd are given by Mrs J Cameron in memory of her parents, Mr & Mrs Harold Heard, and arranged by Sheila.

Lectionary Readings for
Sunday 15th October
       Sunday 22nd October

Isaiah 25:1-9 (OT-p.594)                          Isaiah 45:1-7 (OT-p.614)
Philippians 4:1-9 (NT-p.184)      1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 (NT-p.188)
Matthew 22:1-14 (NT-p.22)                 Matthew 22:15-22 (NT-p.23)


29th Oct

Rev. Martin Wellings: Church Anniversary
with Holy Communion (Annual Gift Day).

5th Nov

Jo Kay and James Blackhall

12th Nov

10.45am: Richard Gill

6.00pm: Inspiration Evening

19th Nov

Rev. Fran Rhys

26th Nov

Dunstan Vijaykanthan







Mary Gill

Sybil Briers & Volunteer please

Volunteers please

ROTA for Sunday Welcomers and Refreshments: November ROTA is looking in great need. We need two welcomers and two people for refreshments each week to keep things running well. Please check your diaries and sign up where possible.



MINISTER: Rev. Fran Rhys is generally in the Church Office on Wednesdays, 10.00-3.00. Feel free to drop in to see her, and perhaps come along to 1.00pm prayers. Phone/email (see front) to confirm a particular time or to arrange a different day to meet.

Lunchtime Prayers: 1.00pm on Mondays and Wednesday in the prayer corner.  Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm Communion on first Wednesday: October 4th led by Rev. Fran Rhys. All are invited.

THE CHAPEL CAFÉ: The Café is open 10.00-4.00 on weekdays and 10.00-3.00 on Saturdays. Call in often, and tell your friends.

OPEN CHURCH in the Barrett Room: Mondays 11.30am-1.00pm. followed by prayers in the Church prayer corner at 1.00.

Thursday Bible Study and discussion in the Church at 12.00noon.

‘In Stitches’Knitting and Needlecraft. Get together to work on your projects and have a chat. Fridays, 10.30-12.45 in the café.

SCM forstudents at both universities. New contact awaited.

Churches Together in Leicester City Centre:First Thursday Prayers: 12.30pm on Oct 5th at St Margaret’s Church.

PEOPLE: News from Graham Morgan: Last Saturday Elspeth wrote,A quick update on Dad. His recovery is going really well. He's still at the General Hospital but has now been moved to the neuro rehab unit, ward 2, room 2. Their phone number is 0116 2584085. He is now able to talk again and is starting to be able to have drinks and yoghurt etc. The physios and speach and language therapists are working with him and his progress has been really good.”

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL GIFTS: On 29th October our Anniversary will also be our Annual Gift Day. This is an opportunity to make a donation to our church life, over and above our week-by-week offerings, as our circumstances permit.  Envelopes are available, and cheques are payable to Bishop Street Methodist Church. If you normally use the weekly envelopes, simply write the same number on the space on the Gift Day envelope, and this will enable us to add extra value to your gift as we can reclaim any giftaid as well.


CALLED TO LISTEN? Bishop Street Methodist Church plans to offer people the opportunity to be listened to in the Chapel Café or in the Little Vestry, to be accessed by anyone using the Chapel Cafe or who's dropped in to the church. The proposal is for two listening slots of up to 45" each, Monday to Friday. Would you like to offer 1½ hours' listening per week, or per fortnight? Or perhaps you'd like a listening ear yourself?

The listening service will involve people from around the circuit, and will be overseen by Audrey Baker, a psychotherapist in the psycho-dynamic school, and a local preacher from Syston.

An introductory session will take place at Bishop Street on Saturday 28 October 10.30-12.00 in the Brandon Room or Vestry. It isn't necessary to be a member of the Methodist Church to come along to this session, but being in sympathy with the Christian faith is necessary.

If you'd like to take things further, we plan to hold four training sessions in listening skills of 2 hours each in November and for the listening service to start in December. Further details from Rev Fran Rhys or from Audrey Baker



Fri 20th

Near Neighbours Music and arts session for refugees and the local community, 5.00-7.30 in the café area. This will be every two weeks, organised by ‘Afro Innovation Group’. Leaflet with registration form is available in the café area.

Sat 28th

LISTENING SERVICE: An introductory session for those interested in being involved: 10.30 — 12.00 in the Brandon Room or Vestry. See inside for details.


Thur 9th

TALK IN THE CHAPEL: 6.15 - 7.15: Prof.Clive Marsh on
‘What has The Reformation ever done for us?’

Sun 12th

Inspiration Evening: 6.00pm to 7.30 – Gospel Singing, Conversation, Bible-based challenge. Bring voice or Instrument. Stay for food if you can.

Thur 23rd

TALK IN THE CHAPEL: 6.15 - 7.15: Rev. Fran Rhys on Pilgrimage.


South Wigston Methodist Church will be celebrating 50 years of Christian Unity with an exhibition to be launched on Sunday October 15th, 2017. 3.00 launch, 3.30-4.30 tea, 5.00pm Circuit Service led by Rev Fran Rhys, Preacher Rev. Arthur Rowe. The exhibition will then be open for the week following, 10.30am to 3.30pm, finishing at 2.00pm on Saturday Oct 21st  

  Chaplaincy silver jubilee

Students, staff and choirs from the University of Leicester, together with representatives from partner denominations and other organisations will be joining with the chaplains, local congregations and friends both past and present for this historic service. Preacher: Bob Fyffe, General Secretary of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

We hope you can join us too


Map of the new Trinity Methodist Circuit from September 2017
(orange line is the Leicester City boundaty)

New Circuit Map 2017

For the year from September 2017 the Ministers’ pastoral responsibilities for the new Trinity Circuit Churches will be;
Rev Edson Dube: Superintendent Minister for the merged circuit, Christchurch, Church of the Nativity
Rev Fran Rhys:
Bishop Street, Great Glen, South Wigston.
Rev Dave Warnock: Edgehill Rd, Harrison Rd, Syston, Oadby.
Rev Saidu Kanu: Mayflower, Uppingham Road, Wesley Hall.
Rev Paula Hunt: Birstall, Claremont Street, Rothley.
Rev Jenny Impey: Blaby, Cosby, Countesthorpe, Houghton, Wigston Magna.


LARGER PRINT copies of the Hymn-Book, Service Book and Bible are available from the welcomers.

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