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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 19th May 2019
10.45 Morning Communion Service
led by Jo Kay


Lectionary Readings for Sunday 19th May
Acts ch11 v1-18 (NT-p.119)
Revelation ch21 v1-6 (NT-p.231)
John ch13 v31-35 (NT-p.96)


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







Steward team

Dee Brunning

volunteer please

Organist: Martin Briers

Flowers for today have been arranged by Anne Doblander.



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19th May

Jo Kay (Holy Communion)

26th May

John Aldridge

On Sunday June 9th at 3.00-4.00 we will be hosting the Wondering Soul Closing Celebration.








Steward team

volunteer please

volunteer please

ROTA for May: Please sign up on the ROTA SHEET : We are looking for a welcomer and someone to look after refreshments each week to keep things running smoothly. Thank you.



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. Next Communion will be June 5th 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.

‘A Listening Ear’: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, available through the Chapel Cafe between 11am and 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.

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.

Churches Together in Leicester City Centre:First Thursday Prayers: 12.30pm on June 6th here at Bishop Street Methodist


CREATING SAFER SPACE: Safeguarding Training. Leicester Trinity Circuit will be holding four sessions to give everyone who needs this the opportunity to do the training. The foundation module is for those who have never undertaken creating safer space training before, and the refresher module is for those who completed the foundation module 4 years ago or more

• Thursday 23 May at 7.00pm-9.30pm – foundation module at Birstall Methodist Church

• Wednesday 29 May, 9.30am-12.00pm – foundation module  at Oadby Trinity Methodist Church

• Thursday 30 May, 9.30am–12.00pm - refresher module at Claremont Street Methodist Church

• Wednesday 5 June, 1.30pm–4.00pm – refresher module at Cosby Methodist Church

Tony Moore has details of who needs to attend one of these sessions. Booking is essential, either via Tony or the Circuit Safeguarding Administrator, Laurie Rowell, by telephone 0116 267 5194 or by email


Colossians and popular culture: During Bible Month, June 2019, Our Sunday services will be looking at the letter to the Colossians. It will be of interest to look at a series of youtube ‘podcasts’ from the Methodist Learning Network - East Central, in which Prof. Clive Marsh considers the book of Colossians alongside items of popular culture.



MAY 2019:   Wondering Soul

Fri 3rd May to Sunday 9th June

Bishop Street’s ‘High Profile Year’ continues with the  Methodist Modern Art Collection Wondering Soul exibition. There is an events booklet giving details of the four venues around the city centre plus dates and times for 24 related activities, workshops and talks during the exhibition. For up to date details, look online at

Tue 21st

Volunteer Breifing, 6.30pm here at Bishop Street. It is still not too late to get involved, with 3 weeks still run at all four Leicester churches. Are you able to offer a few sessions of being ‘on duty’ here or at one of the other Wondering Soul venues. If so, we need your help. Contact Beth on 07734 757805 or come along to the briefing session at 6.30 on Tuesday.

Thur 23rd

Introduction to Lino Cut Printing. Two of the artworks on display at Bishop Street are lino cut prints. A three-hour workshop at Bishop Street, with Jo Leatherland, is a chance to create you own design, which can then be printed on paper and fabric. This will include being able to print it on a cotton tote bag. Cost £20. Book via

Thur 23rd

LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: 1.00-1.30pm recital by Tim Lees, organist at St Mary’s Humberstone, and Royal Organist to the Sultan of Oman. A return visit by Tim to our lunchtime recitals, and sure to be an entertaining and uplifting musical half-hour.

Thur 23rd

TALK IN THE CHAPEL: 6.15-7.15pm: Methodism and Modern Art. Richard Gill and Miriam Stevenson on the place of British non-conformist religion for some leading avant guarde artists of the 20th century.

Sat 8th Jun

Urban Retreat: Free event, 10.00-4.00 at St Andrew’s, Jarrom Street, with Jamie Poole, who held an exhibition+workshop at Bishop Street a few years ago.



Organ restoration thumbnailBISHOP STREET ONLINE VIDEOS
The montage ofvideo snippets of the works involved in the organ restoration is now on Youtube, with a soundtrack of Simon Headley playing the organ at the celebration concert. It will really help our Grant feedback forms if this can accumulate some viewing figures, so please have a look, and tell your friends. It is at

A series of heritage videos is also available via Youtube. You can find them at the Bishop Street Church youtube channel (feel free to subscribe). Four short talks by Richard Gill on the origins of Leicester Methodism begin with ‘A sermon at Butt Close’, at (Follow the links to find subsequent videos.)

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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.


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

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