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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 JUNE 17th 2018
Morning Communion Service
Café Church
led by Revd Fran Rhys

Lectionary Readings for
Sunday 17th June
Ezekiel 17:22-24 (OT-p.714)
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 (NT-p.168)
Mark 4:26-34 (NT-p.36)
Tea, coffee, squash will be available
during and following the service.





17th June

Margaret Byron

Volunteers please

Margaret Mackley & Volunteers please

Organist:  Bob Rees

METHODIST WOMEN IN BRITAIN, LEICESTER TRINITY CIRCUIT SUMMER MEETING: Wednesday July 4TH, 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. Claremont Street Methodist Church, LE4 7QH: An opportunity to talk together about our respective groups. Tea and cake will be supplied!

CANCELLATION: The second 'Faith Exploration Saturday' will not take place as planned on June 30th. Due to adjustments made to the programme for training Worship Leaders and Local Preachers, no session can be offered on that date. Future 'open sessions' during 2018-19 are being planned.  


24th Jun

Local Arrangement/ Spiwe Ruwodo

1st July

Rev. Fran Rhys

8th July

Andy Benbow

15th July

Miriam Stevenson

22nd Jul

Rev. Edson Dube, Holy Communion







24th June

Hope Ncube

Volunteers please

Barbara Kolaczek & Volunteers please

NEW ROTA FOR JUNE TO AUGUST: Please sign up on the ROTA SHEET : two welcomers and two people for refreshments each week to keep things running smoothly. Thankyou.



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: July 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.

Listening service ear logo‘A Listening Ear’: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 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 July 5th here at Bishop Street Methodist.


Bishop Street Liaison Worker advert

ART PROJECT CORDINATOR: Leicester Cathedral and the Methodist Church are seeking to appoint a Project Coordinator to prepare for a major collection of modern Christian art which will be coming to Leicester in May - June 2019. This is a fixed term role, part-time at first, building up to full time for the period of the exhibition. Tasks include Events planning, liaison with venues, publicity and promotion, assistance with fundraising, supporting volunteers, producing resources. Applications by Monday 25 June. For more details email or a link to the full job description is at :



JUNE 2018

Wed 20th

Church Council, 7.30pm in the Vestry

Thur 28th

LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: our monthly free lunchtime organ recital, 1.00-1.30pm. This month it will be Timothy Lees, Organist at St. Mary's Church, Humberstone and formerly Royal Organist for the Sultan of Oman!

Thur 28th

TALK IN THE CHAPEL – 6.15-7.15pm

The Sign of Jonah. Why was Jonah so important in early Christian art and thought? A talk by Miriam Stevenson and Richard Gill. Free admission, with a retiring collection for the Benevolence Fund.

JULY 2018

Wed 4th & Wed 11th

‘VENITE’: Mixed Media Artwork sessions with Ruth Joy. Come and help create artwork for a summer exhibition based around organ music in our church. We will be making some wonderful multi-media pieces using collage, paint, fabric and 3-d elements including old organ pipes! Full instructions will be given and no previous art experience is required. Come and find us working in the side aisle on Wednesdays 4th and 11th July from 10am to 12noon

Sun 8th

Worship Consultation after the morning service.

QUIZ NIGHT: Rothley Methodist Church, Howe Lane, Rothley,  are holding aLight Summer Supper with Quiz on Friday 6th July 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (Teams of six per table or come and join a group on the night), from Sue Wainwright - Tel: 07585 557548 or Christine Hall - Tel: 0116 237 4658

SHARING THE JOURNEY OF FAITH: EXPLORING SPIRITUAL ACCOMPANIMENT. October, November 2018 — February, March 2019. This Course, offered by the Northampton District of the Methodist Church,lays the foundations for people wishing to accompany others in their journey of faith. A flier with more information is available. For Application Form contact : Audrey Hensman Tel 01780 238387.

EMAIL NOTICES and GDPR: We circulate our Church notices by email each week to help you stay in touch. It will help with our records if everyone who would like to get these emails, whether you currently get them or not, could show this by sending us an email from the account you wish to use, with the subject as ‘subscribe to notices’.Thanks, Robin.

You can also view an up-to-date copy of the notices on the Church website at any time:  



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.)



Listening service ear logo

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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