The film linked below about the experience of baby loss was partly made at St Andrew's, both in the church and in the hall. It doesn't have anything directly to do with us apart from that we host services for people who have lost children - but it may be interesting to see the film … Continue reading Film made partly at St Andrew’s
The plaster image in the Lady Chapel is its central feature and was gifted to St Andrew's in 1914 by Arthur Laxton Hames. The story why it was given and who he was is a bit patchy yet, but Elizabeth Amias has been able to find out quite a bit about him so far: I … Continue reading Restored Central Image in the Lady Chapel
The Blessed Sacrament gets reserved in churches for practical and devotional reasons. Those who visit the sick and dying can take consecrated hosts on their visits without delay. At the moment reservation is especially useful indeed as nobody touches the contents during the week - that means if I disinfect my hands before distribution this … Continue reading A new tabernacle for St Andrew’s
Finally we were able to have a party! It was lovely the welcome the Lord Mayor of Leicester to St Andrew's and spend time together on the day of Pentecost. In spite of the abysmal weather forecast we managed without a drop of rain and even enjoyed some sunshine. A huge thank you to all … Continue reading Blessing and Dedication of Peace Garden on Pentecost Sunday
Simon the oven cleaner brought all his professional equipment on Tuesday and sorted out the cooker and other bits in the kitchen - everything now is shining and properly usable when we re-open the hall. On Saturday the (properly masked) Church Care Team assembled for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic and … Continue reading We had a surprising amount of fun!
Ascension Day is celebrated 40 days after Easter, this year on Thursday 13 May. We keep the day with a special Mass at 7pm in St John's Chapel. All welcome, the usual Covid safety measures apply.
You may recall that I asked for some help funding the restoration of the superfrontal for St John's Chapel some time ago (see here). Angie Fox has started work by taking things apart and restoring the lettering - it reads 'Sanctus - Sanctus - Sanctus' meaning 'Holy - Holy - Holy.' Interestingly the original price … Continue reading 8 Shillings and sixpence per Word
The Peace Garden at the back of the Parish Hall is taking shape. Tony has been creating a lot of energy, organised a sizeable group of people and the transformation of a somewhat unloved space is rather staggering. If the easing of lockdown restriction proceeds according to plan we will be allowed to gather in … Continue reading Dedication of Peace Garden 23rd May
Previously I have written 3 little blogs named 'The Beauty of Holiness' about St Andrew's Church history and how both the needs of the congregation and the arrangements within the building have changed over the past 160 years. Some of the adaptations stood the test of time, some seem to need revising to make the … Continue reading Arrangements inside the Church Building
Parish Weekend at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham 29-31 October 2021 Travel in own cars ( do you need a lift or would you be able to take somebody?) Cost: £152.00 per adult and £91.20 for children To book your place please fill in the details in the attached flyer below and send … Continue reading Come to Walsingham!