An exhibition of work by local artists will be held at St. Andrew’s Church from Saturday 9 October until Sunday 17 October. On the two Saturdays involved the church will be open for viewing from 10.00 until 16.00. The exhibition will be open on other days before and after services but visitors are asked not to … Continue reading Art Exhibition by Local Artists in St Andrew’s 9-17 October
Our Harvest Festival Mass this year will be followed by a Parish Lunch in the hall. Tickets are available from Lorraine, Elizabeth or Fr Johannes at the cost of £2.50 per person. As you can guess from the ticket price this is not a fundraiser, but a community building event. Those who can afford it are most … Continue reading Harvest Festival: Sunday 10th October
It was a delight to welcome Bishop Christopher today for the Solemnity of the Assumption (Blessed Dying) of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thanks to everybody who helped making today such a success - it is so important to count our blessings. Thanks be to God - and photos say more than words.
On Sunday 15th August Bishop Christopher Boyle will confirm three people during the Parish Mass. Bishop Christopher has not been for a while and it will be lovely to welcome him back. The 15th August is the Solemnity of the Assumption (holy dying) of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Lucy Wiles will again use her … Continue reading Confirmations on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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
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.
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!