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!
The last two weeks of Lent from the 5th Sunday of Lent until Holy Saturday are known as Passiontide and are traditionally kept as the most solemn season of Lent. When you enter church you will immediately notice the covered crosses and statues - they are impossible to miss and might even look a bit … Continue reading Passiontide
Following a meeting of the PCC Standing Committee for St Andrew's we agreed to re-open for worship in Holy Week, taking every possible care to make this as safe as possible. Various elements of the Sacred Triduum which usually involve close proximity or touch will be omitted, for example there will be no washing of … Continue reading Holy Week & Easter
Next week, on Tuesday 16th March 2021 we will have our Annual Parish Church Meeting on Zoom at 7pm - the meeting cannot take place face to face this year. If you are on the Electoral Roll you will have had an email with the access codes for Zoom. Everybody is welcome to attend but … Continue reading APCM
Yesterday the City Mayor and the Director of Public Health wrote to all Religion & Belief Communities asking them to voluntarily stay closed for 'the next few weeks' as Leicester still has the 2nd highest infection rate in the country and in spite of huge efforts numbers do not seem to go down sufficiently. The … Continue reading Request for prolonged Closure of Places of Worship
Last week I wrote about the big picture, how St Andrew's has developed and changed over 160 years and how with changing needs and tastes of the population the church got adapted, both very successfully and sometimes less so. I did say that I would like to open a wider conversation about how we can … Continue reading Living Angels and Stars of the Day