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
Over the past week I have been looking through files and pictures, talked to people about their memories and hugely benefitted from the research Elizabeth and Paul have been doing. I have been fascinated by how much the central parts of St Andrew's have changed over the past 160 years. Sometimes the changes were driven … Continue reading The Beauty of Holiness – Part 3
Thanks for Fr Owen from St James, Sussex Gardens. https://www.facebook.com/624103164285528/videos/789160778362408
This is not Part 3 of 'The Beauty of Holiness' but an interim report as so much is happening at the moment - which may surprise you, as the church unfortunately still has to remain closed. Small changes add up to big differences and as quite a few people got in touch expressing that they … Continue reading Small things are adding up!