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 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.