Church News

News about recent happenings at Christchurch. This is organised as a blog, with the most recent news at the top.

A 50th Anniversary

Posted on 25th May 2018

Methsoc 50th anniversary reunion visiting ChristchurchA group of former Leicester University students who graduated in 1968 visited Christchurch this week. They were all members of the University Methodist Society (Methsoc) and worshipped at what was then Clarendon Park Methodist Church. They had a lovely sunny day for their reunion and were very interested to see the changes made to the church buildings and hear about what we are doing now. Christchurch still provides a place of welcome and support to students although Christian societies in universities have declined dramatically since 1968. The old denominational societies (Methodist, Anglican, etc) have all disappeared but the Christian Union is still active as is the chaplaincy in the Gatehouse.

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Unless the Lord Builds the House

Posted on 11th May 2018

Space serviceIn Space last Sunday we were led by Angela to think about Psalm 127 verse 1: Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain. To get us in the mode we were set to work building a church, or something symbolising the church, with a small selection of Lego©. You can see the results below! …[read the full post]

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New member welcomed

Posted on 11th May 2018

Martin welcomed into church membership by Rev Edson DubeLast Sunday Martin was welcomed into church membership by our minister Rev Edson Dube.

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It’s Easter Day!

Posted on 1st April 2018

Image of the cross decorated for EasterIt’s Easter Day, and the cross is now decorated in celebration that Christ is risen. …[read the full post]

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Dressing the Cross

Posted on 30th March 2018

Image of the lenten CrossIn the season of Lent which is just coming to an end, we ‘Dress the Cross’. Each Sunday an article is placed on or by the cross, symbolising the events of Christ’s last days before his crucifixion.

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Pancakes, more pancakes

Posted on 16th February 2018

Cooking pancakes for Luncheon ClubThe Luncheon Club met last Tuesday – Shrove Tuesday – so of course they were served pancakes. Total cooked: 72. The target was 100, but we ran out of time, and there were enough for everyone. The cooks had plenty of practice tossing them.

Fire crews enjoying their pancakesThen on Ash Wednesday Sarah and Shaun invited the crews from the Leicester Fire Station to drop by for pancakes in the morning. I don’t know what the neighbours thought was going on when two fire engines drew up outside, but the crews enjoyed their pancakes, piled high with cheese, bacon, fruit and other toppings (not all at the same time!) Sadly their visit was cut short by a call-out.

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New Members Received into the Church Last Sunday

Posted on 12th February 2018

Photo of baptism service Photo of baptism service

In yesterday’s morning service we celebrated an infant baptism conducted by our minister Rev Edson Dube. The child’s parents, grandmother and five other people were also received into membership. As they were all Christians who have come to live in Leicester and are now worshiping with us, this was a simple welcome ceremony. It was a very joyous occasion made more so by the presence of over 50 visitors come to support the baptism. The service was followed by a big party in the hall afterwards. Even the weather was good, with a fine sunny day – until it snowed in the afternoon.

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The Methodist Church in Zimbabwe

Posted on 3rd November 2017

Last week was One World Week and on Sunday our minister, Edson, who comes from Zimbabwe, gave us an interesting account of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. Here is a link to his presentation. Some of the slides don’t convey much as they were just headings which he spoke about, but others are really interesting.

The Church in Zimbabwe (PDF file)

 

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New Floor in the Atrium

Posted on 26th October 2017

photo of new atrium floor

A new floor doesn’t sound very spiritual, but first impressions are important and we want people coming into Christchurch see that we care for our church. The premises are very heavily used and the footfall, not to mention children’s buggies and spilt food and drink, made it impossible to keep a carpeted area clean. I’m sure Jane, our cleaner, will appreciate it, and the new floor really does look good. The work was done by Mitton’s, next-door.

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Welcome Service

Posted on 2nd September 2017

Christchurch was packed yesterday evening for a service welcoming two new ministers to the Methodist Circuit – Rev Jenny Impey and Rev Edson Dube. The service was led by the new District Chair, Rev Helen Cameron and also marks the amalgamation or the Leicester Trinity and Leicester North Circuits.

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