On the eastern edge of the city of Leicester, St Denys Church is an ancient place of Christian worship but just as alive as ever. Our mission is to serve our wonderfully diverse local community in Jesus’ name and grow as a people of prayer at the heart of Evington.
We are blessed with an enthusiastic and vibrant ministry team led by the Reverend Anthony, who seek to cater for all preferences of worship from the traditional to contemporary and are aiming to be truly intergenerational. We are an inclusive church and try to provide a welcoming environment for everyone.
St. Denys has just changed it’s pattern of services to remain fresh and invigorating! On Sundays at 10am, we alternate weekly between traditional holy communion and Matins with congregational hymns. At 3pm weekly, we alternate between informal holy communion (on the Sundays where it isn’t held at 10am) and contemporary worship, led by either ordained or lay people, mainly from St. Denys, but not on 29th May (see next paragraph).
We are sad that our Curate, The Revd Nigel Rostock and his wife Alison will be leaving us on the 29th May at the 10am service (the only service that day in St. Denys). Nigel has been appointed Vicar and Pioneer Priest in St. Peter’s Church, Braunstone, Leicester and will be installed there on 18th July. In addition to their ministry amongst us, we shall miss their wonderful gentle manner and Nigel’s unique sense of humour. However, we wish them both all the best in the next chapter of their Ministry and thank them very much, for all they have done for us at St. Denys. St. Denys’ loss is St. Peter’s gain!
Our Youth Worker Sarah runs a Musical Toddler Group on Fridays, 10 – 11am in the parish centre and a Youth Club at the same location on Friday evenings during term time.
To hear our church bells being rung for the first time since the pandemic began, click on: https://fb.watch/bkHRDJiCbc/
Although the government has now abolished all Covid restrictions, the virus is still very much with us. At St. Denys, during church services and events, we are continuing to encourage the wearing of face masks, unless exempt, for the safety of, and out of respect for everyone around us.
We warmly welcome you to our website, where you can find out about who we are and what we do. Try our new YouTube channel.
Recently, our Parochial Church Council (PCC) made a commitment to put young people at the heart of St Denys life. Please pray for our Youth Worker, Sarah, as she develops young people in their faith both within the church itself and throughout the parish. Please also pray for our Youth Task Force as they work hard to raise critically important funding and sponsorship for the role Sarah plays. Pray that those who are being contacted about this will have their hearts moved by the Lord and will assist us with the necessary funding. Thank you.
A new weekly bulletin can be found by clicking on the Newsletter tab.
Weekly sermons and mini services will be uploaded and can be found by clicking on the Sermons tab.
Leicester Diocese are sharing lots of great worship and prayer resources on their website.
If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our Temporary Safeguarding Officer Sian, e-mail: email@example.com or our Vicar, Revd Anthony Lees-Smith on 0116 215 5500.