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.
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The beginning of a new church year is upon us next week, Sunday 28th November, the first Sunday of Advent. This season of darkness to light is always special. Why not join us in person or via Zoom at 10am for our service of Holy Communion and at 6pm, in person only, for Advent Evensong, a quiet, reflective service of readings and traditional Advent hymns.
Taking place on the 3rd and 4th of December in church, is the first ever St. Denys Christmas Tree Festival. This is an exciting time for us and an important fundraiser. Do see the poster below and support us if you can. It will be fantastic to see the church bedecked with several different sparkling Christmas trees, all with a different theme.
On Sunday 12th December at 4pm, join us for ‘Carols in the Car Park’ opposite the church where we will sing our favourite carols. There is no need to book a place. Remember to dress warmly and bring a torch as it will be getting dark.
On the 14th December at 7pm, there will be another chance to sing carols with us, this time with your favourite tipple in hand, in the Cow and Plough pub down the road. Led by our very own Revd Nigel playing the guitar, it promises to be a fun time of Christmas cheer!
Our annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in St. Denys will take place on Sunday 19th December at 6pm. This beautiful service of Christmas readings and music, with a choir, is one not to be missed. Arrive early as it is always a popular occasion! Again, there is no need to book but to keep everyone as safe as possible, please do bring a mask to wear if you can.
The special service of Midnight Holy Communion, to mark the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, will begin at 11.15pm on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day itself, we will celebrate Christ’s birth and new beginnings, with Holy Communion at 10am.
Please note that there is no service at St. Denys on Boxing Day, Sunday 26th December. However, Revd Nigel will be preaching at St. Stephen’s Church, East Park Road in their service starting at 11am.Poster SR final
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 local Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Janette Pearson, on 0116 241 4051 or our Vicar, Revd Anthony Lees-Smith on 0116 215 5500.