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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. This week, 3rd July, it will be traditional Matins with hymns to sing! At 3pm, informal holy communion is being held.

Thank you to all those who came and supported the Ratcliffe Chorale choir concert on the 18th June in St. Denys. Despite the fact that it was raining, there was a Rugby final being played and at least three other concerts clashing with ours in Leicester, a magnificent total of £312.88 was raised after expenses, with the promise of a bit more to come, donated through our card machine. A big thank you to Kay, Penny and Jacqui for sterling efforts in providing refreshments for 73 people!

On 13th August, the annual Evington Village Fete will take place. Lots of activities have been planned including Choral Evensong being sung in St. Denys at 3pm, by the Pheon Choir (alumni of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University), where our very own Revd Anthony and his wife Wendy studied. They will be singing too! All are welcome!

Another date for your diary is Saturday 10th September 2022, in St. Denys! Simon Headley ARCO (Associate of the Royal College of Organists), the very talented former organist of Leicester Cathedral, will give an organ concert. His programme of music promises to be very varied and accessible to all. Look out for further details later.

Our Youth Worker Sarah runs a Musical Toddler Group on Fridays, 10 – 11am during term time in the parish centre and a Youth Club at the same location on Friday evenings during term time. Volunteers are urgently needed to help at the growing Toddler group, which has been received enthusiastically by the local community and all those who go along. Please e-mail if you can volunteer.

To hear our church bells being rung for the first time since the pandemic began, click on:

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.

To join us for an online service or meeting click on this link and type in the Meeting ID (from the weekly bulletin) and Password (contact us for this).

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: or our Vicar, Revd Anthony Lees-Smith on 0116 215 5500.


If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available here.

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