The Countdown to Christmas Begins

This coming Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and marks our official countdown to Christmas.

You will be welcome to join us at either Christ Church or St Peter’s Church for our Advent Services. If it is your first time with us, do say hello and make yourself known to one of our welcome team and they will ensure that you have everything you need to get the most out of your time with us.

Our services begin at St Peter’s Church, 9.30am with a special service of Advent (not Christmas) Carols and readings.
Then at Christ Church, 11am there will be a service of Holy Communion for Advent.
Later in the afternoon at Christ Church, 4pm we come together with our families for Messy Church our Fun@4 and Youth@4 gatherings.

I hope you will be able to join us this Advent Sunday for one or more of these services. Colin Resch

Your invitation to Church

Do join us this weekend for our Church services.

We meet at 9.30am in St Peter’s Church for a service of Morning Prayer using the traditional text of the Book of Common Prayer. Later in the morning at 11am, we meet at Christ Church for a service of Sunday Worship. Both of these services will be followed by free refreshments of tea and coffee. Even if it is your first time in coming to one of our services, you will be assured of a warm welcome. I do hope you will be able to join us. Colin Resch

An invitation for you to join us

This coming weekend, you are welcome to join us for worship in (and outside) of our churches.

On Saturday 18 November there will be Muddy Church in the Vicarage orchard. Meet in the Churchyard behind Christ Church (top of The Green) and you will see some signs of where to go.

On Sunday 19 November we begin with a service of Sunday Worship at Christ Church which kicks off at 11am. All are welcome. The service will be followed by free refreshments of tea and coffee served in The Bower Room. Later that day at St Peter’s Church there will be a service of Evening Prayer (Evensong) which begins at 6pm. Again, this service will be followed by free tea and coffee served in The Antill Vestry. I hope you will be able to join us for either of these services.

Remembrance Weekend

This coming weekend is a weekend of remembrance beginning with an Act of Remembrance in the Peace Garden, Market Place on Saturday 11th November. The Act of Remembrance will begin at about 10.55am and include two minute’s silence at 11am to mark Armistice Day.

On Sunday morning, our service at St Peter’s Church takes place at 9.30am an will be a service of Holy Communion with an act of remembrance. This services uses the traditional text of the Book of Common Prayer. At 11am there will be a service at Christ Church which will begin with an act of remembrance. The service is suitable for people of all ages and especially for those who are not familiar with Church. The theme of the service will be Peace.

In the afternoon, the Mountsorrel branch of the Royal British Legion will gather for a parade along Loughborough Road setting off from the Mountsorrel Memorial Centre at 2.30pm and parading to St Peter’s Church for a service of remembrance at 3pm. Following the service, the parade will form up once more and travel back towards the Green where the Deputy Lieutenant and the Mayor of Charnwood will take the salute. Refreshments will follow in the Mountsorrel Memorial Centre.

All are welcome to any or all of these events and services and I hope we will see you there. Every blessing, Colin Resch.

What’s on this week…

There are many opportunities for you to join us in our Churches this week as we enter into a season of remembering. But first there is a Light Party taking place at Christ Church on 31st October, 3pm – 5pm. There will be some crafts and some party games – donuts on a string, bobbing for stars. Every activity is suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. You can book your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/719272612747
Wednesday 1st November is All Saints Day and there will be a celebration of Holy Communion at St Peter’s Church starting at 7pm. The service will be followed by a Bring & Share Supper so please feel free to bring some food to share.

Saturday 4 November is our Craft Fair at Christ Church. The event runs from 10am to 4pm. Refreshments will be available throughout.

We have plenty of opportunities for worship on Sunday 5th November. We begin with a service of Morning Prayer (Matins) at St Peter’s Church, 9.30am. Then at Christ Church, 11am there is a service of Holy Communion. At 4pm there are services at both Christ Church and at St Peter’s Church. Our Messy Church – Fun @ 4 & Youth@ 4 – take place at Christ Church and all are welcome to join us. At St Peter’s Church there will be a special All Souls’ Memorial Service when we gather to remember those we have loved and lost. There will be time for quiet reflection and the opportunity to light a candle in memory of those who have died.

Hello and Welcome

It is a delight to welcome you to our website where you will find all sorts of information about our events and services. We would also love to welcome you, in person, to one or more of our upcoming services.

This coming Sunday, 29th October, we gather with the other churches of the village for a special united service under the banner of Churches Together in Mountsorrel. This special service will take place at Christ Church at the slightly earlier than usual time of 10.30am. The service will be led by me, Revd Colin Resch, assisted by other members of the team.

Later, in the evening, at St Peter’s Church, 6pm there will be a service of Evening Prayer (Evensong) using the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer.

It would be great if you were able to join us at either of these services. Just turn up a few minutes before they are due to begin and find a seat. Members of our welcome team will be on hand to make sure that you have everything you need.

Do join us…

Hello and welcome to the Mountsorrel Church website. Here you will find information about the events and services on offer at Christ Church and at St Peter’s Church in Mountsorrel.

This week may be the school half-term holiday, but we are still open for Sunday worship as usual. We would love to extend this invitation to you to join us at one or both of these services:

At St Peter’s Church, 9.30am Revd Colin Resch will be lead a service of Holy Communion assisted by Alison White who will be sharing from God’s Word. This service will be especially suitable for families but not to the exclusion of anyone else either. The service will be followed by free refreshments so do stay and chat afterwards if you can.

At Christ Church, 11am there will be a service of Morning Prayer which will include welcoming Axel and his family into our church as they bring him for Baptism. This service will also be followed by free refreshments so it will be a delight to chat with you afterwards if you are able to stay.

Bugs and Hedgehogs find a home

It was a great afternoon at Muddy Church on Saturday 14 October. We read from scripture that God entrusted us with care of the environment so, as well as joining in with all of the usual Muddy Church experiences such as singing a song, exploring nature and toasting marshmallows over the fire, we made a hedgehog house to leave in the orchard. We also made some fantastic bug hotels and ladybird palaces – some to leave in the orchard, some to take home. Hopefully we’ve done just a little bit to encourage some wildlife to thrive.

Babyloss Awareness

A special service with reflective prayers and music was held on Friday 13 October to mark Babyloss awareness week. Those attending remembered the babies that were taken too soon, either before, at or shortly after birth. Names were read out and those same names were written on hearts and hung on a tree next to candles that were lit in memory. Participants were able to take a candle home to light on Sunday evening – baby loss awareness day – as part of a wave of light. The service was carefully and thoughtfully crafted by Alison, one of our Children and Family workers. In the end, the service was led by Linda, another of our Children and Family workers because Alison was unable to be present due to ill health. Thank you both for your hard work.

An open invitation…

Hi and welcome to our website. This opening paragraph is an invitation for you to come and join us in worship this weekend. We have a lot going on in our churches and you can find out more about what we do here on our website; but at the heart of who we are is our worship of the living God.

On Friday this week, at St Peter’s Church, 7pm there will be a special service of Prayer and Remembrance to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week. Anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby either before or after birth is welcome to join us for a short reflective service which will include the opportunity to light a candle in remembrance. Coming together in this way can help us to realise that we are not alone on this painful journey and it is our hope that in the sharing of one another’s pain we find some measure of healing too.

On Saturday 14 October in the orchard behind Christ Church, we gather for our monthly Muddy Church. This outdoor act of worship will see us explore nature, sing together at the fire pit and maybe even cook something to eat. If you’ve never been before, head to the back of Christ Church just before 4pm and follow the noise and the smell of smoke.

On Sunday 15 October we worship in our Churches. At Christ Church, 11am we have a service of Holy Communion with prayers for healing being offered. Then at St Peter’s Church, 6pm we have a service of Evening Prayer (Evensong). Both of these services will be followed by free refreshments so we hope you will be able to stay and join us for tea/coffee and chat.

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