A huge thank you to all who attended and supported our Concert for Ukraine. A varied programme of music and song including input from a Ukranian Church Choir all contributed to us raising £1000 for Ukranian relief charities.
Special thanks to all the performers who gave their time and talents completely free of charge including Jennifer Partridge, Glenys Roberts, Michael Lessiter, John Strange and others.
The dates of our next Alpha Course have just been agreed and it will be running at Christ Church every Friday from 2nd September through to 4th November. The course will also include a weekend 7th-9th October.
It was a cold evening, but still the people of Mountsorrel gathered on the green to hold a vigil for the people of Ukraine. The event which was organised by the Churches Together in Mountsorrel saw people gather for readings, real-life stories from the situation in Ukraine, silence and prayers. Candles were lit as a symbol of our prayers and Ukrainian flags were ‘planted’ on The Green as a symbol of our commitment to strive for peace.
Our grateful thanks go to the Parish Council for their permission to use The Green for this event and for permission to leave the flags planted as a reminder.
The position of Youth Worker is a new role being created in the Benefice to help focus the mission and evangelism of our parishes in such a way as to increase the number of young people coming to faith and joining the Church.
You will work closely with the incumbent and ministry team sharing the oversight of ministry to young people and their families within the local community, and our Church family. It is expected that you will become a worshipping member of our Church community.
This pioneering youth work post will build on the foundation work achieved by our two children and families’ workers who have in post for three years. You will be an integral part of our ministry team and have the opportunity to work alongside the Mountsorrel Parish Council funded Youth Work project and the staff and pupils of the nearby secondary school.
How to apply for the job Visit our vacancies page and download the job description, person specification and application form then follow the instructions to email or post your completed application form to the address shown on the form before the deadline of 5pm on Thursday 21st April.
We are not able to have our usual Sing-a-long in the pubs of Mountsorrel this year, so we would love you to join us on Zoom for a special evening of Christmas music. We are delighted to have some live music provided for us by Mr John Strange on piano. We will also be including all of the usual Christmas festive music.
This is a free event but you will need to provide your own drinks and nibbles. The evening will be on Thursday 17 December starting at 7.30pm. To join in, please visit zoom.us and enter the Meeting ID: 828-7061-9201 and Passcode: 916449 when prompted to do so.
Join in with our Online Nativity starring the children of Fun@4, Sunbeams, and the Friday Club in Swithland for a very special Christmas experience. Visit mountsorrelchurch.org/nativity to join in from 4pm on Sunday 20 December.
We will be beginning an online Bible Study Course using material from Tom Wright. The course will run over six sessions beginning on Wednesday 2 September. It is entitled ‘Surprised by Hope’ and will run on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am and repeated on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. You can view a trailer by clicking on the link below to find out more.
The Bible Study will be held on Zoom and you can access the course by heading to zoom.us and using Meeting ID: 851-9857-8803 & Passcode: 297673.
Whilst VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands of Armed Forces personnel were still involved in bitter fighting in the Far East. Victory over Japan would come at a heavy price, and Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marks the day Japan surrendered on the 15th August 1945, which in effect ended the Second World War.
Fighting in the Asia-Pacific took place from Hawaii to North East India. Britain and the Commonwealth’s principal fighting force, the Fourteenth Army, was one of the most diverse in history – over 40 languages were spoken, and all the world’s major religions represented. The descendants of many of the Commonwealth veterans of that army are today part of multicultural communities up and down the country, a lasting legacy to the success and comradeship of those who fought in the Asia-Pacific.
This year we remember the contribution of all Commonwealth and Allied Forces, without whom victory and the freedoms and way of life we enjoy today would not have been possible.
To mark this occasion in Mountsorrel, we will be chiming a bell seventy-five times just after a 2 minute silence is held at 11am on Saturday 15 August 2020.