At the heart of all we do, is our worship of the risen Lord Jesus. You can join in with us at any of our events and services, but especially on Sundays.
This coming Sunday we have three opportunities where you can join us for worship: At St Peter’s Church, 9.30am, there will be a service of Holy Communion using the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer. At Christ Church, 11am, there will be a service of All Age Worship suitable for the whole family. Tea and Coffee will be served throughout the service and there will be activities suitable for all ages. Later, at St Peter’s Church, 4pm, there will be our Senior Sunday service for the elderly (those age sixty plus) who live alone. This short twenty minute service will be followed by a sandwich tea with tea/coffee and cakes.
I hope you will be able to join us for one or more of these services. With every blessing, Colin Resch
Have you ever wondered about the Trinity: One God, three persons – Father, Son, Holy Spirit? Sunday 4 June is Trinity Sunday. Come and join us for worship and all may be made clear.
Join us at St Peter’s Church, 9.30am for a service of Holy Communion led by Alison Prince. or at Christ Church, 11am for a service of Holy Communion led by me, Colin Resch. You will receive a warm welcome in either Church. If it’s your first time with us, do let one of our welcome team know and we will make sure that you have everything you need to get the most out of your time with us.
Later, at 4pm, we will have our Fun@4 and Youth@4 event at Christ Church. This is open to everyone and is particularly suitable for those with young children as there will be plenty of activities for the whole family to join in with.
We are currently in a period of prayer. Thursday 18 May was Ascension Day and it marked the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come – a time when the Church prays for the growing of God’s Kingdom. Our Churches are open during the day for quiet prayer and contemplation . Each evening until the eve of Pentecost (27 May), there will be a short service of Compline (night prayer) beginning at 8.30pm in St Peter’s Church.
This culminates with Pentecost Sunday when the Church remembers the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the early believers in Jerusalem. We will mark this with services of Holy Communion in both of our Churches: At St Peter’s Church we begin at 9.30am. I will be leading the service together with Alison White, one of our children and family workers. At Christ Church we begin at 11am. Our service here will be led by Steve Delaforce.
I do hope you will be able to join us for worship and celebration this weekend. With every blessing, Colin Resch.
Thursday 18th May is Ascension Day, when we remember the returning to heaven of our risen Lord Jesus. We will mark this at St Peter’s Church with a service of Holy Communion at 7pm. You are most welcome to join us for this service. If you are not sure, you are also welcome to come along and sit and watch with no obligation to join in. After the service, there will be refreshments served in the vestry.
Ascension Day also marks the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come when we give extra time in prayer – particularly praying for those we know who do not yet know Jesus. Our Churches will be open during the day and each evening, from Ascension Day (18 May) to the eve of Pentecost (27 May), there will be a short service of Compline (night prayer) beginning at 8.30pm in St Peter’s Church.
You can join us for Sunday worship on 21st May in Christ Church for a service of Sunday worship with communion at 11am. During this service, we will also give the opportunity for prayers for healing – either for yourself or someone else. Later, at 6pm, we will gather in St Peter’s Church for a service of Evening Prayer beginning at 6pm.
I hope you can join us. Love and blessings, Colin Resch.
Following on from a very busy coronation weekend, there’s a lot going on in our Churches this coming weekend too. I hope you will be able to join us for one or more of these Sundy services.
At Christ Church there will be a service of Sunday Worship at 11am. This service will be led by members of our Children and Families team and accessible to those of any age.
At St Peter’s Church there will be a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am. We will use the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer accompannied by the singing of hymns. Later, at 4pm, there will be a Senior Sunday service which is open to anyone who is over sixty and living on their own. A short twenty minute service will be followed by a sandwich tea and cakes in the vestry.
I do hope you might be able to join us for worship this weekend. With love and blessings, Colin Resch.
Hello and welcome to our website – the place to find all the information you need about both Christ Church and St Peter’s Church Mountsorrel. Enjoy browsing our site and do let us know if there’s something you want to know but couldn’t find.
Also, why not join with us in worship this coming weekend. Things are slightly different this weekend because there are no morning services in either of our Church buildings. Instead, we join together with the other Churches in Mountsorrel for a special ‘Churches Together’ service which will take place at 10.30am in Mountsorrel Baptist Church at the bottom of The Green. We’d love to see you there if you can make it.
On the evening of Sunday 30 April, we will gather for a service of Evening Prayer, also known as Evensong, at St Peter’s Church from 6pm. This is a traditional service using words from the Book of Common Prayer. If you’ve never been to this service before, you would be especially welcome to join us and discover the delights of Evensong. Do introduce yourself to one of our welcome team when you arrive and they will make sure that you have everything you need to get the most out of your time with us.
We’re glad you’ve found our website. Here you can get to know us a little bit better and discover all the good things we have planned. But we’d love to get to know you better too, so please accept this invitation to join us for worship this coming weekend.
This Sunday, 23rd April, we have two opportunities for you to join with us, first a service of Holy Communion beginning at 9.30am and suitable for people of all ages at St Peter’s Church on Market Place; secondly a service of Morning Prayer beginning at 11am in Christ Church (top of The Green). The service at Christ Church will be followed by our Annual Meeting, but please don’t let that put you off, you can always slip away quietly after coffee before the meeting begins.
If it’s your first time with us, please make yourself known to one of our welcome team and they will make sure that you have everything you need to get the most out of your time with us. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been to Church before or if you’ve not been for quite some time – you will be assured of a warm welcome.
Easter morning is always a reason to celebrate, but this year perhaps more than others. We were overjoyed to be welcoming six candidates for baptism and five for confirmation.
The service was presided over by Bishop Saju, the bishop of Loughborough. The candidates included two generations of one family and three generations of another.
Easter has always been a traditional day for baptisms to take place within the Church.
Some of the candidates spoke of how they came to faith and the difference that knowing God in their lives has made. They spoke of how their faith has strengthened them when they have been through, and continue to go through, times of difficulties.
May we congratulate all of our candidates and encourage you to “fight valiantly as a disciple of Christ against sin, the world and the devil and remain faithful to Christ to the end of your life.”
It was a delight to welcome Bishop Martyn to Mountsorrel as part of his Lent pilgrimage in which he visited some ninety churches of the diocese.
It may have been 1st April, and a delay earlier in the day meant that he was running behind schedule, but it was no April fools joke. The small group of us that met him at the parish boundary joined him on the walk along Loughborough Road to St Peter’s Church.
This was Bishop Martyn’s second visit to St Peter’s having previously attended a Senior Sunday service. In the Church, Bishop Martyn led a short time of prayer and presented the wardens with a specially printed map of his pilgrimage route centering on Mountsorrel.
The small gathering then journeyed to Christ Church where, after a cup of tea and some generous helping of cake (thank you bakers), the Bishop led us in a short act of worship.
This was Bishop Martyn’s first visit to Christ Church and we look forward to welcoming him again soon.
We’re so glad you found our website. Now we’d love to meet you. Why not come and join us at on of our services this coming weekend – you will be assured of a warm welcome.
On Saturday 15th April, we’ve got our Muddy Church in the Orchard behind Christ Church. This begins at 4pm and takes place outdoors around a fire. There’s activities for youngsters and the chance to sit and enjoy the fire whilst toasting marshmallows. It’s Church, but not as you know it.
On Sunday 16th April, we’ve got a service of Holy Communion with prayers for healing at Christ Church from 11am. On Sunday evening, beginning at 6pm, you are invited to St Peter’s for a traditional service of Evening Prayer (also known as Evensong) led by Revd Colin Resch. The evening service at St Peter’s will be followed by the Church’s Annual Meeting – but don’t let that put you off, you can always slip away after coffee before the meeting begins.