At Fun@4 on Sunday, we enjoyed lots of activities on the theme of the Queen’s Jubilee. Helen, who can (just) remember the actual Coronation brought lots of interesting things for us to look at and told us of her memories including going to a neighbours house to watch it on their black & white television!
Look out for the bunting we created on Jubilee weekend!
Christ Church will be holding its annual meeting on Sunday 8th May 2022 at 12 noon (or soon after). The meeting will be held in the Church. At this meeting, parishioners will be invited to elect two Churchwardens and two members to serve on the Parochial Church Council (PCC) for three years and one member for two years. We will also receive the annual report and answer any questions you may have about the life of Christ Church here in Mountsorrel.
Nomination forms for Churchwarden and PCC membership are available in the Church, by request or on the following links: churchwarden nomination form / pcc nomination form. Completed forms should be returned to Revd Colin Resch before the start of the meeting. If you would like an informal chat about the role of Churchwarden or PCC member, please contact Revd Colin Resch on 0116 429 9946.
On Saturday 16th April, we gathered in the orchard behind Christ Church for our first Muddy Church. Singing around the fire, smores and nature activities were enjoyed by everyone from toddlers to seniors! Little ones particularly enjoyed the muddy patch play and lots of us had a go at painting stones, as well as enjoying a scavenger hunt and Easter egg trail.
Muddy Church is for everyone, it takes place whatever the weather and is an hour spent in nature which can be enjoyed as a family or an individual. There’s people to chat with, activities to take part in, or you can simply come and sit quietly and enjoy the outdoors. Our next Muddy Church is on Saturday 21st May and everyone is welcome!
Thank you Fun@4 At our Messy Church session on Sunday 3rd April, the congregation created some beautiful bead crosses, flowers, butterflies and snakes which they then used to decorate a dead branch and bring it to life showing how God can bring life from the dead.
We heard the good news of Jesus coming to life again after willingly giving his life for us.
The Tree of Life is now on display in the Church .
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.
Join us on Friday 1st April between 7pm and 8pm on The Green in Mountsorrel (LE12 7AE) for a vigil for peace in Ukraine. This short gathering will consist of real-life stories from Ukraine, readings, silence and prayers. There may be the opportunity to light candles and ‘plant’ a flag. Come for five minutes, come for an hour. All are welcome including those of any faith or none. If you would like to show your support for the people of Ukraine come and join us.
We will not be collecting money or asking for any contributions of any kind at this event. We simply ask you to come and stand with us in solidarity for those whose lives are under threat.
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.