Hello and welcome to our website. Here is where you will find out more about all that we are doing as God’s people in Mountsorrel. There are all sorts of activities, events and services that you can join in with.
This coming weekend, we’d love to invite you to join us for a special service of Holy Communion designed for people of all ages. The service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Market Place beginning at 9.30am and will be led by me, Revd Colin Resch. The talk will be given by Alison White, one of our children and families team. For those that like a bit of a lie-in, at 11am, there will be a service of Sunday Worship at Christ Church (top of the Green) and will include the baptism of Eddie.
If you are new to Church or haven’t been for a while, you can be assured of a warm welcome to either of our churches. Just turn up a few minutes before the service is due to start and find a seat. If you have any questions when you are there, please ask one of our welcome team who will be happy to help.
Welcome to our website. We’d love to welcome you to our Church too.
This coming weekend, you can join us for Muddy Church in the orchard at the back of Christ Church. This special outdoor experience is all about meeting God in nature. We will sing, cook food on the fire, explore a Bible theme together and discover more about ourselves and God. We meet at 4pm on Saturday 16 September. On Sunday we will meet at Christ Church at 11am for our service of Sunday Worship. Even if you are not a regular church goer, you will be assured of a warm welcome. Just turn up a few minutes before 11am and find a seat. If you have any questions, speak to a member of our welcome team who will be able to help. On Sunday evening at 6pm, we begin our Harvest Festival season with a special service of Evening Prayer (Evensong) at St Peter’s Church. Come and join us as we sing our familiar harvest hymns and thank God for the provision of our harvest.
I’m so glad you found our website. I hope you find all the information you want to about the life of our Church here in Mountsorrel. But don’t just stop with the website, please join us in person at one of our Sunday worship services. This coming Sunday we begin at 9.30am with a service of Holy Communion at St Peter’s Church followed by tea and coffee. Then at 11am we meet at Christ Church (top of the Green) for a service of All Age Worship led by our children and families team. Later, back at St Peter’s Church, at 4pm, there is a special service and afternoon tea for our seniors.
We are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting some new ones at our annual BBQ. If it’s raining we will eat inside, but please bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. Garden games, meat and vegetarian burgers and sausages, a song, prayer and story. Do join us if you can.
I am pleased that you found our website and I hope you are able to find out all that you need to know about events and services taking place in our churches. This week, we return to our regular pattern of Morning Prayer and weekly activities. This includes a book club on Wednesday at St Peter’s Church beginning at 2pm. You would be most welcome to pop along and join the fun. The book we will be looking at is The Villa in Italy by Elizabeth Edmonson. Our relaxed weekly drop-in Coffee Morning continues on Friday at 10am in Christ Church. This Sunday, there is no morning worship service in either of our churches as we gather together with the Churches Together in Mountsorrel at Mountsorrel Methodist Church at 10.30am. We’d love to see you there if you can make it. At 4pm, our regular Fun@4 and Youth@4 sessions take place in Christ Church. Everyone is welcome to come along to join in the fun with a barbecue to get the new term started.
I would love to extend an invitation to you to join us in one or both of our Churches this coming Sunday 27th August for our Sunday Worship.
At St Peter’s Church, 9.30am, there will be a service of Holy Communion particularly aimed at the whole family.
At Christ Church, 11am, there will be a service of Morning Prayer with baptisms and we look forward to welcoming Xavier, Ceddie and Maeve along with their families and friends as we celebrate and worship God together.
Both services will be followed by free refreshments, so do stay for a chat afterwards if you’re not rushing off elsewhere.
I hope to see you there. Every blessing, Colin Resch.
The final event of our Summer 23 Activity Week was a curry night in the gardens at St Peter’s. Two starters and three choices of curry were provided by Gurkha New Delhi for our Curry Buffet along with Pilau Rice and Naan Bread. A real treat for all of us to enjoy. The atmosphere was relaxed and convivial. New friendships were formed and old ones revisited. A very fitting end to a busy and enjoyable week.
Sunday evening saw us gather at St Peter’s Church for our service of Evening Prayer, usually known as Evensong. The service was led by Revd Colin and the preacher was our Associate Minister, Mel Rowley who spoke on the first Bible reading which was from Ruth, chapter one.
After our service of Sunday Morning Worship, we watched the end of the World Cup final – disappointed that the Lionesses were not able to overcome the superb playing of the Spanish side. Then we joined together for a community barbecue, playing some outdoor games as we enjoyed the Summer Sunshine and some beautifully cooked burgers and sausages.
The final day of our Summer 23 Activity Week got off to a great start with our service of All Age Sunday Worship. The service included contributions from across the staff team and celebrated all that had been good about the week of activities. The message reflected on the purpose of Church and how we share together all that we have to build each other up.