St Peter and St Paul’s Church News

Syston Ladies Friendship Circle
On 21st June Sheila and David Borderick opened their garden for the wonderful Strawberry Teas as they do every year in aid of our annual charity. This year we are supporting “Wishes for Kids”. Already this charity is doing well.

John and Cynthia Tooth at the Strawberry Teas.
John and Cynthia Tooth at the Strawberry Teas.

The weather was kind on the 21st and we had a steady stream of visitors who enjoyed tea, strawberries and cream and some lovely cakes. David and Sheila would like to thank all who supported this and say that the total raised was £260.Di Mee.

Celebrations as Jackie Bullen Is Ordained Priest
Friends, family and parishioners gathered together at 5.30pm on 28th June 2014 in Leicester Cathedral for the ordination of Jackie Bullen. Priest
Jackie, curate in the Fosse Team and a former accountant, was ordained together with six other ordinands by Christopher Boyle Assistant Bishop of Leicester.
The service began with the greeting from Bishop Christopher and presentation of the ordinands. The sermon was given by Canon Mike Harrison. During the service Jackie was anointed, presented with a bible and had her stole adjusted to reflect her new office as priest. We all prayed for her, sang joyously, clapped and cheered at the completion of the ceremony. Following the service the congregation was invited to remain for glasses of wine and fellowship. There was musical entertainment, but due to the inclement weather, the band played in the Porch of the Cathedral.
Bishop Tim Stevens who was to lead the ordination was unable to attend due to family illness. We pray for him and his family.
Later on the Saturday evening, friends and family gathered at St Hilda’s, East Goscote. A scrumptious buffet, organized by Jackie’s daughter Charlotte, was enjoyed by all. The vote of thanks and congratulations was given by Neil, Jackie’s husband. He echoed how proud we all are of Jackie and her unceasing work, and calling to follow our Lord Jesus and lead us in the offering of praise.
The first celebration of the Holy Eucharist by The reverend Jackie Bullen was held at the Team Eucharist on the Feast of St Peter & St Paul on Sunday 29th June.
The sermon was given by the Rev’d Jane Gibbs, Associate Priest at St Mary’s Church, Hinckley, a friend and colleague of Jackie’s.
The celebrations were concluded with a lunch hosted at the rectory. In excess of a hundred people gathered to celebrate with Jackie and give thanks for the presence of God in all our lives.
Biddy Saunders.
WW1 Commemorative Service
A Service to Commemorate all those who gave their Lives during WW1. Sunday 10th August, 6.30pm at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Syston.
A special service is planned for 6.30pm on Sunday 10th August to commemorate all those who died serving their country during the First World War. During the service people will be invited to remember those who died by lighting a candle in their memory.
The church will also be open during the afternoon from 4.00pm until 6.30pm for private prayer. During this time there will also be the opportunity to make a poppy and label in memory of a soldier who died in WW1. The poppies will be used during the evening service.
The names of all the local soldiers who died in the Great War are recorded on the memorial in the church, under the tower.
Felicity Austin.