St Peter and St Paul Church News

New priest for Syston
The Revd Lee Francis Dehqani will be licensed as Interim Team Rector in a private service on 13th June. There will be a service of welcome on Monday 20th August and Lee will be taking his first services at Syston on Sunday 26th August. 
Ladies Friendship Circle
On Monday 14th May the Ladies Friendship Circle met and were enthralled by a talk from Felicity Austin about the history of hosiery in Leicester from black wool stockings to more recent times.
Many people worked in hosiery, especially in Corah and Wolsey as they took over from the frame work knitters working at home. The factories continued to use these home workers too and by the First World War there were 16,000 employed making clothes for the armed services. In the Second World War there were 40,000 making clothes for the forces.
Clothes were rationed during WW2 until 1949. In 1948 a pair of nylons cost £2.11, nearly a week’s wages!
One of our members, Doreen Payne, worked at Corah and the very cold winter of 1947 she remembers that the workers were given fingerless gloves to wear! Doreen also remembers the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and was spoken to by the Queen. Corah was in production from the early 1800s till 1989 when it was sold.
We were shown a selection of garments including some ‘combinations’ which caused comment.
A fascinating evening.
Margaret Proud
The last service before the summer break is July 1st. We return on September 2nd at 11.30am in the Parish Church to continue our journey into faith. Everyone welcome!
Cream Teas
We are looking forward to, once again, serving cream teas in the church, on Saturday 28th July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. There will also be a raffle, cake stall and bric-a-brac stalls.