News from St Mary’s Church, Barkby

On a beautiful sunny day in June, Jayne and John Pochin opened  Barkby Hall Gardens for us to raise funds for the necessary work to St Mary’s church spire.
Lots of people came to look around the gardens, eat tea and cake, have a ploughman’s lunch or a piece of pizza and to catch up with friends. There was a history of the Hall gardens to view and the church itself was open for all to look around. Many thanks to all who came – a grand total of £3,900 was raised.  
On the 20th of August we looked forward to welcoming the Reverend Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani, our Interim Team Rector for the eight churches in the Fosse Team who will be leading services starting in September.
The next event on the horizon will be our fantastic Great Christmas Event on the 23rd and 24th November. 
All the usual things will be available together with more action for our younger visitors, the candlelit walk, hot food and  lots of gift stalls,  Santa’s reindeer and sleigh and, of course, the man himself will be there. 
We look forward to seeing you all.