News from St Mary’s, Barkby

On the 20th of August, Syston St Peter & St Paul hosted a Welcome Service on behalf of the eight Fosse Team churches for the new Team Rector and Vicar for Barkby and Syston the Reverend Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani. 
The Bishop of Leicester conducted the service and afterwards there was the chance to meet Lee and partake of the buffet provided.  
We have a number of get-togethers during October. On the 6th there is a coffee morning in church between 10am and 12.30pm in aid of Macmillan nurses, come along for your morning ‘fix’ and try the home-made cakes. On the 7th there is a 10.00am all age Harvest celebration and at 6.00pm there is our usual Harvest Thanksgiving. On the 13th there is a Race Night in Barkby village hall 7.00pm for 7.30pm, tickets £10 from 0116 260 3997 (to include a light supper) and there will also be a bar. This is a joint venture between our Church Fund Raising Committee and the Village Hall Committee, all proceeds to be split 50/50. Come and support us on what promises to be a fun night-out.
On the 23rd and 24th of November we have our  BIG CHRISTMAS EVENT. This year there will be even more attractions including our very own Snow Queen and Princess as well as Santa, his sleigh and reindeer!  Watch out for posters nearer the time.