St Peter and St Paul’s Church News

Ladies Friendship Circle
If you were not at our meeting Monday 24th September you ‘missed a treat’! We were entertained by the Syston and District U3A Ukulele Band. We all enjoyed the programme of songs from yesteryear. We were supplied with a song sheet but I think most of the songs were well known and so it was with gusto we all joined in. The band has only been in existence since last December and already has fifty very enthusiastic members. After a very happy hour of song we all agreed that a return visit ‘is a must’. The proceeds from the evening were to go to our chosen charity which, this year, is the Air Ambulance.
The title of our meeting on October 11th. was Taste and Try. Janet, one of our members, and her sister Angelia brought along a selection of ‘Starters and Nibbles’ which they had prepared earlier. All the items on display used ingredients we were all familiar with but they gave us many ideas of different ways to present them for starters or to accompany light meals. 
After a mouth-watering explanation of each plateful we were all invited to try as many things we wished – I think most of us enjoyed trying each one and came away determined to try them ourselves at home. 
Our thanks to Janet and Angelia for a very enjoyable evening.
Doreen Payne
Skittles Evening
On the 22nd September St Peters and St. Paul’s church held a social evening at The Wheatsheaf pub in Thurcaston. There were twenty-five of us and a game of long alley skittles was played with much fun.
We were served with a delicious traditional supper of faggots, sausages, mash, chips, mushy peas etc. A great night was had by all.
Marlene Edwards
Harvest Thanksgiving
The combined service of the 10.00am congregation and the eleven30 service on Sunday 7th October was well attended and enjoyed as everyone gave thanks for the richness of our lives and thought about the hardship suffered by so many in the world. There was a mix of traditional Harvest songs and more modern ones the last being accompanied by a small group of musicians.
During the Offertory hymn donations of dried goods were brought forward. These will be donated to the food bank in Rothley.
Everyone came away with a small container with mustard seeds in to grow and appreciate the wonder of the created world where something so small can grow into something so big.
Afterwards there were refreshments in the hall.
Traditional Christmas Fair
This will be on Saturday 8th December from 10.00am to 2.00pm with a major raffle top prize of £100. The young people will serve bacon butties from 10.00am till noon from when there will be soup and a roll plus drinks.
Stalls will include home-made cakes, Christmas decorations, Prize Every Time, Bottle Stall, Vintage Glass and China stall.
In church there will be activities for the children and a toy stall.