St Peter and St Paul’s Church News

The parish church of St Peter and St Paul holds its regular services on Wednesday mornings at 9.30 and Sundays at 10am. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The church celebrated Easter with creative services spread across Holy Week.
It is recognised that there were still some reservations regarding covid. This contributed to the nervousness of people to step outside their normal pattern of worship. However, our ‘Mothering Sunday’ service was well attended with everyone receiving a little gift of chocolate decorated with a single silk flower signifying rebirth.
During Holy Week there was a full calendar of services mapping out Jesus’ final week as he journeyed from triumphal entry to his trial, death and resurrection. Rev’d Biddy also facilitated ‘women during holy week’ which were daily Facebook videos. Each day a different woman explored their encounter with Jesus. These women were thought of as on the edges of his society reminding us to keep noticing just as Jesus did – making them the very heart of the gospels.
Easter morning began with a dawn service and a hearty breakfast!
Members of the church in Barkby spent a night in the church in aid of the Bishop’s lent appeal with the emphasis on the homeless. They raised over £900 for their efforts.
We begin the season of weddings with Jack and Laura’s wedding at the end of May. A church wedding is such a special event especially in a place where many have gone before to make their vows and pledge their love for one another. You will receive a warm welcome in response to any inquiry. Please contact Rev Biddy –
Tots at Ten, the popular meeting opportunity for babies and toddlers. Please look at our Facebook page for further details.
We also invite you to our evening service of compline at 8pm on Wednesdays. If you would like to join us via zoom please contact Reverend Biddy who will forward the link.
Morning prayer is offered via our Facebook page on Tuesdays and Thursdays where you will also find contact details as well as news and information regarding Syston and Barkby Churches.
Queen’s Jubilee
We are extremely excited to be celebrating the jubilee with the rest of the country. To that end there will be an exhibition over that special weekend recalling
‘The Life and Times of her Majesty the Queen’
A display of events national and local during Queen Elizabeth’s lifetime.
Exhibition opens on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th June from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
There will be many photographic displays, covering nine decades and what Syston did for the Coronation and Silver Jubilee celebrations, plus a few surprises!
Visitors will also have a chance to see once more the Syston Banxy knitted sculptures of the Queen and her corgis and the life sized WW1 soldier.
Entrance free. Refreshments available. All most welcome.