St Peter and St Paul’ Church News

The parish church of St Peter and St Paul holds its regular services on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am and Sundays at 10am. Everyone is welcome to attend.
June brings the celebration of our Queen of 70 years. The church will be open for people to come in and spend some time looking at the displays and perhaps take some of the refreshments on offer, see details on the page 20 of this issue. There will be special thanksgiving service on Sunday 5th June at 10.00am all welcome.
The 29th June sees our ‘Patronal Day’ of St Peter and St Paul. We will be celebrating this on Sunday 26th at the 10.00am service.
We continue to meet the women in the bible who influence faith and the development of Christianity. These are held in Barkby Church on the last Thursday of the month – this month is the 30th June. We start at 7.15pm with a social gathering including wine and/or tea and coffee.
We are hosting a fund-raising event with ‘Auctioneer and TV Personality’ Charles Hanson on 9th June in Barkby Church in aid of the charity LSPI. Tickets for this event from Reverend Biddy on 0759 792 1051 or Sheila Langley on 0773 721 3248
Not too late to consider a church wedding this year! You will receive a warm welcome in response to any inquiry. Please contact Rev Biddy –
We also invite you to our evening service of compline at 8.00pm on Wednesdays. If you would like to join us via zoom please contact Reverend Biddy who will forward the link.
Check out our website where you will also find contact details as well as news and information regarding Syston and Barkby Church.
Special Birthday
Recently Doreen Payne, long standing member of the Parish Church, celebrated her 90th birthday. Many older Syston residents may remember Doreen in the Public Library where she worked for about thirty years.
Unfortunately, a family member arriving the day before brought Covid with them so her special family day and her party had to be deferred. Doreen also caught the virus.
The church had arranged flowers for her and these were taken round on the Sunday following her birthday. These were delivered as safely as possible. Despite suffering from Covid, Doreen placed a small table just outside the front door so that the flowers would be placed on it away from the person doing the delivery.
It was a splendid arrangement from Designer Daisies who, on hearing that Doreen is visually disabled, arranged colourful flowers and, even more thoughtfully, many were scented.
Concert on 25th June at 7.30pm
We are really looking forward to the fact that we can open the church again for a concert.
On Saturday 25th June at 7.30pm the Ratcliffe Chorale will be singing again in church after over two years. Now under a new Musical Director, Simon Lubkowski, they will perform a wide variety of music including classic pop, and composers such as Vivaldi, Howard Goodall and Karl Jenkins.
It will be an entertaining evening for all and entry is free!
Tots at Ten
This group is open and running successfully again in the church hall Lower Church Street from 10.00am to 11.30am. The numbers are limited to 20 so it is essential to book. This can be done through the Facebook page-Tots at 10 (Syston). You will be made most welcome.