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St. David’s Church,  Broom Leys

“Out of the believer’s heart shall flow streams of living water”

‘Growing in Christ, living in faith’

Vicar - Revd. Andrew Rhoades

01530 834210

Hall Bookings 01530 451776


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    Postcode: LE67 4RL

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Kingsgate food contributions - Greenhill Community church provide a hot meal on Fridays to those who need it and also supply food boxes to families in need.  Contributions of food would be very much appreciated and can be left in the box in the church porch.  

Trussell Trust Food Bank vouchers are available from Andy should you know of anyone in need.

More details about foodbanks HERE


Read Revd. Andrew Rhoades’ message for SEPTEMBER 2018 - ‘Indescribable’

…  in the churches around Coalville


Click the icons above for information on events taking place in the Diocese and to access the ‘Shaped by God’ Mission initiative.

(Links to the Diocese of Leicester web site)

Also see our Blog which will include Sermons, Talks and other articles.

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See “Services & Ministry/Monthly Calendar”

NB: Some events may be subject to change - check             

‘This Week’s Diary’ for late changes.

After School Church @ St. David’s - for primary school children and their carers - meets Wednesdays at 3.30pm - 4.30pm.  
As well as looking at various stories from the bible there will be refreshments, crafts, games and a short service.

Have you seen the Choral Evensong web site. St. David’s is listed! Click this link to take a look!

Would you be able to help occasionally on Sunday evenings?

It would be good to have a few more people on the rota to serve refreshments after the evening service. Please contact Alan Sankey if you would be willing to help in this way.


Local Churches

Mission Partnership

See also ‘Mission & Evangelism’




PRAYER TRIPLETS: Changing Lives through Prayer

Prayer triplets are groups of three people who meet to pray for one another, for family and friends and for St. David’s.  Pick up a leaflet from the foyer or have a word with the vicar for further information.  St. David’s prayer topics will be on the back of the weekly news sheet.  

Prayer Triplets are now being coordinated by Sandra Allen and Stella Allwood. If anyone is interested in being part of a triplet, or would like more information, please contact Sandra on 836634 or Stella on 480002 and they will try to  help you.


Don’t forget to check the COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD for local and community news and events with which church members are associated.


Our ‘Open the Book’ teams continue to take the story of Jesus to local schools - click this link for more.

ALWAYS BE AWARE - following an unfortunate incident a while ago in the church car park, when a car was broken into, may we remind people never to leave any items on car seats where they can be seen.

This applies at all times, but especially during the darker evenings.

Saturday 29th September

Harvest Supper and “St. David’s Has Talent”

an evening of fellowship from 6.30pm, as we celebrate God’s provision to us with a Ploughman’s style supper (provided by the catering team) and home-grown entertainment.  Here’s an opportunity to offer your gift, whatever it may be!  It could be singing, a monologue, a poem, playing an instrument, a sketch etc. etc.  Time to start thinking!  More details later


See some pictures HERE

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The great St. David’s Thursday Morning Communion Bake-off took place on Thursday 26th April.  

It was open to anyone who wished to enter a cake and attend the 10.00am Holy Communion that day.  Judging took take place over refreshments after the service, and the cakes were auctioned and raised £55 towards replacement lead for the church roof.

The pictures show the entries, along with the winning cake. The winner, Margaret Hulbert, is shown with her winning coffee cake and the judges.

UPDATE ON THE ROOF REPAIRS AND AN APPEAL - Many of you will know that in January this year some of the lead was stolen from our Church roof. We have a waterproof tarpaulin covering this area to protect our Church from rain damage. The PCC has decided to replace the lead that was stolen. We could put an alternative material onto the roof, but we would need to do this for the whole roof, which would be expensive. The cost of replacing the stolen lead will be £28,612, which includes a roof alarm system to help prevent further thefts and to increase our insurance cover. Our insurance will currently pay £7,970 we could get a £1000 grant towards the alarm system.

Many thanks for all your donations to the roof fund, which have been gratefully received and have now reached over £10,000.  We do still need more, however, so if you feel you can continue to donate this would be very much appreciated.  Thank you.

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held on Wednesday 25th April, where new churchwardens and PCC members were elected.

Churchwardens will be licensed at the Archdeacon’s Visitation service at St. Lawrence Church, Measham, on Thursday 17th  May ay 7.30pm.

Please keep them all in your prayers now and in the future as they make decisions on our behalf.

Follow this link to go to the PCC page for details of the new PCC and also to read a copy of the PCC Report for 2018.

Our new PCC members are listed on the PCC page.

Sunday 29 July 2018 All-age Service of Celebration - some pictures (click to enlarge)

A new Junior church helper is URGENTLY needed NOW

If you would like to help in this important ministry, please speak with Ruth Godfrey or to Andy.

Many congratulations to Joyce and Derek Bull on their 70th (Platinum) Wedding Anniversary


              Also check our ‘ARCHIVES PAGE’ HERE

‘Teaching the Faith’-  Saturday 10th November, St. Martin’s House - a day for those in lay leadership (e.g. home group or Junior church leaders) to explore their role in faith formation and discipleship.  More information from www.leicester.anglican. org/teaching-the-faith  To register your interest, please sign up at the back of church.

The next St. David’s half-day of Prayer will also be on Saturday 10th November, on the theme of  Remembrance.

Weekly talks/Sermons are now online.

Click HERE for the SDC player!

Would You Like To Know How To Use a Defibrillator?

I wish to do something positive for our church and community in memory of Alan, so I’m funding the installation of a defibrillator at Church. The machine will be fitted outside in a locked cupboard that can be accessed via the emergency services.

On Saturday 22nd September there will be an opportunity to come to the small hall and train on how to use this machine.It is the hope that the defibrillator will never be used, but it will be there just in case.

If you would like to attend a training session, a sign-up sheet will be at the back of the church soon.

                                                                                    Ann Sankey

Congratulations to Norma and Adrian Bristoll, who will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on the 31st August…


New emergency prayer chain -  our new contact for the emergency prayer chain is Meg Dutton.  For immediate prayer telephone Meg on 01530 815420 or mobile 07472 115747 or email: prayerchain@stdavidschurchbroomleys.org.uk

She will text emergency prayer requests to those on the prayer chain, who will pray immediately.  

For non-urgent prayer requests, there is a book in the Lady Chapel where you may write the names of those who need prayer.  They are prayed for daily and will appear on our prayer list on the back of the pew leaflet, unless you request otherwise.

… and also to Tara and Simon Gamble who have recently celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary.

The Great Tomato Challenge winner this year was champion of champions John Horton, with runners up Lesley Bowler and Irene Concannon.  Thank you to all who got involved.  


Revd Neil Griffiths

The Bishop announces that the Revd Neil Griffiths, Curate in the Benefice of Broom Leys, has been appointed as Rector (Designate) of the Benefice of the Colsterworth Group in the Diocese of Lincoln.

Neil will be licensed to this role on Monday, 24 September 2018.

Link to Diocesan web site —>

Congratulations and Farewell to Neil

For those who signed up to go by coach the cost will be £10 per head and we will meet at the church car park at 5.00pm for a prompt 5.15pm departure.  Please note that the sign-up to attend the licensing is now closed

A new Senior Church Group for young people in years 6 - 9

will run during the 10.00am service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in the Green Room, and will be led by our Youth Worker, Rachel Monk, with Kevin Godfrey, Tara Gamble and Ruth Twells.

Members of the wholeness and healing prayer team will be also be available at our 10.00am Family services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays to pray for us.

Church Administrator, St David’s Church,
Broom Leys, Coalville

St David’s Church, Broom Leys is an active, friendly and welcoming Anglican Christian Church. We are seeking to appoint a Church Administrator, with an active Christian faith, who will be responsible for the development and managing of the administrative support for the Church, supporting the Clergy and freeing them to undertake their Pastoral and Missional Ministry and equipping and co-ordinating volunteers to take part in this vital role of Church life.  

The position is part time and flexible to fit around family life or other working patterns for two ½ days per week. The salary will be £8.75/hour for 8 hours per week over 37 weeks of the year.  We are looking for someone who:

For a detailed job application and job specification please email vicar@stdavidschurch broomleys.org.uk to express your interest. Applications for this position should be emailed to vicar@ stdavidschurchbroomleys.org.uk by September 28th 2018 and interviews will take place at St David’s Church on Saturday 6th October 2018.

Our pictures show John and Irene with their winning tomatoes and prizes - unfortunately we didn’t manage to get a photo of Lesley’s entry! … And the tomatoes left behind made a delicious lunch with some basil, cheese and a drizzle of balsamic!

Our 2018 Summer Fair was a great success both in terms of outreach to the community, fun and fellowship and boosting finances.

Click this link for a few pictures.

It’s never too soon to think about next year’s fair on August 3rd 2019 - so please save any possible unwanted Christmas gifts, etc. for next year!