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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

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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 OCTOBER 2018 - ‘Thank you for the music!’ and WWI Centenary article.

…  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.


See some pictures HERE

Click HERE for selected archived contents.

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 £12,000.  We do still need more, however, so if you feel you can continue to donate this would be very much appreciated.  Thank you.

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.

              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!

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.

A  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.

If you are interested in taking part in a Pilgrim Course, Sally Bossingham will be running one on alternate Wednesdays beginning 10th October,  7.30pm at  2 Rock View Cottages, East Lane, Bardon Hill.  If you would like to go, or want to know more, please speak to Sally or email sallybossingham@hotmail.com  The first session will be ‘Looking at the Creeds’.

Men's Walk - Saturday 6th October -Five men met to go on the walk, but due to the inclement weather they abandoned the walk but enjoyed breakfast in Ticknall.


On Saturday 30th September we held our Harvest Supper and ‘St. David’s Got Talent evening. Although down in numbers this year everyone who came enjoyed the fantastic harvest meal and brilliant entertainment!

This was followed by our inspiring harvest services on Sunday 1st October.

Thanks to everyone who helped with catering for the Harvest Supper, or who offered their talents to entertain us. Thanks also to those who have beautifully decorated the church for harvest time.

A new Seeker Course has just started  - If you are interested in joining, please see Andy.  (Five sessions.  Days and times vary.)

For those we have loved” -

Sunday 28th October  2.30pm

A special service to remember loved ones who have been lost.  The families of those whose funeral services have been led by St. David’s ministers over the last two years will be invited to this service and names will be read.  Everyone is welcome and if you also have loved ones you wish to remem-ber you will be invited to write their names on cards as you arrive and these will be offered to God in prayer during the  service.  There will also be an opportunity to light a candle if you wish.  Do come to remember your loved ones and support those more recently bereaved.

Tearfund Indonesia Tsunami appeal - the DEC, of which Tearfund is part, has launched an appeal for the people of Indonesia.  As search and rescue efforts continue, their network of church-based relief and development organisations are preparing to respond to urgent needs, including food, blankets, temporary shelter and medicines.  Tearfund are asking us to join with them in prayer:

Father God, we pray for the people of Indonesia.  We lift to you the families hit by this latest devastating earthquake and tsunami.  Comfort those who have lost loved ones and homes, and help to heal and restore injured people.  

Strengthen and guide the search and rescue teams, so that they can help those in greatest need.  Be with Tearfund’s partners and church networks as they respond at this crucial time.  In Jesus’ name, we pray.  Amen.

If you wish to donate to the appeal, you can do so via the green jar at the back of the church, or at www.tearfund.org/indonesia

Revd. Neil Griffiths was licensed as Rector (Designate) of the Benefice of the Colsterworth Group in the Diocese of Lincoln last Monday - thank you to Chris and Alan Liggins for organising the coach to take us there.  Do keep Neil and Lesley in your prayers as they settle into their new home and parishes. See a message from Neil HERE.

Could you come and chat on Thursdays? - Rachel Monk is looking for people who might come and chat with the young people at Castle Rock Lunchtime Club.  There are now so many youngsters attending that it isn’t possible to talk to all of them.  If you’d like to help, please see Rachel.

Remembrance services, 11th November,

We will be marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI.

10.00am  - All-age service with Holy Communion and Act of Remembrance with 2 minutes silence.
6.00pm - service of Remembrance with brass band.

Operation Christmas Child - Sunday 4th November, 10.00am

All-age Shoebox Service  
Once again we are donating filled shoeboxes for children around the world who would otherwise receive nothing at Christmas.  Leaflets explaining what may / may not be included are at the back of church.    

If you don’t feel you can fill a box, but would like to contribute in some way, you may wish to give a donation to help cover the charity’s processing and shipping costs.  Bring your box and/or donation for our Shoebox Sunday Service on 5th November, for collection by the charity the next day.

Christmas Dinner 2018

This important outreach is fast approaching with just over a month to go

Are you able to help in any way?

Either with a donation towards the cost or practical help on Christmas Eve with preparations or coming and joining the guests on Christmas Day or helping with transport.

We will be contacting other Churches and agencies to ask if there is anyone in our area who would be alone at Christmas, but if you also know someone encourage them to come and join us.

Thank you to those who have supported this event over the years.

Christmas Dinner Team.

Email the team at christmasdinner@stdavidschurchbroomleys.org.uk

or speak to Ann Sankey.