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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 ”THE ESSENTIAL CHURCH” a message for June 2018 from Revd. Andrew Rhoades.

…  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.

To access the blog follow this link .


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.

There is just one more Safeguarding awareness session at St. Martin’s House on Thursday 19th July at 6.00pm

These are for everyone working with children and adults in various roles in church.  For an application form please ask Ann Sankey or apply on-line at www.leicester.anglican.org/about/safeguarding/safeguarding-training.
This is for everyone working with children and adults in our activities here at St David’s.

Our 2018 SUMMER FAIR will be here before you know it!

Please make a note of the date - Saturday 4th August.

Lots of help will be needed!

A new Senior Church Group for young people in years 6 - 9 is now running.

This 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.

Increasing numbers at Lunchtime club at Castle Rock, run by Rachel Monk and HYFC on Thursdays at 12.30pm,  have meant moving to a larger classroom.  They are looking for more volunteers in order to increase the ability to start conversations with students about why the club’s running and what we believe.  Please speak to Rachel if you are interested in helping.


See some pictures HERE

A new home group has now started (23rd May).

This group will meet fortnightly at 7.45 (for 8.00pm) on Wednesday evenings at 2, Rock View Cottages, East Lane, Bardon Hill. Next two meeting 6th June and 20th June.

If you would like to join, please contact Sally Bossingham.

School visit this Tuesday, 19th June from 9.45am

Classes from Year 2 at Broom Leys school are coming to visit the church on Tuesday at 9.45am, 10.30am and 11.15am.  Help is needed to supervise small groups and show them round and also to provide light refreshments.  If you can help with one or more sessions, please speak to Andy.



Helpers needed for Y-Café@St David’s, Fridays in term time 4.00pm to 5.30pm, church hall Games, chat & tuck shop for 11-14’s to drop in & meet up with friends, old and new!  If you could help, please speak to Rachel Monk.

Kevin Godfrey has completed a 21 mile walk in the Peak District to raise money for Alzheimer's Society, walking  along the nine gritstone edges.If you would like to sponsor Kevin please visit: www.justgiving. com/fundraising/edgyedgers

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A picture of the wonderful Confirmation Service on May 7th 2018 with Bishop Martyn.

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Click the picture on the left to go to the Diocesan web site for the article on the Deanery Confirmation Service

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Welcome to Laura Jackson, who is joining us in June and July to work with Andy.  Laura is studying for Ordination at Queen’s.  Please pray for her time here with us.

A MEN'S AND LADIES’ evening walk has been planned for Thursday 28th June.We will park at Forest Hills Golf Club for a circular walk, crossing the golf course and following bridle footpaths around Ratby Burroughs (approx. one hour), returning to the club house for refreshments, where food will be available.  Meet in the church car park at 5.30pm ready to leave at 5.45pm.  Please see Alan Liggins for more details.

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. Your donations are currently £7,225. Thank you to everyone for these donations. The total funding we now have towards the roof repairs is £16,195. Please consider if you could raise funds for the roof repairs, or would wish to continue to donate to the roof fund. The donation jar will also be available in Church for smaller donations. With my sincere thanks for all your help, Andy.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

We have produced a privacy statement explaining how we use your personal data in the pastoral work of St David’s and this will be on our notice board and website. We have also updated our consent forms that we use to contact you for the pastoral work of the Church. We will use these as we update our registers. Thank you to Liz Blacklock, who has helped us with the new regulations.  

The statement is available HERE.


Rural Gems - Family Celebration Day, Saturday 9th June - 11.00am to 4.00pm at Brooksby Hall near Melton Mowbray.   All in Leicester Diocese are welcome, as Town and Country come together for this free fun day out following the Bishop’s Rural Commission.

Our new PCC members are listed on the PCC page.


Our Summer Fair is on Saturday 4th August 2018 Please be available if possible to help on this important day in our church calendar.  Don’t forget to start gathering up those items you no longer need, which could make good prizes or be sold on the White Elephant stall.  Please speak to Chris Liggins if you can offer help or need more information, or see HERE for further details.

Tombola prizes & bottle stall  - new items you don’t need (toiletries, stationery etc.) make good prizes for the tombola.  Unopened, in date bottles needed for the bottle stall. Chris can store any early donations.  

White Elephant items may now be left on the hall stage, but please note we cannot take clothing or footwear,  electrical items or large furniture.  Contact: Jenny Holland on 01530 450260.

Bookstall - donations of books will be welcome, but could you please hold on to them until as close to the fair as possible.  They are heavy to keep moving and difficult to store.  Thanks.

A time to say ‘thank you’.  Andy and Kath invite you to an open afternoon/evening at the Vicarage on Saturday 7th July, from 3.00pm.  Join us for afternoon cakes/light refresh-ments and evening bbq. Bring your own bbq meat & drink.  Rolls, salad, tea & coffee will be provided.

Churches Together at Coalville Picnic in the Park, next Sunday, 24th June - Once again Churches Together will be present at this community event. Volunteers are needed to chat to visitors who are curious about faith and prayer, to supervise a prayer wall, to help with family/children’s activities and to help set up and clear away.  If you can help with any of these, please sign up at the back of church or, for more details, speak to Ann Sankey, Eileen Baldwin or Revd. Andy.  

Help needed as follows:

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.