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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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 ”Sharing the real message of Christmas” a message for December 2017/ January 2018 from Revd. Neil Griffiths

…  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’ web log.

(Links to the Diocese of Leicester web site)

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

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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.

After school church restarts on Wednesday 10th  January 3.30-4.30pm

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’


An opportunity for
teens (12+) to learn
theatre skills while
studying the Bible.  

Meets on Fridays in term time from

7.00pm - 8.30pm in the church hall.
Contact Debbie Jackson

07540 068151 for more information.

for more information.

theatre skills while
studying the Bible.  Starts
Friday  2nd September, 7.00pm - 8.30pm in the church hall.  
Contact Debbie Jackson 07540 068151
for more information.


Welcome to St. David’s

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.

Trentam Gardens

YOUTH WORKER - we look forward to interviewing for a potential Youth Worker for the Mission Partnership on 9th December 2017.  Please keep this process in your prayers and pray that a suitable person will be found to support youth work in the church and connect with youngsters at Castle Rock High school.

Thank you very much to Ruth Twells, who has been a Junior Church leader for many years, but is now stepping down from this role.  We are, therefore, looking for someone else to continue this impor-tant ministry, alongside others.  If you are interested, or want to know more, please speak to Andy or to Ruth Godfrey.

See the PCC page for the latest news from your PCC.

Posada - Two sets of Posada figures of Mary and Joseph are be travelling from home to home and around our schools again during Advent.  They left church on Advent Sunday, 3rd December, at the 10.00am service and will return on Christmas Day.  If you’d like to welcome them into your home for a night please sign-up on the sheet at the back of the church.  We’d love to track their journey in pictures on our website and on a display in the porch, so please do send a photo of their time with you if you can. Follow their progress HERE.

Website email address HERE.

A big thank you to Ann and Alan Sankey ...

for their hard work and dedication in over 40 years’ service to the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade. A special All-age Communion was held on  Sun. 29th  October where we offered thanks for their service to the Brigade.

The new Brigade leaders were also commissioned at this service

Also see the Brigade Page HERE

Safeguarding Awareness sessions

For everyone working with children and adults in various roles and activities in St. David’s.  The last information session in the current series is on Sat. 20th January at 10.00am in the small hall

Please check the list of roles/activities on the sheet to see if you need to attend.

Christingle collecting  candles and envelopes are now available at the back of the church.  Please support the work of the Children’s Society and return your filled candle/envelope to the Christingle service, 4.00pm on Christmas Eve.

Offering Tokens are now available in the porch.  These may be used to place on the offering plate so that we come together and bless the whole of our offering to God.  A token  might be used, for instance, where your offering is made by standing order, or in other ways where you do not have a physical offering to place on the plate.  The token would then rep-resent your gift and be blessed as part of our whole offering and service to God.


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Christmas Dinner 2017 - we are again arranging Christmas Dinner for those who find themselves alone on Christmas Day. It is open to anyone, so if you know of someone please encourage them to come along from 12.00 noon in the church hall. Transport can be provided. See Ann or Alan Sankey, Alan Liggins or email(see below). Help/funds welcome.


Carol Singing at Coalville hospital, Monday 11th December, 6.45pm - meet in hospital reception to sing for and with patients, visitors and staff.  Refreshments provided afterwards.

Churches Together at Coalville lights switch-on.

Many thanks to everyone who helped.

  See a photo of the cast below.

Churches Together Christmas Cards are now at the back of church ready for distribution.  Please take and deliver some if you can.

A big thank you to everyone who helped with the November Market on Saturday and especially to Margaret and Norma for organising.  

Thank you to the Pastoral Link team for the recent Christmas get-together , which was very much appreciated.

BBC Radio Leicester Sing Christmas, Monday 18th December, 7.00pm - join us for this interactive sing-along at the Lady Jane, Hall Lane.

End of year church grounds tidy-up on Saturday 16th   from 9.30am All help would be appreciated. If you are unable to come on Saturday, but could help at another time, please see John Allwood.

ALWAYS BE AWARE - following an unfortunate incident 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, (especially now that the darker evenings are with us.)

Schools’ Carol services in church

Tuesday 19th, Castle Rock school 6.00pm
Wednesday 20th, Broom Leys sch.
   9.30am - Foundation & Yr. 6
   11.00am - Yr. 1 & Yr. 5
   1.30pm - Yrs. 2,3, & 4

Do come and support the children from Broom Leys school, as they bring their Carol services to St. David’s, and also the students from Castle Rock school, who will be here for the first time.  If you could help at any of these, please let us know (Broom Leys: Andy.  Castle Rock: Neil).
Thank you.

Follow THIS LINK for all the planned services over the Christmas period at St. David’s

Forthcoming Events

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Nine men enjoyed a winter walk along the Miners’ Way at Ibstock with breakfast at the Old Schoolhouse tea rooms.

The last meeting before Christmas will be on Thursday 19th December which will be 15 minutes longer than usual for our Christmas party

Pictures of the Men’s Walk - December 9th 2017

A picture taken at the Nativity Service on Sunday 10th   

Thanks to all who braved the heavy snowfall and icy conditions to get to church and make the occasion so happy and meaningful.