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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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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


…  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.

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.

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              Also check our ‘ARCHIVES PAGE’ HERE

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.

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.

Read Revd. Andrew Rhoades’ message for MAY, 2019 - ‘trypraying’

Men’s walk on Saturday 16th February - On a fine morning ten men walked from South Leicester industrial estate across via Amazon and Ibstock brick clay hole, down the bridle path towards Ibstock, and back over the fields to Ellistown, where they had a very good breakfast at the Copper Kettle cafe.

Could you help occasionally? . . .
… Thursdays, 12.30pm, Castle Rock - chatting to the young people attending the Lunchtime Club.  
Thursdays, 3.30pm, small hall - to help chat, play card games etc. with the teenagers at the Y-Café drop-in.
Please see Rachel Monk if you can help.

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.

Our wholeness and healing prayer team are always available to pray for us.  They meet to pray before the 10.00am service and are in the Lady Chapel during and after 10.00am Communion services on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month.  Do speak to them if you want someone to pray for you (they may even approach you if they sense you may need prayer).

Café Church visited Palmer’s Nurseries in May, where Josie had the winning prize ticket, and won q plant!

Pictures below.

Church Bookstall - if you take items from the porch bookstall, would you please ensure that you don’t forget to put money for purchases into the box on the wall, as we are finding discrepancies between the amounts of money received and items listed as purchased.  Thank you.  

Church Lads’ & Church Girls’ Brigade, held on Thursdays, 6.30pm, large hall, has grown and needs more adult help.  Contacts Tim & Vanessa Cole tel. 454112.

Church Administrator

Tim James, our Administrator was appointed to be “responsible for the development and managing of administrative support for the church, supporting the clergy and freeing them to undertake their pastoral and missional ministry, and co-ordinating volunteers to take part in this vital role of church life”.  With only a limited number of hours in the office each week, his primary role is to act as Personal Assistant to the Vicar and then also to help others to utilise facilities and equipment.  We do, however, still need volunteers to do various administrative tasks, as before.  Please try to avoid offloading work on to Tim, which then takes him away from his primary role.  Thank you.

Momentum is for young people in years 6 - 9, which usually runs on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month during the 10.00am service, in the Green Room  Contact: Rachel Monk.

Brown Bags - a thank you - Greenhill Community church are grateful to all  who donated food to their Kingsgate project during Lent (letter is on the community board in the porch).  Continuing donations always appreciated.

Launde Abbey’s 900th Anniversary launch weekend Fri. 21st-Mon.24th Jun. - details at www.laundeabbey.org.uk/launde900

(or see poster in church porch)

Pastoral Link has changed! For those of you who don’t know, Pastoral Link keeps us together as a Church family through friendship. Belonging to Pastoral Link gives you a visitor or companion from St David’s to keep in touch. Pastoral Link visiting will now be co-ordinated by Sandra Allen and Stella Allwood. Our events for the whole Church will be organised by Tara Gamble and Sarah Jacklin. Our cards and gifts for the whole Church, for those who provide us with details of birthdays and anniversaries, will now be co-ordinated by Mary Smith.

Summer Fair, Saturday 3rd August -  prizes, gifts, bottles and helpers - time to find those unopened gifts, bottles etc. for the bottle stall, tombola or small prizes, which may be left in collecting boxes in the church porch or see Chris Liggins.  Plus, don’t forget to be available to help on the day - this event needs everyone’s support.  Thank you.  

 Give, Prayed….Invite

Given - by now our trypraying booklets, seven days of conversation with God in prayer, have been read and handed on to someone we love, care about, meet or who doesn’t ’do church’.  Remember to ‘use it, then lose it’.

Prayed - Thy Kingdom Come, the global wave of prayer, ends today, as we prayed for those to whom we gave our trypraying resources, our neighbours and community, our nation and the world.  The prayer wall will remain for a while longer if you wish to use it and our regular Morning Prayer continues on Monday to Thursday at 9.00am.

Now Invite! The Invitation service on Sunday 30th June is an opportunity  to invite those you have been praying for.

10.30am Refreshments        

11.00am Open-air service followed by Lunch, then garden games and activities.  Special invitation cards for this event are now available in the church porch.

Can you help on Invitation Sunday?

Invitation Sunday open-air service - Preparations are going well for the open-air service, which will be hosted in the church grounds, followed by a bring and share lunch, games and activities for all.   To ensure all runs smoothly we would appreciate some help on the day as follows:

If you are able to help with any of these would you please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church or let me know.  

Thank you - Tara

See the Café Church page for more information about the group.

Some pictures taken following the service on Ascension Day  This year’s Thy Kingdom Come was launched at the service, which was followed by the release of 30 white balloons to symbolise Christ’s Ascension.    

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Churches Together at Coalville Picnic in the Park, Sunday 23rd June, 12.00noon to 5.30pm - volunteers are needed to help with the Churches Together marquee at this event, where there will be prayer activities for adults and children, ‘Hope’ magazines and ‘trypraying’ booklets to hand out and a fruit give-away.  Our church has been asked to cover from 2.15pm-3.45pm on the day.  If you can help with this (or another time slot) please sign up at the back of church.  Help with setting up / packing away  would also be appreciated.  Thank you.

Spring Harvest 13th-17th April 2020 - if you are interested in going to this Christian event at Butlins, Skegness, as part of a group from St. David’s, information is available from Kath Rhoades.  We will be booking when lines open on Wednesday 26th June.

Has a particular service, sermon or event inspired & encouraged you?  We’d love to hear from you for our monthly magazine to encourage others.  Contact news@stdavidschurchbroom leys.org.uk or leave items in porch box.

Beetle Drive, Thursday 20th, 6.30pm, large hall - All are welcome to a Beetle Drive this Thursday to raise funds for the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade.  Admission £1.50 for Brigade members, £2.00 for under 16’s, £2.50 for over 16’s.  Prizes for the highest scoring adult and child.   There will also be a cake sale and refreshments.