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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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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 AUGUST  2018 - ‘See, I am making all things new’ (including a link to a Tribute to Neil)

…  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.

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!

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.

Churches in Coalville ‘Praying Together’, Saturday 11th August, Christ Church.

Meet 9.00am-10.00am for prayer, refreshments and fellowship.  Come and seek the Lord for what he will do in the area through these times of united prayer. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results (James 5 : 16b)

Our Summer Fair Saturday 4th August

Thanks to EVERYONE who contributed in any way to make the fair the success it was.

The provisional amount made was over £5,250 - so thanks again everyone.

There are a few random pictures from the fair - click HERE - but it you have any that would be suitable for publication, please send them to

(NOTE: If pictures contain frontal images of young children, they can only be published if permission has been obtained.)

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.

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.

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

Can you help welcome children to our services in

 During the schools’ summer holidays our Junior church leaders are taking a rest, but we still want to welcome children to our services.  They will remain in church for part of the 10.00am service, but we intend to provide activities for them in the choir vestry during the sermon and prayers.

We still urgently need two volunteers per week on: 19th and 26th

Material will be provided.  A sign-up sheet is now at the back of church, if you can help.  

Also a new Junior church helper is needed from September - if you would like to help in this important ministry, please speak with Ruth Godfrey or to Andy.

Thank you to those who helped at the Churches Together stand at Picnic in the Park recently.

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


Many thanks to Adrian, Norma and Alan for organising an enjoyable men’s and ladies’ walk recently.

Click THIS LINK for pictures!

              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!


The sun shone brightly on the weekend of music and picnic in the park, and despite an England match being played that afternoon, the park was full of activities and people.
Churches Together in Coalville had a gazebo where children enjoyed icing biscuits inside, and adults and children played various games outside the tent. There were plenty of volunteers from the various churches so we were able to meet together in an informal and relaxed situation. Some visitors to our tent contributed to our prayer wall while others stayed and chatted to members from the churches. It was good to have a Christian presence at the event.

Eileen Baldwin

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.

Please look out for the sign-up sheet in Church later in August but please note the date in your diary and come along to a session.

                                                                                    Ann Sankey

Congratulations to Ann and Rob Lee, who will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on the 17th 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:

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.

Cancer Research (Coalville Branch) ANNUAL CREAM TEA is on Saturday 18th August in the Church Hall, 2.0pm to 4.30pm. Please support us!