‘Come and see’ .........
the church that is here for you........
Welcome to our united benefice website. We believe that every single person is unique and valued whoever and what ever they are. You can be sure of a very warm welcome at any of our three local churches where we hope you will come and find a home with us and become part of our living communities.
Within our benefice we believe that there is something for everyone within our variety of styles of worship.We believe in being thoroughly inclusive of all people and being a warm and welcoming church that meets people where they are.
This Benefice has three Churches covering three parishes and we are here to serve you and walk alongside you whoever you are. As rural parishes of Leicestershire, we have the gift of working and worshipping together with our brothers and sisters from the Baptist, Methodist and Roman Catholic Church families and this is a gift that we cherish and wholly support.
Our Church buildings are very old where worship and spiritual growth have been taking place down through the centuries and we are proud of our historic roots.
If you would like to know any information on baptisms, weddings and funerals please do browse through our website or contact me by email or telephone. Or if you would someone just to simply listen, to pray with or just be alongside you then please do contact me or any member of our benefice ministry team.
As the parish church in the parishes of Woodhouse Eaves, Woodhouse & Swithland we are committed to serving you, being a vital part of our community and making the love of Jesus known.
Just come as you are ..... See you there .....
165 Main Street
Telephone: 01509 890972
Take on The Big Boot!
Sponsored by De Montfort University, this great half-time competition at Leicester Tigers challenges each member of a team to successfully complete a high catch, one after another, as our Big Boot machine launches the ball high up into the sky!
This is Reverend Lisa doing her best impression of Eddie Warings “Oooop and Under”….
The Bishop of Leicester, the Rt. Revd. Tim Stevens led a team of 10 Church of England clergy taking part in Leicester Tigers ‘Big Boot’ competition this Sunday (4 January 2015), to raise money for Leicester Cathedral’s King Richard III Community Appeal.
Dressed in clerical cassocks, the team attempted to catch rugby balls mechanically projected high into the air during the half time interval, in front of a sell-out Welford Road crowd at Tiger’s game against arch-rivals Bath. Tigers won!!
The pack of priests, including two female vicars, have been in strict training across Christmas, making sure they don’t drop too many mince pies.
“Leicester is preparing to bury the warrior King, Richard III. Tigers are Leicester’s modern day warriors. While the Big Boot is a bit of fun, the Community Appeal is part of our effort to raise money which jointly supports the CombatStress charity for military veterans and Leicester Cathedral’s costs of reburying Richard III, ” says Canon Pete Hobson, Acting Canon Missioner and Tigers season ticket holder.
The King Richard III Community Appeal is a project for Leicester and Leicestershire, which aims to raise £60,000 before the end of February. Half of the money will go to the CombatStress charity. The other 50% will contribute towards the costs of reburying King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral in March 2015.