Thursday, 31 August 2017

Tearfund Connected Church

On Sunday we look forward to welcoming Charlotte Nobbs to speak at our morning service about the work of Tearfund. Charlotte will focus on the work of our Connected Church partner PAG in Uganda following on from her recent visit with Tearfund.
If you want to find out the latest news from PAG then follow this link to their latest blog post.
Do join us at 10am on Sunday to hear more.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

New Rector for Oadby Announced

On the diocesan website you can find the following announcement:

"The Revd Stephen Andrew Bailey

The Bishop announces that the Revd Steve Bailey, Team Vicar, St Paul’s Oadby has been appointed also as Priest-in-Charge (Team Rector Designate) in the Oadby Team Benefice.

This appointment will be announced in church this Sunday, 20 August.  (This was duly announced by the Churchwarden, Vivien James on Sunday 20 August.) A licensing date will be announced in due course.

The slightly unusual wording is because the Parish of Oadby is in the process of becoming a team ministry with Great Glen, Burton Overy and Carlton Curlieu parishes. When that is complete Steve will become the Team Rector, officially.

We have valued Steve’s ministry among us for the last six years. Now we pray for his continued ministry, with this additional responsibility.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Holiday Club

Three days this week (9-11 August) St Pauls rang the shouts of children as they took part in the holiday club activity. There was song, dancing and acting as they discovered the way that God had led Moses.

This theme was picked up again at the service on Sunday 13 August when some of the children and their parents also joined us. All those who had come to holiday club were also invited to the barbecue which took place afterwards.

 Thank you so much to all those who took part – the leaders, those who helped during the week, and all those who helped to put on the barbecue – and of course the children themselves.
If you missed out this year, do look for it in August 2018! Or, better still, come and enjoy the Supertrooper activities for primary school age children, every Sunday at 10 a.m.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Holiday Club

This week we held our summer Holiday Club 'Spy Kids' using the story of Moses. Here is a video from the week showing what we got up to.
Do join us tomorrow for our Celebration Service at 10am followed by a free BBQ!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Principal Services – July – September
Dear Friends,

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In July we hold our first ever Holiday at Home and look forward to celebrating with them in our service on 9th July. A month later in August we are again running a summer Holiday Club for primary school aged children. There celebration service on 13th August is followed by a BBQ.

We continue with our sermon series based on David Watson’s book I Believe in the Church through July & August. In September we welcome a speaker from Tearfund to update us on our Connected Church partner in Uganda PAG.

Harvest this year will be on 24th September. All tinned and dried goods will go to Oadby Food bank  and fresh produce will be sold off and the money sent to Tearfund.

As we head into October a new sermon series will begin, watch this space for more details…

Every blessing,

Steve Bailey, Vicar

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Lou McGoldrick Talks about Youth Work at St Paul’s

McGoldrick leads our youth work at St Paul’s and we thank her for all the hard work that she puts into it. Recently she spoke about her work in a video that was broadcast of the Leicester Diocesan website. If you would like to hear about her experiences and hopes, click here.

Lou’s pressing task is preparing for the Holiday Club that takes place this week at St Paul’s. They that be both a fun time and an opportunity for youngsters to hear of the love of Christ.