A people

belonging to God

that you may

declare the praises 

of him who called

you out of

darkness into his

wonderful light

 (1 Peter 2:9) 

 

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Welcome to the South Leicester Christian Partnership (SLCP)


The SLCP unites Christians in the Clarendon Park, Knighton and St
oneygate parts of Leicester 


CHURCHES TOGETHER SOUTH LEICESTER


Response to the Coronavirus outbreak 

Following advice from the government and their respective denominations, the churches of the SLCP have suspended many of their usual services and activities, but they have not ceased to be church and are engaged in finding new ways to worship together and to accompany one another and their communities at this time. You can find more about each church's response by visiting their website or getting in touch directly, but here we have tried to gather some of the details together.

Space to Pray

St Mary's Knighton will be open for private prayer on Wednesdays from 2-4pm and 8-9pm, and St Thomas More will be open from 7am to dusk daily 

Christchurch and St Guthlacs also hope to open for prayer and will advertise times in due course

As the weather warms up, Stoneygate Baptist are looking at ways to use their outdoor space for prayer and reflection

Opportunities to Worship

St John's will be live streaming their 9am and 10:30 services at sjbchurch.co.uk/services-online

Stoneygate Baptist will be updating their blog with prayers and reflections every Sunday morning at 10:15 at stoneygatebaptist.org.uk/blog

Fr Michael and Fr John will be continue to celebrate mass without the faithful at St Thomas More, and mass will be streamed every Sunday at 10am from the Bishop's House - search ‘Bishop Patrick McKinney' on YouTube

Pray as you go: https://pray-as-you-go.org - provides a simple Bible reflection each morning, with music to help you pray. 

For the Quakers, Woodbrooke run online meetings for worship at woodbrooke.org.uk/about/online-mfw/

Other Online Resources

St Mary's have a Coronavirus Support page at stmarysknighton.co.uk/coronavirus-support 

Stoneygate Baptist are collecting hopeful thoughts and helpful advice at stoneygatebaptist.org.uk/post/love-in-a-time-of-covid-19

The Church of England have made their 'Time to Pray' app free to use and there are a wide variety of religious and spiritual podcasts available

 

Prayer during the Coronavirus outbreak


Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen

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We welcome asylum seekers and refugees

Seagull with wording 'refugees welcome'

For you have been a refuge to the poor,
a refuge to the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.
When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm,
the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place,
you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds;
the song of the ruthless was stilled.

Isaiah 25:4-5  

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Loving God,
protect all seeking refuge.
May the boundary lines be lifted
and fall once more in pleasant places.
Give fearful hearts reason to be glad,
weary souls cause to rejoice
and exhausted bodies a place to rest secure.
Lead us together on the path to life
as we share from your abundance
so all may know the fullness of joy.
Amen.


Christian Aid 2016