A brief reminder to members and attendees of CBC that we'll be meeting upstairs in the Belvoir Suite during the period of renovations. Extra help is needed on a Sunday so please make yourself known to a member of the diaconate if you're willing to help.
We will be undertaking vital renovation works through April, May and June as we look to modernise and fix some long standing problems within our main church building. Therefore the church hall is unavailable for booking through this period. Our other rooms are available though, so please do get in touch if you're looking to book a room!
As we look forward to reflecting on the death and resurrection of Jesus, we can't wait to welcome you into CBC. Please find below information about the services we're hosting over the Easter period;
9th April, 10:45- Palm Sunday service
16th April, 10:45- Easter Sunday service (led by Ellen Price)
We'll be joining in wih other celebrations throughout the city, so keep an eye out for any information that becomes available!
The first in a three part series previewing 'The Clean as Possible Comedy Show', we learn more about our MC for the evening, Rob Thomas!
Welsh-born London-based Rob Thomas is proving his worth as an intelligent and very funny comedian. In 2015, Rob was runner-up in the UK Pun Championships at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival and went on to compère the Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Festival. He beat the Comedy Store’s gong on his first appearance and has won the Comedy Café’s New Act Night twice. Rob is also the Guinness World Record Holder for eating the most baked beans with a toothpick (152) in three minutes!
"Very funny, natural with refreshing warmth" Matt Forde“
The best performer on the night ... Superior physical presence.” Bruce Dessau
So the summer holidays are drawing to a close, the days are beginning to get shorter. Not much to look forward to now right? Wrong! September is a very busy month in the life of the church, and here's a little bit of what you can expect:
Leicestershire Heritage Open Days / Ride and Stride- 9th/10th September
We're once again opening our doors for this years Heritage Open Days. If you've always wondered what we look like on the inside then come along Friday 9th September and Saturday 10th September and take a look around (from approximately 9:30am). We'll also be a destination for those taking part in the Ride and Stride event, where we'll be offering light refreshments for riders (and striders!) taking part in this years event. For more information about the heritage open days click here and for more information about the ride and stride click here.
The Big Welcome - Sunday 18th September
We're delighted to be hosting a Big Welcome service at CBC on Sunday 18th September! Led by friend of the church Craig Sweeny-Essex, this accessible service is designed to allow anyone who is unsure on church, or has stopped going to church, to show what it is that we're about as Christians. We'd love to welcome you on the 18th at 10:45am! Please don't hesitate to make yourself known to a steward.
The Social Space- Film night (Date TBC)
We're reintroducing the Social Space! The Social Space is an event where we get together with our friends from the Centre Project. We'll be kicking it off with a film night, and more details will follow.
Keep a look out on our social media sites for more information and for other events that may be happening in the future!
And.... relax! Teachers and students rejoice, it is officially the summer holidays!
We've got plenty going on this summer, namely our annual summer family fun day. This year it's taking place Saturday, 20th August from 2-4pm, with an Olympic sporty theme. There's plenty to keep your little ones entertained and is great for all ages. We would politely ask that you stay with your children.
Check out the Facebook page and let us know if you're coming along (or email firstname.lastname@example.org) https://www.facebook.com/events/1224591034226406/
You may be met by this sight when trying to get to our carpark in Alfred Place (off Granby Street). Do not fear, access to the church is still possible by following these instructions: Turn left up Dover Street, right along Albion Street and right again along Chatham Street. You will now be able to turn right onto Granby Street, and Alfred Place is immediately on your left! (See the image below if still unsure)
This work will be taking place until early August, and there are currently major works being undertaken on Belvoir Street.