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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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    Postcode: LE67 4RL

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Also see the Community Notice Board for community notices.                    (webmaster@stdavidschurchbroomleys.org.uk)


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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 WE TRUST GOD FOR ALL THAT IS TO COME” a message for July 2018 from Revd. Neil Griffiths.

…  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.

There is just one more Safeguarding awareness session at St. Martin’s House on Thursday 19th July at 6.00pm

These are for everyone working with children and adults in various roles in church.  For an application form please ask Ann Sankey or apply on-line at www.leicester.anglican.org/about/safeguarding/safeguarding-training.
This is for everyone working with children and adults in our activities here at St David’s.

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!

Increasing numbers at Lunchtime club at Castle Rock, run by Rachel Monk and HYFC on Thursdays at 12.30pm,  have meant moving to a larger classroom.  They are looking for more volunteers in order to increase the ability to start conversations with students about why the club’s running and what we believe.  Please speak to Rachel if you are interested in helping.


See some pictures HERE



Helpers needed for Y-Café@St David’s, Fridays in term time 4.00pm to 5.30pm, church hall Games, chat & tuck shop for 11-14’s to drop in & meet up with friends, old and new!  If you could help, please speak to Rachel Monk.

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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. Your donations are currently £7,225. Thank you to everyone for these donations. The total funding we now have towards the roof repairs is £16,195. Please consider if you could raise funds for the roof repairs, or would wish to continue to donate to the roof fund. The donation jar will also be available in Church for smaller donations. With my sincere thanks for all your help, Andy.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

We have produced a privacy statement explaining how we use your personal data in the pastoral work of St David’s and this will be on our notice board and website. We have also updated our consent forms that we use to contact you for the pastoral work of the Church. We will use these as we update our registers. Thank you to Liz Blacklock, who has helped us with the new regulations.  

The statement is available HERE.



Our Summer Fair is on Saturday 4th August 2018. WE NEED YOU!

Tombola prizes & bottle stall  - new items you don’t need (toiletries, stationery etc.) make good prizes for the tombola.  Unopened, in date bottles needed for the bottle stall. Chris can store any early donations.  

White Elephant items may now be left on the hall stage, but please note we cannot take clothing or footwear,  electrical items or large furniture.  Contact: Jenny Holland on 01530 450260.

Bookstall - donations of books will be welcome, but could you please hold on to them until as close to the fair as possible.  They are heavy to keep moving and difficult to store.  Thanks.

Lots more! - promotional leaflets to deliver and prize draw tickets to sell in advance; people needed for roundabout and bouncy castle rotas; refreshments donations etc. etc. - please contact Chris Liggins if you can help in any way.

Please also see HERE

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.

Reverend Neil Griffiths - We are approaching the time when Neil’s ministry amongst us will come to an end.  We would like to invite you to a service of thanks and celebration of this ministry at 10.00am on Sunday 29th July, followed by a bring and share lunch.  There will then be a special service of prayer and praise at 6.00pm on Sunday 29th July that gives thanks to God for the journey that he has taken Neil through and explores the journey of wholeness that we are on to be the person in Christ he calls us to be. Please put this date and the times in your diary and come and join us. - Andy

Can you help welcome
 children to our services in
 July and August?

 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 need two volunteers per week on:

July 15th and 22nd  / August 12th, 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

this week!!

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 be on Saturday 10th November, on the theme of  ’Remembrance’.

Weekly talks/Sermons are now online.

Click HERE for the SDC player!

Thank you to all those who came along to the Open House at the Vicarage last weekend and enjoyed time together over the food and football; and to everyone who donated cakes and  salads. Andy and Kath

Prayer, Praise and Painting! On Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th July you will be very welcome to join Andy painting the outside of our church.  Please contact John Allwood to offer help.


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