Some updates from us
We are worshipping onsite as well as online.Onsite services are on Sunday mornings at 10:30am in the church building, and recordings are uploaded on Sunday afternoons, so see below or subscribe to our blog and social media to see what we are sharing.
UPDATED COVID SAFETY MEASURES With the current surge in cases, it is important that we do all we can to protect one another and prevent illness and disruption. Face coverings are required unless eating and drinking or leading from the front, although there are exemptions in place for those less able to wear one, including children under 11 and those who cannot wear a mask because of an illness or disability or because they cause distress. No one will be turned away or asked to provide proof of exemption, and we ask that everyone be respectful of such circumstances. We also recommend that people take a lateral flow test before church events if they are able (these can be obtained here or by calling 119) and do not attend if they are unwell. We will also continue to encourage good hygiene and make the most of our large and airy building, to keep us safe and worshipping together.
A lot has changed in the past two years, but some things have remained the same, and Stoneygate Baptist Church continues to be a community that makes time each week for worship and fellowship, with services now both onsite and online. Our church building is a well-known landmark on London Road, about two miles from Leicester city centre. Some of those who join us live very locally, while others live further away.
We are a friendly and welcoming church, with a broad and inclusive ethos, welcoming everyone regardless of background, beliefs, sexuality, gender identity, ethnicity, health or ability.
Sunday services are at 10:30am in the building and shared online, and are led by our minister and members of the congregation. They include hymns and prayers, as well as a reading and a thought-provoking sermon. Communion is celebrated on the the first Sunday of the month. We also hold monthly church meetings, usually after the service on the third Sunday of the month, when we talk about and make plans for the life of the church. You can find out more about SBC by heading here.
We also host a weekly wellbeing cafe and run family activities including a monthly Messy event, and we regularly hire our building out to community groups and local residents. See the events and activities pages for more details.
If you have found us online and you haven't yet introduced yourself, we would love for you to get in touch and say hello.
Services at SBC
We are starting the new year by reflecting on some of the "one another" sayings from the Bible.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
(This service will be followed by a church meeting
where we will pray for and discuss our dreams and schemes)
1 John 3:11
1 Timothy 2:1
(This service will include the BMS Day of Prayer
and an invitation to join in communion)
You can also still watch earlier services on our Vimeo channel...
And there's more to discover on our blog, including written reflections.
We are a Fairtrade church
Fairtrade is making a real difference to the lives of more than 1.65 million farmers and workers in 74 developing countries.
Faith groups are key supporters of Fairtrade and more and more churches are making the connection between trade and poverty and committing to using Fairtrade products including tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits.
We are proud to be one of them.
You can learn more about Fairtrade here,
and shop Fairtrade locally by visiting Just Fair Trade.