A lot has changed in recent 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, seeking to love and serve everyone regardless of background, beliefs, sexuality, gender identity, ethnicity, age, health or abilities.
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, and we occasionally hold cafe church style services, where we gather around tables to share food and discussion. 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 in the building
3 December | Advent Sunday
We will mark the first Sunday of Advent by reflecting on the Magnificat and sharing communion
10 December | Gift Sunday
As part of this service we will be collecting gifts for Midland Langar Seva Society's shoebox appeal
17 December | Carol Service
Our selection box of a service with carols on the organ and festive contributions from the congregation
Sunday 24 December | Christmas Eve Worship
A gentle and reflective approach to the manger, with a folky feel to the carols
Monday 25 December | Christmas Day Celebration
Unwrap the gifts of the Christmas story as we celebrate that Christ is born and God is with us
Sunday 31 December | Croissants and Carols
An informal time of worship and fellowship with breakfast and carols around the piano
This Christmas at SBC
Friday 15 December | 3:30pm | Messy Church does Christmas
Fun for all the family with crafts, songs, stories and food
Sunday 17 December | 10:30am | Carol Service
Enjoy favourite carols and festive contributions
Sunday 24 December | 10:30am | Christmas Eve Worship
Journey to the manger as we prepare for the big day
Monday 25 December | 10am | Christmas Day Celebration
Unwrap the gifts of the Christmas story
Sunday 31 December | 10:30am | Croissants and Carols
Informal brunch with carols around the piano
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.