We're not just here on Sundays. SBC is a centre for the community, and our extensive buildings

are used by local organisations who hire them on a regular basis for a whole range of activities,

from kung fu to yoga classes to workshops from the Leicestershire Dyslexia Association.

We also host our own activities, including Messy Church, Messy Play and Busy Bees.


You can find out below about some of the activities that were happening in the building before lockdown.

We are delighted that some groups are beginning to return, and look forward

to welcoming everybody back as circumstances allow.


If you are interested in hiring our building for a group or event, please get in touch.

If you already run a regular group at the church and would like it advertised on this page, let us know.


Important news

Activities are still restricted in line with regulations and guidance from the government, public health scientists and the Baptist Union. 

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Wellbeing Cafe

Start the week with a boost at our wellbeing cafe, Mondays 10am-12noon. 

* Relax with a cuppa

* Enjoy chatting with friends old and new

* Discover new activities to promote wellbeing

* Take time out in our quiet space

* Engage in a rhythm of prayer or reflection

Renew cafes are quiet shared spaces where it's okay not to be okay.

See to learn more.

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Messy Church

Held every two months on a Friday afternoon, Messy Church is a time for crafts and creativity plus all age storytelling and singing, ending with a meal together.

Everyone is welcome, but all children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. A vegetarian option is always available, but please let us know in advance of any other dietary requirements.

Follow us on social media to keep up with the latest news.


Messy Church is run jointly with St Mary's and St Guthlac's churches in Knighton.

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Messy Play

Held on a Friday afternoon in months where there is no Messy Church, Messy Play is all about open ended crafts and games, a chance to simply have fun together. Light refreshments are also available.

Everyone is welcome, but all children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Follow us on social media to keep up with the latest news.

Messy Play is run jointly with St Mary's and St Guthlac's churches in Knighton.

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Busy Bees

Busy Bees is a three-day summer event which consists of music, crafts, games, Bible stories and fun with friends. For ages 5-11 years. Places are limited to 40 children so you need to book your place in advance.

Busy Bees has finished for 2019, but you can visit our blog to see photos from previous years.

Busy Bees is run jointly with St Mary's and St Guthlac's churches in Knighton.

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Small groups

We currently have two small groups meeting twice monthly. The afternoon group meets at 2pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays in the church lounge, and the evening group meets at 7:45pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays in member's houses. 

You can contact our minister at to find out more.

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Kim Woods Yoga

TeenYoga every Wednesday 17.00 - 18.00

Hatha yoga every Wednesday during term time 18.15 - 19.30

Hatha yoga every Thursday during term time, 9.15am - 10.30am. 

Dynamic Yoga every Thursday during term time, 10.45am - 12pm. 


Price: £40.00 for a 5-week course or £10 per week pay as you go, except TeenYoga which is £35 for a 5 week course.


If you'd like to try a class before booking a block then come along for a single lesson, £10.00 per session - please book. All classes take place in the church's hall, access is to the left side of the building.


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Tai Chi

Mindful gentle flowing exercise

Promoting harmony and balance for your body, mind and spirit

All ages and genders - suitable for beginners

Wednesday mornings 9:45-11:15

Pay as you go or block payments available

For booking and info call 07340440853 or email



Teaching workshops

The Association runs a friendly learning workshop in Leicester for children and young people with dyslexia where structured tuition is given in the following topics;


  • English and Reading

  • Maths

  • Typing

  • Study Skills

  • Computer Literacy

  • Information Technology

When do they take place?

Workshops run on Saturday mornings during term time at the Stoneygate Baptist Church, 315 London Road, Leicester. The LDA use the facilities in the church hall, refreshments are available for those wishing to sit and wait during lessons.

Leicester Dyslexia Association




The Leicestershire Dyslexia Association started life as a Dyslexia Support Group in 1985. Thirty years ago there was very little help available for dyslexic young people either in school or otherwise, so parents needed to know how to get support for their children and how to help them at home. In 1989 the parents decided to set up a Dyslexia Workshop, the family atmosphere in the Workshop helps young people and their families feel at ease and after a short time in the workshop the young people start to feel more confident and the boost to their self -esteem is very noticeable. They meet other people who are also dyslexic and that helps them to feel more confident because they realise that they are not the only ones.

The Workshop started with just 3 pupils, which quickly increased to 10. By 1992 we had a waiting list, but we were short of space in our premises at the Woodgate Resource Centre. We had also acquired our first computer with some funding from the Health Authority and we needed a dedicated room to leave it set up. So in 1992 we moved to the hall at Stoneygate Baptist Church and set up our first computer room. Since then we have taken over 2 other rooms off the hall as a second computer room and a library and we also use several other rooms in the church buildings as teaching rooms.

so that some of the younger children could receive specialist teaching support.dyslexicthem- selves, and without their fantastic support, none of it would happen.

Many of our young people have done really well at school despite their difficulties and we have heard of some notable successes from some of our past pupils. At least two have completed a PhD and others are in interesting and responsible jobs.

Thank you Stoneygate Baptist Church for your continued support of our work – here’s to the next 25 years!

Fiona Hossack
(Teaching Coordinator for Leicestershire Dyslexia Association)

33 years in the making

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Please email to find out more information or ring our Market Harborough Helpline  
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