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Threads of Gold Concert

Saturday 11 December at 3pm

A short concert by all-female quartet Tesserae,

featuring 'a feast of music through the ages, with a

touch of festive cheer!'

The concert will be followed by festive refreshments.


Entry is free but donations are invited for the SBC Charity of the Year, Zinthiya Trust.

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Christmas at SBC


Messy Church | Friday 10 December 3:30pm
Crafts and carols with food and friends - fun for all the family!

Carol Service | Sunday 19 December 10:30am
Our selection box of a service with  festive songs and readings.

Christmas Day Worship | Saturday 25 December 10am
Christ is born and God is with us so join us for a celebration!

Boxing Day Gathering | Sunday 26 December 10:30am
Keep the celebrations going with informal worship and fellowship.

Past events

A flavour of some of the things we've been up to

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The Great Big Green Harvest Festival

Sunday 26 September 2021

We took part in The Great Big Green Week, with a Climate Sunday and Harvest Service, followed by an afternoon of activities and stalls from local eco groups.

There were climate themed games and crafts, homegrown produce and homemade cakes, ethical and eco items from Just Fair Trade, EkoJoe's mobile zero waste shop, Leicester Cloth Nappy Library, the city council's recycling team, local eco groups, ideas for meat free cooking...and more! Folk were also invited to bring your own picnic and help us plant a tree in the church garden.


Climate Sunday and Harvest Service


Bring Your Own Picnic plus Stalls and Activities


Tree Planting in the Church Garden

Donations were raised for the Christian Aid Harvest Appeal, which this year is supporting women in Malawi who are facing the effects of climate change - you can find out more or give online here


We also collected food for our charity of the year The Zinthiya Trust, a local charity which provides information and advice as well as practical support to alleviate poverty and abuse in Leicester and Leicestershire - you can find out what they most need here.

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Poetry, pizza and pudding

Wednesday 11 March 2020

An evening that was entirely true to its name. We ate pizza and pudding, and folk brought along a favourite poem to read, or sat back and enjoyed hearing everyone else's choices. Suggested donation of £5, with all money going to The Carers Centre (SBC Charity of the Year).


World Day of Prayer

Friday 6 March 2020

We hosted a service on behalf of the local churches, using material prepared by the women of Zimbabwe, reflecting on their them of 'Rise up and walk!'

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Fairtrade Chocolate Funfair

Sunday 1 March 2020

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, we held a Fairtrade Chocolate Funfair after our morning service. There were chocolate themed games and quizzes with prizes to be won.

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Messy Church

Friday 28 February 2020

Crafts, stories, songs and food, drawing on material prepared by the women of Zimbabwe for the World Day of Prayer.

See the Activities page for more about Messy Church, including contact details.

Messy Play

Friday 24 January 2020

Crafts, games and refreshments. Everyone was invited to bring their friends and their creative imaginations.

See the Activities page for more about Messy Church, including contact details.

Christmas at SBC - 2019

Friday 20 December | from 4pm

Festive refreshments and the chance to get crafty, followed by some favourite carols and an improvised nativity. This was a relaxed event, perfect for kids of all ages!

Sunday 22 December | 10:30am

Seasonal songs and readings chosen and presented by members of the congregation, with tea and coffee afterwards.

Wednesday 25 December | 10am

A short service to celerate Christmas Day itself...or was it a birthday party?!

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Carer's Centre Quiz

Friday 22 November 2019

All proceeds went to support our charity of the year, The Carer's Centre.

Messy Play

Friday 22 November 2019

We started looking forward to Christmas, with some Advent themed crafts and a chance to make some decorations for a tree which was entered into the St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival.

See the Activities page for more about Messy Play, including contact details.

Messy Church

Friday 25 October 2019

Crafts, stories, songs and food, all on the theme of light.

See the Activities page for more about Messy Church, including contact details.

Rutland Big Band Concert

Monday 7 October 2019

We had a great night being entertained by the biggest band from the smallest county.

All money raised in support of The Carers Centre.

Wellbeing Cafe Launch

Monday 7 October 2019

The first session of our new weekly wellbeing cafe. 

Tea, cake, conversation and gentle activities to promote positive wellbeing. ​Inspired by the Renew Wellbeing movement.

See the Activities page for more information.

Cream Tea

Sunday 29 September 2019

We threw open the doors to our neighbours and invited them to spend the afternoon in our beautiful building, enjoying a scone and a cuppa.

Messy Play

Friday 27 September 2019

Fun for all the family!


We had crafts, games and refreshments, as well as a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Church Open Day

Saturday 14 September 2019

We opened our doors for the day as part of Ride + Stride and Heritage Open Days, and welcomed folk who just wanted to pop in for a while. Visitors were able to explore our beautiful building with a heritage trail, get crafty by making their own dream cloud, or simply relax with a cup of tea. 


We also shared some of our hopes for the future, and invited visitors to give us their ideas about how the church can best serve the community.

Busy Bees

Wednesday 31 July - Friday 2 August 2019

Our annual holiday club for primary school aged children. We sang and danced and told stories. We made stars and arks and sheep masks. We skipped and baked and arranged flowers. We created bug houses and moulded our hands and took time to be mindful. And that wasn't even all of it...