Mondays at 6.30pm
Picture the scene...a church in semi-darkeness...silence...the glow of tea-lights...quiet prayer...the expectation of God.
Soul Space is somewhere you might be able to encounter the above. If you are looking for the opportunity to draw aside for a short while on a weekday evening in church; if you need the chance to be quiet, and 'be' with God; if you would like to experience this in church, then soul space may be for you.
Each Monday at 6.30pm
Become a St Andrew's Chorister:
The next step in the project has been to invite the participating children to become St Andrew’s Choristers. This involves the children attending twice weekly early morning practices at the church. Whilst affording the children the chance to meet and socialise with pupils from different schools, it is also an opportunity for personal development. The choristers will be given practical and theoretical musical training becoming part of a team striving for musical excellence. They will also develop life skills, such as time management, team work, consideration, self-discipline and responsibility.
Further opportunities for the choristers in the future might include:
- Becoming part of the Voice for Life Scheme (a complete choral education)
- Taking part in Regional choral festivals
- Singing at other Churches & Cathedrals
- Taking part in Concerts
The project is deliberately styled on the traditional Cathedral Choir-School model that many boys and girls participate in across Great Britain. However because of the unique closeness between the schools we can offer the privilege of this education here in Aylestone.
Please see link for further details to become a St Andrew's Chorister:
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Thousands turn to CofE online prayer and advice for credit crunch
As the financial situation across the globe worsened during October 2008 thousands have turned to online prayer and advice provided by the Church of England. Many of those affected by the credit crunch have looked for easy-access support on the Web during the current difficulties boosting traffic by more than 70 per cent to a Church of England website section focusing on debt advice.
Prayer for the current financial situation
Lord God, we live in disturbing days:
across the world,
jobs are taken away,
and fragile security is under threat.
Loving God, meet us in our fear and hear our prayer:
be a tower of strength amidst the shifting sands,
and a light in the darkness;
help us receive your gift of peace,
and fix our hearts where true joys are to be found,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Revd Dave Appleby Licensed as Rector of Aylestone
Revd Dave Appleby took up his new position in the Diocese of Leicester, and was licensed by The Bishop as Rector of Aylestone at St Andrew's Church on Wednesday 18 June 2008.
Dave worked as a Community Development Worker in the voluntary and statutory sectors in the Tees Valley. He trained for the ministry at Cranmer Hall, St John's College, Durham, was ordained in 2004. He is married to Jennie, and they have a daughter Helen who is at university.
Jennie is also a priest in the Church of England and has started a new position as the Team Rector of the Emmaus parish, Leicester.
Jennie and Dave live in the Clarendon Park area of Leicester, and Dave works from an office in Aylestone.
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