Facilities and features

Accessibility

These are located within the parish centre which is attached to the church, on the left hand side. There is a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities and two unisex toilets.

Located in the church centre which is attached to the church (see above).

St. Denys has a large car park opposite the church. It's entrance is on a slight bend opposite the footpath which leads to the main front door of the building. Park either directly ahead upon entry, or through the open chains to your left or right. Please take care when exiting by foot to cross the road as it can be busy with traffic and there isn't a pavement immediately available.

Two toilets and a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities are available for use within the parish centre, attached to the church.

Hearing (induction) Loop
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Our Building

Grade 2 listed. In 2019 we celebrated our 800th anniversary.

We are working towards achieving Eco church status currently.


Music and Worship

Bell Ringing

We hold occasional concerts and special services.

The organ is a two manual digital Makin Thirlmere with stop tabs and full concave pedal board. The console is situated facing south towards the pulpit to the left of the chancel steps as you face east. The sound comes through two large speakers situated high in the west end above the bell tower, either side of the pipes retained from the former pipe organ. It is used during most Sunday services and for weddings and funerals.

Currently, a freelance organist who has been playing regularly at St. Denys for over a decade, is our main organist. On occasions when he isn't able to play, we ask two other members of the congregation or employ other local organists who are available.

We use the Book of Common Prayer for Thursday morning Holy Communion services at 10am (said). Our Matins services held on alternate Sunday mornings at 10am are also based on the Book of Common Prayer.


Groups, Courses and Activities

This is run by our Youth Worker Sarah every Friday during term time in the parish centre attached to the church. Play pool, refine your skills on a range of games with the Wii and engage with other fun activities.

Bible Studies are held through occasional Home Groups. Look out for more details on our website, through our weekly bulletin or 'A Church Near You.'

A brand new Coffee, Cake and Chat Fellowship starts on Tuesday 17th May 2022 and will run every third Tuesday in the month, 10am - 12 noon in the Parish Centre attached to the church. Formed from the former St. Denys Mother's Union and friends, all are welcome to come along, whoever you are and whatever your background, male or female. Friendship has never been more important than now in this Covid restricted times.


Help for Visitors

This is available during our 'Open Church' sessions every Thursday morning, 9am - 12 noon.

Church Open

Other Features

Audio-Visual Facilities
Conservation Area

Our Parish Centre, attached to the church by a glass corridor, was built in 2013 - 2015 and opened in 2015 by the then Bishop of Leicester, the Right Reverend Tim Stephens. It has a meeting room which houses 50 - 60 people, kitchen facilities, the church office and three toilets - one of which serves the disabled and those requiring baby changing facilities. It is available for hire by the public Monday - Saturdays.

To hire the centre, please contact the Parish Centre Secretary/Church Administrator by e-mailing: [email protected] or telephoning 07803 828454 (answerphone available). Thank you.