Church of England Diocese of Leicester Syston


Dear Parishioner

Services havve resumed at Syston and we have been very pleased to welcome people back to worship.  There will be a service most Sundays at Syston at 10am and at Barkby at 6pm, Below I will outline the arrangements for June for both parishes.


SUNDAY 6th JUNE 10am Parish Communion @ Syston                                                                                                                                                     6pm Holy Communion @ Barkby 

SUNDAY 13th JUNE  10am Parish Communion @ Syston                                                                                                                                                      6pm Evening Prayer @ Barkby 

SUNDAY 20th JUNE    10am ONE JOINT SERVICE @ SYSTON.  This will be a leaving service for our Vicar.  ALL WELCOME

SUNDAY 27th JUNE   10am Parish Communion @ Syston 6pm Evening Prayer @ Barkby 


Syston Wednesday Mass have resumed 0930 each week. 


Over lockdown we have seen the value of online worship to keep us connected.  In the immediate future we will continue with:  

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am Service of Morning Prayer on Facebook Live.. This is a simple way to begin the day. You can follow on the Daily Prayer app or through the Church of England Website Or you can simply watch, listen and reflect. Each video is then available on the website to view later. 

Wednesdays 8pm We continue to say Compline by Zoom. Every week we e mail the link to those who have requested it and there is a very healthy attendance at this often over 25 so if you haven't tried it please ask for the Zoom details


As well as our local on line services there are still national on line provision we would recommend.

The Church of England online service will continue to post weekly services by 9am each Sunday just follow the link.

Leicester Cathedral Sunday Service services will be live-streamed on their Facebook page. Services will also be made available on their YouTube channel 

For those without access to the internet:

Radio 4 Sunday Worship each Sunday at 08.10am. 

BBC One [or sometimes BBC 2] Songs of Praise Sunday 1.15pm You can watch later online

Radio 3 Choral Evensong each Sunday at 3pm (a repeat of Wednesdays 3.30pm broadcast) . 

All these are excellent ways of worshiping at home and they continue throughout May


Please see seperate Event about Diocesan Consultation Barknby Church 7.00pm 9th June

The Vacancy  I have agreed with the Bishop that my last service will be on 20th June 10am.  Currently the PCCs are meeting with the Archdeacon to consider the process of recruitment of a new vicar. 


I will be providing monthly updates on the website and by email.  Please be in touch if you would prefer not to receive them.  In addition I will update weekly service sheets for our worship and notices where they are available.  

I continue to assure you of my prayers


Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani

Priest in Charge

Syston and Barkby Parishes