Church of England Diocese of Leicester Swithland

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Sunday

Family Service

Every Second Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 45m

Main Street
Swithland
Leicester

Our family service on the second Sunday of each month utilises a worship theme and we positively encourage the involvement of the children in our congregation.

Refreshments Common Worship Family Friendly
Sunday

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

Every Sunday at 8 a.m. for 45m

Main Street
Swithland
Leicester

A traditional Holy Communion service taken from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP).

Book of Common Prayer
Sunday

Morning Prayer

Every Fourth Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr

Main Street
Swithland
Leicester

This is a simple service of prayer and praise. We sing 4 hymns, have 2 short bible readings, a psalm and prayers and intercessions for the church, the world and those in need. There is a sermon, usually based on one of the readings.

The service is contemporary, last about an hour and is based on ‘Common Worship’. It is one of the first services held by the early Christians since the fourth Century and loved by Christians ever since.

We give you a warm welcome and also serve coffee and biscuits after the service when there is a chance to meet and talk to fellow worshippers.

Refreshments
Sunday

Holy Communion

Every First, Third Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr

Main Street
Swithland
Leicester

Holy Communion means fellowship and sharing; the Lord's Supper means a meal given by Jesus himself; the Eucharist means thanksgiving.

In the Church of England the Holy Communion may only be celebrated by an ordained Bishop or Priest when he or she is called a celebrant. It is customary to have been confirmed by a Bishop before receiving communion. Children who are too young to take communion and those who are not confirmed are invited to have a blessing at the altar.

When you come to a service at Swithland Church you will be given a service booklet by the Sidesman, which will enable you to share fully in the service. We stand to sing hymns and to say the affirmation of faith, the Creed; and for the reading of the Gospel in the Holy Eucharist. We sit during readings from the Bible, the Sermon, and the choir anthems. We sit or kneel for the prayers during the service.

Refreshments Common Worship Family Friendly