Holy Communion

Every First, Third Sunday at 10 a.m. for 1hr
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Church Lane
Ratby
Leicester

A service of Holy Communion at which all are welcome.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Family Friendly

Telephone Church

Every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. for 30m
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Church Lane
Ratby
Leicester

I have been very aware of the effects Coronavirus has had on everyone and particularly those who are missing church and unable to connect to what we have been doing online. I know some have enjoyed the DVDs and CDs I have made and I am very happy to provide anyone else who would like them with those – do let me know. I am now moving towards a limited re-opening of church for services and so from 12th July there will be an 8am service in Ratby Parish Church and a 6pm service at Groby Parish Church. However, we are keeping our online service at 10am as the main service for the time being as I know those who are shielding still cannot come out and many who are more vulnerable may not yet feel safe enough to come out with the risks from Coronavirus still present. The lockdown of Leicester right on our doorstep certainly reminds us of this.
But I also know that what many who have not been able to join us online will be missing is connecting with one another as we usually do in church. I have become aware of a way we might try doing this and that is by doing ‘Telephone Church’. My intention is that we will do this each week on a Sunday at 11.15am, beginning this Sunday 12th July and if it works carry on as long as we need it. So also enclosed is an order of service which we will use each week and a booklet of hymns, as we’ll try singing – with time delays it might sound a bit cacophonous, but I’m sure God doesn’t mind! Below are the instructions for joining in with ‘Telephone Church’:
Joining instructions
Using your telephone (landline OR mobile) dial:
0333 0164 757

See if you can put your phone on ‘speaker’ or ‘hands free’ so that you can move it away from your ear. This isn’t essential but might make it easier for you.
You will hear a woman’s voice saying “Welcome to Whypay (and a short marketing message)” then, “Please enter your conference room number followed by the hash key”. So using your keypad type in:
10336316 # this is the Room Number
You will then hear the same voice say “Please enter your Guest Pin followed by the hash key”. So using your keypad type in:
1920 # this is the Guest Pin
When you are connected if you are the first on the line some music will play, when someone arrives you will hear a tone, just say hello to each other and when everyone is there we will begin.
And let’s pray for one another that all this will work!
With love and prayers,
Rev’d Ed

Young Families

Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. for 1hr 30m
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Church Lane
Ratby
Leicester

A group for pre-school age children (of any age, babies up!) and their parents/carers from Ratby, Groby or any of our nearby villages. Come and join us for games, crafts, stories, singing and above all else fun! Refreshments available and donations always welcome. Every Tuesday in Ratby Parish Church 9am-10.30am.

Refreshments Parents and toddlers Event held in a Church

Online Night Prayer (Compline)

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. for 15m
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Church Lane
Ratby
Leicester

A short reflective service for the end of the day - the perfect way to be ready for a peaceful night's sleep.

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Live streamed service Recorded service Compline Night Prayer

Wacky Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. for 1hr 15m
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Church Lane
Ratby
Leicester

After School Club for primary age children and their parents/carers from Ratby, Groby or any of our nearby villages. Come and join us for games, crafts, stories, singing and above all else fun! Refreshments available and donations always welcome. Every Wednesday in term time 3.15pm to around 4.30pm.

Refreshments After School Club Event held in a Church

Coffee Morning

Every Second, Fourth Saturday at 10 a.m. for 2hr
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The Church Rooms
Church Lane
Ratby
LE60JF

Come and enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake

Family Friendly Refreshments Coffee morning Event held in a Church Hall

Holy Communion

Every Second, Fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. for 40m
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Please note that this event will not be taking place between 1 Jan 2021 - 28 Apr 2021

Church Lane
Ratby
Leicester

A Service of Holy Communion - everyone always welcome.

Eucharist/Holy Communion

Morning Worship

Every Second, Fourth Sunday at 10 a.m. for 1hr
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Church Lane
Ratby
Leicester

Different styles of worship each time - come and enjoy!

Singing Family Friendly Common Worship Refreshments Event held in a Church

Over 60's cinema club

Every Second Friday at 2 p.m. for 1hr 45m
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Church Lane
Ratby
Leicester

come and watch an old classic on the big screen, followed by refreshments

Refreshments Community event Over 60s event Event held in a Church

Community Cinema

Every Second Friday at 6 p.m. for 2hr
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Church Lane
Ratby
Leicester

Free for all the family. Come and enjoy a family film and hot snacks

Family Friendly Youth Group Community event Event held in a Church