As Covid levels have continued to rise, the PCC have taken the hard decision to close the building for worship and other activities. Lunch Club remains closed, and there are no public events or activities allowed at the church or halls.
After the PCC took the hard decision, the church was contacted by Peter Soulsby, the City Mayor. As part of the letter, he thanked all Places of Worship that had already closed, and asked those who were still open to close.
The PCC is looking at what we will need to do to be able to re-open safely when levels of infection have dropped. In the meantime, prayer, worship and study have all moved on line, with a wide range of ways to access your church.
Sing Joyfully to the Lord, you righteous It is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp, Make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song, Play skillfully and shout for joy.
You can now check whether the New Hall or the Old Hall is available on our web site.
Simply go to www.stpetershighfields.co.uk/halls for a full calendar.
We will also update prices and booking terms and conditions on line.
You will then be able to phone and provisionally book.
Payment can be made in cash or debit card (in person or over the phone).
The scaffolding is, at last, slowly being removed from the tower and revealing some of the work ..
There is still some work to do. The turret, which sits on top of the spiral staircase, is all being replaced. Each stone is cut individually to form a beautiful waterproof top.
The new stone will quickly weather, but is crisp and clear compared to the old stone – which has been in place for almost 150 years. However, all the stone has been worked by qualified stone masons in the same way.
And where the scaffolding had been removed we can see the stone all safe and secured
This work has been funded through the hard work of the congregation, the generosity of the communities we serve and through support from Heritage Lottery and Leicester Diocese.
This week (week starting 19 March 2018) the clock returned – or rather, the completely refurbished clock faces returned. They look fantastic and they have been hoisted up ready to be fixed into place over the next few days.
We hope and intend to get the clock working again, but the mechanism does need some tender love and care. Unfortunately, the pigeons had made their home in and around the mechanism, and they were not the tidiest of guests. But nevertheless, the clock faces and hands will look resplendent, and the clock mechanism will be coaxed back to life ready to tell the time to Highfields once again.
The photo’s show the last of the clock faces being taken off the lorry and raised up ready to be fixed into place.