Safe rather than sorry

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.

Giving to your church

You can make a gift to the church through online living and text giving. If you would like to make a regular gift, please ask about our Parish Giving Scheme.

Give online

or click the link below

https://givealittle.co/campaigns/8ca17eaa-0aee-4e08-8a12-45338acd908c

Text giving
On your phone Text STPH to 70085 to donate £5. (Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message).
Text STPH 10 to donate £10, etc.

On your phone Text STPH to 70085 to donate £5. (Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message).
Text STPH 10 to donate £10, etc.

To find out more about our Parish Giving Scheme, please contact us.

Let's Keep Praying

These are indeed testing times for all of us.

As Christians we hope and pray that our response will be of service to our community, but we MUST keep praying.

We hope to offer three routes:

Worship and Prayer

facebook.com/stpetershighfields – where we will stream services and prayers, similar to those we would normally gather together for.
You can also find our prayers and worship on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn09A0-HFos_qYEGQMP7HWQ

Virtual Coffee and Chats

We are still experimenting with this, which we will do via Zoom video conferencing and phone calls.

Private Prayer

We have produced a booklet Praying Today which we will happily send out to you, or you can download it. Please note, things are changing quickly, and we will update our Facebook page first.

It contains ideas for prayer plus the liturgy we follow for morning and evening prayer.

Download your copy here.

Slowly revealed…

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.

The clock returns!

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.