Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Welcome Bishop Tim

On Sunday 2 December 2012, the Bishop of Leicester, Tim Stevens, visited the Parish of Oadby. He came to lead services for the first Sunday in Advent. First, he celebrated at the 8.0a.m. service, after which we all joined for breakfast in the Parish Hall (many thanks to those who have worked hard to make that possible).

The congregations of both churches (St Pauls and St Peter's) joined together for the main Communion Service at 10a.m in St Peter's. The large congregation was in good heart as it was led in worship both by the organ and choir and also by the youth band.

Advent is the time when we look forward to celebrating Christ's coming at Christmas and also his final return at the end of time. We also look forward to his reign of justice and peace being established on the Earth.

After the service people crossed the road for refreshments in the Parish Centre and after these, Bishop Tim answered people's questions. Although these were varied, questions about women bishops were much to the fore!

It was good to have our Bishop with us and for both churches to join together in worship.