We share the Multi-Faith Centre with students and staff of other faiths. It is also used for teaching. In this way it has become part of the everyday life of the college. We see this as a new outreach to the community. For us this is an exciting new development.
We pride ourselves as being an open and friendly church and we extend a warm welcome to all visitors to our "Church in the College". We work in close harmony with the other local churches to spread the good news to the people of South Wigston.
This was our old chapel which was founded in 1886. When the local further education college asked if they could build a new campus on the site, we saw this as a great opportunity. We took a leap of faith. We felt called to continue our journey of witness in a new setting - within new college among the students and staff. See Gallery for the full story.
This Christmas we joined with Churches Together, with the students and with the college creche in a carol service. We decided to hold this not in the Multi-Faith Centre but in the atrium where the whole college community could see and hear our joyful praise.
Our Sunday Communion Service takes place at 10.30. We also have communion on Wednesdays at 11.30. We have a variety of preachers when our minister – Revd Richard Eastman – is not leading worship for us.
On the first Sunday of every month at 10.30 we have a cafe church style service. This is an informal worship time over coffee and cake. It is an ideal opportunity for newcomers to ask more established Christians about the faith, and for members to talk together in a less structured way. This includes prayer and praise.