The St. Andrew’s Initiative tasks itself with bringing together the local community of Aylestone Village in Leicestershire, through a programme of social events and activities.

This means serving the geographical parish of Aylestone in a number of ways –

  • by being a community of hospitality and welcome
  • by providing good and accessible worship
  • by serving those in need through friendship and ministry
  • by developing programmes of life-long learning in Christian faith
  • by valuing the heritage of the medieval church building and enhancing its use through a programme of arts events.

St. Andrew’s Initiative works towards the Mission Statement of the church in order to maintain the Parish Church as a living community of faith for all.

Any monies raised through the events of St Andrews Initiative are put towards developing the future life of the church in relation to the wider community.

The St. Andrew’s Initiative events for 2020 are as follows;

Saturday – 18th April – Come And Sing

DUE TO THE CURRENT NATIONAL HEALTH SITUATION, THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. AT THIS TIME WE CANNOT CONFIRM IF WE WILL BE ABLE TO RESCHEDULE THE EVENT, BUT PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES IN THE COMING MONTHS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 

ARE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THE CORONA-VIRUS BOTH HERE IN THE UK AND AROUND THE WORLD. 

Held at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall | All Welcome To Take Part

2:30pm – Rehersal (St. Andrew’s Church)

7:30pm – Concert

Saturday 16th May – Annual Friends Lunch (with guest speaker)

DUE TO THE CURRENT NATIONAL HEALTH SITUATION, THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. AT THIS TIME WE CANNOT CONFIRM IF WE WILL BE ABLE TO RESCHEDULE THE EVENT, BUT PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES IN THE COMING MONTHS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 

ARE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THE CORONA-VIRUS BOTH HERE IN THE UK AND AROUND THE WORLD. 

Times TBC | Held at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall

The Friends of St. Andrew’s exists as a network of people who continue to value their contact with Aylestone, its people and its heritage. If you wish to know more about the Friends of St. Andrew’s, head to the FRIENDS PAGE.

Saturday 27th June – Aylestone Village Parish Barbecue

6:30pm | Held at the St. Andrew’s Church Rectory Garden | All Welcome

Booking is essential, ticketing information TBC.

Summer Sunday Afternoon Concerts

Held at St. Andrew’s Church| All Welcome

Held every Sunday from the 19th of July until the 16th of August.

St. Andrew’s Church will be open from 3pm to give everyone an opportunity to discover the history of our beautiful Church. Concerts will take place between 4pm and 5pm followed by tea & cake. Entry to our Sunday concert programme is free.

Saturday 29th August – Aylestone Horticultural & Homecraft Show

Times TBC | Held at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall | All Welcome

Competitive classes for vegetables, fruit, flowers, floral decoration, homecrafts, cookery, preserves, handicrafts and children’s classes.

Friday 18th September – Fashion Show

7:30pm | Held at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall | All Welcome

Take an opportunity to renew your wardrobe with the SOS Fashion Team. Lots of High Street clothing brands at affordable prices.

Saturday 7th November – Quiz Night / Fish & Chips

7pm | Held at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall | All Welcome

The annual St. Andrew’s challenge for brain and diet! Booking is essential, ticketing information TBC.

Saturday 14th November – St. Andrew’s Christmas Craft Fair

10am – 4pm | Held at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall | All Welcome

This is the fourth annual St. Andrew’s Christmas Craft Fair held at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall in Aylestone Village. Our event is a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping started with some of the finest local handmade craft makers.

Entry to our event is free, we will be holding a Tombola and will also have a Cafe service throughout the day. Any funds raised at our event all go toward the creation and hosting of community events here in Aylestone Village.

NB: If you are a prospective Stallholder, please note that we are not yet taking enquiries for stallholders. Please keep checking back to this page for updates.

Our continued thanks to Jodie and the team at Discount Sticker Printing for their support of our Christmas Craft Fair. And also to Kacey and the team at Instant Print for their generous contribution toward our 2019 event. 

Saturday 5th December – St. Andrew’s Christmas Concert

7:30pm | Held at St. Andrew’s Church| All Welcome

Enjoy our annual Christmas Concert, this year with the Loughborough Male Voice Choir. This is a ticketed event, more details to follow nearer the time.