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 the remainder of the year are as follows;

Friday – 6th December – St. Andrew’s Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert 2019 V1

Saturday – 2nd November – Quiz Night and Fish & Chips 

7:00pm | Held at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall | Ticketed Event

Saturday – 16th November – St. Andrew’s Christmas Craft Fair

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


This is the third 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 restoration of the Pipe Organ at St. Andrew’s Church.

NB: If you are a prospective Stallholder, please note that our event is now fully booked for 2019 and we are no longer taking anymore enquiries.

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 this year.